Category Archives: Weight Loss Tips

Diet soda may be making you fat

Many people think that they are making a healthier choice when they reach for diet soda instead of a sugary soft drink? But research is telling them to “Think again”.images

It is true that diet soft drinks may have minimal calories, but it appears that they can still have a major impact on your waistline, according to two studies presented at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego.

In the first study, researchers at the Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio tracked 474 people, all 65 to 74 years old, for nearly a decade, measuring the subjects’ height, weight, waist circumference, and diet soft drink intake every 3.6 years. The waists of those who drank diet soft drinks grew 70 percent more than those who avoided the artificially sweetened stuff; people who drank two or more servings a day had waist-circumference increases that were five times larger than non-diet-soda consumers. Continue reading

Can You Lose More Weight By Exercising Less?

I like to consider myself a person with decent common sense.

But every so often I come across a bit of information that has me scratching my head.

First, let me ask you a question. Would you think that 60 minutes of exercise a day would cause you to lose more weight than 30 minutes a day?

I would.

It is simple logic, twice the exercise leads to twice the calories burned and therefore more weight loss.

But not so fast… Continue reading