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Weight loss challenge- Spanish town wants to shed 100,000 kilos

SPAIN: In a remote area of northwestern Spain, a small town has set itself the ultimate weight loss challenge: by early 2020, its residents must shed 100,000 kilos (220,500 pounds). Gone are bacon and fried calamari from the diets of thousands of residents in Naron who are taking to sport again as part of a slimming programme that kicked off in January. "In the 21st century, people forget they're made to walk," says Carlos Pineiro, the 63-year-old family doctor behind the programme, which has the support of the town…

Can drinking milk help you lose weight?

How often have you been told that cutting down dairy will help you lose weight? But health experts have a different take on this. According to the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, it's a common myth that consumption of milk should be reduced if you are trying to lose weight. In fact, health experts are of the opinion that low-fat and fat-free milk, along with other dairy products, provide essential nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D and proteins without excessive saturated fat or calories. How…

Surprising Benefits of black pepper!

The south Asian cuisine offers varieties of spices that not only entice your taste buds but are also very beneficial health wise. Black pepper, which can turn dull dishes into tasty delicacies, can also help you lose weight. Black pepper is loaded with Vitamins A, C, and K, minerals, healthy fatty acids and works as a natural metabolic booster which makes it a storehouse of uncountable health benefits, including weight loss. It also contains piperine. Adding up a little of it in your meal burns calories after eating…

Eating pasta and potatoes might actually help you lose weight:Study

UNITED KINGDOM: A study shows that Eating lots of potatoes, rice and pasta may help you lose weight faster than counting calories alone. Researchers say the foods fill dieters up more quickly so they have fewer cravings for snacks and junk food and end up eating less. Fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs, and beans have the same effect. They typically have fewer calories per mouthful than processed foods as they are full of water, protein, and fiber. Study leader Dr. Nicola Buckland, from Leeds University,…

Weight-loss surgery tied to slight increased risk of suicide: study

STOCKHOLM: Obese people who get surgery to lose weight are slightly more likely to attempt suicide than their counterparts who try other approaches to shed excess pounds, a Swedish study suggests. The findings reinforce a need for thorough pre-surgery mental health assessments of bariatric patients, as well as for providing them with information about the risk of self-harm associated with the procedure and long term follow-up, the study team writes in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The researchers examined…

Can fasting help with weight loss?

NEW YORK: People who fast every other day won’t necessarily lose more weight than dieters who cut calories in other ways, a U.S. study suggests. Fasting regimens that involve alternate-day calorie restriction have become increasingly popular, in part because some people struggle to shed excess pounds by conventional diets focused on counting calories every single day, the research team notes in JAMA Internal Medicine. For the study, researchers randomly assigned 100 obese adults to three different groups. One group…