Beer for Weight Loss

Beer for Weight Loss

This is too good to be true: a compound found in beer, xanthohumol, can help you lose weight and improve your health. It is an antioxidant found in hops, the main ingredient used to craft your beer. In studies conducted … Continue reading

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The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself is…

The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself is…

The ritual of weighing oneself is part and parcel of dieting. We’re all familiar with the feelings of anxiety mixed with hope as we place our feet on the scale. How much did I lose? Did I gain? Am I … Continue reading

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Why There Will Never Be a “Biggest Loser” Contestant Reunion

Why There Will Never Be a “Biggest Loser” Contestant Reunion

We’re a couple of months past the Biggest Loser finale, and now that the hype has subsided, we thought it would be a good time to talk some sense into our readers. If you are a fan of this show, … Continue reading

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Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member ChrisSun. When I was young I never had to worry about my weight, I could eat whatever I wanted and I would never gain. Then I had a baby, I … Continue reading

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Beans, Lentils, and Peas FTW (and For Weight Loss)

Beans, Lentils, and Peas FTW (and For Weight Loss)

Eating 3/4 of a cup of pulses every day can help you lose a bit more weight, according to a new meta study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Pulses, if you are not familiar, include beans, peas, … Continue reading

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The Weight Loss Industry by Numbers

The Weight Loss Industry by Numbers

If you are on a diet right now, or trying to lose weight, there is a giant industry out there you should be familiar with. * Americans spend over $60,000,000,000 to lose weight, every year! That’s sixty billion dollars. * … Continue reading

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These Common Food Additives May Be the Culprits Making You Fat

These Common Food Additives May Be the Culprits Making You Fat

Say hello to emulsifiers, the additives in your food that are messing with your metabolism. A recent study published in the prestigious journal Nature describes the effects of ingredients such as lecithin, xanthan gum, and polysorbate 80 on the digestive … Continue reading

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My Strategic Approach to Weight Loss Has Paid Off

My Strategic Approach to Weight Loss Has Paid Off

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member taram5521. For the first 28 years of my life, I was the athletic, sturdy girl.  Never fat, but never thin.  Never the skinny, and always the strong one you called … Continue reading

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Can a Pet Help You Lose Weight?

Can a Pet Help You Lose Weight?

Do you have a pet? If you don’t have one yet, read this and reconsider. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), having a pet has multiple health benefits: decrease blood pressure decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels … Continue reading

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How I Got Rid of My Muffin Top

How I Got Rid of My Muffin Top

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member jdindino1324. Hello everyone, I wanted to share my story to hopefully help to inspire others. When I was 21 years old, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was obese, weighing … Continue reading

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