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14 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism Faster Than You Can Say 'I Want To Lose Weight'

Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone Feel like your metabolism is stuck in slo-mo? Coaxing your body to burn calories more efficiently doesn't require daily Spinning ...

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

5 Weight Loss Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I've been around the dieting block a couple of times myself. OK, more than a couple. Right now, I'm in that unenviable spot of having no clothes that fit comfortably while I'm in a stare-down contest with summer. Who's going to blink first: My need to lose my winter poundage or that bathing suit I won't wear unless I do?

Study Of Special Mice Points To Surprising Life-Extension Strategy

| Jasmin Fox-Skelly | Posted 05.23.2014 | Science

Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred witho...

The Truth About Protein: What You Need to Know

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The data compiled in the recent study is scattered in its relevance, based on age, and does not provide any concrete evidence of health concerns due to high-protein diets.

4 Things You Can Fix About Your Aging Body

Next Avenue | Denise Logeland | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Denise Logeland Most of the time, we should hold on to our wallets (and our dignity) when someone tells us we can lo...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

Gut Reaction: New Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Trumps Cholesterol

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research indicates that there is a third party in our relationship with food that dramatically influences a myriad of processes including digestion, energy extraction and metabolism. This is the bacterial population that colonizes our gut.

6 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism

Epicurious | Posted 03.04.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

Strategize some meals with foods that are proven to help rev up your metabolism.

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

Why Do We Sleep?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We understand that sleep is essential. But the question remains, what happens in sleep that allows for the maintenance of normal function?

David Greenwalt: The 4 Fallacies of Undereating -- and How to Overcome This Negative Thinking

Red Room | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

If you believe undereating is the solution to fat loss or that undereating is the cause of your weight stall, you may have fallen victim to the fallacies of the underfed metabolism.

Where Did All the Pears Go? How Your Body Shape Determines Your Metabolic Destiny

JJ Virgin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Fortunately, no one is doomed to remain apple-shaped. These seven strategies help balance your blood sugar and optimize fat-burning hormones to make you lean, muscular, and healthy.

7 Quick Midday Energy Boosts For Post 50s

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

Once you hit the age of 50, as I recently have, it becomes increasingly hard to keep your energy level up all day. Due to hormone imbalances that occu...

8 Things That Boost Your Metabolism

Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty

It’s no secret –- once you hit midlife, your metabolism slows down and it suddenly becomes easier for you to pack on the pounds. However, there...

Ancient Life Form 'Breathes' Rocket Fuel Ingredient, Study Shows

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience An ancient form of life can use an ingredient in rocke...

Boost Your Metabolism And Fight The Snack Attack

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Some people can eat three meals a day and be completely satisfied. Many others, however, need that snack to hold them over to the next meal. If you are one of the many out there that need a snack to curb hunger, why not boost your metabolism while enjoying that healthy snack?

The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Sugar -- especially in soft drinks -- should be placed in the same category as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. I can hear the moans from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, but it is a fact that reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks can make a huge difference.

STUDY: Does Your 'Body Type' Predict Your Health?

Christina Huffington | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women

It turns out that "body type" is good for more than just finding out what style bathing suit a women's magazine says is best for your shape. A new...

Stress And Your Metabolism

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Stress abounds in our modern lives, and for the most part, we manage it as best we can. Though we may think that we're coping just fine, the reality may be that stress is contributing to the trend of national weight gain.

Surprising Foods That Fight Fat

Posted 10.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Maridel Reyes Get excited: You can burn calories and combat fat by eating yummy food. "If you choose the right picks, studies show you can tor...

Getting The Lowdown On Your Metabolism

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Have you worked out every single day since Labor Day, eaten a healthy, well-proportioned diet and still haven't lost a pound? There are two things I want you to know: 1) You are not alone, and 2) it may not be your fault. Isn't that the best news you've heard all day?

Experts Speak Out About the Harmful Effects of Dieting

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When the conclusions of a recent study gave a surprising endorsement to yoyo dieting, I asked my colleagues, experts in intuitive eating and mindful e...

Surprising Endorsement of Yo-Yo Dieting

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The weight cycling industry has cause for celebration this week. A study was published in Metabolism titled "History of weight cycling does not impede...