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One of the most misleading messages given by many commercial weight loss plans is that you don't have to make serious changes to your existing eating and lifestyle patterns. No need to starve yourself, or even feel a little bit hungry. No need to forego your favorite dishes, not even pizza or sugary desserts.
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Though the circadian rhythm is hard to control directly, researchers have learned it can be trained indirectly through diet. By switching the timing and content of meals, we can change that inner clock to better reflect the world outside. How exactly food can change our rest patterns happens has been difficult to figure out yet over the past few years, one particular culprit has been identified: our microbial population.
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Are you gaining weight despite "doing all the right things?" When it comes to fat loss, more exercise and less food is not always the answer. Although this approach makes sense in a vacuum, the human metabolism is far more complex. Here is your guide to cracking the code on sustainable weight loss.
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Heredity is not necessarily destiny. This becomes clearer as we mature. A lifetime of habits and behaviour will likely have the greatest impact on how well we fare, more than what we started out with.
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As January marks the New Year and new beginnings, health resolutions are in full swing with aspirations for healthier, cleaner and leaner versions of ourselves. Hence, the rise in marketing and promot...
Basically, stop eating everything you love.
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The finding that metabolism and genes in autism may not be irreversibly damaged but can actually be altered by compounds produced from bacteria, provides an important link between the gut and brain in autism, and validates the stories that families have been telling us.
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The secret to slimming down might be hidden inside spicy chili peppers. Researchers at University of Wyoming believe the fiery capsaicin found in chili peppers can potentially ultimately override a di...
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Be mindful of portion size but think mostly in terms of quality, not calories. An energy-equivalent portion of kale and processed fast foods are not equivalent in any other way, as the cruciferous kale is akin to a warehouse of nutrition with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-carcinogenic health benefits.
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I would agree with the Heart and Stroke Foundation's recommendations if higher taxes actually worked. The problem is they don't. As with most advocates of higher taxes on so-called junk foods, they always look to tobacco as an example. But tobacco is a single product with no alternatives; taxing beverages is an entirely different matter.
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Want to feel full all day long? Keep your metabolism revved? Then eat 30 grams of high quality protein at breakfast! Are you thinking, "How does my bagel and bowl of cereal give me 30 grams of protein?" Well, it doesn't.
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At the end of a long winter, it's easy to feel wrung out and exhausted — not to mention completely fed up with staying indoors. According to Colin Blayney, personal trainer and the manager of the Act...
Yes, you heard me right. Fat is good for us, and unfortunately we've been fed a load of garbage when told to eat a low fat diet to obtain our best weight and optimal health. Fat is required for the production of hormones, optimal brain cell function. We have to eat fat to lose fat. However, not all fats are created equal and not all fats are healthy.
If the lazy days of Summer has you feeling sluggish your metabolism might need a boost. Get your energy back up with these five tips -- like choosing the right foods, keeping to a schedule and more -- for boosting your body's thermogenic rate.
By: Suzanne Somers Trying to lose weight in 2013? Now's a perfect time to focus on recharging your metabolism — especially if you're over 40. At this age, certain hormones begin dipping and a healthy...
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We all know people who eat six to seven times a day and never gain a pound. And if you don't fit this category, your metabolism isn't entirely to blame. "Your metabolism is determined by multiple fact...
Some diet regimens require participants to adopt radical changes in their existing eating patterns, including cutting out entire food groups such as fat or carbohydrates. While this can result in quick weight loss, it also makes it tempting to revert to old eating habits later on.
Metabolism is a very complex process, so it is easiest to think of it as something that affects how easily our bodies lose or gain weight. So how do you increase your metabolic rate naturally, you might ask? By consuming these five amazing metabolism-boosting foods!
Now that you know how important it is to properly fuel your body before you exercise (yes, even if you're trying to lose weight, you do need to eat a snack), let's talk about what to eat après exercis...
Anyone who has a proactive interest in healthy living is likely very familiar with the phrase, 'Boost your metabolism.' There are many product claims about nutrients/substances that will help you incr...