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07 Mar

Low-Carb Diets and Heart Health

Low-carb weight loss plans may up risk of common heart rhythm problem.

16 Nov

The Secret to Maintaining Weight Loss?

Following a low carb diet after weight loss may help keep those pounds off.

29 Aug

Low Carbohydrate Diets Unsafe?

Low-carb diets may increase risk of premature death

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What's the Deal With Breakfast?

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new research review published in the BMJ has added to the debate over the merits of breakfast. It has long been regarded as "the most important meal of the day" -- and probably still is for growing children -- but what about adults who are trying to lose weight?

The theory has been that eating breakfast headed off rebound eating later...

Take Steps to Prevent a Stroke

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes are common but not inevitable. There are ways you can reduce your risk, starting with your blood pressure.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability, said Dr. Gary Bernardini, neurology chair at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens.

Most strokes occur when b...

Diet Sodas May Not Help Kids Cut Calories

THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who favor diet sodas over sugary ones don't consume fewer calories over the course of a day, a new study finds.

And they average 200 more calories daily than their peers who choose water, according to the results of a survey of over 7,000 U.S. children and teens.

Experts said the findings support what's already recommended by g...

4 Strategies to Cope With a Food Craving

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking with a diet starts with having a plan that maps out meals and snacks based on foods that help you feel full longer. After all, if you feel satisfied, you'll be less likely to rummage through your kitchen cabinets looking for treats.

But sometimes cravings can get the better of you. You might be tempted by the whiff of a bakery as y...

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes -- metformin -- may help people with pre-diabetes maintain long-term weight loss.

People who lost weight while taking metformin maintained a loss of about 6% of their body weight for six to 15 years. People who lost weight through lifestyle changes -- eating healthily a...

Exercise Key to Staying Slim After Weight Loss: Study

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've lost a bunch of weight and want to keep those pounds from piling back on, you'll need to make regular physical activity a part of your life.

New research looking at people who lost 30 pounds or more and kept it off for a year or longer found that regular exercise was key.

"These people rely on physical activity to maint...

Want to Stay Trim? Don't Eat in the Evening, Study Finds

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you rush around with work and activities during the day, then settle in for a large, relaxing meal in the evening. But new research says the later in the day you eat, the more weight you're likely to pack on.

That's the takeaway from a week-long study involving 31 overweight and obese patients, mostly women...

Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows.

"When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does pain severity and headache attack duration," said lead researcher Dr. Claudio Pagano. He is a...

AHA News: Is the New 'Fasting' Diet Trend Healthy?

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Tipping the scales at 233 pounds, Charles Joy realized he needed to make some changes.

The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success. In 2013, he lost more than 100 pounds through exercise and diet. But afterward, his weight slowly began to creep back up.

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Slow Down! Eating Too Fast Can Pile on the Pounds

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Has your hectic lifestyle turned you into someone who gulps down meals?

People who eat quickly tend to eat more and have a higher body mass index (a measure of body fat based on height and weight) than those who eat slowly. People who eat slowly feel full sooner and eat less in the process.

Part of the reason for this is the time ...

Yo-Yo Dieting Can Take a Toll on Your Heart

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lot of people struggle to maintain their ideal weight, but repeatedly losing and regaining pounds -- known as yo-yo dieting -- probably won't do your heart any favors.

A new study found that women who lost at least 10 pounds, but then put that weight back on within a year, were more likely to have risk factors for heart disease. The more t...

Easy Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism and Burn Calories

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your metabolism rate determines how fast you burn calories, and that can influence how fast you lose weight -- and how easily you can gain it.

After age 25, metabolism naturally slows by 5 percent every decade. So if you eat as much in your 40s as you did in your 20s, you're going to add extra pounds -- especially if you exercise less and lo...

Fast Food Versus Fast Casual -- Which Has More Calories?

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-food restaurants get a bad rap for menus chockful of high-fat, high-salt foods with little nutrition. But are fast casual and sit-down chains better? The answer may surprise you.

A University of South Carolina study looked at the calories in lunch and dinner entrees and found that fast-casual dishes had, on average, 200 more calories t...

How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think.

Like dominoes, an unhealthy lifestyle can trigger inflammation throughout your body, which can then accelerate wear-and-tear on your brai...

Breakfast Not So Important to Weight Loss After All, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For years, you've probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight. But new research suggests that's not true.

Eating a hearty breakfast doesn't help people eat less later in the day, and those who have breakfast end up eating more calories each day, the review found.

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How to Head Off Sneaky Weight Gain

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Slow and sneaky weight gain usually happens over time -- on average one pound a year -- so it's not always obvious at first, especially if you don't regularly weigh yourself.

But if this weight creep goes unnoticed year after year, by middle age, your middle may lose the sleek look you had when you were younger.

Several factors ...

Cauliflower: The Versatile Substitute for High-Carb Veggies

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you'd like to lighten up on carbs without compromising the taste of dishes you love, make cauliflower "rice" your go-to substitute ingredient.

Cauliflower is among the healthiest of all vegetables, high in vitamin C, fiber and folate. "Ricing" it simply means pulsing it in a food processor until chunks become the size of rice grains. Th...

7 Ways to Cut Calories in Beverages

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When counting calories, don't forget those in beverages. You might not realize how many you're drinking.

For instance, if you have a fancy coffee to start your day, a large soda with lunch and sweet tea with your afternoon snack, you could tally up hundreds of calories before you factor in your first bite of solid food.

Here...

Eat What You Want and Still Stay Slim? Thank Your Genes

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While some people fight the "battle of the bulge" for a lifetime, others seem to effortlessly stay slim. And now scientists say it all boils down to genetics.

Certain DNA helps decide whether weight gain is a torment or not for people, British researchers report.

"It's easy to rush to judgment and criticize people for their weight,...

Slim Down by Counting Bites Instead of Calories

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss wisdom suggests chewing every bite 15 or more times to give your brain time to process what you're eating and send the signal that you're full. Now a group of studies has found that counting the bites themselves could be an effective way to lose weight.

Knowing that dieters often underreport how many calories they eat, researcher...

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Candy dishes, cupcakes and cookies abound in the typical office, so if you're striving to eat healthy, the workplace can be a culinary minefield.

Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 people and found that about one in four working adults said they got food or beverages from work at least once a week. Many of those foods were high in calorie...

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once?

Northwestern University researchers found that it's not only doable, but also more effective, to change unhealthy behaviors simultaneously. Different groups of study pa...

Bribe Yourself to Diet

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For many people struggling with weight, an underlying reason for the excess pounds is the habit of using food to soothe bad feelings and reward good behavior. To lose weight, turn that habit on its ear.

Incentives can help motivate you in many areas, including your diet, but your incentive can't be food. Small, non-food treats or dollars for ...

When Calorie Counts Aren't on the Menu

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past few decades, the amount of food Americans eat away from home has increased from 18 percent to 33 percent.

At the same time, restaurant meals with oversized portions have become a major contributor to the nation's obesity epidemic. While much of the blame has been aimed at fast-food places, these aren't the only restaurants to sup...

A Better Way to Look at Food

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A "low-energy-dense food diet" sounds like just another weight loss fad, but it's an approach with decades of research behind it.

The concept is simple: Eat more foods with a higher water content to get more volume for fewer calories.

Energy density is simply the amount of energy -- or calories -- in a gram of a food. Foods can be ve...

Trying Whole30 Diet? Watch Out for Weight Regain

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking of eating healthier in 2019? Kickstarting with the Whole30 diet may be a good choice, a dietitian suggests.

But you have to be careful when you start a diet that restricts foods. These diets can be risky, according to Ohio State's Lori Chong, a certified diabetes educator.

The Whole30 program is only supposed to be used for ...

AHA: Lifestyle Changes Helped New Dad Shed Nearly 50 Pounds

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- It happens every January. Gyms fill with people who've committed to New Year's resolutions involving health and fitness. While making a resolution is an important first step, developing new habits is the key to long-term success, said Erik Minaya, who has maintained significant weight loss for several years.

Minaya started to put...

Snacking for Diet Success

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Restrictive diets are hard to stick with, especially when you must eliminate most of your favorite foods.

Research has also found that cutting out a particular food can cause cravings and may lead to overindulgence -- and weight regain -- when you allow yourself to enjoy it again.

Since permanent weight loss really involves a foreve...

No Evidence No-Cal Sweeteners Will Help You Lose Weight: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you think a switch from sugar to a calorie-free sweetener might help you get healthier and shed pounds, think again.

After years of research, there's still only very weak evidence that no-cal sweeteners might be beneficial, according to German researchers who looked over data from 56 studies involving either adults or kids.

The...

AHA: The Pros and Cons of Weighing Yourself Every Day

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- This is the year you've vowed to lose weight. You step on the scale to mark the starting point toward your goal.

Now how often should you hop back on to check your progress?

The answer isn't always so simple. Perhaps every day, perhaps every week, with the qualifier that the scale isn't the only way to gauge whe...

What's the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet. But what's the best way to eat if you want to lose weight?

For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hyper...

Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Too

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released, they included details for following the Mediterranean-style diet. That's the way of eating in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and has been associated with many health benefits, from a sharper mind to a healthier heart.

The eating plan includes more fruit and seafood and less d...

A Holiday Guide to Portion Sizes

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just a sign of the holiday season.

Food servings have been getting supersized everywhere, from restaurants to grocery shelves. So it can be hard to know what a recommended portion size actually looks like anymore. Whether it's a scoop of ice cream or a serving of vegetables, it's probably a lot more than you think.

However,...

Ways to Fit Pasta Into Your Diet

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Who doesn't crave a big bowl of spaghetti every now and then? But then comes the question of how to fit it into a smart diet plan.

The answer is portion control.

On average, one cup of cooked pasta has between 180 and 220 calories. But that number can change depending on how long you cook it: The more water it absorbs, the fewer cal...

Have Your Cake … And Lose Weight, Too

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- No one thinks of a piece of layer cake as a diet item. But it turns out that even conscientious label readers may overestimate the size of a single serving and underestimate the number of calories they're eating.

Researchers at Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab looked at dozens of packages of dry cake mixes. They found that, while nutr...

Protein Portions: Feeling Satisfied on Fewer Calories

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating protein every day is important for good health. While it can come from animal and/or plant sources, the amount of protein we need is rather small -- just 5 to 7 "ounce equivalents," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

An ounce equivalent can be one ounce of meat, poultry or seafood; one large egg; a quarter-cup of cooked l...

Extreme Dieting in Teens Often Intensifies in Adulthood

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme dieting behaviors often begin in the teen years and worsen in adulthood, a new study finds.

Unhealthy weight-control behaviors -- such as purging and fasting -- are associated with problems later in life, including eating disorders, depression and substance abuse, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.

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Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer's Return

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that when a survivor of early stage breast cancer takes up healthy eating and regular exercise, the odds of the disease returning go down.

The key is sticking with such programs, said study lead author Dr. Wolfgang Janni.

Healthier lifestyles "might improve the prognosis of breast cancer patients if adherence is ...

Tip the Scale in Your Favor

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you track your diet efforts on paper or with an app, frequent and consistent self-monitoring contributes to success. However, one aspect of recordkeeping -- how often to get on the scale -- has been the subject of much debate.

Daily weigh-ins used to be thought of as negative, capable of discouraging you if the pounds didn't come off...

Carb Cycling: An Exercise in Weight Loss

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to choose between a high-carb and a low-carb diet? There's a third option that might suit you even better.

The concept is called carb cycling, shorthand for alternating between high- and low-carbohydrate days. There's even a variation that lets you make every seventh day a cheat day.

The idea is to mesh two theories about carb...

Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A study that tracked the weight and survival of more than 6,000 Americans for 24 years reinforces the notion that piling on excess pounds can lead to an earlier grave.

Being statistically obese, but not simply overweight, was tied to a 27 percent increase in the odds of dying within the study period, according to a research team from Boston Un...

Sidestep These Menu Minefields

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with food allergies aren't the only ones who need to be aware of menu minefields when eating out. If you're trying to lose weight, it's important that you don't fall prey to these temptations.

It's not only supersized meals that can be your diet downfall -- restaurant meals in general have jumped in size. If you're not careful, the U....

Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strictly limiting carbohydrates and eating more fat may help the body burn more calories, a new clinical trial shows.

Researchers found that among 164 adults in a weight-loss study, those placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals. On average, their bodies used up 250 extra calories pe...

5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight.

While women should aim for a minimum of 25 grams a day, and men 38 grams every day, only 5 percent of Americans get enough.

Fruits and vegetables have some fiber, bu...

Another Weight Loss Tip: A Quick Fridge and Pantry Remodel

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier requires a mindset change. But it also helps to make changes in your home environment to encourage a new and better way of approaching food -- starting in the kitchen.

First, do a deep dive into your fridge. You want to rearrange shelves and drawers to make healthier foods easier to find. This is also a great time to purge both...

Keeping Track of Healthy Calories

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even when eating nutritiously, healthy aging depends on moderating the number of calories you take in.

Surprisingly, studies show that if you follow a healthy diet, but eat more than an average number of calories, you won't fare any better in terms of healthy aging than people who follow the traditional Western diet. You want a lifelong diet ...

An Action Plan When You Regain That Lost Weight

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's the most frustrating part of dieting: Regaining the weight you worked so hard to lose.

It helps to understand why this happens so you won't blame yourself as you get back on track.

Many hormones that regulate body weight and rule your appetite seem to go haywire after weight loss, possibly because the body wants the weight it wa...

Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline.

Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they'd tried to lose weight over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings were based on a 2015-2016 nat...

Brain's 'Self-Control' Center May Be Key to Weight-Loss Success

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say.

Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more activity in regions of the brain associated with self-control, a small new study reports.

Teaching people to trigger their brain's self-c...

The Skinny on Fats

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health. While fat in general has gotten a bad rap, some types of fat -- particularly plant-based fats -- are good for you in moderation.

Good-for-you fats:

  • Olive, flaxseed oil and other plant-based oils.
  • Fatty fish.
  • Avocados.
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These days, everywhere you go, including supermarkets and restaurants, you see an increasing number of low-carbohydrate products. People with diabetes are advised to keep their carb count low to stay healthy. But weight-loss diets that limit carbohydrates have become so popular that now roughly one out of every five Americans counts carbs, regardless of whether they're diabetic. How did carbohydra...

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