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This start-up is combining food and technology to try and prevent diabetes

This start-up is combining food and technology to try and prevent diabetes

Personalized meal planning service company PlateJoy is introducing PlateJoy Health: Diabetes Prevention for people with prediabetes. The prediabetes condition can lead to Type 2 diabetes, but it can be reversed through weight loss and exercise. PlateJoy's app uses a curriculum from the Centers for … Continue reading This start-up is combining food and technology to try and prevent diabetes

Stop portion creep: We are all having TOO MUCH on our plates

Stop portion creep: We are all having TOO MUCH on our plates

This phenomenon, whereby the amounts we habitually eat become larger and soon appear to be standard, can dramatically increase our calorie intake which translates into increased belly fat. Yet it somehow falls under our weight-watching radar. No wonder we're often baffled as to why our waistbands … Continue reading Stop portion creep: We are all having TOO MUCH on our plates

When Does 'My 600-Lb. Life: Skin Tight' Come Back? Season 3 Gets Premiere Date

When Does 'My 600-Lb. Life: Skin Tight' Come Back? Season 3 Gets Premiere Date

Stephanie underwent weight loss surgery and dropped almost 200 pounds, determined to change her life for good. But before long, the weight and embarrassment of her excess skin kept her from working out, playing with her child and finding a lasting relationship. Skin Tight “My 600-Lb. Life: Skin … Continue reading When Does 'My 600-Lb. Life: Skin Tight' Come Back? Season 3 Gets Premiere Date

Why The New Weight Watchers Offer For Teens Ages 13 To 17 Puts Their Physical & Mental …

Why The New Weight Watchers Offer For Teens Ages 13 To 17 Puts Their Physical & Mental …

There are no age restrictions on when a person can legally be encouraged to diet. In America, working hard to achieve to a body that is thin and perfect isn't perceived as a “head trip,” something that may possibly warp a child's self-perception forever. If anything, in America we view dieting to be stitched … Continue reading Why The New Weight Watchers Offer For Teens Ages 13 To 17 Puts Their Physical & Mental …

Hunger games: Why you tend to overeat after weight loss

Hunger games: Why you tend to overeat after weight loss

Ever wondered why it is so difficult to maintain a healthy weight after substantial weight loss? The hunger hormone ghrelin tricks the bodies into thinking that it needs to eat more, and may be the culprit, research has shown. According to Catia Martins, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of … Continue reading Hunger games: Why you tend to overeat after weight loss

Eat slowly " it could help you lose weight

Eat slowly " it could help you lose weight

At the end of the six years, the slowest eaters were the least likely to be rated obese as defined by their BMIs, while those who reduced their eating speed also reduced their weight (their BMIs dropped, and their waist circumferences shrank). “A possible reason for this association is that fast eaters may … Continue reading Eat slowly " it could help you lose weight

Pharmacist Dr. Flava Spices creates spice line to improve health and cooking

Pharmacist Dr. Flava Spices creates spice line to improve health and cooking

I started to cater to pharmacists and doctors and created a healthier spin on food. People actually lost weight. I never told them it was weight-loss food. So when I was cooking, I found myself with all of these seasonings, I used to just place things in a pot and my husband was like, Babe, why don't you … Continue reading Pharmacist Dr. Flava Spices creates spice line to improve health and cooking

Weight Watchers shares rocket higher on plan to rebrand, target $2 billion in sales by 2020

Weight Watchers shares rocket higher on plan to rebrand, target $2 billion in sales by 2020

“Weight Watchers really is dieting and focusing on just weight, and research has shown when the focus is on weight and dieting in teens, that is not an effective way to promote and sustain weight loss,” Akanbi said. “It's not even helpful to promote overall wellness because we're also talking about body … Continue reading Weight Watchers shares rocket higher on plan to rebrand, target $2 billion in sales by 2020

The real reasons your January diet didn't work

The real reasons your January diet didn't work

Similarly, studies have also found that stress, like lack of sleep, can lead to insulin resistance and weight gain around the mid-section. Ditch diet drinks. Not only are sugar-free or diet drinks not helpful to weight loss, they can even lead to more weight gain, according to scientists from Imperial College. Continue reading The real reasons your January diet didn't work

Coconut oil can help you lose that belly fat in no time

Coconut oil can help you lose that belly fat in no time

Not just one but many studies say that adding coconut oil to your diet can help you lose weight and specifically, that stubborn belly fat. The combination of fatty acids in coconut oil have a powerful effect on your metabolism. In fact, coconut oil is said to be the world's most weight loss friendly fat. Continue reading Coconut oil can help you lose that belly fat in no time