MILLIONS of Brits could double their chances of losing weight thanks to a breakthrough pill. The “exciting” new treatment – which contains thousands of tiny grains of gel – is taken before each meal with water. It quickly expands to fill a quarter of the stomach, leaving users feeling full. In trials, slimmers using the Plenity capsules were twice as likely to shed at least five per cent of their body weight compared to dieting alone. Six in ten responded well to the treatment, which harmlessly passes through the body. These participants lost an average of 10 per cent of their weight – around 22 lbs. They also shed 3.5 inches from their waistlines over six months – the equivalent of two dress sizes. Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said: “Finally we may have a weight-loss pill that's worth writing home about. It should become a treatment of choice from millions.” Its U.S. makers said the pioneering therapy could be available in … [Read more...] about Gel pill that helps fill the stomach could double tubby Brits’ chances of losing weight
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Jan 29, 10:43 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/29/19 AT 4:40 AM Since almost everybody is tied to their smartphones, it’s not surprising that even health buffs and health aspirants have gone the mobile route to stay in shape and watch their diets. It’s actually a practical way of monitoring your physical movements and consumption, what with apps that can assist in all stages of fitness, right from the moment you even start thinking of changing your routines to post-workout strategies and maintenance tools.Thanks to these well-designed and personalizable fitness apps, individuals can begin getting in shape in the comfort of their own homes, without having to enrol at the gym or hire a personal coach. Here are 10 of the best weight loss apps that Android users can check out for 2019.1. Eat This, Not That! the GameThis app puts fun into the process of losing weight. Think of it … [Read more...] about 2019 Best Weight Loss Apps For Android Users
Debra Bruno, The Washington Post Published 7:58 am PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Twinkies sit on a shelf. In 2010, a professor tried a 10-week diet of Twinkies, Doritos, Oreos, and other junk food exclusively. He lost 27 pounds. Today, he says the diet helped him jump-start his weight loss. Twinkies sit on a shelf. In 2010, a professor tried a 10-week diet of Twinkies, Doritos, Oreos, and other junk food exclusively. He lost 27 pounds. Today, he says the diet helped him jump-start his weight loss. Photo: Daniel Acke, Bloomberg Photo: Daniel Acke, Bloomberg Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Twinkies sit on a shelf. In 2010, a professor tried a 10-week diet of Twinkies, Doritos, Oreos, and other junk food exclusively. He lost 27 pounds. Today, he says the diet helped him … [Read more...] about A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight
EATING a high-protein diet while trying to lose weight is one the main ways to feel fuller for longer and build muscle mass. Here’s what you should be eating to help shift those pounds faster. What is protein? Proteins are essential for the running of the human body. They are building blocks for body tissue and also serve as a vital fuel source, and are needed to promote the growth and maintenance of the body. Proteins provide the same energy density as carbohydrates. They are essentially polymer chains made up of amino acids which humans need to prevent fatal protein-energy malnutrition. Dietary sources of protein include both animals and plants: meats, dairy products, fish and eggs, as well as grains, legumes and nuts. Vegans can get enough essential amino acids by eating plant proteins. What is protein needed for? Protein should be part of every meal you consume, as it helps towards healthy organs, muscles, skin and hormones. Protein also helps you lose weight and decrease … [Read more...] about What are the healthiest sources of protein for weight loss?
Stress is something everyone experiences from time to time — it’s a fairly unavoidable aspect of life. Chronic stress, linked biologically to obesity, also leads to health disparities such as obesity-inducing inactivity, the American Psychology Association reports. While this is a historically difficult to treat issue, a new study found a significant amount of weight loss in a low-income group through a free phone app. According to the study’s lead author, Gary Bennett, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, the research is among the first to ever report weight loss in a low-income population. “This study shows we can help patients who are most at risk by embedding treatment in primary care settings and keeping patients engaged using a simple app,” Bennett says.RELATED READ: Introducing a new Google Maps-like app that helps you find drinking water near youIn the study, published in the "American Journal of … [Read more...] about The key for low-income populations to lose weight? An app, this study suggests