Most people inherently know that keeping a healthy weight boils down to three things: eating healthy, eating less, and being active. But actually doing this can be tough. We make more than 200 food decisions a day, and most of these appear to be automatic or habitual, which means we unconsciously eat without reflection, deliberation or any sense of awareness. Thus, habitual behaviours often override our best intentions. In fact, most people who diet will regain 50 per cent of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Many more will regain it in the following three years. But, as detailed on The Conversation, a new study by Australia's Bond University - published in the Journal of Obesity - has found the key to staying a healthy weight is to reinforce healthy habits. Imagine each time a person goes home in the evening, they eat a snack. When they first eat the snack, a mental link is formed between the context (getting home) and their response to that context (eating … [Read more...] about The 10 habits to lose weight
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DEADLY diet pills are being sold to teenagers on Instagram for as little as 90p, a Sun investigation has found. The social media site — which is filled with images of celebrities showing off their slim figures — is allowing dealers across the globe to sell the lethal pills to girls as young as 13. Some dealers promise the pills, which have been linked to dozens of deaths across the UK, will be on your doorstep in as little as three days. It comes as a new weight-loss pill dubbed the “holy grail” in the fight against obesity is revealed. Trials of Lorcaserin have found it to shed pounds while also being the first weight-loss drug ever deemed to be safe for long-term use. But the drugs being sold on Instagram are anything but safe. The Sun found dealers were advertising the sale of dinitrophenol (DNP) — an industrial chemical used as a pesticide which has been linked to five deaths this year alone and is illegal for human consumption. They are … [Read more...] about Instagram drug dealers are selling deadly diet pills to teenagers desperate to lose weight for as little as 90p
WHEN it comes to weight loss plans, most of us think of calorie-controlled meals and super restrictive diets. But it looks like it doesn't all have to be this way, here's everything you need to know about reverse dieting... What is reverse dieting and is it safe? Reverse dieting turns normal weight loss plans on their head. Instead of cutting back on calories and pounding the pavements, reverse dieters gradually increase their food intake to effectively re-invigorate their metabolism. After all, not eating enough and over-exercising can actually hinder your weight loss as the metabolism starts to slow down and struggles to burn calories. Popular among bodybuilders, it's only a "diet" because it involves closely measuring your food intake. And as long as you gradually increase your calorie intake over time, reverse dieting is perfectly safe. Nutrition consultant Monica Auslander Moreno told Shape magazine that "chronic yo-yo dieters can mess up their metabolism almost … [Read more...] about Is reverse dieting safe, can you still lose weight and how do you reach your maintenance calorie level?
Last week in interviews promoting the 2018 Rose of Tralee finals, presenter Dáithí Ó Sé revealed he had lost a stone in weight ahead of this year's contest by (amongst other things) wearing a "sauna suit" as part of his fitness regime. Speaking to the Irish Independent, the Kerryman elaborated: "It's like a swimsuit. You wear it when you're out walking. You wear clothes over it." He bought the item on Amazon. "I just googled it and it came up," he said. So are sauna suits really an effective tool for losing weight? In online forums, opinions were divided. But, in the photos accompanying these news stories, Dáithí was being pursued through a hedge maze by 57 attractive Roses. My personal highlight that week was receiving a robocall asking if I was happy with my bank. Clearly, I was going to take any guidance I could get from this good man. I decided to purchase a sauna suit and wear it for one day as I went about my business. (To be clear, … [Read more...] about Here’s what happened when I wore the ‘sauna suit’ which Dáithí Ó Sé says helped him lose weight
IF you enjoy a breakfast of milky cereal and tea, then today is your lucky day. Because scientists now believe that starting the day with a high-protein milk meal could help keep type 2 diabetes at bay, and even help you to lose weight. A team from the Human Nutraceutical Research Unity at the University of Guelph (in collaboration with the University of Toronto), have been looking at what effect having milk at breakfast has on blood glucose levels and hunger. They've found that consuming milk with breakfast cereal reduces blood glucose levels more than having water. And having high-protein milk is even better than the regular stuff. Milk containing more protein also reduces appetite later in the day, compared with lower-protein dairy. The team examined the effects of increasing protein concentration (particularly whey), with a high-carb breakfast cereal, on feelings of fullness, blood glucose and food consumed later in the day. They found that whey and casein (the two proteins … [Read more...] about A glass of milk a day ‘keeps diabetes at bay’ – and could help you lose weight