(Reuters Health) - People who start fasting every other day may lose more weight than they would if they stuck to their usual eating habits, a small study suggests.The 60 healthy people in the four-week study were not overweight. Researchers randomly assigned them to either stick to their usual eating habits or switch to alternate day fasting, with 12 hours of unrestricted food followed by 36 hours of no food.With alternate-day fasting, people reduced weekly calories by 37per cent on average and shed an average of 3.5 kilograms (7.7 pounds). That compares with an average calorie reduction of 8.2per cent and an average weight loss of 0.2 kilograms (0.44 pounds) without this diet."We do not recommend this as a general nutrition scheme for everybody, because this is a harsh intervention of which we do not know the long-term effects," said Frank Madeo, senior author of the study and a researcher at the University of Graz in Austria."We feel that it is a good regime for some months for … [Read more...] about Alternate-day fasting associated with weight loss
Fat loss without losing muscle
The baby fat is gone…for good, hopefully! “I worked hard for it,” Alden Richards, who stands 5'11”, told Conversations in an exclusive interview. He looks good and feels better, on and off screen. The big “loss” is very visible in Hello, Love, Goodbye, Alden’s much-talked-about and eagerly-awaited team-up with Kathryn Bernardo (should we call them KathDen or AlKath for short?), and even more so in AxA, Alden’s project with designer Avel Bacudio (good friends from way, way back) who designed limited edition clothes just like what he did with Matteo Guidicelli. with good friend Avel Bacudio Alden shed those unwanted (unbecoming) pounds for both his movie with Kathryn and AxA. In the movie directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and shot entirely in Hong Kong, Alden and Kathryn submerged themselves in their characters as OFWs after not just talking with our kababayan in Hong Kong but actually “moonlighting” in places of work (Alden as a … [Read more...] about Alden minus 25 lbs.
Our thoughts on teeth and ageing typically begin and end at colour. A white smile is youthful, so we bleach our teeth. But there’s a wide world of so-called anti-ageing dental interventions out there. With orthodontics and restorations, dentists can often manipulate the size, shape and arrangement of teeth to subtract years from a face.To understand how it works, imagine someone with no teeth (“edentulous” in dentist lingo) – your grandpa without his dentures. Without the support of his teeth, his mouth collapses onto itself. The lower portion of his face shrinks. Now imagine grandpa pops in his dentures. His face fills out. He doesn’t look young, but certainly less old.Grandpa is an extreme example, but this loss of support and subsequent facial “shrinkage” (what the experts call it) doesn’t occur only in the toothless, because teeth gradually change shape throughout adulthood.“The people who really connect to this idea – … [Read more...] about Are your teeth making you look old? Here’s how to look younger
A fat belly is linked to various diseases as it is the most harmful fat in your body. Aside from working out, avoiding junk food and alcohol are among the ways to get a flat belly. Additionally, check out these tips for how to burn belly fat in less than a week. 1. Include aerobic exercises in your daily routine If you want to burn fat fast there is no getting around cardio training. Studies find that this is the most effective form of exercise to reduce belly fat. By burning many calories your general health will improve. Hence, start doing high-intensity workouts of running, swimming or aerobic classes, but keep in mind that frequency and duration are essential for satisfying results. 2. Reduce refined carbs One should avoid consuming refined carbs to lose fat around the abdominal area and have good metabolic health. It is not necessary to stick to a strict low-carb diet, however it should be replaced with unprocessed carbs. Instead of white bread, white rice and … [Read more...] about How to lose belly fat in seven days
Every time you reply, "Chinchai" (that ubiquitous Hokkien phrase for “anything will do”) whenever someone asks you what you want for lunch or dinner, you’re saying yes to weight gain, said Joan Liew, a professional bodybuilder and fitness coach, who recently launched the book The Skinny Sumo Wrestler. “That’s because you’re not putting any thought into the food that you feed yourself with,” said Liew.The lack of time and options is no excuse either. Although “schedules and lifestyles differ for people from different professions”, the one common thing we all have control over is what we eat, she said.“Putting a bit more effort into planning your meals – when to eat, where you will be, what the food stalls or restaurants in the area are, and what kind of food is sold – can help you avoid being stuck in a situation where you have no choice but to eat what’s available,” she said.Another … [Read more...] about Eat carbs and still lose weight, says professional bodybuilder in new book