Reducing red meat, dairy, processed and air-freighted foods is an easy way to lower your own carbon footprint and help the world battle global warming. Credit: Pixabay. Dear EarthTalk: What is a low-carbon diet and is it good for losing weight or is it only about saving the planet? - Jane Monroe, Scranton, PA Not to be confused with a “low-carb” diet, which involves avoiding carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta) as a way to lose weight or keep it off, a low-carbon diet—whereby you limit foods that generate a lot of carbon (CO2) emissions in their production and distribution—is indeed more about reducing your carbon footprint than your waistline. That said, proponents of a low-carbon diet say that eating with reduced greenhouse gas emissions in mind is healthier for us than the typical American diet whereby carbon-intensive meat, dairy and processed foods occupy too large a share of our overall food intake. A recent study from the University of Michigan … [Read more...] about Is a low-carbon diet and is it good for losing weight or is it only about saving the planet?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Candice Choi Associated Press January 02, 2019 NEW YORK — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas?If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every year.Two major studies last year provided more fuel for a particularly polarizing topic — the role carbs play in making us fat. The studies gave scientists some clues, but, like other nutrition studies, they can’t say which diet — if any — is best for everyone. RELATED: Whole30 promises to reset your WholeLife. Does it? Advertisement That’s not going to satisfy people who want black-and-white answers, but nutrition research is extremely difficult and even the most respected studies … [Read more...] about Trying to lose weight in 2019? Here’s what the latest dieting studies say
Health Christmas is officially over, which mean it's time lose the sugar cookie-induced pounds. Arguably the most popular New Year resolution is to get in shape; however, with unrealistic fitness expectations and fad-diets, it's easy to get off track. Below are 10 fitness tips that are easy to stick to and will yield noticeable results. Drink Water This may seem self-explanatory, but a lot of individuals lack proper hydration. A general guideline is to drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day. Aim for 20 minutes of Moderate Physical Activity a Day Don't feel like you have to go to straight into hour-long workouts right away. Be patient with yourself, and start out with simple 20-minute workouts. According to the Centers for Disease Control, to remain healthy you need at least 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity. Set a Routine Hitting your fitness goals isn't just something that is achieved by working out, but also … [Read more...] about Weight Loss New Year Resolution 2019: How To Successfully Lose Fat and Inches With These 10 Tips
Strictly limiting carbohydrates and eating more fat may help the body burn more calories, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that among 164 adults in a weight-loss study, those placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals. On average, their bodies used up 250 extra calories per day over 20 weeks. The researchers estimated that over three years, that would translate into an additional 20-pound weight loss for an average-height man. "This study refutes the conventional thinking that it's only calorie-cutting that matters," said senior researcher Dr. David Ludwig. He is co-director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital. Instead, he said, the source of those calories may make the difference in whether your metabolism "works with you or against you." According to Ludwig, the findings support a theory called the "carbohydrate-insulin model." The premise is that diets heavy in … [Read more...] about Low-carb diets may be best for losing weight and keeping it off, study finds
The last few weeks of the year are filled with celebrations — Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, to name just a few. And those celebrations are filled with food. Though managing weight is a year-round business, holidays celebrated with rich food — followed by the evergreen New Year’s resolution to lose weight — throws the topic into sharp relief. The passing of another year also reminds us we’re not getting any younger — and weight management is crucial as we age. We talked to Dr. Reshmi Srinath, assistant professor, medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease, director, weight, and metabolism management program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System, about its importance. Ask Mount Sinai: Managing weight as you age Photo: iStock. If you are at what’s considered a healthy weight at age 30, is it realistic/expected/ideal to maintain that weight as you age? Is some gain or loss … [Read more...] about Ask Mount Sinai: Managing weight as you age