Category: Weight Loss

How to Help Your Spouse: Romantic Relationships and Weight Loss

The most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicates that over 70% of Americans are either overweight or obese (equivalent to a BMI ≥ 25). Yet even though many people attempt to lose weight through various diet and exercise plans, their weight loss efforts often end in vain. Weight loss programs are often discussed […]

A Review of Weight Watchers for Weight Loss 

The decision to start a weight loss journey doesn’t usually come easily, and most people either have to think about it for a while or wait for the “right” moment to present itself. This decision-making process also usually involves a lot of research and reflection. Which diet is right for me? How much weight do I need to lose? Will I be able to stick with it?

Healthy Habits for a Sustainable Weight Loss Journey  

Everyone wants to be thinner. In fact, according to a Gallup poll from last year, more than half (55%) of American adults are trying to lose weight at any given time. This desire to shed extra pounds has created a multibillion dollar industry of fad diets, supplements, exercise equipment, and workout programs that promise results […]

What Are the Best Foods For Gut Health and Weight Loss?   

For so many people, weight loss is a goal that remains elusive, even after trying countless fad diets and exercise programs. As researchers continue to study the science behind body weight changes, however, other factors have emerged that may play a significant role in how to actually lose weight. In the last few decades, new […]

A Review of the Mediterranean Diet  

Most people probably start a diet with a specific time frame in mind: I want to lose X number of pounds in Y number of weeks. And so they go about picking a diet plan or weight loss program to help them achieve that goal, with the intention that they’ll abandon the diet once they […]

Potential Complications from Gastric Sleeve Surgery   

After a lull following the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of bariatric surgery as a treatment for morbid obesity is on the rise again in the United States. And while mainstay bariatric procedures like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding remain popular options, another type that has become more common is gastric sleeve surgery. Like […]

A Review of the Keto Diet

People decide to lose weight for many reasons. For some, it’s about looking thinner or fitting some perceived societal standards of health and beauty. For others, it’s about becoming more healthy, or it may be a doctor-directed response to a serious illness. Whatever the motivation, the fact is that more Americans than ever are trying […]

When PCOS Affects Weight and Fertility, Lifestyle Changes Can Help

If a woman is experiencing problems with her hormones, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) could be the diagnosis. With PCOS, the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, sex hormones that are more prevalent in men and typically found in only small amounts in women. Additionally, many small cysts, or fluid-filled sacs, can develop on a […]

The Link Between Obesity and Osteoarthritis   

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the worldwide prevalence of overweight and obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. One of the results of this drastic increase is a marked rise in health conditions like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Much of this is due to the effects of obesity […]

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