Tag: weight

The Truth About Green Tea and Weight Loss

You’ve no doubt noticed that the tea aisle has gone green. What used to be a packet of green tea here and there is now shelves filled with green teas of all types, with flavors from refreshing to grassy to smoky. Now, whole cafes have opened up devoted to the stuff, Instagram is peppered with

The pandemic and childhood weight gain

There’s plenty of talk of the COVID 20—meaning the extra weight that adults are putting on during the pandemic. But what about children? Even before the pandemic, the percentage of American children who have overweight or obesity—defined as body mass index (BMI) being in the 85th to 95th percentiles for children of the same age

How to Get\u2014and Stay\u2014Motivated to Lose Weight

There are so many diet and exercise plans for losing weight that it’s starting to get ridiculous. There’s keto. There’s paleo. There’s Whole30. There are cabbage soup diets and coffee diets and frozen food diets and even something called the Sirtfood Diet, which sounds like it might be totally made up although it is actually

Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that changes in the food environment around low-income and high-ethnic/racial minority populations over time impact childhood obesity. Increased availability of small grocery stores selling a selection of healthy items in close proximity to children’s homes improves their weight status over time,

Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. The study, which published recently in Clinical Obesity, is the first to break down surgeries by insurance payer type—public versus private insurance—to better understand the economic burden on

The Secrets to Losing Weight After 40

In your teens and 20s, it used to be that you could eat pizza every night for a week without a lot of pushback from your body in the form of extra pounds. In your 40s, not so much. Maybe you’re even eating much better now, but weight is still accumulating. It’s usually not just

Your Ultimate Guide to Running and Weight Loss

Everybody knows someone who lost a lot of weight when they started running. And plenty of people know runners who went the other way, gaining weight during training. So does running help or hurt your weight loss goals? It depends on how you do it. How running helps you lose weight You can lose weight