Everyone eats the equivalent of three extra cheeseburgers a day than they admit -- regardless of their waistline, researchers have revealed. The study shows obese and thin people all fib about food to the same amount regardless of the number on the bathroom scale and this could be undermining national health advice. Researchers innovatively took into account the amount of energy a person burns in a day with everyone misreporting how many calories they consume by an average of
The American Cancer Society has updated its diet and physical activity recommendations to help prevent cancer — and the new guidelines released on Tuesday discourage consuming red meat, processed food, sugar-sweetened drinks — and all alcohol. The combination of these risk factors (as well as being physically inactive) accounted for at least 18.2% of cancer cases and 15.8% of cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2014, the American Cancer Society reported — making this unhealthy combo
For the vast majority of people, the benefits of physical exercise outweigh the risks. However, if your "trainer" is unqualified you could be placing yourself at risk (especially if you have an underlying health problem), the risk is real. I have said this for years... Crossfit is NOT for everyone! Likewise, neither are many of the "bootcamp" group-style training modalities. Every person should follow a program made specifically for them and the latest research further suppor
Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a recently published study. The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when food intake and meal frequency are matched. "Coordinating meals with circadian rhythms, or your body's internal clock, may be a powerful strategy
Estimated cost for health care post-age 65? Try $285,000 per couple. Key takeaways It is estimated that the average couple will need $285,000 in today's dollars for medical expenses in retirement, excluding long-term care. Health care continues to be one of the largest expenses in retirement. People should be proactive about their health NOW. If you are like most Americans, health care is expected to be one of your largest expenses in retirement, after housing and transportat
Protein is necessary for maintaining and building lean muscle, but you don’t need as much as you might think... In a recent study, 48 men ingested either (0, 10, 20, or 40 grams) of protein immediately after a strength workout. The 20 g and 40 g doses more effectively stimulated muscle protein synthesis (the process that helps promote the muscle repair and growth after exercise) in participants than the lower amounts. However, the 40-gram dose didn’t produce any added benefit
The "ketogenic diet" is the latest fad diet - and it is everywhere. I'm here to tell you to please STOP because you are harming your body. So called "Health Experts" will try to sell you books and products claiming the miracle benefits of this diet. It's advertised as a weight-loss wonder, but this eating plan is actually a medical diet that comes with serious risks. OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU STOP EATING CARBS, YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT... but at what cost? "Ketosis" forces your body int
Roughly one year ago, I decided to adopt a more plant-based diet. Since the age of about 12, I have made a concerted effort to consume enough protein for my "fitness-first" lifestyle. However, after looking at the research, I have concluded that avoiding meat may be one of the healthiest decisions I could make... If you haven't seen the movie, "Forks Over Knives", I highly recommend it. It is an eye-opener to say the least. As founder of The Fitness Doctor, I consider it my p
The Centers for Disease Control, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Heart Association, and The Fitness Doctor recommend >5 days of week of moderate (or >3 days per week vigorous) cardiorespiratory (aerobic) exercise per week to improve fitness and reduce risk of illness and disease. Specifically, this dosage of exercise has been shown to reduce all cause mortality and reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
Scientists have discovered a molecular switch in the brain that regulates fat burning and could provide a way to control weight gain following dieting. This "molecular switch" potentially controls the human body's capacity to store fat, particularly after long periods of "famine" or weight loss. This is similar to the premise a underlying "yo-yo dieting", (or what I call the #biggestloser effect) - where we regain the weight lost caused by dieting. Being able to control this
Here are my personal tips for better sleeping habits! Nutrition Keep all fats to less than 30% of your daily caloric intake Keep dietary cholesterol to less than 300 mg per day Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. Choose whole-grain, high-fiber foods. Eat fish at least twice a week Limit saturated fat and trans fat. Avoiding partially hydrogenated oils will reduce trans fats. #healthy Choose lean meats and poultry, and prepare them without using saturated or trans fats.