How to Get Your Resolve Back to Keep Losing Weight

Whatever happened to your New Year’s resolution? You know that promise you made to yourself just a few weeks back to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight? Don’t worry. If you haven’t thought about it much lately, you are not alone. Most people who make resolutions end up breaking them, and they usually do Read more …

How Grocers Could Nudge Shoppers into Buying Healthier Foods

Subtle cues can drastically change buying habits for the better. Researchers are learning methods of subliminal influence, or gentle persuasion if you like that term better, to get shoppers to buy more produce. These little tricks were tried under research conditions, revealing some surprising and some not-so-surprising quirks of human behavior when shopping. The Research Read more …

Fresh Isn’t Always Best – Get More Nutrients from Your Fruits and Vegetables!

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Maximize the nutrition in your diet by following these tips. It is a common misconception that choosing fresh fruit and vegetables is always the best option over frozen or canned. It is true that eating fresh, local organic produce is the most natural and healthiest way to meet our daily nutritional demands. Fresh food is Read more …

Embrace the Cold to Lose Weight without Dieting

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Shivering can boost your metabolism and help you burn more calories. A new study released by Dutch researchers indicates that turning down the thermostat in a home or office could help with weight loss. The research hoped to confirm other studies which showed that exposure to mildly colder temperatures increased metabolism, boosting energy expenditure that Read more …

You Can’t Blame Fast-Food Alone for Your Children’s Weight Problems

Childhood obesity is an overall eating pattern. The rate of childhood obesity in the United States is growing, and for many years, experts, as well as parents, blamed the fast food industry. Many pointed to the constant advertising promoting fast food chains to children, and the large number of such locations popping up throughout the Read more …

Despite High Fat and Calorie Content, Nuts Won’t Make You Fat

Why nuts are great foods for dieters One food group that many people cut out of their diet when they choose to lose weight is nuts, but recent research has shown that this may actually be negatively affecting their success. In fact, a study conducted by the Loma Linda University in California found that participants Read more …

Metabolite Identified as Responsible for Weight Loss Benefits of Exercise

How exercise works. Along with a proper diet, exercise is the golden rule when it comes to losing weight. Nutritionists and scientists now have a better understanding of how exercise signals the metabolism to demand more energy from reserved fat storage as an energy source. Exercise is full of fat burning benefits all thanks to Read more …

Even on Low-Fat Diet, You Should Still Eat these Foods

Healthy foods for healthy fats. If you could only eliminate all fat from your diet, you’d finally be healthy, right? Wrong. While it’s true that a high-fat diet causes a long list of illnesses in addition to making you pack on the pounds, the fact is that you need a certain amount of good fat Read more …

Brain Protein Identified as Potential Obesity Contributor

It’s not all in your head, but one brain protein could be adding to your weight loss struggle. If you’ve ever thought that the battle with your waistline is all in your head, you just might be right. In an article published Jan. 8 in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at Tufts University report that when Read more …

Conquer “Ick” in Healthy Eating

Even if you can’t stomach healthy foods, you can still eat healthfully. It is not just kids who crinkle up their noses when seated before a plate of those greens; it is amazing how many grownups do too. The choices you make in your daily meals are determined by what you know and the cravings Read more …