Rather than counting calories, start keeping track of how your food makes you feel. Jot down what you eat at each meal—not macronutrients and exact portions, as you would on a strict diet, but simple summaries of what went on your plate—how hungry you were beforehand, and how you felt afterward. Paying attention to hunger is an important element of intuitive eating, a diet paradigm that encourages eating based on internal, not external cues. Adults who practice intuitive eating are less likely to stress eat and are happier with their bodies overall.
Readers share experiences and some simple rules for weight loss.
We all need some fat. It’s an important component of cell membranes, a place to store energy and some vitamins, and it’s used to make different hormones we need to transmit messages throughout the body.
Your muscle mass is the key to good living; don't give it up in service of shedding "pounds" more quickly.
Many eating plans that promise to help you lose weight are costly and unsustainable, not backed by scientific evidence, and may actually hurt your health more than help it.
Losing weight is not a one-size-fits-all approach. How you go about it will largely depend on your current habits, how much weight you want to lose, and your long-term goals.
The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that might make all the difference.
Getting into shape and eating healthier is difficult yet rewarding. At first you notice the weight sliding off, but then all of a sudden your weight plateaus -- no matter how much exercise and healthy eating you do.
First off, it's important to know that this experience is normal. In fact, you could argue that if our bodies didn't plateau at some point, they wouldn't be doing their job.
One conclusion from a much-discussed study: The best diet is the one you can stick to.
Despite thousands of studies spanning decades, I discovered that alcohol remains one of the most controversial and confusing topics for people concerned about controlling their weight.
Weight loss doesn’t always translate to being fit. The true measurement for being healthy and fit is your body fat percentage. Visualize two people. They are the same height, same weight, but one has less fat percentage. That person, while they weigh exactly the same, is going to look and be more fit, most likely wearing a smaller pant and shirt size. This is precisely why we tell our members to ditch the scale and focus on how their clothes fit and how they feel. You need to gain muscle to lose fat. Adding a pound of muscle is much more important than losing a pound of “weight”. This is where our members lose inches, not pounds.
The question has prompted me to explore the origins of my lifelong struggle with weight. My perception of myself has always been that of an overweight girl. How can I get myself to believe otherwise, to let my head catch up with my body?
We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.
You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.
But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that exercise, while great for health, isn’t actually all that important for weight loss.
Most major weight loss is followed by weight gain, as people revert to their old habits. But, some folks manage to keep it off. How do they do it? Researchers have found that maintaining a healthy diet, ongoing self-monitoring, plenty of self-acceptance, as well as a high level of physical activity are all associated with keeping the pounds off.
If it feels like you’re constantly trying to lose weight, only to have your efforts fail, it’s time to rethink your weight loss program. An effective regimen needs to do more than help you drop pounds, it should also promote habits that you can incorporate into your lifestyle. Each person has their own individual preferences and needs when it comes to eating and dieting.
The researchers behind the study found that people who have had success losing weight have a few things in common: They weigh themselves at least once a week. They restrict their calorie intake, stay away from high-fat foods, and watch their portion sizes. They also exercise regularly.
The work provides new insights into why it is difficult to keep off the pounds.
Wearable activity monitors can count your steps and track your movements, but they don’t, apparently, help you lose weight. In fact, you might lose more weight without them.
Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but
gained them back. A study of their struggles helps explain
why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.
The key to avoiding regaining the weight you lost, like the reality-show contestants did, might be in how the dieting is done.
Keeping weight off after a diet is no easy feat, and most people who lose weight eventually gain at least some, if not all of it back. This isn't a matter of lack of willpower or effort, but of biology: To maintain weight loss, you are essentially fighting a system that's wired to re-gain lost pounds.
One of the keys to keeping calories in check is to read the food labels and writing down the details of everything you put into your mouth, Y'all.
The president of Downsize Fitness lost more than 200 pounds and became a healthy-lifestyle evangelist.
The question is…how do you avoid packing on the pounds while still eating, drinking, and being all kinds of merry? There has to be a way, right? There is, and certain very fit celebrities are sharing their secrets with us.
If you’ve been working out and eating well for months and your progress has stalled, here are a few ideas for busting through that plateau in a healthy way—no crash dieting required.
The more you learn about fad diets, the more you realize they're complete bullshit. The highly restrictive, almost impossible-to-maintain modes of eating essentially set dieters up to fail — while earning their creators a handsome profit.
In a hilarious must-read in the Guardian, Dean Burnett illustrates this truth by offering up alternatives to the latest fad, the Paleo diet.
The problem, researchers say, is that obesity and its precursor — being overweight — are not one disease but instead, like cancer, they are many.
The basic premise is that overeating doesn’t make you fat. The process of getting fat makes you overeat. It may sound radical, but there’s literally a century of science to support this point. Simply cutting back on calories as we’ve been told actually makes the situation worse. When we cut back on calories, our body responds by increasing hunger and slowing metabolism. It responds in an effort to save calories. And that makes weight loss progressively more and more difficult on a standard low calorie diet. It creates a battle between mind and metabolism that we’re doomed to lose.
When it comes down to it, the things we know to be true about weight loss are relatively simple, and certainly few. They’re also extremely effective when actually carried out. So, from the researchers who have studied this stuff for decades, here’s pretty much everything we know about weight loss today, whittled down to six points about how the body actually gains, loses, and maintains its weight.
Eating more vegetables and avoiding added sugars and refined grains are key.
Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.
There are obese people who lose weight and keep it off, but they do so by superhuman attention to their diets and energy output. If they let up for even a short while, the weight piles back on...
In order to be able to lose weight effectively it is vital to understand the importance of calories and how to calculate the amount of calories required for your body to lose weight. In weight loss, your diet is 80% responsible for achieving the desired results.
At last a nutrition and weight loss study has revealed what millions of people have already known all too well from personal experience: different folks lose weight at different rates – even when their calorie deficit is the same.
The problem isn’t willpower. It’s neuroscience.
You can’t — and shouldn’t — fight back.
Shedding pounds is usually a losing battle—research suggests it’s better to just focus on building a healthy lifestyle.
You lose weight, and then you gain it all back. That grim reality is a mainstay of our obese society. But a new study of contestants from the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser” suggests that, for them, that re-gain was all but pre-ordained.
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If you've made shedding pounds a New Year's resolution, here's a guide to the research behind dieting and exercise.
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