Farley Hayes lost 10 pounds in one week on the ketogenic diet, which inspired his coworkers.Dubbed the "Keto Krew," the five Sprouts Farmers Market employees lost more than 200 pounds combined.Hayes has lost 65 pounds in just six months of following Keto.Aisle after aisle of chips, cookies, and candy can make it hard for grocery store employees to diet. But five coworkers at a Sprouts Farmer's Market store in Katy, Texas, lost nearly 220 pounds by following the ketogenic diet. Keto is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that requires roughly 60 to 80 percent of your total calories to come from fat. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Known as the "Keto Krew," the group formed after grocery manager Farley Hayes inspired colleagues with his dramatic weight loss. Hayes weighed 354 pounds when he began keto in March, and now he's down 65 pounds. His sudden transformation stunned the others, who decided to join the keto craze. "I dropped almost 10 pounds in the first week," Hayes tells … [Read more...] about The Keto Diet Helped These 5 Coworkers Lose 220 Pounds
FOOD & DRINK 09/18/2018 05:45 am ET Certain foods can actually help your brain trigger sleep and suppress your appetite. By Abigail Abesamis Hunger strikes late at night, and even though you know you should probably just go to bed, you raid the kitchen for something, anything to satiate that nagging desire. While eating a slice of pizza, some ice cream or potato chips might satiate the craving, chances are you won’t be feeling so great when trying to fall asleep after, or even the next morning. As the old saying goes, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Late-night eating is generally discouraged, as recent studies suggest that the body may process food differently at various times of the day. If you eat before sleeping, your body is more likely to store calories as fat rather than convert it to energy, though more research is needed to confirm whether the timing of meals can be connected to weight gain rather … [Read more...] about The Best Late-Night Snacks, According To Nutritionists
Salmon. The pink fish is a top source of omega-3 fatty acids, which one Journal of Sleep Research study linked to deeper, more restful sleep. While the study was done on children, experts say that the findings probably hold true for adults, too. Experts don’t fully understand why, but getting enough omega-3s could boost the sleep-promoting effects of melatonin.Plenty of other seafood contains omega-3 fatty acids, such as herring, sardines, mackerel, oysters, seabass, shrimp, lobster, tuna, and cod. If fish just isn't your thing, you can also find omega-3s in chia seeds, flax seeds, kidney beans, eggs, and chicken breast. … [Read more...] about 12 Foods That Can Actually Help You Sleep Better
FOOD & DRINK 09/06/2018 05:45 am ET A nutritionist explains just how much you should eat for optimal health. By Leigh Weingus Ah, the mighty avocado. When eaten at the perfect moment ― after it ripens, but before it turns brown and mushy ― there are few things more delicious. In fact, one Australian millionaire said overpriced (and addictive) avocado toast is the reason more millennials don’t own property, and the internet is buzzing after finding out that researchers are willing to pay people to eat an avocado every day for six months. That’s the dream! There’s no question that we’re at the height of avocado-mania. But as we slather avocado atop our toast, put it in our smoothies and chow down on chips and guac as a pre-dinner snack, we have to wonder: Is there such a thing as OD’ing on avocados? Here’s what the experts have to say. Why avocados are so good for you First things first: Let’s talk about why … [Read more...] about How Much Avocado Is Healthy To Eat In A Day?
Claudia Totir/Getty Images The Mediterranean diet has been linked to lower cancer risk and a healthier heart. And now, it's been linked to a better sex life, according to new research.Scientists from the University of Athens studied 660 guys who followed a Mediterranean diet, which is high in in fruit and vegetables, legumes, fish, nuts, and olive oil. It found that only one-fifth of the men, who were 67 years old on average, reported erectile dysfunction, according to Newsweek. In comparison, estimates show that 52 percent of men between 40 and 70 years old deal with erectile dysfunction, according to John Hopkins Medicine. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below This research was presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich and has not yet been published. The study recommends eating nine tablespoons of olive oil, 13 servings of vegetables, six pieces of fruit, three servings of fish and two portions of beans a week to decrease risk, reported Newsweek. … [Read more...] about Could the Mediterranean Diet & Olive Oil Reduce Erectile Dysfunction Problems?