Tag: Weight Loss
With low carb diets becoming more and more popular many people are looking for ways to decrease their sugar intake. A promising solution seems to be sugar substitutes. Potentially, providing you with fewer carbs – or even none- they appear to be the perfect alternative to regular sugar. But are they really?
Almost everyone has heard at some point in their life that they should eat less sugar. Maybe you’ve already tried to do this and you have been successful – in that case congratulations! But for those who haven’t tried or think that it would be too hard I would like to offer you some practical […]
We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Recently, this topic has been popular in the media due to a recent meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggesting that this may be a myth. So, what is the truth really? Let’s dive into this question!
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity. There are claims that it has many virtues, including weight loss and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But is it really effective? We’re about to shine a light on intermittent fasting and its effects on health below.
Have you ever heard of Shirataki noodles or konjac noodles? They are white noodles made from the root of the konjac plant, native to Southeast Asia, and which also grows in China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. Mixing konjac flour with lime water gives konnyaku, a traditional ingredient in Japanese stew. Konnyaku is consumed in many […]
MCT oil, which can be found in supplements, coconut oil and butter, among others, has been popular for many years for its alleged effects on weight loss. Recently, it is regaining popularity, especially among supporters of the ketogenic diet. One trend is Bullet Proof coffee, which consists of adding butter and MCT oil to your […]
Have you started working out to lose weight, but your weight is not going down on the scale and you are wondering how this could be possible? In general, one pound of fat corresponds to 3500 Calories. Therefore, in theory, someone who starts an exercise program and starts burning an average of 500 calories a […]
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also known as fatty liver, is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fat in the liver. It affects about 25% of the world’s population, 65% of obese people and 85% of morbidly obese people. Often, it does not show any noticeable symptoms. It is diagnosed by blood tests indicating abnormal […]
You may have noticed that as you get older, it is harder to maintain your usual weight. Many women gain weight when they cross over the threshold of menopause, especially around their waistline. On average, weight gain can be 0.5 kg (1 lb) per year, up to 2 to 4 kg (4.5 to 9 lbs) […]
Miraculous techniques and products are advertised almost everywhere, touting their fast and impressive weight loss properties. But are they really effective? Let’s get a clearer picture on the top 3 popular trends aimed at weight loss right now.
Until now, the majority of studies have told us that after a restrictive diet, people tend to return to their usual weight, even when weight loss has been significant. This slightly fatalistic statement could be put in question following a recent study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. This study concludes that, if weight […]
Did you know that it is possible to have a normal weight while still having a high body fat percentage and an increased risk of developing chronic disease? An excess of fat, especially around the stomach, is associated with a higher risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver, sleep apnea and cancers. Heart conditions are […]