This piece is about fiber, but you should read it anyway, especially if you’re looking for a healthy way to drop a few pounds. (Don’t worry, we’ll use metaphors for the icky parts. Just last month, data crunchers at Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal app examined data from 427,000 weight-losing users who had come within 5 percent of their goals. Their food logs looked nearly identical to other users’ in calories, protein, fat and carbohydrates, and they exercised just five minutes more per day than their counterparts. But the newly slimmer folks ate 29 percent more fiber. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
America, and further afield, is facing a type of epidemic never before witnessed by humanity. For the first time in humanity's history, more people are dying from illnesses related to overeating than malnutrition.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than a third of Americans are currently obese (34.9%). They also estimate that the annual medical cost of obesity in 2008 was $147 billion. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
One of the most common questions we have received in our email inbox is "how much should I weigh?" In this article, we will explain 4 common methods to help you work this out.
To determine how much you should weigh (your ideal body weight) several factors should be considered, including age, muscle-fat ratio, height, sex, and bone density.
Some health professionals suggest that calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best way to decide whether your body weight is ideal. Others say that BMI is inaccurate as it does not account for muscle mass, and that waist-hip ratio is a better method. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
The obesity epidemic has gone global, and it may be worse than most thought.
A new study in The Lancet says that if current trends continue, 18% of men and 21% of women will be obese by 2025. In four decades, global obesity has more than tripled among men and doubled among women, the study says. The Western diet is spreading across the world. It’s characterized by a high intake of red meat, refined sugars and saturated – but little fiber. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
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