So, you’ve made the decision to adopt a healthy lifestyle, change your eating habits, and get moving. It may seem simple at first, but the reality is that lifestyle adjustments (although extremely important for your health long-term) can lead to unwanted “side effects” in the short term, if you’re not careful.
Maybe you already have a number in mind, but before you decide on a set weight-loss goal, be sure to take these questions into consideration.
The holiday season is a time of year for family and fun. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for overindulgences that can lead to weight gain. It’s often reported that people gain anywhere from five to 10 pounds during the holidays.
Keeping muscle during weight loss should be just as an important a goal as burning fat. However, people focusing on diet alone can lose anywhere from 20-30 percent of their weight loss from lean body mass, most of which is from muscle...
Instead of cutting out favorite foods entirely, including portion-controlled treats as part of a weight management plan can help satisfy cravings and support weight loss success. For most people, eliminating favorite foods is not a sustainable long-term approach.
With new diet fads appearing every day, it’s easy for people to become confused about what works, what doesn’t, and what’s safe for losing weight. A new paper clears up the misconceptions.
Some reasons for slowed weight loss are obvious, such as when healthier diet and exercise choices begin to give way to old, less healthful habits. But it can be hard to identify the reasons for a weight loss plateau when you stick to the healthy lifestyle changes that have already helped you lose weight.
Those last few pounds clinging to your midsection often feel like the most difficult pounds to lose. Fortunately, there are science-backed strategies that can help you successfully get rid of belly fat.
Nearly 4 percent of adults are affected by gout, which can harm joints if left untreated (1). Since diet and lifestyle are important factors for managing this painful problem, it’s important to talk to your doctor before you make any big changes, such as starting a new eating plan or losing weight.
Changing your dietary habits is the most important action you can take for losing weight and keeping it off. However, exercise shouldn’t be ignored as it can make weight-loss results more pronounced.