From food storage to toiletries, carry bags to water bottles, we’re quite dependent on plastic. There’s no question about the convenience, be it in their availability or the expense. But before you continue the mindless use of plastic containers, stop and think about what this might be doing to your[.....]
Managing hormones might optimize your weight loss regime. High levels of leptin, the hunger hormone, lead to overeating. Manage leptin by reducing your consumption of fructose and getting adequate sleep. High levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, increases appetite and causes overeating. Manage it with stress-relieving techniques. Additionally, cut down on caffeine and exercise regularly. Lastly, low levels of estrogen and testosterone cause fat gain. They can be managed with supplements and strength training.
Planning to shed a few pounds fast? Naturally, you may try trendy yo-yo dieting. But unfortunately, you will end up in an unhealthy trap of weight cycling with this diet. In yo-yo dieting, you lose weight and then regain it. But still, you may feel happy because with the diet[.....]
Sure, gaining weight is a lot easier than losing weight. Increasing food intake is half the job done. But, weight gained by eating unhealthy junk food can adversely affect our health. Although most people are overweight and want to lose the pounds, some people wish to gain weight because they[.....]
Unwanted weight gain can be disappointing at any age. For women, menopause is an inevitable stage in their lives, and menopause may cause undesirable weight gain, especially around the abdomen. As we age, metabolism slows down and this factor may contribute to the excess weight women gain during menopause. Women may not be able[.....]
Have you ever noticed how stress makes you hungry? Stress may contribute to changes in dietary behaviors that lead to weight gain. Stress has become a way of life in the 21st century where healthy eating habits are hard to practice for people under stress. For some people, the effects[.....]
There are certain myths around watermelon that prevent women from enjoying the fruit. It is said that it causes diarrhea, flushes out vital nutrients from the body, and leads to excess weight gain. In fact, it is a nutritious fruit with plenty of health benefits. It keeps you hydrated, prevents pre-eclampsia, reduces swelling, and treats heat rashes. The fruit is harmless to pregnant women as long as it is had in moderation.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can cause digestive issues, breast tenderness, and leg cramps. These side effects usually go away within a few months. More serious risks include gallbladder disease and heart problems, especially if you smoke. Estrogen-only HRT is linked to endometrial cancer, but duration of both hormones is associated with breast cancer. Blood clots, or venous thrombosis, is likely if you have previous risks or take oral HRT.
The pistachio or pista is a healthy nut and is a member of the cashew family. Pistachios are rich in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and others which benefit your health. “A handful of pistachio nuts a day could protect your heart.”1 However, having too many pistachios can have[.....]
What you eat impacts your baby directly during pregnancy. A doctor, therefore, suggests eating a simple, organic, and homemade food and staying away from processed and junk foods. The main reason behind avoiding junk foods is the presence of additives and preservatives. One of the commonly used additive is Monosodium[.....]
If you eat more than a handful of almonds every day, it could lead to some serious side effects. Your blood clotting mechanism could get impaired and you could be at an increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke. Excess almond consumption could also cause weight gain, constipation, and even kidney stones. Vitamin E toxicity is also a possibility.
Orange juice is one of the most commonly consumed beverage for kids and adults alike. While fruit juice has been long considered an easy way to get your daily 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, recent research suggests that you are better off having the whole fruit than the juice. Not[.....]
Fluctuations in estrogen levels cause weight gain during menopause. Hormonal changes and age result in increased appetite and decreased metabolic rate. Other midlife factors like stress, lack of sleep, and reduced physical activity can cause this weight gain to spin out of control. But remember, by understanding why you gain weight and working on factors that are within your control, you can fight menopausal weight gain and stay fit!
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