What to eat and not eat Koren began cooking her meals at home. Her healthy meals consist of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and nutrient dense carbs. For example: Breakfast: Two slices of wheat toast with peanut butter and blueberries Mid-morning snack: A piece of fruit (whole apple, whole plum, whole peach) Lunch: Salmon, sweet potatoes, and broccoli Mid-afternoon snack: Sliced pepper with hummus, or a handful of almonds with dates Dinner: Scrambled eggs with veggies She decided to reserve her less healthy meals for when she eats out with friends. But she’s careful not to pick menu items that are too unhealthy. “I love Mediterranean food,” she says. “So I would get falafel, which is fried, and maybe some cole slaw — there would be mayo in there — that type of thing, where it’s not totally unhealthy but not super strict either.” You should never use your 20 percent “less healthy” meal allowance as an … [Read more...] about How the 80/20 rule helped this woman lose weight
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What is it: An active metabolic assessment aims to help you make the most of your workout and kick-start weight loss if you’ve hit a plateau. This cardio-based assessment determines your specific heart-rate zones and how well your body burns carbohydrates and fats to fuel your exercise. The back story: As your heart rate increases, you burn more calories, but fewer calories from fat, explained Dan Hubley, senior program manager of metabolic assessments and health technology for Life Time Fitness. Since our bodies are very effective at storing fat, you want to find the “sweet spot” where your body burns the most calories from fat. While many fitness trackers can measure your heart rate (and some exercise machines give you a ballpark figure), a metabolic assessment can determine personalized heart-rate zones at which you burn the most fat. As Hubley said, “If you’re not assessing, you’re guessing” — guessing how often you should exercise … [Read more...] about What is a metabolic assessment, and how can it help you lose weight?
Story highlights If it isn't turned to energy or muscles and doesn't go into the toilet, where does fat go? Fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales. Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat is converted to energy. The problem with this theory is that it violates the law of conservation of matter, which all chemical reactions obey. Some respondents thought fat turns into muscle, which is impossible, and others assumed it escapes via the colon. Only three of our respondents gave the right answer, which means 98% of the health professionals in our survey could not explain how weight loss works. So if not energy, muscles or the loo, where does fat go? The enlightening facts about fat metabolism Read More The correct … [Read more...] about Where fat goes when you lose weight
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
Chances are, you've heard someone in your run club talk about the ketogenic diet. It's being buzzed about right now thanks to claims that it's an effective way to lose weight. Whether runners should try it, though, is still up for discussion, so we tapped top experts to help set the record straight for you. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The DietUnlike low-carb, high-fat diets, the ketogenic diet (or keto diet) sets very strict guidelines on how to break down your macronutrient—carbohydrates, protein, and fat—intake. Those following keto consume 80 percent of their calories from fat and almost zero from carbs—the fuel source your body and brain prefer to tap first. Staples of the this diet include fish, meat, eggs, dairy, oils, and green veggies. Even healthy, complex carbs like whole-wheat pasta, rice, potatoes, and fruit are off-limits.Here's how the keto diet works: When your body no longer has access to fuel from carbohydrates—either because … [Read more...] about What Is the Keto Diet and Should You Try it?