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
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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?
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
Getty ImagesMichelle Arnold / EyeEm Downing a shot of apple cider vinegar (ACV) each morning is considered the epitome of wellness right now—though, uh, it's definitely not going to help you lose weight (sry, Megan Fox and Miranda Kerr).Now, people are taking it a step further and chasing garcinia cambogia pills with apple cider vinegar in hopes of torching fat. Really, guys?? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Wait, what the heck is garcinia cambogia?The extract comes from a tropical fruit called tamarind grown in Indonesia. You can cook with a tamarind paste made out of the pods to flavor dips and sauces. However, the extract is also packed into diet pills because one of its compounds, hydroxycitric acid (HCA) has been said to decrease appetite and prevent fat storage—TV doctor Mehmet Oz even claimed the extract was the "simple solution you're looking for to bust your body fat for good," in one of his 2012 shows. While, yes, garcinia cambogia does have HCA, its … [Read more...] about People Are Now Pairing Apple Cider Vinegar With Garcinia Cambogia To Lose Weight
If you've been playing along at home, you know the whole "drinking apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight" claim is pretty much bogus—there's no real scientific evidence that ACV has any major health perks, and while it's not necessarily dangerous, going all in on the stuff might have some unwanted side effects. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below But just when you thought the issue had been put to bed (seriously, just put it on a salad, people!), ACV pills—dietary supplements containing dehydrated apple cider vinegar—turned up, and reignited all the same questions: Can this kind of ACV help with weight loss? Is it safe? And should I try it? Totally valid—but before you shell out for a month's supply of the supplements, here are a few things you should know about using ACV in pill form for weight loss.What exactly are ACV pills, and how do they work? You know how even taking a sip of apple cider vinegar feels like ingesting pure acid? Side-stepping … [Read more...] about What Are Apple Cider Vinegar Pills And Will They Help You Lose Weight?