Sugar Tax Promotes Drinking More Water

Philadelphia recently implemented a tax on soda and other surgery drinks. Could this tax have an impact on public health? A new study investigates the tax.

Is There Any Evidence Behind the Ketogenic Diet?

The very high fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic, or keto diet as it is commonly referred to, has been in existence for decades, and it appears to be making another come-back as a popular weight loss method, a way to improve mental clarity, and even a way to improve energy...

5 Reasons You Might Crave Sweets

Have a sweet tooth? Cannot resist that candy on your colleague’s desk when you pass by? It may not be a question of just willpower; it could be your physiology making you choose those jelly beans.

The Sleep/Weight Connection

In recent years, we have witnessed lifestyles becoming increasingly hectic, resulting in less sleep for many. Simultaneously, obesity and related diseases, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease (CVD), have spread into pediatric populations and...

How to Start Exercising for Overweight, Obese, and Sedentary Individuals

When you are overweight or inactive, the thought of starting an exercise program can be overwhelming or scary. Even worse, sometimes fitness equipment does not support a larger person, such as when a weight bench is too narrow or when a recumbent bike’s seat is not large...

The Biggest Loser Controversy

The Biggest Loser has been a source of controversy for some time now. After the first season, participants confessed to resorting to extreme dehydration to lose weight and the winner, Ryan Benson, told The New York Times that he was urinating blood. He also said that he...

The “If It Fits Your Macros” Diet: Can You Count On It For Weight Loss?

Despite advice from dietitians to focus on overall diet quality, healthy eating patterns, and moderation, it seems that when it comes to weight loss, dieters like to count. Whether it is calories, points, grams (g), or servings, counting is an important way for individuals...

Flexitarian Diet

The flexitarian diet is a predominantly plant-based diet, with the occasional use of animal products. Flexitarians are also called occasional vegetarians and partial vegetarians. The diet has been made popular by the book of the same name by registered dietitian...

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