Nutrition can be a complex and confusing issue. For many years, nutritionists, doctors and health professionals were touting low fat diets as the most successful way to lose weight and lower the incidence of heart disease. And the worst fats of all? Saturated fats. However, in more recent years this approach has been more or [...]
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New Year NEW YOU! Every year many of us make the New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting into better physical shape. I think it’s fair to say that we all know that diet and exercise are key components in the weight loss formula, but what about supplements? Have you ever felt like you [...]
Green coffee bean extract has been all over the market for the past year now, but what is it that makes it so special? First of all, let’s make sure we know what it is. Coffee beans grow on trees and are found within red “cherries” seen on the plants. Once the shell is removed [...]
AllStarHealth.com recently launched the new site! If you haven’t already taken a look, you should check it out! They have added new functionality and made it incredibly more user friendly. They have also made it easier to search by categories like Vitamins & Supplements, Sports Nutrition, Weight Loss, Herbs, Specialty Formulas, Healthy Kitchen, Equipment/Accessories, Bath & Body and [...]
Everyone wants to know if you really get full on Full Bar. Since Full Bar just hit the shelves I thought I would fill you in on the simple science behind the “Be Full, Live Full” philosophy of this brand. Full Bar was created by a leading surgeon who wanted to offer an alternative to weight loss surgery. His believes if [...]
A recent study challenged some of the concepts behind the diet-and-obesity link and suggests that meal-size – more than calorie intake or feeding frequency – is a key factor in the development of obesity.
It’s already been well-established that increasing dietary fiber has all kinds of benefits for you; lower cholesterol, lower risk of disease, better elimination and detoxification and even better weight management. And it’s also pretty well-established that most people don’t get enough dietary fiber in the first place. So it’s always been easy to make a case for fiber supplements, since they’re so inexpensive, safe and easy-to-use.
But there are different types of fiber, and they have different effects and benefits. So you want to make sure you’re using the right kind of fiber supplement for your situation. If you’re using or considering using fiber for weight management, there’s new information that points to a crucial difference between the type of fiber and whether it promotes weight loss or weight gain.
Here we go again. The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recently published a comparison study of weight-loss diets that seems sure to shake up the Conventional Wisdom of weight loss one more time. Many of the major news services covered this report since its conclusions upend the popularly-held belief in a high-protein (or practically any other type of weight-loss) diet. Instead, the putatively surprising finding of this study was that it didn’t matter whether protein, carbs or fats were high or low; long-term weight loss success came down to simply calories-in versus calories out. That is to say, manipulating protein fat and carb levels didn’t matter, what mattered was reducing overall calorie intake. So what does this mean to the millions of people trying to lose weight? Is it time to rethink the high-protein low-carb approach?
Reducing calorie consumption is a proven way to lose weight, but people aren’t always disciplined enough to maintain a reduced calorie diet on their own. That accounts for some of the success and popularity of gastric bypass and gastric band surgeries, both of which reduce the quantity of calories absorbed. But since both procedures carry [...]
Let’s take another look at the concept of appetite suppression and appetite suppressant supplements. They’ve both been around a long time. But is that a good strategy for everyone trying to lose weight, or just certain people? And do any of the products work?