- August 1st, 2008
Make sure you get enough calories each day. If you don’t, your body will sense the danger of starvation and actually slow down your metabolism, says Mark Hyman, MD, author of Ultrametabolism (Simon & Schuster, 2008). A quick way to figure out how many calories you need every day: Calculate your resting metabolic rate.
- June 1st, 2008
For many of us, the number on our bathroom scale makes or breaks our day: joy, if it moves downward a few pounds, and despair if it creeps upward, as we diet, sweat, and stress our way toward that magical number we believe defines our ideal weight. But that number may not carry as much import as people—and many doctors—have long thought.It's about where your weight is carried, not about how much you weigh.By Lisa Turner
- June 1st, 2008
Each year, Americans spend an estimated $46 billion on diet products and self-help books. We fill our grocery carts with the foods these plans claim will help us lose weight and keep it off. And what does that mean for so many of us? We’ve got a pantry full of our best intentions and no clue what to do with them.
Must-have foods for your panty, fridge, and freezer. And how to use them.
- May 1st, 2008
Diet downfall #1
You don’t really have a plan. “We’re constantly bombarded with new, trendy diets—but most of us get confused by all the mixed messages and don’t really follow just one plan,” says Rubin.Jordan Rubin, author of Perfect Weight America (Siloam, 2008), shares three reasons diets often fail—and simple fixes that can help you stay on track.By Meghan Rabbitt
- April 1st, 2008
Who wouldn’t lose weight if forced to eat cactus, I hear you say, but suspend your disbelief. The cactus Caralluma fimbriata has a long pedigree as an appetite and hunger suppressant. Eaten like a vegetable in India, it appears to block enzymes involved in fat production and to help regulate appetite.By James Keough
- February 1st, 2008
The challenge: How to stop a case of the munchies on cold, dark days that dampen your spirits.By Meghan Rabbitt