SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYGetty Images Yo-yo dieting looks something like this: You lose 10 pounds after following a very strict diet like keto, only to gain it all back—and then some—a few months later. Sound familiar? Many people struggle with yo-yo dieting because they get sucked into doing the latest fad diet and end up losing a ton of weight. But when it comes to turning their diet into their lifestyle, they're unable to break bad habits and the pounds begin to pile up again. "When you lose weight, you lose fat and muscle, but when you gain it back, you gain mostly fat and not muscle. So when you try to lose weight the next time around, it makes it harder to drop the pounds," says Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator of Better Than Dieting and author of Read It Before You Eat It. "That's because muscle is more efficient at burning calories and losing weight than fat," she explains. And yo-yo dieting doesn't just affect your ability to lose weight. It can also have negative … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Yo-Yo Dieting Can Wreck Your Body and Mess With Your Metabolism
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(CNN)As a nutritionist helping people shed pounds, I often recommend incorporating portion-controlled desserts and treats into your diet. My book "Strong, Slim, and 30!" even includes categories of "A," "B" and "C" snacks: "A" for anti-aging, "B" for bone-building and "C" for comfort snacks. Low-fat ice cream, Hershey's Kisses and other portion-controlled indulgences are not only allowed, they're encouraged, so one's diet plan becomes more of a weight-management lifestyle that sidesteps deprivation and can last many years. Most of my colleagues I have spoken to on this topic agree: Whether you call it an "intentional indulgence" or a "cheat meal," enjoying dessert can help you attain your long-term weight and health goals, as long as you don't go overboard. How to 'cheat' on your diet without ruining it As with most goal-seeking plans, it's necessary to have strategies in place. For example, you might choose to carefully limit dessert to 100- or 150-calorie treats on a daily … [Read more...] about Should you skip dessert if you’re trying to lose weight? No — if you can control portions
Yes, Robert Treglia was always a bit overweight. As a kid, he shopped in the “husky” section for his school clothes. But as a student athlete he was also highly active, which gave his life balance. That is, until his teen years arrived, and his weight became so problematic he didn’t make the cut for the team anymore. By the time he reached his 30s, he could no longer walk down the street without experiencing pain. He finally hit his breaking point at 602 pounds. But with a little perseverance and a lot of work, Treglia is officially out of the husky section after dropping nearly 400—yes, 400—pounds. “As I got older, my eating habits never changed. They actually got worse,” Treglia says. “There was always a new item out from a fast food place I wanted to try, or some amazing meal at a restaurant. I used food as a way to make myself happy. I couldn’t find happiness in myself, so food was my escape.” Treglia, who hails from … [Read more...] about A Few Easy Diet Changes Helped This Man Lose 400 Pounds
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 29, 2018 / 8:34 PM GMT By Stephanie Thurrott Name: Hoang Nguyen Age: 38 Residence: St. Paul, MN Job: Ophthalmic medical technologist Home Life: Single, though she thinks it’s time for her boyfriend of four years to pop the question Peak Weight: 180 pounds Current Weight: 140 pounds Height: 5 feet 6 inches Hoang Nguyen’s weight gain followed a path that might be familiar to a lot of people. As a child and teenager, she kept her weight at healthy levels. “After graduating from college and getting a 9-to-5 desk job, though, that’s when I ballooned,” she says. Exercise had been nudged off her calendar — she had been active in her younger days but now she was tired after work. In her free time, she went out with friends instead of working out. Between her workplace cafeteria and meals in restaurants, she was tempted to turn to unhealthy foods. AN UNEXPECTED CONNECTION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE But in 2013 she … [Read more...] about How did Hoang Nguyen lose 40 pounds? She danced it off.
Christmas survival guide: 10 tips to keep your diet on track BelfastTelegraph.co.uk 'Tis the season, and at this time of year, everyone’s conscious of how rapidly Christmas is approaching, and none more so than parents, who will find themselves spending the majority of the month running around sorting toys, gifts and trips to see Santa, all while trying to balance other work and family commitments. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/christmas-survival-guide-10-tips-to-keep-your-diet-on-track-37581466.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37581469.ece/60235/AUTOCROP/h342/iStock-984007764.jpg Email 'Tis the season, and at this time of year, everyone’s conscious of how rapidly Christmas is approaching, and none more so than parents, who will find themselves spending the majority of the month running around sorting toys, gifts and trips to see Santa, all while trying to balance other work and family commitments. It’s hectic, … [Read more...] about Christmas survival guide: 10 tips to keep your diet on track