Category: Weight Loss

Everything You Need to Know About Weight Loss Patches 

The weight loss industry is well known for promoting endless weight loss products and systems that promise easy or rapid weight loss. From fad diets to expensive exercise equipment, there are numerous ways that people attempt to lose excess body weight. In the last few decades, though, various new medications and dietary supplements have become […]

Everything You Need to Know About Antioxidants

Nutritional science—the study of how nutrients affect the maintenance and growth of the body—is a relatively new discipline in the sciences. Prior to the last 40-50 years, it mainly focused on the effects of the deficiency of certain vitamins and how macronutrients like fats and carbohydrates impacted weight and energy. As more research has been […]

Can Constipation Cause Weight Gain?

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal problem that affects virtually every person at some point in their life. While not typically a very serious condition, there’s no doubt that constipation can be unpleasant and cause disruptions to a person’s normal quality of life. What many people don’t realize is that constipation by its very nature can […]

9 Tips for Enjoying a Healthier Summer Barbecue

Summer is officially here, traditionally the season for firing up the grill and gathering together for a backyard barbecue. However, if you are trying to lose weight, this type of event can actually be a source of stress and anxiety—not because you don’t enjoy socializing with your family, friends, and neighbors, but because you fear […]

Why Swimsuit Season Doesn’t Have to be Your Primary Weight Loss Motivator

Swimsuits come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns, but you may dread having to wear one. Excess weight and body image often play a major role. However, when summer arrives, no one wants to miss out on fun times at the beach, pool, or lake. You can use this as a source of motivation […]

Fad Diets & Weight Loss Trends: Why They Just Don’t Work

As with fashion and interior design, trends in dieting come and go. These so-called fad diets are usually created by fitness enthusiasts, nutritionists, or even doctors who believe they have discovered the latest and greatest method for quickly losing weight. Fad diets are often promoted by the media, and many make unrealistic claims about being […]

The Relationship Between Insomnia and Weight Gain

Even though there has been some evidence of decline in recent years, sales in the weight loss industry are still estimated to be around $50 billion a year. Decades of specialty food products and exercise equipment promised that dieting and exercise alone would lead to weight loss. Research in recent years, however, has shown that […]

Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss

Over the last few decades, ongoing research has helped doctors more fully understand the complex relationship between obesity and a number of negative health outcomes. One of the ways the international medical community has tried to clarify this link is by establishing the criteria for diagnosing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by having several […]

Slow Down: The Effects of Hypothyroidism

If you are stuck to your couch like glue, there may not be a lot of mystery about a bit of weight gain. But what could be the cause if you are maintaining an active lifestyle and eating right, yet you still find yourself gaining weight? The cause of otherwise unexpected weight gain could be […]

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