Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds. The study, of nearly 350 healthy adults, found that those who usually ate breakfast had smaller waistlines and were less likely to be obese, compared to people who usually skipped breakfast. And over the next dozen years, they gained only one-third the amount of weight that breakfast skippers did. The findings don't prove that morning meals, per se, thwart weight gain, the researchers said. But they do add to evidence that people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less, said Connie Diekman, a registered dietitian who directs university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. Why, exactly, is not clear, according to Diekman, who was not involved in the study. But based on past research, breakfast fans typically eat more whole grains, vegetables and fruit throughout the day, versus people who skip the morning meal. "Therefore," Diekman said, "their overall food choices … [Read more...] about Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight: Study
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(Natural News) An easy way to lose weight is to stand instead of sitting. A new study discovered that standing rather than sitting for six hours each day could prevent weight gain as well as help lose weight.The study was carried out by a team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York that assessed the difference between calories burned when standing and when sitting. In conducting the study, the team reviewed a total of 46 studies. All in all, there were 1,184 participants who were 33 years old in average and with the average body mass index (BMI) and weight of 24 kilograms per square meter (kg/m2) and 65 kg, respectively.Results revealed that standing burned 0.15 kilocalorie (kcal) per minute more than sitting. Moreover, a person who weighs 65 kg would lose 10 kg in four years by replacing sitting with standing for six hours a day, assuming that there is no increase in food consumption.“Standing not only burns more calories, the additional muscle activity … [Read more...] about Lose weight standing around: New study finds standing rather than sitting for six hours per day prevents weight gain, aids weight loss
Research by scientists has revealed that some foods may have an impact on appetite. These could be beneficial for weight loss when incorporated into a healthful diet and lifestyle. Read on to learn more about seven foods that may be helpful for weight loss. People should buy nutrient-dense foods if they are trying to lose weight. Foods that provide protein and fiber could be especially helpful for weight management. One study found that some foods — including fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and yogurt — were connected with weight loss. In the same study, potato chips, sugary beverages, red meats, and processed meats were associated with weight gain. Based on these findings, it may be best to limit fried foods, foods with added sugar, high-fat meats, and processed foods when trying to shift the pounds. Though the right foods may help, physical activity is essential for losing weight and keeping the pounds off. It is important to check with a doctor before starting … [Read more...] about What are the best foods for weight loss?
Despite our best efforts to remain thin, it seems that during the holiday season, we put on a lot of weight. Why is that? A new study has a surprising answer. Plenty of us are familiar with the holiday weight phenomenon. But while it is true that during the holidays we're more exposed to delicious food than the rest of the year, some studies have shown that in winter, we continue to pack on the pounds despite conscious efforts to lose them. Why? A new study — by researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada — reveals an unexpected culprit for winter weight gain: the absence of sunlight. The researchers, who were led by the auspiciously named Peter Light — from the Alberta Diabetes Institute — examined the effect of sunlight on subcutaneous fat cells, or white fat cells that can be found right beneath our skin. The results of their investigation make this a breakthrough study, and it was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. Light … [Read more...] about Weight loss breakthrough: Sunlight is key
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?