6 quick questions and answers about coffee

Ah, the coffee controversy! Trying to keep up with the latest medical science on the health benefits, or lack thereof, with drinking coffee is not easy. However, with over 18,000 studies now published we know more now than we used to.

1. Is coffee good for you?
2. Does coffee help you lose weight?

4 rules thin people tend to live by

DID YOU KNOW?
You don’t necessarily have to completely overhaul your diet or exercise regimen to lose weight and keep it off. Recent research shows that it’s little, practically effortless changes to everyday habits that make the pounds fall off and stay off. Remember; for any change to be permanent, you must be willing to live with that change permanently, for the rest of our life. It’s all about healthy habits! Try incorporating some of these simple, science-backed steps into your day-to-day life.

The great cholesterol myth

Essential to good health, especially women’s wellness, cholesterol should not be something that is feared and revered when eating a nutritious diet. It is a naturally occurring product found in the body which is made by the liver. It is vital to normal cell function and is the parent molecule for such major hormones as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. It is critical to the immune system and the brain. Even if you did not consume any cholesterol at all, you would still find it present in your body. Your diet is actually secondary when it comes to looking at cholesterol levels, but this is often ignored by doctors.

The truth about cholesterol

The skinny on quick weight loss

The problem is that many people think of a “diet” as short-term. But it really isn’t. What works best to lose weight, scientists find now, is an overall healthy lifestyle plan. It’s not just about what to eat today and tomorrow and while you’re “on a diet.” It’s about learning how to eat well all the time. It’s about how to make healthy choices that help you for the rest of your life.

Why most thin people are thin

We tend to look at those who are thin and simply assume that they have some magic genes that keep them that way, regardless of how they eat and exercise. Though that may be the case for a select few, it is not the case for most. Studies show that those who manage to successfully control their weight over many years, do so by disciplining themselves to follow certain rules.

Here are 4 of the rules most thin people live by:

1. Thin people know what they’re going to eat next. A Dutch research group found that planning your responses to hunger helps you shed pounds faster.