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Pictures of the Week 11.6.14

Vegetarians Slimmer Than Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

Vegetarians may not only be more likely to outlive their meat-eating counterparts, they could have a leg up in the weight department, too.<p>A new study from Loma Linda University researchers shows an association between diet type and weight, with vegetarians having a lower body mass index than …

Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together

Scientists have discovered new clues about how microbes in our digestive systems may affect health.<p>European researchers found that the less diverse those microbes are, the more likely people are to gain weight, become obese and develop risk factors for serious health problems.<p>Evidence has been …

Gut Bacteria Diversity Linked With Weight, Study Suggests

The number of bacteria in your gut -- as well as the diversity of said bacteria -- could be tied to your weight, according to a new study.<p>A team of researchers from around the world found that people who are obese have fewer and less diverse gut bacteria than their leaner counterparts.<p>"We also see …

New Weight Loss Drugs: More Harm Than Good

We've all been there: You can't fit into your favorite jeans. You can't stand the way you look in that dress. You desperately want to lose weight -- even if it's just five pounds -- but everything you try fails. You're frustrated, demoralized, and ready to take drastic measures. More exercise? I …

7 Fat-Regulating Hormones That Become Out of Whack With Too Little Sleep

A recent study in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i> found depriving people of sleep for just one night increased cravings for junk food and decreased rational eating decisions in the frontal cortex.<p>You might be familiar with the unfortunate aftermath of a crappy night's sleep as you sheepishly order …

Proof That Fast Food Salads Are Anything But Healthy

<b>Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed foods that scream loudest in our food environment.</b><p>You wouldn't be amiss in thinking that a restaurant's salad is a more nutritious and healthful …

Fixing Obesity, Between Little Rock and Hard Places

When the annual "F as in Fat" report was issued a week or so ago by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it gave us an encouraging, albeit modest, dose of good news. For the first time in a long time, obesity rates had leveled off rather than risen almost …

Blueberries, not fruit juice, cut type-2 diabetes risk

<b>Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.</b><p>Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit - but fruit juice did not appear to have …

I Lost Weight: Paul Couch Cut His Portions In Half And Lost 75 Pounds

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Paul Couch<p><b>Age:</b> 59<p><b>Height:</b> 5'11"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 295 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> I gained the weight by eating pretty much anything I wanted and as much as I wanted to eat. I ate …

Eating Whole Fruits Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

When it comes to lowering your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, eating whole fruit -- and <i>not</i> the juice form -- could do you some good, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found an association between eating at least two servings of fruit a week and …

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

As a nutritionist, for years I've seen the pendulum swing back and forth as to which "diet" works best for weight loss: low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, the fill-in-the-blank diet (rice diet, grapefruit diet, peanut butter diet), you name it. The diet rage of the day just leaves overweight individuals …

The Easiest Way to Slash Your Fat Intake

There’s a new way to boost flavor and cut fat at the same time<p>There’s a reason fried food tastes amazing: It’s chock-full of fat. But new research suggests there’s a way to boost flavor without fat—and save a whole lot of calories in the process. Low-fat meals flavored with spices taste just as …

Meet Your Next Superfood Obsessions

Chia seeds, goji berries...oh, yes, you've seen all kinds of superfoods in just about every product on the planet, am I right? And you should! Superfoods can give our bodies some excellent good-for-our-health boosts. But that doesn't mean you can't mix it up with these <i>new</i> superfoods—some of which …

How Many Cups Of Coffee Per Day Are Too Many?

That morning cup of Joe is a daily, practically sacred ritual for many of us. A large body of research has confirmed that a coffee habit is perfectly fine for most people, and may even have some health benefits – from fighting depression in women to lowering the risk of stroke and prostate …

High Fiber Breakfast (That Isn't Cereal!)

While breakfast cereal companies often tout their high-fiber products, the truth is that what's inside those boxes can often be even <i>higher</i> in sugar. That's no way to start your day.<p>Instead, we'd like to recommend a handful of easy, delicious, fill-you-up breakfasts that don't give you a day's worth …

Keeping the Junk Out of Your Life

While you may hate to admit it, diet and nutrition play major roles in staying slim. When beginning an exercise regimen or weight-maintenance program, you might have the motivation to make it to the gym once or twice a day in an effort to keep the extra pounds away, but will fall short when it …

The Best Breakfast for Weight Loss

Chowing down heartily in the AM might be the key to losing weight<p>There’s a new reason to eat breakfast—and to make it a big one. Eating half your daily calories in the morning might help you lose weight more efficiently, according to new Israeli research published in the journal <i>Obesity</i>.<p>For the …

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women

Plus, delicious recipes to help speed up your muscle recovery post-workout<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine found that many active women suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause muscle soreness …