Archive for October, 2012

Sugar Alcohol vs. Sugar – Which One’s Worse?

Sugar Alcohol vs. Sugar – Which One’s Worse?

October 17, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

By now, just about everyone knows that sugar does a body bad. It can lead to weight gain, diabetes – even Alzheimer’s and cancer. But despite these facts, that doesn’t seem to slow down our sweet tooth one bit. So, in an effort to give us the best of both worlds, food manufacturers have done […]

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Overweight? Blame Your Brain!

Overweight? Blame Your Brain!

October 16, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

No one can argue that personal responsibility plays a role in obesity. After all, there are many things we know to be fattening and yet we still indulge (e.g. soda). Of course, we’ve also been led down the wrong path – far too many times – by the same people tasked to protect us (but […]

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How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Week?

How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Week?

October 15, 2012 | By | 7 Comments

Many argue that weight loss is nothing more than simple math. That is, if you eat fewer calories than you burn, the pounds will come off. For example, there are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat. And, if you decrease your daily calorie intake by 500 you should go on to lose one pound […]

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How to Fight Food Addiction With This Simple Strategy

How to Fight Food Addiction With This Simple Strategy

October 12, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

Addictions are quite the trend nowadays. We have one for almost everything: drugs, sex, gambling, porn, shopping, work. The list goes on and on. But as the weight of the nation keeps skyrocketing, food addiction is hitting the spotlight pretty hard. Now, many would argue that there’s no such thing – that it all comes […]

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Why Is Sugar Bad for You? 3 Deadly Reasons

Why Is Sugar Bad for You? 3 Deadly Reasons

October 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

For years we’ve been warned about fat and how bad it is for our health. Luckily, more and more people are realizing the “junk science” behind those accusations and focusing on the true culprit at hand: sugar. Sugar is starting to replace fat as public enemy #1, and for a good reason: this sweet, savory […]

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Best Exercises for Women to Lose Belly Fat? Not What You Think!

Best Exercises for Women to Lose Belly Fat? Not What You Think!

October 10, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

When it comes to women, exercise, and weight loss, the most common image that comes to mind is the one on the left: sweating on the treadmill at a slow (yet steady) pace in order to get that optimal belly fat burn. After all, everyone knows that ridding yourself of that spare tire requires cardio. […]

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Spot Reduction Made Possible With a Little Help from Science

Spot Reduction Made Possible With a Little Help from Science

October 9, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

It seems like yesterday that I was writing about spot reduction (i.e. the ability to burn fat from specific areas of the body) and how it’s not possible. But according to new research, it seems that I’m about to eat my words. In fact, in about six years time you might be able to get […]

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Why Portion Control Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss

Why Portion Control Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss

October 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Portion control ranks right up there with calorie counting as a well intentioned, but ultimately flawed, method of losing weight. Now, don’t get me wrong. If you cut down on the amount of food you eat, you’re going to drop the pounds. And the more precise you are, the greater your chances of success. With […]

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Get Paid to Gain Weight – Wait, What?

Get Paid to Gain Weight – Wait, What?

October 5, 2012 | By | 16 Comments

Programs that pay you to drop the pounds are becoming more popular every day. And it makes sense because a little financial incentive goes a long way – especially when it comes to the challenge that is weight loss. But here’s something you don’t see often: an offer to gain weight in exchange for money. […]

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New Research Reveals: Carb – Not Just Calorie – Control Improves Diabetes

New Research Reveals: Carb – Not Just Calorie – Control Improves Diabetes

October 4, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

While many still argue this fact, the quality of your calories matters just as much as (if not not more than) the quantity. And a new study further proves this by demonstrating that a low-carb diet drastically improves type 2 Diabetes – even more so than the traditional low-calorie one. Recently published in the journal […]

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