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Low-Carb V/S Low-Fat Diet, Scientists Don't Find Much Difference In Terms Of Impact

Low-Carb V/S Low-Fat Diet, Scientists Don't Find Much Difference In Terms Of Impact

According to the study published in the journal JAMA, said there is very little difference in terms of impact of both the diets. They studied the genetic makeup as well as responses to these diets. The study titled, “Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on 12-Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults … Continue reading Low-Carb V/S Low-Fat Diet, Scientists Don't Find Much Difference In Terms Of Impact

Dear Coleen: My weight loss has driven a huge wedge between me and my husband

Dear Coleen: My weight loss has driven a huge wedge between me and my husband

My husband hasn't made any comments about my weight loss, other than occasionally saying he liked me just the same before I lost weight. I find this really hurtful because I'm making such an effort and it would be nice if he could recognise this. The other trouble with losing weight is that I've started to … Continue reading Dear Coleen: My weight loss has driven a huge wedge between me and my husband

Sorry, DNA-Based Diets Don't Work

Sorry, DNA-Based Diets Don't Work

Diets have always gone through fads. The grapefruit diet, Atkins, paleo, Whole30 ” like a many-headed weight-loss hydra, just as soon as one falls out of favor, another rises in its place. The weight-loss technique du jour: DNA-based diets. Companies such as DNAFit and Helix suggest consumers pay … Continue reading Sorry, DNA-Based Diets Don't Work

In Dieting, Low-fat Or Low-carb Are The Same

In Dieting, Low-fat Or Low-carb Are The Same

While more research is still needed on how a person's genotype may affect their response to certain foods or diets, the results of this study and other research still point to one proven way for people to lose weight, said Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center in New Orleans. Continue reading In Dieting, Low-fat Or Low-carb Are The Same

United States: TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks Confusable For Weight Loss Programs?

United States: TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks Confusable For Weight Loss Programs?

The USPTO refused to register the mark FIT IN YOUR GENES, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark FITGENES & Design, shown below, both for weight loss programs. Applicant contended that the design element in the cited mark creates “a distinct, significant commercial … Continue reading United States: TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks Confusable For Weight Loss Programs?

Weight loss surgery transformed my life. Now I want to help others

Weight loss surgery transformed my life. Now I want to help others

Faced with the prospect of spending the rest of my life feeling unhappy in my own skin, the idea of weight-loss surgery became more and more appealing. For over 20 years type 2 diabetes had drained my health and wellbeing. Despite endless diets and exercise regimes to deal with obesity, the weight … Continue reading Weight loss surgery transformed my life. Now I want to help others

With high genetic obesity risk, healthy diet has biggest effect on weight

With high genetic obesity risk, healthy diet has biggest effect on weight

Every four years, increases in diet quality were associated with weight loss of 0.35 kilograms (0.77 pounds) in people with the lowest genetic risk of obesity and weight loss of 0.5 kilograms (1.1 pounds) in participants with the highest genetic obesity risk, researchers report in the BMJ. The study wasn't a … Continue reading With high genetic obesity risk, healthy diet has biggest effect on weight

Diet tailored to your genetic make-up now on sale – but not everyone is convinced

Diet tailored to your genetic make-up now on sale – but not everyone is convinced

Some studies have suggested following a genetically-tailored regime can increase weight loss by between 12 and 40 per cent compared to a generic diet. And Harvard researchers who reviewed existing studies in 2014 found preliminary but promising evidence suggesting diets could be more … Continue reading Diet tailored to your genetic make-up now on sale – but not everyone is convinced

Can You Give Yourself a Food Intolerance?

Can You Give Yourself a Food Intolerance?

“Foods that contain gluten have so much more fiber than their gluten-free counterparts, and foods like Greek yogurt are loaded with protein and are much better than many dairy-free options.” Overall, Turoff's advice is to not cut anything out completely unless you *really* need to. “Weight loss and optimal … Continue reading Can You Give Yourself a Food Intolerance?