Weight Control

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Americans are obsessed with dieting but sadly few are actually slim. A study that followed over 3,300 high school girls in Ontario found some disturbing links to dieting. Amanda Raffoul, the lead researcher, said “Post-puberty changes often lead to weight gain among girls and there is incredible pressure from social media and elsewhere to obtain … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine put together evidence from over 100 research studies to show that being overweight is increasing the risk for cancer in young adults. Cancers typically seen in adults over age 50, are now being reported with increasing frequency in younger adults. In 2016, 1 in 10 new breast … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

As the world’s population gets heavier there is concern about the burden this will have on health care costs as well as the wellbeing and the quality of life for those who weigh too much. Some research results have suggested a heavy but healthy scenario known as the obesity paradox. This idea suggests that it … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Appetite is defined as the desire to eat. Your desire to eat should be driven by hunger. When enough time has passed from your last meal or snack, your body sends signals that it needs to be refueled. Actual hunger usually occurs 4 to 6 hours after the last time you ate. But, it is … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Use mustard, salsa or plain yogurt in place of 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. Eat 1 slice of toast at breakfast instead of 2. Order a cup of soup instead of a bowl. Try a plain baked potato with pepper and nonfat plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Eat cereal with skim milk instead of whole … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Your gut bacteria may not be on your side when you switch to a healthier diet? All of us carry around trillions of microbial hitchhikers that interact with us every day. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, looked at how our human gut microbiota responds to diet. They found that those people who typically ate … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

How Much Do You Need To Lose Before People Notice? A study done at the University of Toronto found that most people did not notice weight loss in others until at least 8 pounds were lost. To truly be identified by others as someone who has lost weight, women of average height needed to lose about … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

According to David Katz, MD, Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, “There are many efforts to combat obesity, but… We do much more across the expanse of our culture, to foster obesity, than to defend against it.” New statistics from 2011 to 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support his … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Millions of people around the world routinely use artificial sweeteners and drink beverages sweetened by them. A new study from Australia attempted to understand what happens in the brain when we eat or drink sweet foods that have no calories. The study was done on animals but the results may provide hints about how artificial sweeteners … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

A recently published research study showed that men were more likely to overeat when they ate their meals with women. They ate less when they shared a meal with guy friends. Not only did the men eat more unhealthy foods (like pizza) when their dinner companion was a woman but they also ate more healthy … Read More