When you’re trying to lose weight, what matters more: cutting fat, cutting protein, or cutting carbs? Pounds Lost—which began in 2004—wasn’t the first or the last study to explore that…
If you’re cutting calories, it makes sense to cut carbs and fat rather than protein. But does extra protein keep you from losing muscle as you lose weight? Researchers randomly…
A ketogenic diet—which is very low in carbohydrates and high in fat—may be getting attention, but the evidence to support it is far from solid. “Low-carb and low-fat diets equally…
“More and more research points to mindfulness—not certain foods—for weight loss,” ran the Washington Post headline in March. Mindfulness? “Mindful eating means that you tune in to hunger signals so…
“You are when you eat,” declared NBCNews.com in January. “A growing number of researchers say limiting the hours during the day when you eat, focusing more on the timing of…
“Satisfies hunger longer,” promise Special K Protein Shakes, which are mostly blends of water, nonfat milk, whey protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, and sugar. “With every tasty shake, you’ll get…
“Miraculous.” “Amazing.” “Life Saving.”
For some reason, people love coconut oil. Really love it.
And because people really love it, the coconut oil myths have spread like dandelion seeds on a windy day.
Any kind—and any amount—of exercise is better than no exercise. Some studies sug- gest that as long as you burn 1,000 calories a week, you’ll lower your risk of disease. But if you want to know which exercise is best for weight loss, this chart—based on exercise specialist David Nieman’s book
But if you want to know which exercise is best for weight loss, this information here —based on exercise specialist David Nieman’s book Exercise Testing and Prescription—shows how many calories a 150-pound person burns by doing any of 30 common physical activities for an hour. (If you weigh more, you’ll burn more calories; if you weigh less, you’ll burn fewer calories.)
We’ve also included information about how well each activity builds cardiovascular health, burns fat, or builds muscle strength (1 = not at all, 2 = a little, 3 = moderately, 4 = strongly, and 5 = very strongly). For muscle strength, the activity is rated high if both upper and lower body muscles are strengthened.
“Want to lose weight? Then run, don’t walk,” reported U.S. News & World Report in the April 2013 issue.
When it comes to running vs. walking, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California conducted a six year National Walkers’ and Runners’ Health Study. When they compared men and women who increased their walking or running, they found that running expended more energy than walking.
But people who choose to run may be different—they may be more physically fit, for example—than people who choose to walk.
Of every three American adults, one is obese, one is overweight, and only one is lean. And all of us are at risk for gaining more.
From the latest “you’ll never be hungry” diet to that “weird tip to lose belly fat,” most dieting myths focus on how to lose weight.
Yet myths, misunderstandings, and excuses also explain how we got that spare tire in the first place.
If we knew more about what happens to the excess calories we eat—and how hard it may be to lose them for good—maybe we’d think twice before we reach for that extra slice of pizza or cheesecake.
It’s no secret that losing weight—and keeping it off—is tough. That’s all the more reason to avoid moving up a pants size in the first place. Here we correct 8 common weight loss myths to help you play defense in the battle of the bulge.