weight-loss

Calories burn faster in the evening, new research shows

The number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day, according to new research by…

Struggling to lose weight? Some brains aren’t wired for self control

High-level brain functions play a major role in weight loss, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.…

Excess belly fat in older adults ‘linked with cognitive impairment’

The amount of belly fat a person has (the waist to hip ratio) is associated with reduced cognitive function in…

Obesity alone ‘does not increase risk of early death’

People who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, have no increased rate of mortality according to…

No, one in three children aren’t obese – this headline-grabbing figure is a statistical invention

There is a heartwarming video on Youtube of Jamie Oliver showing a group of children how chicken nuggets are made…

15 Feb 2018

Weight training ‘more effective than cardio’ for older adults

A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be…

Eating mushrooms makes you feel fuller for longer

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness (compared to eating meat) according…

Black tea promotes weight loss

Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, according to new research…

Diabetes drug could be used to promote weight loss

There is an effective medical alternative to surgery that physicians can offer to patients with obesity, according to new research…

Why a high-fibre diet doesn’t always lead to weight loss

Research into the human gut microbiota is increasingly playing a role in personalising nutrition. A new study published in the International…

Plant extract that ‘suppresses appetite’ discovered

An extract from salacia, a plant native to India and Sri Lanka, has demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar…

Cryotherapy is a pointless fad: there are no short cuts to weight loss

Celebrities are plunging themselves into vats of vaporised nitrogen, exposing their bronzed flesh to temperatures as low as five degrees…

19 Jun 2017

Sound science backs fasting. Calorie counting can’t compete

Fasting is no longer merely the domain of religion — more and more people are fasting for the sake of…

12 May 2017
bread

Viva Mayr clinic: where VIPs ‘detox’ by slowly chewing stale bread

‘A glass of wine at dinner and a flatter stomach in 14 days? It can be done, with this savvy…

Cutting back on carbs is probably the most effective way to lose weight

Reducing carbohydrate intake is the most effective way to diet for weight loss, according to a review article by the…

diet

‘Diet’ sweetener isn’t great for a diet. A new study suggests why

The sugar substitute aspartame, used in many diet drinks, encourages weight gain — at least in mice. A new study,…

A massage to India

Our Spa Inspector feels like royalty out the Ananda Spa near Rishikesh

20 Oct 2016

Fitness trackers are no magic answer for weight loss

Wearable pedometers do not appear to help with weight loss, according to research published in JAMA. The two-year study, at…

‘Inner fat’ is a killer lurking in your belly. Here’s how to get rid of it

All of us have fat that we can’t see. That’s because it’s hidden within our bodies. To see it properly,…

28 Jul 2016

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…

20 Jul 2016

Why fasting for Ramadan is (probably) good for your health

Ramadan ends today. For me, like for other Muslims, it has been a tough month. Abstaining for about 19 hours…

6 Jul 2016

Too busy to exercise? Here is how to make a few minutes in the gym count

In my experience the most common barrier to good health is a hectic and stressful work life. An extremely busy…

23 Jun 2016

For healthy weight loss the real evidence backs the Mediterranean diet

The current controversy between those challenging the dietary advice of the last 40 years and those who hide behind ‘expert…

8 Jun 2016

Are you weighing yourself wrong? Make the scales your friend, not your enemy

For many people the scales are seen as the enemy. But used correctly they are a powerful ally in keeping…

2 Jun 2016

The answer to weight loss doesn’t lie in a can of beans

A daily serving of pulses could be an effective way to lose weight, according to research published in The American…

Mindful munching: listening to yourself eat ‘will make you eat less’

New research suggests that if you want to lose weight you should listen to yourself eat. Paying attention to the…