Front-loading calories early in the day reduces hunger but does not affect weight loss

There’s the old saying in dieting that one must “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper,” based on the belief that consuming the bulk of daily calories in the morning optimizes weight loss by burning calories more efficiently and quickly. But according to a new study publishing September 9 in Cell Metabolism, whether a person […]

Individualized eating program helps dieters lose weight, keep it off

An individualized diet program that empowers users to create their own plan based on targeted levels of protein and fiber shows promise at helping people lose extra pounds and keep them off. The Individualized Diet Improvement Program is a self-guided approach that involves easy-to-use tools, according to the nutritionists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who created iDip. “Our program […]

Just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight or obesity in primary care in England are referred to weight management programmes

New research presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, the Netherlands (4-7 May), has found that just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight or obesity in England are referred to weight management programmes by their GP. National obesity guidance was introduced in England at the end of 2006, with a 2014 update stating that adults […]

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner reveals secret to 7kg Weight Loss

Jiu-jitsu practitioner Rizwan Khan experienced a weight loss transformation in which he lost seven kilograms. The 29-year-old tried to get into weightlifting but years of inexperienced workouts resulted in his weight gradually increasing. This affected his jiu-jitsu sessions as Rizwan was unable to go for as many rounds. He said: “I was feeling tired. “I was much more energetic before, […]

Wegovy demonstrated significant and sustained weight loss in two-year study in adults with obesity – Novo Nordisk

Results from the STEP 5 phase IIIb trial, presented by Novo Nordisk at the Obesity Week 2021 interactive congress, showed that adults treated with Wegovy (semaglutide 2.4 mg injection) achieved significant and sustained weight loss over the two-year study period . The STEP 5 trial investigated Wegovy vs. placebo, both used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical […]

Bariatric surgeries vary in long-term benefits and risks

Of two major weight-loss surgeries, sleeve gastrectomy is safer long-term than gastric bypass, researchers reported on Oct. 6, 2021 in JAMA Surgery. But sleeve gastrectomy is associated with a higher long-term risk of need for surgical revision. “It’s really important for patients to understand the risk of significant issues like death, complications, and hospitalization after these two procedures because that […]