If the idea of freezing your fat off doesn't sound pretty damn tempting, who are you, really? Jaw-dropping weight-loss claims are part of what's made cryotherapy the hottest (er, coldest?) new weight-loss trend to try. Cryo fans say you can boost your metabolism and burn anywhere from 500 to 800 calories by spending just three minutes in a cryotherapy chamber set to -306 degrees Fahrenheit. (FWIW: The chamber looks like mix between a giant beer can with no top and a sci-fi spaceship from Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century. It also costs $85 to $100 for a three-minute sesh.)Check out some of the weirdest weight-loss trends through history:Related: 'I Took Cold Showers Every Morning For A Week—Here's What Happened'The theory is that the chilly cloud that's puffed onto you from all sides of the chamber tricks your body into thinking it’s in danger of freezing, which sends it into preservation mode, explains John Hoekman, CEO and … [Read more...] about Can Cryotherapy Really Help You Lose Weight?
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Losing weight is hard. It's super hard. In fact, it is so hard that I'm not even sure this article will help, but it's worth a try. There, you have already done the most important part of losing weight: acknowledging how hard it is. According to a new study, "you can't do it!" is the mantra that you should tell yourself when you start a weight loss program. That's not a joke, but a very serious — albeit accidental — conclusion reached by psychologists from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Their findings have now been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration — it's not that you should actively tell yourself that you can't do it, rather that the "you-can-totally-do-it-no-matter-what" type of cheerleading attitude doesn't seem to work. Instead, you might want to opt for a reverse psychology approach, where you remind yourself how monstrously hard it is to do what you're trying to do. The researchers … [Read more...] about Trying to lose weight? Telling yourself it’s hard might help
Would you pee on a tiny strip of paper once a day in the name of weight loss? Believe it or not, that's what some followers of the ketogenic diet are doing to ensure they shed pounds.Some background: The ketogenic diet is the hottest low-carb diet right now, with proponents saying that it helps them lose weight quickly without hunger. The diet calls for getting 70 to 80 percent or more of your total calories from fat and eating fewer than 50 grams of carbs (the equivalent of two bananas) per day, explains Ashley Cuellar Gilmore, M.D., gastroenterologist and program director for IU Health Medical Weight Loss.Why so low? Because, unlike many other low-carb diets, it's centered around achieving ketosis. And to see all the purported benefits of going keto, you have to get in ketosis and stay there for an extended period. (Though, Gilmore notes that the benefits of the diet don't always outweigh the risks; talk to your doctor before making an attempt at ketosis.)One of the simplest … [Read more...] about What Are Ketone Strips—And Can They Help You Lose Weight?
Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a form of intermittent fastingResearch is limited as to whether it will help you lose weightNutritionists say if it curbs unhealthy nighttime snacking, it could be a good thingIf the idea of counting calories to lose weight sounds like the absolute worst, a buzzy concept called time-restricted eating (TRE) might be more up your alley.Time-restricted eating is basically a form of intermittent fasting, which has gained traction thanks to diet books such as The 5:2 Diet and The 8-Hour Diet. Based on the theory that most of us spend way too many of our waking hours munching away, this diet method is as simple as shortening the number of hours during the day that you eat. That could mean eating only between noon and 7 p.m. or 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. (it's up to you to decide how many hours you want to eat or fast per day). But the greatest benefits of time-restricted eating seem to occur when you stop eating earlier in the day.For example, in one new … [Read more...] about What Is Time-Restricted Eating, And Can It Help You Lose Weight?
Calories are those little units of energy we consume whenever we eat, well, anything. And they are arguably the most talked-about part of any weight-loss journey.The general rule is that if you eat more calories than you use, you’ll gain weight. And if you take in fewer calories than you use, you’ll lose weight. And if those numbers are more or less even, your weight will stay about the same. It seems simple, but the number of calories you need to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain weight from lean muscle depends on your activity levels, body size, hormones, sleep, and more, explains registered dietitian Wesley Delbridge, R.D., a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. So figuring out how many calories you need per day can be crazy-complicated.And, it's also important to remember that, when it comes to cutting calories for weight loss, lower is not always better. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, your calories should never … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do I Need To Lose Weight?