Category: Weight Loss

The No-Diet Way to Lose Weight

Here’s an easy way to put the brakes on weight gain: Sl-o-o-o-w down at the dinner table. In a recent Japanese study of 59,717 women and men with type 2 diabetes, the slowest eaters were 42% less likely to become obese...

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Keep Weight Off

Intense exercise is needed to keep weight off. Significant weight loss causes the body’s metabolism to slow down, so additional exercise is needed to compensate for the lower caloric needs. To keep weight off after losing...

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9 Ways to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

Drink green tea:  A green tea habit may help you lose weight. Women who consumed green tea extract every day for 12 weeks lost an average of 2.5 pounds without following a reduced-calorie diet. Get outside, and go high:  Do you...

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Should You Worry About Weight Loss?

Up to 20% of older adults lose weight without intending to. Though some loss, around 1/4 to 1/2 pound a year, is normal after age 70, alert your doctor if you’re losing a significant amount. In some cases, this could be...

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Weight Loss Reshapes the Heart?

The hearts of obese people become enlarged as they struggle to produce enough force to pump blood through the body. One year after bariatric surgery and the weight loss that followed, the hearts of nearly half the patients had...

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The Best Way to Lose Weight

In a study of 183 overweight and obese adults in a year-long weight loss program, those whose early weight loss was consistent kept more pounds off than those whose weight went up and down. Researchers say that weight cycling,...

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Do It Right (Weight Loss)

Could losing weight harm obese older people by causing them to lose muscle and bone? Not if they do the right kind of exercise. Scientists randomly assigned 141 obese, sedentary people aged 65 or older to a control group (which...

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Keep Your Weight Steady

Yo-yo gains and losses of more than 8 pounds hiked the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and death reveals a recent study that tracked 9,509 people with coronary artery disease. The researchers say it’s...

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Surprising Weight-Loss Tool

Can phone coaching help you shed extra pounds? Nine hundred and fifty-four obese adults who received personalized health advice by phone lost about 10 pounds in a year, while 19,080 people who got no such support gained weight...

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A Better Life

Watch your weight! Being overweight may increase the risk of cancers such as breast, colon, and endometrial as well as osteoarthritis (OA), heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and eye diseases such as age-rated cataracts. Research...

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Low-Carb Miracle?

“Low-carb diet proves more effective for weight loss than a low-fat one,” ran the headline on Medical Daily.com “What does this mean for obese Americans?” Not much. The meta-analysis found that low-carb...

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One Easy Change for Weight Loss.

One step may help you lose extra pounds. Adding fiber to your diet. In a recent study, obese men and women who consumed at least 30 grams of fiber a day lost almost as much as people who followed the stricter American Heart...

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