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 investigators looked at a variety of health outcomes including weight, blood sugar, oral health, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, mood and behavior."Most health outcomes did not seem to have differences between the non-sugar sweetener exposed and unexposed groups," concluded the team led by Joerg Meerpohl of the University of Freiburg.The quantity of non-sugar sweetener used didn't seem to matter, either, the team added.In children, no evidence was found in weight gain between those who used non-sugar sweeteners or sugar, the research showed.There was also no evidence of any effect of non-sugar sweeteners on overweight or obese adults or children who … [Read more...] about Do sugar-free sweeteners really help you lose weight?
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Getty ImagesBeau Lark/Corbis If you thought shutting down the kitchen early in the evening could save your waistline, you were right.While it may not be earth-shattering, there’s evidence to back up the advice that registered dietitians have been giving for decades. For many years, R.D.s have been urging weight-loss clients to eat dinner earlier and stop snacking a few hours before bed. It seemed like a no-brainer—after all, when was the last time a late-night binge consisted of a salad and carrot sticks?—but researchers from Brigham Young University decided to put the theory to the test. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Jame LeCheminant and colleagues looked at the short-term effect restriction of night eating had on daily calorie consumption, weight trends, and even mood associated with this deprivation. They recruited 29 young men and asked them to avoid consuming calories (water was okay) between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for two weeks. During … [Read more...] about This Extremely Simple Nighttime Trick Can Help You Lose Weight
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: diet, dietary changes, fiber, goodfood, goodhealth, lean protein, nonrestrictive diet, obesity, weight, weight loss (Natural News) People trying to lose weight do not have to starve themselves just to shed off some extra pounds. Obesity and nutrition researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are suggesting that people who want to lose weight should increase their dietary fiber and lean protein intake instead of limiting their food intake. This suggestion comes after the team looked at the feasibility and acceptability among obese adults of a nonrestrictive diet focused on increasing dietary fiber and lean protein for weight loss. In the pilot study published in the journal Nutrition, they enrolled 15 obese adults who underwent dietary changes to lose weight for 12 weeks. The participants aimed to consume 35 grams (g) of fiber per day and 0.6 g per kilogram of an individual’s ideal body weight per … [Read more...] about New study suggests that simple dietary changes can lead to great weight loss
Saturday, August 25, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: chronic pain, cognition, cognitive health, depression, exercise, fatigue, fitness, goodhealth, joint pain, mental health, mind body science, natural remedies, obese patients, obesity, physical activity, prevention, slender, weight loss (Natural News) A study found that one way to relieve pain is to lose weight. The study, published in the Journal of Pain, revealed that even a small amount of weight loss eases pain all over the body, and not just the weight-bearing joints in obese patients. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan wanted to identify how obese patients experienced overall pain and chronic conditions, such as fatigue and depression. Thus, they carried out a study on 123 obese patients with these conditions and identified how weight loss could relieve their pain. People who suffer from obesity also tend to suffer from pain in the knees, hips, and lower back – all of the parts that are … [Read more...] about Relieve pain by losing weight: Research shows small reductions ease discomfort throughout the body, not just in weight-bearing joints
Saturday, July 21, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: added sugar, artificial sweeteners, aspartame, badfood, badhealth, chemical sweeteners, fat accumulation, fat buildup, fat storage, grocery, ingredients, metabolic dysfunction, metabolism, obesity, processed food, sucralose, sugar, sugar consumption, sugar intake, sweetened products, sweeteners, weight gain (Natural News) Foods and drinks labeled “low-fat” and “diet” are not helping you lose weight, but actually, do the opposite. These products contain artificial sweeteners that actually cause fat accumulation and unwanted weight gain. These side effects are especially pronounced in people who are already obese. These artificial sweeteners overstimulate and disrupt the metabolic processes in the body, making them dysfunctional, according to a study presented at the annual 2017 Endocrine Society meeting held in Orlando, Florida. Artificially-sweetened products have been also found addictive. (Related: … [Read more...] about Do you really want to use that? Artificial sweeteners linked to unwanted weight gain