Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The New Health Care One conclusion from a much-discussed study: The best diet is the one you can stick to. ByAaron E. Carroll March 26, 2018 Leer en español The endless array of diets that claim to help you shed pounds tend to fall into two camps: low fat or low carbohydrate. Some companies even claim that genetics can tell us which diet is better for which people. A rigorous recent study sought to settle the debate, and it had results to disappoint both camps. On the hopeful side, as The New York Times noted, people managed to lose weight no matter which of the two diets they followed. The study is worth a closer look to see what it did and did not prove. Researchers at Stanford University took more than 600 people (which is huge for a nutrition study) aged 18 to 50 who had a body mass index of 28 to 40 (25-30 is … [Read more...] about What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to 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
New research, published in the journal Appetite, suggests that, when it comes to dieting, it's not how much you eat — but rather, what you eat — that influences calorie intake the most. Faris Zuraikat, a graduate student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, led the new study, which follows up from a previous 1-year randomized controlled trial that investigated how different food portions influenced weight loss. The former trial aimed to explore the so-called "portion size effect," which occurs when people are served bigger portions than what they originally wanted but end up eating more nonetheless. To this end, the previous trial trained the participants to gain more control over their portions, presenting them with useful strategies for portion size management. In this new trial study, the researchers wanted to see if people who had been previously trained to manage their portions would respond differently to increasing portion … [Read more...] about Eating less may not the best way to lose weight, study shows
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?
The best news: Sleeping longer may be the key to reaching your health and weight loss goals. According to a new study from researchers at King's College London, people who snooze for an extra hour or so could end up consuming fewer sugars and carbohydrates.With 21 participants involved, the study was admittedly small; it was also a pilot, meaning more studies would be required to support its findings. Researchers recruited 42 people: half received a sleep consultation intended to up their time in bed by as many as 1.5 hours each night, while the other half proceeded with their bedtime habits as usual. Each person got an individualized set of instructions—no caffeine before bed; set a pre-sleep routine that promotes relaxation; don't go to bed too full or too hungry—and a suggested time to hit the hay.Is your bedroom making you a sh*ttier sleeper? Find out what to do:Over the next week, participants wore motion sensors to bed and kept diaries detailing their sleep … [Read more...] about Exactly How Much More You Should Sleep Each Night If You’re Trying To Lose Weight