By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 27, 2019 at 11:18 pm | UPDATED: January 27, 2019 at 11:21 pm By Debra Bruno | The Washington Post Welcome to diet season, that time of year when people are looking for a reset after the overconsumption of the holidays. There is a smorgasbord of choices for those who are looking to lose weight or stave off a winter doldrums gain, and a few of them actually do work. Some of the trendiest weight-loss schemes, from intermittent fasting to Tom Brady’s alkaline diet, might seem a bit odd or excessive — until you consider some of the crazy or even dangerous things (tapeworms anyone?) we’ve done in the past to lose weight. But first, a little history about weight and weight loss in the United States. Before the 20th century, few people cared whether a person put on a few pounds. An ample middle was seen as a sign of prosperity and good health. Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of “The Body Project: An Intimate History of … [Read more...] about Looking back on the kooky (and risky) ways we try to lose weight
Vinegar helps lose weight
Vesnaandjic Technically, your metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down food and converts it into energy. Un-technically, it's that thing that you want to speed up as much as possible to help you lose weight. For that, we're here to help. While your metabolism is largely hereditary and can slow down with age, research shows some foods, behaviors, and activities can raise or lower your metabolism, therefore changing the amount of energy your body burns during a specific period of time. Some trendy approaches to boosting metabolism have gained attention in recent years—intermittent fasting, apple cider vinegar, etc.—but there's no evidence to suggest they have any significant effect on metabolism and could even have a negative effect on your overall health. Instead, incorporate these habits into your everyday routine to give your metabolism a helpful boost. View Gallery 31 Photos Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 31 Drink coffee or … [Read more...] about 31 Ways to Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight
Health When my brother and I were kids back in the ‘80s, we loved going to Long John Silver’s. But it wasn’t just for the fish. It was for the vinegar—malt vinegar. We would uncap a bottle at the table and swig that tangy, delicious nectar of the gods straight. Are most of you repulsed? Probably. Were we way ahead of our time? Apparently. Some social media and online searches would have us believe that drinking vinegar is a cure-all. Our friends and colleagues will regale us with stories of the healing power of apple cider vinegar for whatever problem we may have just mentioned. “Oh, that backache from mowing? Vinegar.” “That last 10 pounds? Vinegar will melt that right off.” “Syphilis, again? You know it—vinegar.” As a practicing physician and professor of medicine, people ask me about the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar all the time. I enjoy those moments, because we can talk about the (extensive) history of … [Read more...] about Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits: Does It Really Lower Blood Pressure and Help You Lose Weight?
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Belly fat is maligned for its way of tampering with any outfit that doesn’t involve a muumuu, but really there’s something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen, nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for some serious health trouble. We now know that this type of fat, called visceral fat, is metabolically active and churns out stress hormones like cortisol and inflammatory substances called cytokines that affect you body’s production of insulin. The result is worse than just being generally overweight; you’re looking at increased risks of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and even dementia.Unfortunately, some women are just more prone to carrying weight in their middle instead of their hips and thighs. Sometimes, it’s genetics—maybe your mother was more apple-shaped. Belly fat can also increase around menopause, or … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat For Good
Ask any nutritionist and they'll offer up this piece of advice for losing weight: Cook your own damn food.Sounds easy enough, right? Sure—until, you know, you have a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes staring back at you. Take-out meals start looking pretty good right around then, amirite?I know what you're wondering: Wouldn't it be great if I could cook a nutritious meal at home and only dirty one pot in the process? I got you, girl. Enter, Instant Flat Belly: One Pot which offers healthy recipes that will help you lose weight—and only require one pot's worth of dishes. Sounds like a dream come true, if you ask me. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The cookbook: Instant Flat Belly: One Pot (Hearst Magazines), out now.The author: Patricia Gilroy, a nutritional therapist practicing in Dublin, Ireland. Patricia designs individualized meal plans for clients seeking help for a range of nutritional and medical problems, including weight management and digestive health.What … [Read more...] about This Cookbook Is Full Of One-Pot Meals That’ll Help You Lose Weight