It's no secret the United States has an obesity problem. More than 93 million Americans are obese and millions more are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a recent study from the Cleveland Clinic shows few people are actually doing anything about it. Researchers found that three-quarters of those they surveyed are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds. Yet, less than half actually tried to make any dietary changes to lose weight.The findings also revealed that many Americans don't fully understand the relationship between extra weight and their overall health. Nearly 1 in 5 of those surveyed said they believe their diet has nothing to do with their heart health and more than half didn't know that obesity is linked to high "bad" cholesterol levels. Two-thirds said they didn't know being obese could lead to a stroke."Most Americans understand abstractly that being overweight or … [Read more...] about Scientifically proven ways to lose weight and improve health
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Diets that include intermittent fasting are growing in popularity, but one doctor says science doesn't back the trend. "The bottom line is, it's no better than standard diets in terms of losing weight," Dr. David Agus said Thursday on "CBS This Morning." "It's very hard to comply with. And the clinical trials, more than 40 percent of people dropped out of it. When you look at long-term markers of health it certainly doesn't add up." Want to prevent deadly diseases? Eat more fiber, study says The best overall diets for 2019 The three popular types of intermittent fasting include: "whole day," which means no food at all one or two days a week; "alternate day," which is small meals on specific days of the week and no restrictions on others; and "time-restricted feeding," eating only during a four- to eight-hour window each day. But according to Agus, regularity is key to a healthy diet. "The data really show that our body strives for regularity. And so whether you have two … [Read more...] about Intermittent fasting diets “no better” than standard diets for losing weight, doctor says
YOU'RE eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio, and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued?Perhaps it's your genes, rather than your lack of gusto on the treadmill, that holds the answer.Chances are you'll have heard someone blame their slow metabolism for their weight-loss struggles at some point. The general idea is that if you've been blessed with an overactive or fast one, you can eat more, work out less, and still maintain a svelte figure.But what exactly is the mythical 'M' word, how does it work, and can it really be the reason why some people find it harder to lose weight than others? We asked some experts to weigh in...:: The metabolism in a nutshellYour metabolism isn't a single organ. It's actually an umbrella term that's used to describe lots of different metabolic … [Read more...] about Is your slow metabolism actually the reason you struggle to lose weight?
source Shutterstock Going on a diet is a losing game. Some research suggests more than nine out of every 10 people who try to diet will fail. Even people who are able to diet successfully often fight a tough battle against the body’s evolutionarily savvy attempts to store extra energy. In fact, scientists have found that the bodies of severely overweight people who lose weight can actively work against them: as they slim down, their metabolism drops, making it harder to lose more weight. Experts agree that extreme diets and juice cleanses aren’t good long-term strategies for maintaining a healthy weight. To that end, the US News & World Report’s 2018 ranking of the best diets put the trendy ketogenic diet dead last. But there are a few simple things you can do to stay trim and satisfied in the long run. We asked dietitian Jason Ewoldt from the nation’s top-rated hospital, the Mayo Clinic, for his simplest, sanest ideas for … [Read more...] about 11 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet
source Joana Lopes/Shutterstock Losing weight is tough work, but for some people it can be especially hard. Susan Peirce Thompson, a cognitive scientist who struggled for decades with her weight, advocates a radical approach to eating that goes against popular nutritional wisdom. Instead of “everything in moderation,” Thompson advises her clients to set up clear boundaries against foods that they are at a high risk for overeating. The approach won’t work for everyone, she cautions, but it could be a “path to freedom” for others. Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation. Somewhere along the way, she found a 12-step program geared … [Read more...] about How to lose weight if you’re addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years