Anyone who’s ever been on a diet will know just how hard it is to shed the pounds and keep them off.More than a quarter of UK adults are obese, and it’s estimated around 65% of women and 44% of men try to lose weight each year. Yet most – up to 80% – fail.To mark World Obesity Day, which aims to promote practical ways to end the global obesity crisis, experts from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) have outlined 6 different behaviours that could be preventing weight loss, or making you more likely to regain weight.1. Eating too much in the eveningThe body’s circadian rhythms – fluctuations in physiological functions throughout the day – play an important role in regulating the metabolism.Many of these rhythms peak in the morning, suggesting the body is better adapted to digesting and metabolising food earlier in the day.Therefore, if you eat more in the evenings, you’re less likely to lose weight than if you eat earlier. Dr Leonie … [Read more...] about On World Obesity Day: 6 reasons you’re not losing weight
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You eat a healthy diet and try to squeeze in daily exercise, so why aren't you shifting the pounds? You may be surprised . . . 1.The ambience Whether it’s sitting in front of the TV or shovelling food in as you help the kids to eat, there are plenty of ways we can get into harmful eating habits. Nutritionist Lily Soutter (lilysoutter nutrition.com) said: “The atmosphere and environment in which we eat can play a huge role in determining how much we eat. “When we feel comfy and relaxed, we often linger at the dinner table longer and are more likely to order extra food.” Music can play a role, too. Lily added: “One interesting study showed that diners exposed to slow, soft and pleasant music stayed longer and spent an extra 41 per cent on drinks per table.” ■ Solution? Sit by the window or in a well-lit part of the restaurant and you’ll tend to order healthier foods, according to Dr Brian Wansink, author of Slim by Design: Mindless … [Read more...] about 12 ridiculous reasons you’re STILL not losing weight
WANT to lose weight and build muscle? This is how eating more protein could help you achieve your goals. By Laura Mitchell / Published 28th August 2018 GETTY HEALTHY: Eating lots of protein will help you lose weight and build muscle Protein is one of the most important nutrients because it is a component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein and your body uses protein to build and repair tissues.High protein, low carbohydrate diets have become big news in the fitness world in recent years.Not only is protein good for building muscle mass, it also helps you lose weight, because it makes you feel fuller for longer.Common sources of protein include meat and dairy, but there are some high-protein vegan alternatives too – including beans, soy and quinoa. 11 healthy sources of protein High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are all the rage right now and for good reason 1 / 11 Getty Images Mixed beans and lentils … [Read more...] about High protein diet plan: How does it help you lose weight and build muscle?
THE dieting world has been talking about intermittent fasting for quite some time now - but how does eating all your meals before 3pm sound? Choosing a couple of days each week to focus on low-calorie eating, or fasting overnight, has been linked to weight loss and improved blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose control. The truth is though that these regimes are based on very few scientific studies. While the results are positive, we still have a lot to learn about fasting and its benefits. Now to add to this research pool, new data from the University of Alabama was released this week. Due to be published in the journal Cell Metabolism, a small study has found that eating all of our calories before 3pm each day results in superior weight loss when compared to a diet consumed over a normal eating period. The study, one of the first of its kind, involved a group of eight overweight male subjects. The men followed a diet in which they consumed all of their daily … [Read more...] about Eating all your calories BEFORE 3pm helps you lose weight faster
IF carbs are your favourite food group have we got good news for you. You've probably heard that you shouldn't eat too many of them, but you may actually need to eat more. That's not a license to eat as much as you want, but there are some telltale signs to watch for if your body needs more. Eating a balanced diet is an essential part of maintaining a healthy weight, which is an important part of overall health - and carbs is part of that. Just over a third of your diet should be made up of carbs, according to NHS guidelines. You should never drastically reduce, or cut out, an entire food group unless a nutritionist or doctor suggests it. Here's five signs you're not eating enough carbs. 1. Bad breath You know that what you eat affects your breath - think bad breath after a tuna salad. But your food can actually cause chemical changes in your body that even toothpaste can't mask. "When our carbohydrate intake drops below a certain level, the body will make ketones, which is an … [Read more...] about The 5 signs you’re not eating ENOUGH carbs from bad breath to not losing weight