We’ve been recommending a high-protein, low-carb diet for years to help you lose weight while maintaining muscle. Now a study has discovered the “secret sauce” in protein that keeps you at a healthy body weight.
An amino-acid component of protein, phenylalanine, cuts appetite, according to researchers in the UK.
Scientists at Imperial College London examined the effect of phenylalanine on food intake and brain activity in mice.… Read More
It sounds too good to be true: Sleep more and you will lose weight.
But researchers have found that getting more than seven hours of sleep is linked to weight loss.
The correlation between sleep and a thinner body is not as strange as it sounds. One-third of American adults are considered sleep-deprived, getting six hours or less of sleep each night.… Read More
Most dieters try to lose weight by eating certain foods or by eating fewer calories.
But researchers have found that there’s another factor that may be more important than either of these for diet success.[i]
Scientists at Hiroshima University in Japan tracked the eating habits of 1,083 people for five years. During that time, subjects filled out detailed questionnaires about their lifestyle and eating habits, including speed of eating, physical activity, and medical history.… Read More
The most popular New Year’s resolution Americans make is to lose weight.
The cruel truth is this: The overwhelming majority will fail.
Studies show that the failure rate of all New Year’s resolutions is 80%. And a resolution to lose weight through dieting may have even less of a chance at success. A whopping 95% of all diets fail to help people get slimmer.… Read More
Walking is the nation’s most popular form of exercise. More than a third of us—111 million Americans—routinely go for walks to maintain our health and wellness.
The benefits of walking are both profound and well-proven. Putting one foot in front of the other is linked to longer life, weight loss, stronger bones and muscles, better mood, improved lung function, and lower risk of Alzheimer’s.… Read More