Summer can feel like one looong semi-vacation—and it’s easy to fall into the trap of the “anything goes” vacay mindset for oh, three whole months. If you’ve indulged more often than you planned (hello, BBQ, ice cream, and many glasses of frosé!), you may be itching to get back on track, and recommit to clean eating this fall. Here are a few simple ways you can prepare to hit reset after Labor Day.
Fifteen days after my 39th birthday, a number flashed on my bathroom scale, the likes of which I hadn’t seen since a third trimester of pregnancy.
It confirmed what a family picture from that morning had told me already: I was the largest I’d ever been—obese by body fat standards—and that one go-to outfit I wore to try to hide the excess? I was only fooling myself.
Forget that I couldn’t climb stairs without feeling winded. Or that I’d become so self-conscious that I was turning down social invitations. Something had to give.
WEIGHT loss may seem like a simple matter of more calories burned than consumed, but certain chemicals found in everyday things – like breakfast cereal and even your carpet – could be to blame instead for obesity.
Research has found certain regularly-used chemicals, added to foods as preservatives and household materials, may disrupt human hormones and promote obesity.
A study published in the journal Natures Communications has found evidence that endocrine disruptors – the name for chemicals that interfere with the body’s hormones – can lead to weight gain.
A new headset that signals the brain to suppress the appetite could be the answer to the obesity epidemic, according to its manufacturers.
The cutting-edge device, called Modius, promises to speed up metabolism and burn up to 16 per cent of a wearer’s body fat – without changes in either diet or exercise.
After recent revelations that sweet elixirs honey, rice malt syrup, maple syrup and agave – widely considered as healthier alternatives to sugar – affect your body in exactly the same way, it would be fair to think it’s the same story with stevia.
Not exactly, says accredited practicing dietitian, Joel Feren.
“Stevia doesn’t have any kilojoules and it’s not going to affect our blood sugar control so absolutely it’s a much better option than sugar,” Feren explains.