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How to Lose Weight Without Dieting: 24 Fast Facts

Use a Timer for Meals

Slowing down your eating time is a great habit for those concerned about overeating. Many people find that it is helpful to set a timer and stretch the meal out to accommodate a given amount of time, such as 20 minutes per meal. Doing this helps trigger the release of hormones that tell your body that you are full. You can also learn to savor and enjoy the taste of the food, which can be more rewarding than consuming oversized portions.

How high-protein diets could increase heart attack risk

High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests a down side: more plaque in the arteries.

Ketogenic Diet (Keto Diet)

What is the ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet is a diet that produces reactions in the body similar to those that occur during fasting. This is a type of extreme low-carb diet that was first developed in 1921 due to the ability of this type of diet to reduce or suppress seizures. As new medications to treat seizures were developed, the ketogenic diet became less popular as a way to manage seizure disorders.

Fasting: What You Should Know

Fasting is common to just about every major religious tradition, like Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates believed it helped the body heal itself. During Ramadan, many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, every day for a month. This has provided scientists with quite a bit of information about what happens to your body when you fast, and the news is mostly good.

Waist Circumference Affects Coronary Plaque Accumulation in Testosterone Therapy

Older men receiving testosterone treatment with higher waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) experience greater increases in noncalcified coronary plaque volume, according to study results published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Science Has Shown These Five Weight Loss Supplements Are a Waste of Money

When you google "weight loss" the challenge to sort fact from fiction begins.

These five supplements claim to speed up weight loss, but let's see what the evidence says.

Read This Before You Try Any of These Intermittent Fasting Diets

Intermittent fasting is a method of dieting that restricts the amount of time you are allowed to eat. The appeal of these diets is that you don't need to count calories or eat certain foods. But there are so many versions, it's hard to know which one is best.

Some People Put on More Weight When They Become Active - Here's Why

Some People Put on More Weight When They Become Active - Here's Why

Smartphone-Based Behavioral Therapy for Obesity Comparable to Group Therapy Outcomes

The weight loss benefits of smartphone-based behavioral obesity treatment are similar to those of intensive group-based treatment for obesity, according to study results published in Obesity.

Dietary Monitoring Key to Successful Weight Loss

The frequency of dietary self-monitoring is significantly associated with weight loss, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Obesity.

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

An expert panel assessed 41 diets to come up with their final results, examining the evidence behind each diet's claims, the short-term and long-term weight loss associated with the diet, how easy the diet is to follow,

Want to Try Keto? A Cancer Scientist, Keto Expert And Harvard Cardiologist Agree on These 2 Tips

If you're thinking of going keto, you can forget the bread, beans, bananas, and nearly every other sweet treat.

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).

This Study on Nearly Half a Million People Has Bad News For The Keto Diet

Scientists and dietitians are starting to agree on a recipe for a long, healthy life. It's not sexy, and it doesn't involve fancy pills or pricey diet potions.

Low-carb diet better when it includes more vegetables, nuts

People who cut back on carbohydrates may end up increasing their risk of premature death if they load their plates with meat and cheese instead of vegetables and nuts, a U.S. study suggests.

Varied diet not necessarily a high-quality one

A diverse diet is not necessarily a healthy one, according to an advisory issued by the American Heart Association that has instead emphasized the importance of a healthy eating pattern.

Primary Care Tips to Help Patients Lose Weight

Former FDA Chief David Kessler, MD, was recently interviewed during The Washington Post's Health 202 Newsletter where he stated, "We have failed in giving nutritional advice to people."


Women and Men Experience Different Benefits From Low-Calorie Diets

A low-calorie diet causes different metabolic effects in women than in men, according to a study published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.


Diet Hit A Snag? Your Gut Bacteria May Be Partly To Blame

Have you ever been on a diet but didn't hit your goal weight? Your gut bacteria may be part of the explanation.


Real 'Superfoods' Science Says You Should Be Eating More Of

Super, shluper. The term "superfood" doesn't actually mean anything, and most of the foods hiding behind such a label aren't all that good for you.


'Sustainable Diet' a Worthy Goal

Getting people to eat "sustainable diets" is a worthy goal, but more work must be done to better define what a sustainable diet is and to make it culturally acceptable, several experts said here.


Largest Study Of Its Kind Shows Eating Fat Is The Only Cause Of Weight Gain

Researchers have found that among the three major food groups, fat is the only cause of weight gain in the long run.


Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution? Here's What a New Study Says

A new study suggests that following a Mediterranean diet — an eating pattern high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry — may protect people from some of the health effects of air pollution.


Diet May Be as Effective as PPIs in Reducing Reflux Symptoms

Treatment with alkaline water and a plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet may be as effective as standard proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy for reducing reflux


These five healthy habits could extend your life by a dozen years or more, study says

You know that getting exercise, eating vegetables and quitting smoking are good for you. A new study shows just how good they are, in terms of the number of years they can add to your life.


These 5 habits could add 10 years to your life, study suggests

These simple healthy habits could extend your life 10 years

Researchers found that a few changes to your lifestyle could add more than a decade to your life. Quitting smoking and lowering Body Mass Index are two keys.


The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours did...


11 Healthy-Eating Myths That Just Aren’t True

Myth #1: Carbs are bad for you.

Truth: Carbohydrates are essential to a healthy diet, providing energy for your whole body.