Your genes and gut bugs can influence weight gain, but the effects are modest. Calories in, calories out are what determine your body weight.
Obese people — fit or unfit, active or not — are on average at greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and early death than lean people with similar behaviors.
There are so many versions of intermittent fasting diets, it’s hard to know which one is best. Here’s what the research says.
Breakfast, we are told, is the most important meal of the day. But what if the benefits of breakfast are just another diet myth?
These four foods are a good place to start for losing weight.
Many “healthy” foods and drinks contain hidden fats, sugars or salt, each of which will curb your weight loss efforts.
Our food choices are driven by our “Homer Simpson Brain System” – named after the cartoon character famed for making impulsive decisions.
Research suggests migration between countries can profoundly affect the bacteria that live in our digestive systems, with important implications for our health.
One grande pumpkin spice latte from a certain famous coffee chain has 50 grams, or 12 teaspoons, of sugar.
In some cases, the dollar amount is so high that employees feel they have little choice but to participate.
Young women will gain one to five kilograms of body fat during young adulthood, while males will gain 1.5 to 10 kilograms on average.
There is strong evidence to support the health benefits of time-restricted eating (TRE) in animals, and recent small studies suggest possible benefits for humans, too.
For most, following a low carb diet, rather than a no carb diet, is much more practical – as it will also allow for the inclusion of fruit and all vegetables.