What One Beverage Swap a Day Can Do for Your Health

A new study finds replacing just one sugary drink with water per day can result in significant wellness benefits. It’s a modest goal to which anyone can aspire.

Calorie Restriction Boosts Mood and Increases Sex Drive

Calorie restriction is something most people associate with weight loss programs. But today, scientists are learning that restricting calories—no matter what weight you are—can come with some impressive benefits. In a new study, researchers evaluated the effects on calorie restriction in 220 non-obese adults with BMIs from 22 to 28. These people were divided...

The Real Reason People Get Skinny When They Start Drinking More Green Tea

A study has discovered how green tea may help fight obesity – it reduces the amount of starch absorbed from food. While the body of research on the beverage’s weight loss effect is mixed, a certain method of using it is almost guarantees to take off the pounds.

Do Genetics Make You Crave High Calorie Foods?

If you enjoy eating foods that are high in fat and sugar, it may not be your fault. New research presented at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting earlier this month reveals two gene variants may be involved. These variants are called FTO and DRD2. The FTO gene predisposes a person to obesity. The DRD2...

This Diet Has Same Life-Extending Benefits as Reducing Calories by 40%

Eating a diet high in carbs but low in protein may produce the same benefits as a low calorie, high protein diet, research shows.

Xtreme Eating Awards: Worst Restaurant Meals

Today’s restaurant chains often have over-sized, super-sized and even monster-sized meals. Most of them contain a lot more calories, sugar and fat than is good for you. However, you might be surprised to learn that there’s a group who monitors the unhealthiest of these meals. Each year the Center for Science in the Public...

Dine Out on More Low-Calorie Foods

If you like to eat out, some good news is heading your way. It appears that more and more large-chain restaurants are moving toward introducing lower calorie food and beverage options. The core menus at most of the big restaurants generally include plenty of foods that are high in calories, fat and sodium. But...

The Calorie Myth: 6 Reasons Not All Calories Are Created Equal

Calories are not created equal. The source of the calories matter since different foods go through different biochemical pathways.

When You Eat Might Be More Important Than What You Eat

New research demonstrates that the timing of meals and types of foods consumed may help prompt weight loss as much as the actual calories eaten.

Resveratrol Reduces The Body’s Desire for Calories

New research suggests that resveratrol decreases the body's sensitivity to sugar, reducing caloric intake and curbing the development of chronic diseases.