There is a lot of information everywhere about the best way to lose weight and keep it off, but we haven’t found too much information about the mistakes people make. Here’s a list of the top ten mistakes people make when trying to lose those extra pounds and keep them off. Continue Reading »
On June 30, 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced its approval to market the weight loss drug lorcaserin for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or people who have a BMI of 27 or higher with health risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Continue Reading »
A new weight-loss procedure called primary obesity surgery endoluminol (POSE) developed by Dr. Tom Lavin is now available for women who want to lose 25 to 70 pounds. Continue Reading »
There is a lot of information, especially around the Internet, about the best way to lose weight. Unfortunately, weight loss is a big money making industry, so there are a lot of people out there who use clever marketing ploys to get you to buy their products.
Losing weight is not about dieting or buying into the lastest fad to come along in the media. If you have been trying to lose weight, you probably already know that. You’ve likely tried several diets and strategies and gained the weight back as soon as you returned to your old eating habits. Continue Reading »
If you could eat whatever you wanted all day long but fasted after 5:00 p.m. would you do it to lose weight? According to a rat study published in Cell Metabolism, there is a possibility that you can eat whatever you want as long as you fast in the evening for at least 16 hours. Continue Reading »
A United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee recommended the approval of lorcaserin for the treatment of obesity. It was the second time the drug has gone before the advisory committee.
In 2010, lorcaserin received a negative review because of concerns about it causing cancer. New followup information was submitted by the drug’s manufacturer Arena Pharmaceuticals, and the FDA determined that the risk of tumors was “negligible.” Continue Reading »
The best way to lose weight may likely be to avoid diets, according to a recent Harvard University study that revealed counting calories is not as effective for weight loss as once believed. Instead of following a diet, eat with good nutrition in mind, and you won’t need to be a slave to counting calories or carbohydrates. Continue Reading »
Losing weight is not easy. For this reason, the media likes to play upon the idea that a singular ingredient discovered by science will make the entire process of weight loss as easy as taking a pill. It was not too long ago that raspberry ketones, an aromatic ingredient in raspberries and the other fruits, attracted this kind of media attention. Continue Reading »
When it comes to losing weight, the journey can be difficult. Studies have shown that individuals fare better when surrounded by a group of people who are all working towards the same goal, which is the reason many participate in group fitness classes or hire a personal trainer to take their workouts to the next level. There is something comforting and motivating about working towards a goal with the help of others. But what can a person do who doesn’t have that support system, who is unable to find a workout buddy to help them successfully shed the pounds? Continue Reading »
One of the most recent and extreme ways to lose weight in the United States is the Feeding-Tube Diet also known as the Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition (KEN) diet. Basically, dieters eat no food for ten days and live off nutrients from a portable feeding tube that’s inserted through the nose and down the esophagus into the stomach.
The feeding tube supplies about 800 calories a day in proteins and fats. Because there are no sugars or carbohydrates in the feeding tube nutrients, dieters are basically on a revved up version of the Atkins Diet, which melts off fat quickly. The diet lasts up to ten days, and people can lose between 10 to 25 pounds. This type of extreme dieting is not the best way to lose weight and keep it off permanently. Continue Reading »
Do you feel that your inability to lose weight may be related to your mental health?
According to WebMD, a British 19-year study revealed that people who suffered from “chronic or repeat episodes of depression, anxiety, or other mental disorders” were twice as likely to become obese compared to those who did not report any chronic mental disorders. However, it’s not clear if people become overweight because they’re depressed or people become depressed because they’re overweight.
If you feel your extra weight is from anxiety or depression–whether or not the weight or the anxiety came first–there are a few things you can do to help to improve your emotions and lose weight. Continue Reading »
Is it possible the best way to lose weight is without dieting or working out?
According to JJ Smith in her book Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out, dieting and working out do not work for losing weight. There is, however says Smith, an effective way to lose weight and keep it off by using what she calls the Detox-Eat-Move System (DEM System). Continue Reading »
Almost any nutritionist will tell you that in order to lose weight and keep it off permanently, you must change your behavior and change your lifestyle.
There are weight loss tools that can help you to this. Calorie counter armbands have been around for over a decade, and according to a study published in the journal Obesity, a combination of wearable body monitors and behavioral support can help people lose weight quickly. Continue Reading »
According to a small preliminary study done in India from the University of Pennsylvania, Scranton, green coffee beans may help people lose weight. Continue Reading »
One of the things I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older is my belly fat just doesn’t want to budge. First, I noticed the fat creeping up my waist in my forties. It’s like it took on a life of its own. Then it started moving up my back, like the length of my back was getting shorter. No matter how much I’ve exercised and how much weight I’ve lost, the middle part of my body just doesn’t seem proportionate with the rest of my body anymore.
So after doing a lot of research on the Internet and on academic databases, I’ve learned there are a few things people can do to burn belly fat. Although they’re probably things you’ve already heard before, I’m going to list them here anyway. Continue Reading »