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Intermittent fasting: if you’re struggling to lose weight, this might be why

Marcin Malicki/Shutterstock David Clayton, Nottingham Trent University Intermittent fasting is a way of losing weight that favours flexibility over calorie counting. It restricts the time you are allowed to eat, which reduces calorie intake by limiting opportunities to eat. That’s the theory, at least. A popular version of intermittent fasting is the 5:2 diet, which involves eating a very low-calorie …

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Natural supplements can be dangerously contaminated, or not even have the specified ingredients

Some supplement products contain substances that are harmful. Getty Images / David Malan C. Michael White, University of Connecticut More than two-thirds of Americans take dietary supplements. The vast majority of consumers – 84% – are confident the products are safe and effective. They should not be so trusting. I’m a professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Connecticut. …

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Does eating at night make you fat?

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Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock.com Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen y Peter Morgan, University of Aberdeen Some media reports say that eating at night makes you gain weight, others say that it has no effect on body weight. So who is right? First, it’s important to remember that a gain in body weight only occurs when there is a change in calories consumed …

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Delay eating breakfast and eat dinner early if you want to lose body fat – new study


junpinzon/Shutterstock.com Jonathan Johnston, University of Surrey and Rona Antoni, University of Surrey Time-restricted eating (also called time-restricted feeding) is a new dietary concept that involves reducing the time between the first and last calorie consumed each day. There is strong evidence to support the health benefits of time-restricted eating (TRE) in animals, and recent small studies by our research group …

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