According to research by Dr. Alan Hirsch of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, you don’t have to eat a food in order to feel satisfied by it. Simply smelling certain foods may instead trick your brain into believing you’ve eaten it, helping you to feel full faster — and ultimately […]
It’s the basic premise of how to stay thin: burn off more calories than you take in. This is relatively simple to achieve, of course, if you go to the gym daily and make it a habit of snacking on only celery sticks and carrots. But what if you’re human and sometimes don’t have time […]
Belly fat is more than just a hindrance to having your ideal swimsuit body. More than other types of fat, like that on your butt or hips, belly fat increases your risk of chronic diseases, including those that are fatal.
Can Ray Lewis’ “Unfair Advantage” Help You Lose Weight? If you have even a passing interest in American football you’ve likely heard of Ray Lewis. Following the Baltimore Raven’s Super Bowl XLVII win in New Orleans, Ray Lewis is now a newly retired two-time Super Bowl Champion linebacker with the team. No stranger to […]
Being overweight or obese isn’t just a pain… it might actually be causing your pain. And because it hurts, you don’t want to exercise. And because you don’t want to exercise, you gain more weight… and more pain comes with it… It’s a vicious cycle–but you’re not alone. If you’ve ever wondered why the Healthy […]
In the United States, more than 33 percent of adults over 20 are overweight, while nearly 36 percent are obese.[i] It’s an epidemic that’s been blamed on everything from high-fructose corn syrup and too much time spent in front of televisions and computers to “obesogenic” chemicals and other substances in the environment. One thing is […]
If you’re one of the three in 10 Americans currently trying to lose weight, diet pills may have crossed your mind as a reasonable solution. It’s an alluring proposition: pop a pill or two in the morning and watch your extra pounds melt away. Yet, of those who have actually succeeded with their weight loss […]
Belly fat is one of the most dangerous types of fat because, in addition to the “ordinary” risks of obesity, belly fat, in particular, increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancer and even premature death. This is because, unlike subcutaneous fat, which is located just below your skin, belly fat also […]
Two-thirds of Americans consider themselves over their ideal weight, and three in 10 are currently trying to lose weight.[i] Are you among them?
Obesity is often talked about strictly in terms of diet and exercise, or “calories in” versus “calories out.” But a growing body of research suggests there’s another factor impacting Americans’ expanding waistlines