Diet and Weight Loss
Behavioral programs (intensive diet and lifestyle change) work well for weight loss, but they are not common, and many are not covered by insurance. There are other options, such as creating your own program, joining a group, or using a smartphone app.
Trying to lose weight and keep it off can be frustrating, but adopting certain healthy behaviors in your food buying and eating habits can make the challenge of losing weight more manageable.
People who switch to a ketogenic diet in order to lose weight sometimes experience symptoms including fatigue, nausea, and irritability–keto flu–that appear to be connected to the change in diet, though the exact reason why is unknown.
Twenty years of medical research confirms that it is possible to prevent diabetes through lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular physical activity. For some people diabetes medications can also help, and in fact medication and lifestyle changes work especially well together.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, when many of us enjoy a long weekend with friends and family and toast the season with a backyard barbecue. The traditional meat-heavy barbecue menu can be hazardous to your health, but it doesn’t have to be. Some of the most popular barbecue foods are well-known to […]
Healthy eating patterns have been shown to provide significant health benefits and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Certain “superfoods” are rich in important nutrients and will bolster your efforts to eat a healthier diet.
Too much fat around your middle increases the chance of a heart attack. Lifestyle changes and regular exercise will help you maintain a healthy weight, avoid or reduce belly fat, and lower your risk for heart disease.
There is good evidence that intermittent fasting can be as effective for weight loss as simply eating less. But many people find it too hard to get through the fasting interval. New research suggests that eating only during a limited part of the day is more manageable and provides significant metabolic benefits.
Losing weight is inevitably a challenging experience, but using mindfulness techniques can help people understand the emotional motivations behind food cravings and learn how to cope with them.
Along with the growing realization that obesity is a complex disease comes greater understanding that treatments need to be highly individualized and address the physical and emotional factors that contribute to it.