Drinking More Water Has Health Benefits

(DGIwire) — Common recommendations for better health include maintaining an ideal weight, along with reducing intakes of sodium, sugar and saturated fat. For people looking to accomplish these goals, increasing water intake can be very helpful. Earlier this year, a study by the University of Illinois examined the dietary habits of over 18,300 American adults […]

Why Sleep is Important Especially When Dieting

(DGIwire) — There is an established connection between sleeping and hunger. This is because there is a connection between sleep and the levels of leptin and ghrelin in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that is released when we are hungry. It increases our appetite. Leptin has the opposite effect and is released to signal […]

Biggest Loser Weight Regain

(DGIwire) — This month a 6-year follow-up study of the contestants on Season 8 of the Biggest Loser was making headlines. It seems that only one was able to maintain a weight even close to their contest end weight, regaining a significant amount. Scientists conducting the study were eager to closely interview and examine the […]

How Even A Small Weight Reduction Can Yield Big Health Benefits

(DGIwire) — According to the Endocrine Society, over 75% of American adults are overweight, obese or extremely obese. In addition, almost 23% of adults are considered to have metabolic syndrome. Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25-30, obese as a BMI of 30-40 and extremely obese as a BMI of 40 or higher. […]

Why a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Are Easier Said Than Done

(DGIwire) — Lifestyle discipline, which includes diet, exercise, activity, sleep, and so forth, requires controlling impulses and emotions. When emotions rule our life, excess fat and poor health are usually the result. This is why successful “dieters” follow a thoroughly tested strategy. They follow a program that has been proven effective for all kinds of people, including […]

5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

(DGIwire)  — The main reason people quit their diets is the lack of progress.  We all want to see results in the fastest time possible.  If your body isn’t responding the way you expect, your motivation to continue is going to fade away eventually. “Fat loss is not difficult if you get a few critical steps […]

Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

(DGIwire) — It seems almost everyone wants to lose a few pounds. There are many diets to choose from which promise rapid weight loss. Usually these diets drastically reduce carbs, calories or both. Indeed, many report a weight loss of 5-10 pounds in the first week, which can be very enticing and motivating. However, it […]

Easiest Ways to Tell if a Diet Will Work

(DGIwire)   Why do many dieters reach their weight goal, only to find that the pounds eventually return? Research done by some scientists at Penn State University provided insights into the conundrum.  Apparently, they found that the behaviors that help people lose weight aren’t the same as those that help them maintain their new body. Huh? […]

Add A Health Habit Today

(DGIwire) Most people are stuck when it comes to their diet, lifestyle and health.  This is because they have conflicts.  Not from the outside, but from within themselves.  They want to lose weight, get in shape or be healthier but they don’t want to give up their current diet and lifestyle habits.  They are afraid […]

Getting in Shape Is Simple

(DGIwire) A study done at McMaster University showed that muscular development is not really the amount of weight you lift but the fact that you stress your muscles.  It is muscular fatigue that is the critical point in building muscle and heavy weights are not required. People often think they need to belong to a […]

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

(DGIwire)  With all the seemingly conflicting diet and exercise guidelines these days it’s no wonder people often struggle with incorporating a simple plan to improve their health. There are however many things almost all health professionals agree on. Tom Griesel, a health guru and co-author of the best selling health book TurboCharged offers the following […]

Skip Water: Eat Fruit to Hydrate

(DGIwire) — Have you ever noticed feeling refreshed and more hydrated following times when you consumed fruits and vegetables or wonder why this might happen even when you were regularly drinking adequate quantities of pure water? For a very long period of time during our evolution almost everything we ate contained a very high percentage of […]

Uncomfortable: Comfort Food Explained

 (DGIwire) — Well the news is out! The whole “comfort food” myth was just that…a myth. This according to the results of a recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota. The long and short of the study’s results were that when you are totally stressed and looking for relief in a bowl of ice […]

Are All Calories the Same?

 (DGIwire) — Many people believe that when it comes to diet and weight-loss is that a calorie is a calorie.  This theory states that it is not the source of our calories, but the number of calories that is the deciding factor in our health and weight management.  As an example, 100 calories of white […]

Busting The Breakfast Myth

(DGIwire)  We have all been told many times that skipping breakfast might have a negative impact on your weight management efforts. Many people automatically assume that this commonly touted dietary advice is correct. However, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have found no difference between eating and not eating breakfast when it […]

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