iDiet’s Curated Weight Loss News for October

Here is the real diet and nutrition news we found most interesting this month. So many blogs try to lure your clicks with recycled “news”. We strive to share only valid and responsible weight loss journalism.

The 8 health habits experts say you need in your 20s

iDiet’s founder, Dr. Roberts was consulted on this article about healthy habits for weight control.
Read more herehttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/16/well/live/health-tips-for-your-20s.html

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

A fascinating look into the many ways fat can interfere with health, as well as the ways it sometimes does not. Each person’s body stores fat at a different rate. Outlier medical cases are shedding new light on fat storage and fat metabolism. We may have been thinking about fat all wrong.
Read more herehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/health/skinny-fat.html

The Secret to Putting Your Cardiologist Out of Business

Heart disease and circulatory problems are a leading cause of poor quality of life and early death. But you can make choices to avoid this trap. It’s a good idea to crowd unhealthy foods out of your diet by filling up on more plant-based options like greens, beans and fruit. A plant-heavy diet has numerous health benefits from the fiber, vitamins and minerals it adds to your life.
Read more herehttp://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2016-09-16/the-secret-to-putting-your-cardiologist-out-of-business

The FDA Is Redefining The Term ‘Healthy’ On Food Labels

For years, the FDA has considered all forms of fat “unhealthy” with respect to food package claims, yet they looked the other way when manufacturers added shocking amounts of sugar, which has probably exacerbated the obesity crisis. This may change soon, with the recognition that some types of fat are health-promoting — in moderation of course — and that excess sugar does not do a body good.
Read more herehttp://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/03/496064796/fda-is-redefining-the-term-healthy-on-food-labels

Morning is The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight

If you exercise as part of your health journey (and everyone should try to stay active), you can maximize any calorie-burning effects by doing it on an empty stomach — ideally before breakfast, after a good night’s sleep. It won’t be a huge additional effect, but it will help a little.
Read more herehttp://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/ask-well-the-best-time-of-day-to-exercise/

Brief and Vital Answers to Hard Questions About Weight Loss

Reducing your weight slowly and sensibly is better for your metabolism. Weight-bearing (muscle-promoting) exercise can also be helpful in preventing muscle loss, but don’t necessarily supercharge your metabolism, and other myths debunked.
Read more herehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/05/health/short-answers-to-hard-questions-about-weight-loss.html

Be Vigilant About Holiday Weight Gain

Most people do gain weight around the holidays. Strive to lose it ALL in January, plus a few pounds. Even letting one pound stick each year adds up to obesity over time.
Read more herehttp://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/09/21/494916454/we-really-do-get-a-little-more-santa-like-physically-during-the-holidays

Stress and Eating, as Well as Stress-Eating, have Profound Health Effects

Eating while stressed can make the body treat a healthy meal like a cholesterol feast. So try to make each mealtime into a quiet, pleasant experience free of distractions and stress.
Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/well/mind/stress-may-counteract-effects-of-a-healthful-diet.html