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Weight Loss Science

What is a Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a popular and effective low-carb, high-protein option, mainly used to achieve quick weight loss. For many with chronic conditions such as inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy, and dementia, this diet is related to improvements or even reversals of these health conditions in the beginning to intermediate stages. Keto diets work through…

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Beginner’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet

What is ketosis? Ketosis is a metabolic state which our bodies can go in and out of typically as an adaptation to varying food sources and carbohydrate availability. The process gives us metabolic flexibility and the ability to use multiple food sources as fuel. The trigger, or switch, to ketosis is determined by the balance…

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A Look into the Most Popular Diets of 2018

If you are looking into weight loss, chances are you’ve read about your fair share of diets. Each one claims to be the key to easy weight loss, but few are as simple as they sound. Our guide explores a few of 2018’s most popular diets and breaks down what you need to know to…

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6 Ways Naltrexone-Based Medication Helps You Lose Weight

The Power of Weight-Loss Supplements In a world of fast food, post-work desserts, and celebratory feasts, dieting can be hard. We’ve taught ourselves that food is a reward, something to be celebrated, and it’s all too easy to access. But grabbing fast food and indulging in sweets, while temporarily satisfying, doesn’t help us in our…

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Why Lifting Weights Is Smart for Your Health

Strength training Is More Effective for Weight Loss We all want to know how to do it – lose weight quickly, that is. General knowledge has us believe if we try harder and run the extra mile (or five miles three times a week), we’ll happily reach our fitness goals in no time. Sadly, this…

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Is Almond Butter Healthier than Peanut Butter?

Nut butters are all the rage, but how do you know which is the best choice? Almond and peanut butters lead the pack in terms of popularity – and there is a growing interest in which nut better is best for weight loss. We’ll look at the health benefits of each to help you decide…

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Sitting After Work Raises Risk of Heart Disease

It’s hardly breaking news to say that sedentary behavior (i.e., spending too much time inactive and sitting or lying down) is bad for your health. It increases the likelihood of numerous health risks, and the more time you spend sedentary every day means the greater those risks become. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how inactive…

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How to Improve Weight Loss with Continuity of Care

All too often, people try to figure out how to handle or maintain their weight loss on their own. They don’t necessarily try talking to their general practitioner, or when they do, it’s sporadically. They might see separate people at different points in their journey in order to address different issues: a nutritionist here, a…

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How to Practice Mindfulness to Improve Weight Loss & Anxiety

Weight loss fads come and go, but not everything that’s popular enough to go mainstream is just a fad. Case in point: mindfulness. While this is often associated with meditation or new age ideology, a number of research studies have determined that mindfulness has a real impact on overall wellbeing, and that improvement in mindfulness…

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Can Savory Foods Help You Lose Weight Faster?

It’s no question that sugary cereals aren’t exactly the best breakfast food choice, no matter how much it calls back to childhood. Yet a recent study, published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, reveals the potential for starting your day with savory (a.k.a., umami) foods to influence what you eat for the rest of the day. Essentially,…

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