Studies and speculations linking late night eating to weight gain have been circulating for years, but is it really the one way ticket to obesity it’s made out be? Well, yes and no. There are a number of contributing factors that could cause weight gain. Reaching for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks between meals causes insulin levels to spike and has a knock-on effect on appetite.
Jessica Weber is getting real about her impressive weight loss transformation -- and the loose skin it left her with.
Great news bath lovers! A recent study by Loughborough University found that soaking in a hot tub — while doing absolutely nothing — an burn as many as 130 calories, the equivalent of a 30-minute walk.But we have even better news! Turns out you might be burning extra calories without realizing it by doing daily chores and activities.Click through the gallery above to find out more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.
Rubbish news of the day alert: new research suggests that the so-called obesity gene is not to blame for your inability to shift the pounds. When scientists revealed the existence of a ‘fat gene’ it provided some with a handy opportunity to attribute weight gain to their DNA. Because according to science the obesity gene is not tipping the scale against you in the battle of the bulge.
Australian fitness gurus Sharny, 36, and Julius Kieser, 35, are sick of the fakery of their industry so they’ve decided to get real with their clients by sharing their weight loss journey. “We’ve got nice and fat for ourselves,” said Julius in a Facebook Live post this week. Sharny wants to lose more than two stone and go from 10st 8lbs to 8st 6lbs, while Julius wants to drop from 17st 1lb to less than 15st 7lbs.
A study by the American Chemical Society found that the agave plant (the plant that makes tequila) contains sugars that could lower blood glucose levels, possibly helping the over 60,000 Canadians who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year. After weighing the mice daily and checking their glucose blood levels weekly, researchers found that most mice that drank agavins ate less, lost weight and had a drop in blood glucose levels unlike mice that were given other sweeteners. “We have found that since agavins reduce glucose levels and increase GLP-1 (a hormone that slows the stomach from emptying), they also increase the amount of insulin,“ said researcher Mercedes G. López, Ph.D. A finding that “puts agavins in a tremendous position for their consumption by obese and diabetic people,” noted the study.
Because 20-year-old Eve Stansfield from Brisbane credits her Apple Watch for helping her to lose almost half her body weight. Using the device to track her movements, workouts and calories lost, Eve regularly takes to her Instagram Eve Chantal to share images of the results alongside motivational captions to inspire others with their own fitness journeys.
Talking to PopSugar, leading stress expert Dr Pete Sulack, explained that an emotionally charged crying session can help you shift a few extra pounds. It’s all to do with the fact that tears contain stress hormones. Well, cortisol is the stress hormone that can make you feel anxious, panicky and can cause your body to cling to belly fat.
Having struggled with her weight her entire life, the 25-year-old make-up artist from Auckland had decided that after tipping the scales at 169kg it was time to kiss goodbye to the quick-fix diets and overhaul her entire health and fitness regime. “The depth and the level they [the haters] go to — it’s mind-blowing,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
Kate has revealed her secret to staying in shape [Photo: Rex Features] Forget faddy diets or chaining yourself to the treadmill, The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed a far simpler secret to staying in shape…running around after her children. While attending a garden party in New Delhi with husband, William, The Duke of Cambridge, to honour the Queen’s upcoming 90th birthday, the 34-year-old mum-of-two was asked how she managed to stay so slim after having children, George, 2 and Charlotte, 11 months. “We said, ‘How do you lose all the weight after having two kids?’ And she said, 'I am running after my kids,’” fellow guest Prof BulBul Dhar-James revealed to reporters after speaking with the Duchess at the party. Boho chic nailed! The Duchess stepped out in an elegant skirt and crop top by designer Temperley [Photo: Rex Features] Prof Dhar-James, who teaches political science at Jamia Mellia Islamia University, also asked her how she kept cheery through all the engagements.
Kylie Jenner, Hilary Duff and Vanessa Hudgens are just a few celebrities who have posted pictures with various brands of detox tea. All three are well-known, extremely fit and have millions of followers – making them the perfect marketing tool. The tea company websites are also quite convincing.
Should you do a full on detox, eating an extremely healthy diet for a period of time, or, does it make more sense to gradually ease back in to being healthier by doing things like replacing your afternoon cookie with an apple? Try introducing a “meatless” Monday, going plant-based until 6 p.m. or, even becoming vegetarian all together.
The face “is a robust indicator of one’s health,” said Nicholas Rule, an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Perception and Cognition at the University of Toronto, said in a university news release. Let us know your thoughts by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.