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Feb 6, 2015 - Quick quiz What s piperine? A nickname for Kate Middleton s sister? A compound found in the sweat of Gladys Knight s backup singers? A lip balm for professional flutists? A belly-blasting superfood that comes from the humblest spice of all? New research has shown that piperine which is released when the waiter from the fancy restaurant uses that giant pepper grinder has some stunning magical powers. In studies, it has been shown to fight depression, inflammation and arthritis and help you burn belly fat. In fact, amazing new research shows that many herbs, spices, and flavorings do more than add some extra kick. Yellow mustard seeds have high levels of anti-cancer compounds called glucosinolates cinnamon has been linked to improved insulin ... more.
Jan 26, 2015 - People evidently find it very tempting to spend money on products that promise to make them thinner or healthier, or preferably both. Canadians spend prodigiously on superfoods and cookbooks devoted entirely to kale and, if the television ads are to be believed, people are happy to open their wallets to buy weight loss capsules filled with dietary fibre. Twenty million bottles sold! Sadly, there isn t much evidence to suggest that you can buy your way thinner or healthier, but there are some things that people who maintain a healthy weight do that not everyone does, if you get my drift. That is not to say that any of these things cause you to be healthier maybe being thin makes you more likely to walk to work rather than the reverse so let ... more.
Jan 19, 2015 - Evidence abounds that the support provided by mobile devices can help dieters lose more weight than they would otherwise, according to researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Apps that provide health advice and reminders to eat well were among the features the researchers say might just really work. In conjunction with reducing caloric intake and increasing physical activity, mobile messaging services could help to maintain and sustain weight loss over time, says Tanika Kelly, who earned a Master of Public Health from Tulane in 2003 and a PhD in 2009. It reminds us to continue our good behaviors. Kelly s classmate Fangchao Liu led the meta-analysis that involved 14 randomized, controlled trials ... more.
Jan 5, 2015 - What are your new year s resolutions? It s a common question this time of year and statistics show that 40 to 45 of adults make one or more resolutions each year. Chances are that one of those resolutions is to lose weight. And chances are you won t achieve it. According to the University of Scranton, only 8 of people achieve their New Year s goals. So what can you do about it? Ask yourself these questions Am I willing to put in the time to achieve my goal of losing weight? What kind of accountability plan do I have in place for when I fall off the wagon? How will accomplishing this goal make me feel? Here s why these three questions are important Am I willing to put in the time to achieve my goal of losing weight? Losing weight and ... more.
Dec 15, 2014 - What s the best place in the world to lose weight? The gym! say the muscle-bound personal trainers, raising their hands but not really getting that far because their deltoids get in the way . The huff! track puff! say the distance runners, bicyclists, triathletes, and other types trucking along with sweat in their eyes and numbers stuck on their chests. The kitchen! say the nutritionists, dieticians, organic produce purveyors, and washed-up chefs slinging faux diet plans to the masses. But they re all wrong. Because real, successful, sustainable weight loss comes from achieving excellence in a completely unexpected realm the bedroom. No, you can t lovemake your way to lean. But you can absolutely sleep your way to slender. In fact, no ... more.
Dec 8, 2014 - Party season is here and what will you wear? We d rather you sweat over which outfit to wear to the company shindig than what you ll eat or drink while you re there. After all, it s one party, one buffet, one open bar and having one big splurge night is not that big of a deal. But we did just celebrate Thanksgiving. And your calendar likely has a few of these holiday soirees to attend. With that in mind, here s how to eat, drink, and be merry with a side of mindfulness so you don t derail your weight loss progress. At the Bar A Jack Coke is on the high end at nearly 200 calories, with champagne being the lightest at 96 calories. Beer and wine both fall in the 120-170s. So pick your poison, enjoy one or two stiff drinks at the start of the ... more.
Nov 21, 2014 - Fact There s way more confusion around healthy fats and unhealthy fats then there should be. Firstly, it s key to understand that not all dietary fats are created equal there are some that keep your heart strong, your cholesterol at bay, and your overall health in amazing shape, and there are others that basically do the opposite. The healthy fats are monounsaturated fats including things like olive oil, sesame oil, olives, almonds polyunsaturated fats including things like walnuts, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, tuna, tofu And the bad fats are trans fats including things like packaged junk food, candy bars, deep fried food saturated fats including things like beef, ice cream, cheese, lard Apart from the foods in which they re found, healthy ... more.
Nov 18, 2014 - This time I am going to stick to my diet, you tell yourself. You make every effort to follow a healthful eating plan, but in a moment of weakness, hunger strikes and you find yourself indulging in a feeding frenzy. Is there any way to break this vicious cycle and lose weight for good? It might be time to consider not only looking at what you eat, but also when you eat. Skip Meals Now, Overeat Later If you are trying to lose weight, you probably know the importance of keeping an eye on the number of calories you re consuming. But you may not know that how many calories you eat at each sitting can make a difference in your weight-loss efforts, too. There is evidence that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer, larger meals during the day ... more.
Oct 16, 2014 - More resources should go into helping people maintain their weight loss after dieting, rather than just focussing on losing weight, new research suggests. In a paper published today in the BMJ, researchers from Newcastle University and Fuse, the centre for translational research in public health, found that most overweight obese people regain weight after initial weight loss. Researchers also found, however, that this weight regain can be reduced through behavioural and pharmacological means. Obesity is one of the biggest causes of early death worldwide, and weight loss can have a massive impact on prolonging life, so long as the weight is not put back on. Effective weight loss programmes are now widely available, but research has shown ... more.
Oct 12, 2014 - If Angela Merkel can do it so can you. This week we learn that the German chancellor has lost a dramatic amount of weight by forgoing her customary diet of sausage sandwiches and biscuits and turning to healthy eating. Out with biscuits served at meetings and in with carrot and pepper sticks. There is a lot to be said for making small manageable changes to the way you eat and seeing your weight drop gradually, rather than embracing the latest fad diet and giving up all the foods you love. For a start it is a lot easier because you don t feel you are on a diet with all the stress that entails. You can make changes at your own pace to suit your lifestyle. If your style is to cook real food from scratch, you wouldn t consider eating ... more.