Health The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30 grams (an ounce) of nuts each day—a small handful. But many of us know nuts are high in calories and fat. So should we be eating nuts or will they make us gain weight? In short, the answer is yes, we should eat them, and no, they won’t make us gain weight if eaten in moderate amounts. The fats in nuts are mostly the “good” fats. And aside from that, our bodies don’t actually absorb all the fat found in nuts. But we do absorb the nutrients they provide. Dietary fat: friend or foe? Nuts do contain fat, and the amount of fat varies between nut types. For example, a 30 gram serving of raw cashews or pistachios contains around 15 grams of fat, whereas the same amount of raw macadamias contains around 22 grams of fat. There are different kinds of fats in our diet and some are better for us than others. Nuts contain mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These types of fats … [Read more...] about Eating Nuts Won’t Lead to Weight Gain Despite Being Full of Fat—Here’s Why
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(Reuters Health) - - A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight. Gingerbread is seen at the Christmas market in Riga, Latvia December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins The trial in the UK recruited participants in November and December of 2016 and 2017, and followed up with them about 45 days later. Those assigned to the weight-gain prevention program ended up losing 0.13 kg (about one third of a pound), on average, while the control group gained 0.37 kg (nearly a pound), the study team reports in The BMJ. “On Christmas Day alone, someone might consume 6,000 calories, or three times the recommended daily allowance,” said a coauthor of the study, Amanda Farley of the University of Birmingham. “We were unsure how well the public would respond to the idea of controlling their food … [Read more...] about Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain
From the first Christmas cookie to the last sip of New Year's champagne, this time of year is full of tasty temptations. But overdoing it on the holiday cheer can lead to stubborn weight gain that's difficult to lose. According to a new study, the average person gains 0.8 to 2.2 pounds per year, much of it around the holidays. But the study also found that a few simple practices can help encourage healthier choices and reverse the trend of expanding waistlines. "We know from weight tracking studies that many members of the public gain weight over Christmas that they often do not fully lose, which could adversely impact their health over time. We found that some simple strategies over this time of year prevented this from happening," study author Amanda Farley, PhD, of the University of Birmingham's Institute of Applied Health Research, told CBS News. These strategies boil down to two basic tips: Step on a scale to weigh yourself regularly And keep track of the amount of physical … [Read more...] about Simple tips to avoid holiday weight gain
Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/could-your-slow-metabolism-be-the-real-reason-why-you-cant-shift-that-weight-gain-37445429.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37445423.ece/cec3f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-23_lif_45118320_I2.JPG Email You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? Perhaps … [Read more...] about Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain?
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: bad nutrition, baddiets, badfood, badhealth, body weight regulation, diet, dietary strategies, excess weight gain, health problems, imbalances in metabolism, obesity, obesogens, perfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, PFAS exposure, proper diets, proper nutrition, slender, unintended weight gain, weight, weight control, weight gain, weight loss, weight regulation (Natural News) Gains made from weight loss diets and regular exercise can be compromised by chemicals in the utensils and packaging used to prepare and store otherwise healthy food. This is the conclusion of a Harvard-led study that found a correlation between obesogens and weight increase among dieters. The technical term for obesogens is “perfluoroalkyl substances” (PFAS). They are a class of chemicals that have been used in food wrappers, pots, pans, and other consumer and industrial products for the last 60 years. Called “obesogens” because of … [Read more...] about Double whammy: Chemicals found in everyday products such as fast food wrappers found to sabotage metabolism, contribute to weight gain