What Is Weight Stigma?

Whether it’s a TV show making fun of someone’s size or a website devoted to shaming overweight people, weight stigma is a problem many people face. Here’s what to know about body shaming.   Weight stigma or bias generally refers to negative attitudes toward a person because he or she is overweight or obese. The assumption that larger individuals are[…]

Vitamin D for Weight Loss

Can It Help You Lose Weight? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin sometimes touted as a natural weight loss aid when taken in dietary supplement form. Indeed, some research suggests that running low on vitamin D might increase your risk of weight gain, while taking vitamin D supplements may help promote weight loss and maintenance.   While vitamin D[…]

Foods for a Faster Metabolism

Love green tea? Then you’re already working to make your metabolism faster. Here are four more foods that can help give it a boost.   Spicy Food If you’re one of those people who pours hot sauce on everything, you may unknowingly be helping your body burn fat. Research has shown that eating spicy foods can increase[…]

Secrets to Burning Fat Effectively While Exercising

Burning fat is key to weight loss, body shaping, and improved health or athletic performance. Whether trimming the waistline, smoothing the love handles or losing the cellulite, we all know we should do it but rarely do it right.   The solution lies largely in our understanding of human physiology and what is needed to[…]

Avoid the 5 Biggest Workout Mistakes

Is It Bad to Work Out Every Day?   Sometimes, exercisers with the best intentions lose the least amount of weight. What’s worse is that they often see their friends slim down just weeks after starting a new workout program. It can be frustrating and confusing.   So … what makes one weight loss workout plan effective and[…]