A friend of mine recently asked me the question anyone who is losing weight will inevitably get: How are you doing it? It's harder to answer than you might think. I mean, there's the obvious answer -- diet and exercise, duh. related advertisement Melynda Findlay, 49, Arlington Heights Starting weight: 226Current weight: 205Weight lost this week: 5 poundsTotal weight lost: 21 poundsTotal percentage lost: 9.3 percent But because I've asked that question plenty of times, I know that's not what people want to hear. Of course, there are always a few people who want you to share the supersecret spell you learned at Hogwarts Summer Camp for Weight Loss and tell them you pretty much just ate doughnuts the whole time.But most people actually want useful tips -- you know, the little things that really helped. Those things are different for everyone. But I'm going to share three things that really help me, and I hope maybe they'll help somebody else.Spoiler alert: None of them … [Read more...] about Losing weight isn’t magic, but these tips might help
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Calorie counting? Out. Macro counting? In. But...uh...what *are* macros? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Macros, a.k.a. macronutrients, are the nutrients your bod can't live without: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each macro plays its own role—and each has its own weight-loss superpowers.Macro #1: CarbsRepeat after me: Carbs are not the enemy—even if you're trying to lose weight. “Carbohydrates are the most important energy source for almost all human cells,” explains registered dietitian Mascha Davis, M.P.H., R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Your body digests them quickly and turns them into sugar, or blood glucose, which you then store in your liver and muscles as glycogen. Together, blood glucose and glycogen fuel high-intensity exercise—the kind you need to burn fat and build metabolism-boosting muscle. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Carbs may also help you lose more weight by preventing stress … [Read more...] about How To Count Macros To Lose Weight
Eat plenty of food—as much as you’re eating now, or even more—and still shed pounds. Seems like an unlikely weight-loss plan, right?Luckily, it’s not too good to be true: Developed by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a professor of nutritional sciences and obesity researcher at Penn State, the well-researched Volumetrics diet was named the number-two best diet for weight loss and tied for the number-five best diet overall (out of 40 diets) in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diet Rankings. It received high scores from nutrition experts for being safe, effective, and sustainable in the long run.And, yes, it centers on one fairly simple idea: filling up on fewer calories. “The main claim, and premise by which the Volumetrics diet works, is the satiety claim,” says Lisa Davis, Ph.D., chief nutrition officer at Terra’s Kitchen.The primary focus is filling up on foods that are naturally low in calories and high in fiber or water—think … [Read more...] about What Is The Volumetrics Diet—And Can It Help You Lose Weight?
Cycling is an excellent way to lose weight. It’s a low-impact activity on your joints, offers variety in terms of length and intensity of training, and perhaps best of all, you can’t beat the views. However, depending on things like how often you’re riding, how your body builds muscle mass, and your diet, the scale may not reflect the positive changes your body is undergoing—otherwise known as the dreaded (and all-too-common) weight loss plateau.It can be easy to feel discouraged when you stop seeing the numbers on the scale tick downward. But the truth of the matter is if you’re cycling your way to a healthier weight, there are plenty of other signals that indicate your weight loss and overall fitness are right on track.“We have measures of success beyond the scale,” says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD. Bonci is the owner of nutrition consulting company Active Eating Advice and co-author of Bike Your Butt Off ($19.99 at … [Read more...] about 6 Signs Your Weight Loss Plan Is on the Right Track
Apple cider vinegar is made when apple cider is fermented twice. This process creates tart, amber-colored vinegar rich in acetic acid. Apple cider vinegar is one of the more common types of vinegar produced worldwide. It is touted as a natural health cure, with a number of suggested health benefits. Some of these health claims have potential, with small studies to back them up. Others, however, have little to no evidence of their validity. In this article, we investigate the claim that consuming apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss. Can drinking apple cider vinegar help someone lose weight? The answer might be yes, but it is not proven. The weight loss claims surrounding apple cider vinegar may stem from several small studies, mostly on animals. Nonetheless, these studies do show some possible benefits of apple cider vinegar and could open the door to further research. Body fat reduction Acetic acid, a compound found in apple cider vinegar, has been cited in some studies as … [Read more...] about Is apple cider vinegar good for losing weight?