June 9, 2008 |
Weight loss requires an overhaul of diet, exercise, essentially your entire life. But putting off these changes is a national pastime. Eating right and exercising is better done next week because today -- just isn't the right time. To lose weight, say experts in nutrition and weight loss, you have to be ready to make changes, even small ones.
June 9, 2008 |
A basketball injury sidelined 39-year-old pastor Kerwin Manning in fall 2004. At 210 pounds, he had a less than ideal diet heavy on fatty and fast foods. Instead of packing on more pounds, he decided to take some off, via a 40-day, water-only fast. Although a fast is radical and potentially risky (it should be undertaken only while in a physician's care), the extreme measure was just the impetus Manning needed.
March 17, 2008 |
The Internet may be your Best Friend Forever, but when it comes to keeping weight off, you're better off communing with a real person, according to a multi-center study conducted by investigators at Duke University Medical Center and three other research institutions. In a 30-month investigation, the researchers compared the effectiveness of personal contact with a trained weight-loss counselor to Internet support in helping volunteers stave off weight gain after an initial weight loss.
July 9, 2007 |
Eat what you want -- just don't eat too much of it. That may be fine advice, but it's easier said than done. Now a Canadian scientist has conducted a simple study to see if a special set of dishes can help dieters toe the line. In the first clinical trial on "portion control plates," Sue Pedersen, an endocrinologist at the University of Calgary, had 65 subjects use a specially designed plate and bowl to limit their calorie intake for part of each day.
June 23, 2007 |
Starting this summer, the makers of vitamins and dietary supplements will have to do something they've never done before: verify that what they sell is real. On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that starting in late August, manufacturers in the $22-billon-a-year industry must conduct tests to show that their products contain all the ingredients on the label -- nothing more and nothing less. Companies must also keep records of consumer complaints.
March 12, 2007 |
This just in: The high-protein Atkins diet tops the charts as far as weight loss is concerned, according to a yearlong study from Stanford University School of Medicine. The study, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., compared the Atkins program with three others (Zone, Ornish and the LEARN diet, which follows the government's food pyramid) that are heavier on carbs. After one year, those on Atkins lost an average of 10.4 pounds, compared with 5.7 pounds on LEARN, 4.