(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
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On Aug. 18, 2018. I was with Dad at GBK Stadium, we had been fortunate enough to procure two passes to watch the opening ceremony of the Asian Games live. Around us fellow Indonesians were laughing, sharing snacks, singing along, or crying with pride. All over social media platforms other Indonesians watching on TV were posting similar emotions. Despite all the prevalent political and sectarian conflicts, that night and the next two weeks we were all one. We were all proud Indonesians. Fast forward a year. All hell is breaking loose in a handful of cities across Java and Papua. What started out as a kerfuffle between a small group of Papuan students marching for a rally against another small group of Malang residents in East Java escalated within days to a racism-tinged siege at a Papuan students’ dorm in the province’s capital Surabaya then backlash riots against government symbols in the Papuan cities of Sorong, Manokwari and Fak-fak. The latest developments saw extra … [Read more...] about Urban Chat: Just one year after Asian Games, we’re divided again
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.
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
TAIPEI - A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold its first fully democratic presidential election. Washington forcefully intervened to support its ally, sending two aircraft carrier battle groups to patrol nearby. The carriers, then as now the spearhead of American power, intimidated Beijing. The vote went ahead. The missiles stopped. How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan Today, with tension again running high, Washington still backs Taiwan. Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 2 renewed Beijing's longstanding threat to use force if necessary to restore mainland control over the island. But the United States is now sending much more muted signals of support. On Sunday, American ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait. This was the seventh passage of U.S. warships through the narrow, strategically sensitive waterway since July. Each time, though, just two U.S. … [Read more...] about News China’s vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific