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Weight Loss News 5-28-15

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Long life: Balancing protein and carb intake may work as well as calorie restriction

Date:
May 28, 2015
Source:
Cell Press
Summary:
Cutting calories through dietary restriction has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve insulin sensitivity, and even prolong life in mammals. Now, new research shows that, at least in mice, low protein, high carbohydrate diets can provide benefits similar to those obtained with calorie restriction. Continue reading

Get Ripped Like Summer 2015?s Biggest Blockbuster Stars

Blockbuster movie season has officially begun. Though there are many, many reasons to see the following films, these action-packed summer movies feature some of the hottest celebrities in the world. If you use A-listers as your guiding light at the gym, see how can you combine your workout with your favorite new movie.

The secret? Almost all of these stars rely on strength training to get trim, lean, toned arms, legs, booties, and bellies. Strength training is not only one of the biggest trends in fitness this year, it’s one of the very best things you can do for your body. Yes, even women. Even two days of weights a week will make a difference in how you feel and look. If you need inspiration to get started, this list has a lot of muscle.  Continue reading

11 Hikes You Must Take This Summer

Some people hike all year, and some of us are fair-weather hikers. Regardless of what type of hiker you consider yourself to be, it is undoubtedly time to lace up the boots. If you are planning a trip to a new part of the country, or if you are simply tired of the same ‘ole hikes in your area, we come bearing gifts! We’ve rounded up some of the best hikes in the country

Before you get going however, make sure you are well prepared.

  • A hiking backpack with a hip belt so you are not carrying all of the weight in your shoulders. Plus, it provides a place to carry your gear.
  • Water is a must! So are snacks like trail mix, granola bars, fresh fruit, and protein bars.
  • Insect repellant if you are prone to bug bites.
  • Hiking boots are arguably the most important piece of hiking equipment. You need well-fitting boots that can take on the terrain and keep your feet dry and secure.
  • Layer your clothing with light pieces that can easily be removed when it’s hot, put back on when it’s cold, or stored in your pack.

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Study adds to evidence that increasing dietary fiber reduces the risk of developing diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) indicates that consuming greater quantities of dietary fibre reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Over 360 million people worldwide are estimated to be affected by diabetes, and this number is projected to increase to more than 550 million by 2030, with serious consequences for the health and economy of both developed and developing countries. While previous research has found an association between increased dietary fibre intake and a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, most of these data come from the United States, and amounts and sources of fibre intake differ substantially between countries. In this article the authors evaluated the associations between total fibre as well as fibre from cereal, fruit, and vegetable sources, and new-onset type 2 diabetes in a large European cohort across eight countries, in the EPIC-InterAct Study. They also conducted a meta-analysis where they combined the data from this study with those from 18 other independent studies from across the globe.

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Do’ is better than ‘don’t’ when it comes to eating better

Focus on the Broccoli Benefits rather than the Hamburger Harms

Tell your child or spouse what they can eat and not what they can’t. Telling your child to eat an apple so they stay healthy will work better than telling them not to eat the cookie because it will make them fat. A new Cornell discovery shows that “Don’t” messages don’t work for most of us.

These new findings cast a dim light on the many public health campaigns that have used a fear approach to convince us to eat better, such as telling us: don’t eat candy or drink chocolate milk, or eat red meat because of harmful consequences. The Cornell study findings show that focusing on Do is better than on Don’t. That is, stressing the benefits of eating healthy foods is more effective than warning against the harms of eating unhealthy foods.

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3 EASY Tips to Avoid Quick Weight Loss and Regain

Don’t ever try a “weight loss only diet,” “fad diet” or “quick weight loss diet!” Why? Because you will end up with what you don’t want–more weight gained than what you lost!

If you try a “weight loss only diet,” what are you going to do once that diet ends? Another diet? You still have a lifetime to go! Get the picture? Going on diet after diet will wreck your metabolism and health.

Being fit is much more than going on a diet. Fitness is a lifestyle designed to improve your energy, your health, your mood, your self image and your body composition (among other benefits).

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What If You Were Thinner?

What if…

what if your were thinner?
What if you lost weight?
What if you were in better shape?
What if you had more engery?

 

Eating a Mediterranean diet could cut womb cancer risk

May 27, 2015
Source:
Cancer Research UK
Summary:
Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half (57 per cent), according to a new study.

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