It is the question that underpins the search to find an answer to the obesity problem: what drives us to eat? No matter what a person’s genetic profile, environment or activity levels, eating more food than what the body needs to meet its energy demands results in just one outcome: weight gain.Pervasive food marketing and 24 hour access to cheap, energy-dense food are … [Read more...] about What drives us to eat more?
In an important research study just published in the high impact American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers have confirmed that switching from soft drinks in favour of diet drinks or water is an effective way to lose weight.Sugar-laden soft drinks have been consistently linked to weight gain. Both the kilojoule content and also the fact that it comes in a liquid … [Read more...] about Diet drinks can help with weight loss
Detox or liver cleansing diets have been around for many years. With amazing claims of rapid and easy weight loss, improved health, together with a heavy dose of Hollywood celebrity endorsement, it is no wonder these diets are in the public spotlight. The case for detox diets shouldn't just be based on personal testimonials, so read on for the essential guide to detox diets … [Read more...] about Thinking of detoxing? The pros and cons of detox diets
In the search for the solution to the growing waistlines of Australians, many popular diets have been tried and eventually discarded. So what is the best diet for weight loss? There are literally hundreds of dieting books and programs to choose from, with many popular ones substantially departing from mainstream nutrition and medical advice.So should it be low-fat, … [Read more...] about Weighing in on the best diet for weight loss
Searching for the best way to lose weight? Should the emphasis be on diet, or can the solution be found in the gym? Well, the answer lies somewhere in between.In the red corner of the weight-loss title fight, sits the dieting contender. On the surface, dieting would appear to have the edge, because no matter what a person’s genetic makeup and metabolism, anyone who stops … [Read more...] about Diet vs exercise: what’s more important for weight loss?