A Canada woman is reclaiming her life after she let it spiral out of control as food became her coping mechanism to deal with childhood trauma of sexual abuse and bullying and saw her tip the scales at 320lbs. But one decision in 2011 changed Ashley Amaral’s life in the […]

Getty Images Protein powders are expected to be a $7.5 billion industry by 2020, and the products are popular for a wide variety of reasons: Vegetarians might feel that their diets are somewhat lacking, athletes may want to add muscle faster or aim for a competitive edge, and still others […]

And there’s an equally wide variety of products on the market. Here’s what you should know about protein powders. Protein is an important building block for muscle as well as hair, skin and nails. Powders are dehydrated forms from sources such as milk, soy or plants. They’re typically mixed with […]

Weight loss is not easy. That’s obvious. However, many have successfully lost large amounts of weight and kept it off long term. These 10 people have shared what weight loss strategies had the biggest impact for them, and how you can use them too. Their weight loss before and after photos are […]

There are two types of fiber Ekaterina Markelova/ShutterstockAccording to U.S. dietary guidelines, adults should consume anywhere between 25 and 30 grams of dietary fiber from food (not supplements) daily, but most are only getting about 15 grams, about half the recommended amount. (Here are 30 ways to get more fiber.) […]

Today is World Obesity day, with the theme “Treat Obesity now and avoid the consequences later” but despite all the attention paid to cutting out the risk factors and nipping the dangers of sudden death that could result from it in the bud, a significant portion of the population is […]

It’s a cold, sunny day here on Long Island, and I write this to you from my parents’ home. Every Tuesday and Friday, I visit my hometown of Port Washington, and work with my grandmother on rehab from hip replacement surgery last summer, and my dad on improving his strength, […]

Eating less and moving more are not as easy as they sound. For many time-poor, food-loving Singaporeans hoping to slim down, it can be a struggle to eat healthily and commit to regular exercise. For those who are obese, trying to lose weight poses even more of a challenge, doctors […]

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