How long before you could fit into those skinny pants?

The Weight-to-Pant-Size Ratio: How Much You Need to Lose

One motivation that gets people to lose weight is to be able to fit into the pants they could wear years ago. You see them at the bottom of your drawer and you can give it away for charity, but you still cling on to them in hopes that one day they would fit your […]

Fatty Foods That Help In Weight Loss

Fatty Foods That Help In Weight Loss

When people think about fatty foods, they usually associate it with getting fat. True enough fat can make people gain weight. But it is usually the wrong fats like Trans fats and saturated fats that cause havoc to your health and weight. But there are also healthy fats that do just the opposite- it might […]

Tips To Burn Fat Faster

Tips To Burn Fat Faster

Losing that excess weight can become a lifelong challenge that can also frustrate some people. The reason for this is that they usually do not see any considerable changes no matter how hard of an exercise program they try. Finding out of a faster way of burning out those excess fats may help keep the […]

Eating Styles That Cause Weight Gain

Eating Styles That Cause Weight Gain

People who wish to stay slim and healthy need to watch what they eat. Aside from simply trying to choose what foods to eat, people should also know that there are also eating styles that may unknowingly cause them to gain weight as well. Here are just some of the more common ones: Weekend Binge […]

Where Does Body Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

Where Does Body Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

When we lose weight, often we’re just happy to see the fats go away. But don’t you ever wonder where all the fats go when you lose weight?According to Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. of the Mayo Clinic, when you eat fewer calories than your body needs, it turns to fats for energy. Fat cells or triglycerides serve as the fuel for this energy. Through a series of complex metabolic processes, the triglycerides are broken down into two different components – glycerol and fatty acids. These are two ar…

Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

More and more people are turning to weight loss surgery to treat their weight problems. Statistics report that over 60 million Americans who are considered obese are turning to surgery when diets and exercise fail them. Surgery is therefore, beneficial- even lifesaving for them. Weight loss surgery however, is not for all. According to the National Institutes of Health, weight loss surgery is for you if you meet the first or second of the following criteria, and the third, fourth, and fifth crit…

Cutting Calories vs. Exercising More

Cutting Calories vs. Exercising More

People who are attempting to lose weight either cut back on their calorie intake, or exercise more. This leads us to the question- which is the more effective weight loss technique, cutting calories or exercising more? Effectiveness of calorie restrictionAccording to Dr. Donal Hensrud of the Mayo Clinic, “Consuming fewer calories through dietary changes seems to promote weight loss more effectively than does exercise and physical activity. But physical activity is also important in weight contro…

Weight-loss Hypnosis

Weight-loss Hypnosis

Although hypnosis sounds like something out of a movie, its real-life benefits such as its ability of ease pain, are being noted. But another benefit of hypnosis is being studied by experts: its ability to help you lose weight. According to Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. of the Mayo Clinic, there may be some truth to this claim. She says that hypnosis may help you lose a few pounds when it is used with other weight-loss methods, such as diet and exercise. However, there is little evidence about …

The Pistachio Principle of Weight Loss

The Pistachio Principle of Weight Loss

The Pistachio Principle is not how people seem to lose weight while eating pistachios. No, it is not merely the pistachios that helps some people lose weight but how the person’s mindset and focus when eating. This observation seems to show that people may be able to lose weight without trying to consciously restrict themselves from eating. A better explanation would give you an idea on how the Pistachio Principle might work. Experiment OneDr. James Painter, PhD, RD from Eastern Illinois Univers…

Using The Pistachio Principle To Lose Weight

Using The Pistachio Principle To Lose Weight

The Pistachio Principle is a unique way and approach to try and lose weight. This concept was brought about when Dr. James Painter, PhD, RD of the Eastern Illinois University conducted experiments and made observations on people eating pistachios. The Pistachio Principle aims to show that people may be able to consume fewer calories without even trying to restrict their food intake. Why most diets fail?The reason why people find it hard to lose weight is mainly due to the diet itself that they f…