If you were stuck on a desert island and could only eat one food the rest of your life, pizza wouldn’t be a bad way to go. But if you're trying to lose weight, it's definitely not the obvious choice.However, according to the New York Post, one New York City chef (and Naples, Italy native) dropped nearly 100 pounds by, among other changes, eating a pizza for lunch every day. Which begs the question: Can eating a slice a day really help you shed pounds? “Monotony has its advantages when it comes to weight loss,” says Jennifer McDaniel, R.D. She says some research has also found that eating the same thing day after day can lead you to want to eat less of it, while variety can spark appetite even when you're full. A limited menu, therefore, can be less tempting and simpler to plan—at least for a while. (Hit the reset button—and burn fat like crazy with Women's Health's The Body Clock Diet!)“If weight loss is your goal, sometimes repetition can … [Read more...] about Can You Eat Pizza Every Day And Still Lose Weight?
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You sweated your way through a grueling half-hour on the elliptical trainer. You lifted dumbbells until your biceps turned to jelly. And now you need to eat something STAT so that your body recovers, right?Probably not. Most gym sessions don't really necessitate a snack afterward, says Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, contributor to Eat Clean, Stay Lean. In fact, eating something is more likely to undo the calorie torching you just accomplished. "Typically, if your workout is less than 60 minutes of steady aerobic activity, post-workout snacks will only provide extra calories that can potentially defeat your weight loss goals," she says. In other words, unless you're going hard and long, stick to water during and after your workout, maintaining your normal healthy eating routine otherwise. (Take back control of your eating—and lose weight in the process—with our 21-Day Challenge!)But what if you do have a totally intense gym session or work out longer than an hour, doing something … [Read more...] about 7 Popular Post-Workout Snacks That Will Make You Fat
Weight gain doesn't happen all at once, but it often feels that way. One day you pull on a pair of pants that you haven't worn since last fall—and ah, crap.But are you really gaining weight or just dealing with some belly bloat? While you're probably hoping for the latter, these 8 questions will help you identify the issue—and fix it.1. Has my lifestyle changed at all?Delish Knowledge. "Have your eating patterns changed? Activity habits? Stress levels?" Even the smallest of lifestyle changes—from getting an hour or two less sleep per night to taking a new medication—can influence your caloric balance.MORE: Intuitive Eating Changed My Life—But Don't Ask Me How Much Weight I Lost2. How do I look in the morning?bloated' feeling and look," says Caspero. So if you wake up with a stomach that's a good two sizes smaller than when you go to bed, something is definitely going on in your gut, she says. 3. What do I look like after meals?feel bloated afterward … [Read more...] about 8 Questions To Find Out If You’re Gaining Weight…Or Just Bloated
You probably heard one of the basic tenants of getting bigger and stronger: Eat protein within an hour after exercise to fuel muscle growth. It’s called protein timing, and the idea behind it is this: Resistance training increases amino acid delivery to muscles as well as absorption. Therefore, the sooner you consume protein post-exercise, the bigger the stimulation in muscle protein synthesis. In theory, proper protein timing leads to bigger long-term gains in strength and lean body mass. But research doesn’t actually prove that it works—or doesn’t work, for that matter. “About half the long-term studies say protein timing has an effect and the other half doesn’t,” says Alan Aragon, M.S., Men’s Health nutrition advisor. The studies that do show a consistent benefit are all short-term, and many have limitations.For example, Aragon cites one recent meta-analysis of 22 studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It … [Read more...] about The Truth About Post-Workout Shakes and Protein Timing
Weight gain doesn’t happen all at once, but it often feels that way. One day you pull on a pair of pants that you haven’t worn since last fall—and ah, crap.But are you really gaining weight or just dealing with some belly bloat? While you’re probably hoping for the latter, these eight questions will help you identify the issue—and fix it.Start off with some real talk: “Assess whether or not weight gain may be a possibility in the first place,” says Alex Caspero, R.D., owner of Delish Knowledge. “Have your eating patterns changed? Activity habits? Stress levels?” Even the smallest of lifestyle changes—from getting an hour or two less sleep per night to taking a new medication—can influence your caloric balance.RELATED: INTUITIVE EATING CHANGED MY LIFT—BUT DON’T ASK ME HOW MUCH WEIGHT I LOSTWhen you wake up in the morning, take a look in the mirror. Not in a judgey way, but just to get a sense of … [Read more...] about 8 Questions That Will Reveal Whether You’re Gaining Weight…or Just Bloated