When it comes to food in the world of dieting and weight loss, the term “processed” has been associated with obesity and poor health. The most recognizable types of processed foods may be boxed meals, frozen dinners, and fast-food meals; however, many don’t know that some foods touted as “healthy,” such as whole-wheat breads, chopped and canned fruits, and homemade soups, may also be processed or contain processed ingredients.
A number of previous medical studies conducted on the benefits of mushrooms have shown that this very nutritious vegetable has the ability to enhance weight loss, improve nutritional habits and immune system function, and increase your body’s levels of vitamin D. Mushrooms have also been shown to contain properties that reduce inflammation and could improve problems with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke damage, and renal failure.
For many years, avocados have been the subject of debate in terms of whether they have the ability to help or hinder a person’s weight-loss efforts. Now, a relatively new study published in the November 2013 issue of Nutrition Journal shows that consuming one-half of an avocado during meals can lead to long-term satiety — or a greater feeling of fullness — and less snacking between meals.
Shortly into the New Year or after your weight-loss surgery, getting sick at the gym or at your workout spot can really have an impact on your workout groove. Before you know it, that cold or flu could result in your having to take several days off from exercise, which can make it harder for you to find the motivation to get back into your fitness routine.
Many Americans praise medicine and technology for helping people become healthier; however, obesity rates continue to soar in the United States and are predicted to grow substantially over the course of the next 15 years.
If you’ve had weight-loss surgery, chances are you have tried a number of different weight-loss techniques in the past, such as regular exercise, dieting, and maybe even weight-loss supplements and similar products.
Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, you’ve most likely heard lots of myths about the vegetarian diet and about vegetarians in general over the years — such as “vegetarians don’t get enough protein,” or “vegetarians are always starving.” In fact, a vegetarian diet is quite healthy and is associated with a number of weight-loss benefits — especially if you eat the right types of foods to get the nutrients you need on a daily basis.
A few months, or maybe even a few years after having weight-loss surgery, there may be times when you find that you've hit a wall with your weight-loss efforts. All of a sudden, the pounds stop melting off and the size of your waist line appears to be maintaining itself. In some cases, you might even found that you've gained a few pounds. This is often referred to as a weight-loss plateau.