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Weight gain? Cortisol may be your real culprit for those extra kilos. Cortisol is also called the “Stress Hormone”. When life throws a lot of stress, the body reacts by producing cortisol/ stress hormone, which in turn increases the appetite. Stress generally leads to emotional eating and this in turn leads to increase in weight. Over eating can become a habit and lead to obesity.  

White tea is made from the sun-dried leaves and the buds of Camellia sinensis. This is the same plant that also produces other kinds of tea like green or back tea. This tea is the least processed and is harvested when extremely young, and hence has a distinctive flavour and more properties. It is light and sweet in taste. 28 milligrams of caffeine is present in 236ml cup of white tea. Obesity has been on…

Say a person weighing 100 kgs jumps rope at a slow pace with less than 100 skips/min and the type of skips is two- foot skip with a rhythmic bounce for 30 min, then that person loses approximately 450- 460 calories per session. With consistent jumping, one might see great results. Jumping rope not only helps you with weight loss, but also helps your muscles the gastrocnemius, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, abdominals, forearms, and deltoids. This…

In reference with the U.S. dietary guidelines, adults should consume anywhere between 25 and 30 grams of dietary fiber from food. How does including fiber help in controlling cravings? Flax seeds are considered as one of the many super foods. 100gms of flax seed contains 27 g of fiber. Meaning, each tablespoon of flax contains around 2.8 grams of fiber. A study conducted on this topic found that adding 25 grams of ground flax seeds…

You’d probably eat less if you felt full after eating a small amount of food. That’s exactly what bariatric surgery does and why it helps people lose weight. Bariatric surgery enhances weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which limits food intake and helps you feel full much sooner than normal. But there’s more than one type of bariatric…

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. Key facts Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight…

It is no secret that obesity is now almost a global epidemic. A majority of adults across the world are now either overweight or obese. This is largely due to factors like sedentary lifestyle, dietary imbalance and other unhealthy habits. In India, a person with Body Mass Index(BMI) greater than 27.4 is considered to be obese. Obesity can lead to various health complications like heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, cancer among others. However, obesity is easy…

Obesity is a major health problem worldwide and has reached an epidemic proportion in the Western society. Evidence continues to accumulate that obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The most widely accepted measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). This number is calculated by dividing a patient’s mass (kg) by his or her height (m2). A normal BMI is considered in the…