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Dangerous Weight Loss

3 Dangerous Weight Loss Methods to Avoid

May 23, 2018

Losing weight can be a difficult road, and some people will go to extreme lengths to shed pounds. At times, the desire for a slimmer body outweighs common sense, prompting people to try unconventional and even dangerous weight loss methods to reduce their bulge. These misguided efforts can backfire and cause serious health problems, wreaking…

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Breakfast before or after exercise

Should You Exercise Before or After Breakfast?

May 15, 2018

To maximize your fat burn and muscle gain, the best time to exercise is after you put fuel in your body. That means after fasting during sleep, you should: Eat breakfast Go about your morning routine Exercise If you’re one of the workout enthusiasts who prefers training in the morning, you face the dilemma of…

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Psychology of cravings

The Psychology of Cravings: How to Beat Food Cravings for Weight Loss

May 11, 2018

If you’re trying to lose weight, cravings can be your worst enemy. Food cravings are specific and often uncontrollable desires for certain foods, which are much stronger than normal hunger. While cravings can vary wildly, dieters often crave the food they cannot eat on their nutrition plan, including processed foods high in fat, salt, and…

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How Sugar Turns Into Fat

How Does Sugar Turn Into Fat?

May 8, 2018

It wasn’t long ago that we thought a high-fat diet was one of the largest contributing factors to obesity in America. As it turns out, though, it’s more likely that excessive sugar intake is what contributes the most to rapid weight gain in the form of fat. But the answer as to why and how…

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Coffee and Weight Loss

Coffee and Weight Loss: How Caffeine Can Help You Lose Weight

May 4, 2018

Coffee, or more specifically black coffee, is low in calories. Relative to its calorie count, it has a remarkable number of health benefits. A few helpful vitamins occur naturally in brewed coffee, it’s high in antioxidants, and provides a proven energy boost. When consumed correctly and used lightly as a supplement to a healthy diet,…

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Do Crash Diets Work?

Do Crash Diets Work? Study Suggests Why They Don’t

May 1, 2018

Many people want to lose weight—and quickly. However, no matter how much you want to fit into an evening dress three sizes too small or look good on the beach in a few weeks, you should rethink an extreme diet plan. Crash diets that involve drastically cutting your caloric intake can have a negative long-term…

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carbs and weight loss

The Truth About Carbs and Weight Loss

April 27, 2018

Over the past few decades, carbohydrates have gotten a bad diet rap. There’s a prevalent myth that too many carbs in your diet can cause weight gain, leading to diets like Atkin’s which eschew foods like pasta, white bread, and grains. This misconception about carbs and weight loss comes from the fact that carbohydrates are…

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consistent weight loss

Why Consistency Matters for Weight Loss

April 24, 2018

Consistency Matters on the Scale Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t a simple matter. A recent study from Drexel University found that stable growth and consistency is key to weight loss success. Significant weight fluctuation at the beginning of a weight loss journey results in worse outcomes over 24 months. Consistency in both diet…

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Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

The Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

April 20, 2018

There exist diets with which dieters may be able to eat more calories than a friend on a different diet and still lose more weight than that friend. For example, a person on diet A may eat 2500 calories per day and manage to lose weight while their friend on diet B eats only 2000…

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Detox Cleanse

Should You Do a Detox Cleanse to Lose Weight?

April 18, 2018

You’ve probably heard about several popular detox diets—such as the Master Cleanse—that promise to remove toxins from your body and improve your overall health. You may even be considering a detox diet or cleanse to help you lose weight or jump-start new habits. But do detox diets actually promote weight loss? The short answer is…

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