The Habits That Drive the Most Weight Loss of All, Say Experts


Let’s face it: When it comes to losing weight, your daily habits are everything. And according to several top doctors, celebrity trainers, and experienced weight loss specialists we spoke to, there are at least nine habits you should be incorporating into your daily life if you want to see significant results. Curious what they are? Read on, because what follows are some of the all-time best habits you can do that are associated with successful weight loss. And for a handy list of tips and tricks that will help you along your weight loss journey, see these Lazy Ways to Lose Weight All December Long, Say Experts.

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“‘I’m so lazy.’ ‘I just need more willpower.’ Negative thoughts like these are an impediment to lasting weight loss,” says physician Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, M.D.

She advises you to kick your negative self-talk to the side (“and anyone else’s for that matter”), and

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Sneaky Weight Loss No-Nos That Will Totally Surprise You, Say Experts


Let’s face it: Most weight loss no-nos are total no-brainers. That plate of soggy fries? Bad idea. Same for those processed foods and bottles of soda. Too many hours binging The Queen’s Gambit on the couch without exercise? It may be wildly entertaining, but it won’t do any favors for your waistline.

But then there are weight loss mistakes that aren’t quite so obvious. For instance, did you know that you could be eating healthy foods that simply aren’t filling enough and therefore could be causing you to overeat over time? Or that using one of the oldest weight loss technologies ever—the humble scale—can backfire? Or that your favorite exercise routine could be holding you back from reaching your goals? All true, according to top weight loss experts we spoke to.

To learn some subtle and sneaky weight loss no-nos that will leave you surprised, read on, because we’ve compiled

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Experts reveal how much exercise it takes to turn off your favourite festive foods


How much exercise does it take to work off YOUR favourite festive food? Experts reveal the number of squats, lunges and planks you need to burn off the calories (and it’s not good news if you enjoy Christmas pudding!)

  • Experts looked into how many exercises are needed to burn off festive foods
  • GolfSupport.com found most calorific is the Christmas Pudding (305 kcals)
  • Calculated it would take a staggering 1,445 squats to burn off just one serving
  • Pigs in Blanket (280 kcals) placed second and 430 burpees would be needed
  • For Brussel sprouts (45 kcals), only a 4-minute jog required to burn off a serving 

With the timeless phrase ‘why not, it’s Christmas?’ uttered throughout the festive season, it is of no surprise many of us come to regret our festive overindulgence in

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Is a scotch egg really a substantial meal? The nutrition experts weigh in


The debate, known as #ScotchEggGate on Twitter, came about because under the new rules, in tiers two and three, you can’t order an alcoholic beverage at a pub without getting a “substantial meal” too. 

But when I put it to Pip Sloan, the Telegraph’s assistant food editor, she told me: “A boiled egg is not a meal, and a single sausage is not a meal, therefore an egg wrapped in a sausage does not count as a meal. A meal has to be more than three bites and I can easily eat a scotch egg in three bites if I’m hungry.” 

According to the NHS’s Eatwell guide, daily calorie needs are around 2,500 for men and 2,000 for women. Assuming you only drink water and don’t snack during the day, that’s roughly 666 calories per meal for women and 833 for men. 

A scotch egg (which is a boiled

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Vaccines Are Coming, but Pandemic Experts Expect a ‘Horrible’ Winter


Each week, good news about vaccines or antibody treatments surfaces, offering hope that an end to the pandemic is at hand.

And yet this holiday season presents a grim reckoning. The United States has reached an appalling milestone: more than one million new coronavirus cases every week. Hospitals in some states are full to bursting. The number of deaths is rising and seems on track to easily surpass the 2,200-a-day average in the spring, when the pandemic was concentrated in the New York metropolitan area.

Our failure to protect ourselves has caught up to us.

The nation now must endure a critical period of transition, one that threatens to last far too long, as we set aside justifiable optimism about next spring and confront the dark winter ahead. Some epidemiologists predict that the death toll by March could be close to twice the 250,000 figure that the nation surpassed only

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Experts urge Thanksgiving travelers to get tested for Covid-19 as hospitalizations are at their highest


As millions of people in the United States travel back home from the Thanksgiving holiday, Covid-19 hospitalizations are inching closer to 100,000 — the highest they’ve ever been. With infections expected to increase, experts say the stakes are even higher for the public to get tested to help slow the spread.



a group of people standing on top of a suitcase: BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 25: People wait for their baggage at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston on Nov. 25, 2020. The airport was bustling with travelers on the Eve of Thanksgiving, despite people being encouraged to stay home. (Photo by Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


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BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 25: People wait for their baggage at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston on Nov. 25, 2020. The airport was bustling with travelers on the Eve of Thanksgiving, despite people being encouraged to stay home. (Photo by Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

“To every American, this is the moment to protect yourself and your family,” Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House’s coronavirus taskforce, told CBS Sunday.

November has been a month of unprecedented coronavirus surge, with 27 consecutive days of cases surpassing 100,000,

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Singapore experts studying effect of COVID on unborn babies




The father and mother wearing a wedding ring are making heart-shaped hands on the belly of the pregnancy.


The father and mother wearing a wedding ring are making heart-shaped hands on the belly of the pregnancy.

By Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie

SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Doctors are studying the impact of COVID-19 on unborn babies in Singapore, where an infant delivered by an infected mother earlier this month had antibodies against the virus but did not carry the disease.

The ongoing study among the city-state’s public hospitals adds to international efforts to better understand whether the infection can be transferred during pregnancy, how babies develop antibodies in the womb and whether they offer an effective shield against the virus.

A Singaporean woman, infected with the coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, told local newspaper the Straits Times that doctors said her infant son had antibodies against the virus but was born without the infection.

“It is still unknown whether the presence of these antibodies in

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As 75 Hard fitness program trends on TikTok, experts raise red flags


As the coronavirus pandemic rages on and quarantine orders are being extended, people have turned to new places to get workout inspiration at home.

Fitness videos on TikTok have grown exponentially since the pandemic began, as many looked for new ways to stay in shape. Fitness challenges like #DragonFlag, #OneMinuteFitness and #PlankChallenge have gone viral in recent months, and celebrities like Carrie Underwood have even joined in.

Experts urge those just starting out to take it slow before jumping into some of the advanced moves seen in popular TikTok videos, and the intense program called 75 Hard that’s trending on the platform is no exception.

The 75 Hard program, created by entrepreneur and podcaster Andy Frisella and described as a “mental toughness” program, outlines rules users must follow for 75 days. They are:

  • Do two 45-minute workouts a day, one of which must be outside
  • Follow a healthy diet with
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    U.S. tops 13 million COVID-19 cases as experts fear holiday “surge upon surge upon surge”


    The United States reported more than 205,000 new COVID-19 cases and 1,400 deaths on Friday as the number of confirmed infections in the country soared past 13 million. 

    Over 30 states saw increases in new daily COVID-19 cases before the Thanksgiving holiday, leading experts to fear a post-holiday surge that could be compounded by the rest of the holiday season.

    “We will not get a reprieve because then Christmas comes and then New Year comes,” Rush University Medical Center’s Dr. Meeta Shah said. “So, if we’re just stacking surge upon surge upon surge, I am significantly worried about that.”

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday in an attempt to fast track a potential coronavirus vaccine, while big cities like Los Angeles attempt to slow the spread of the virus with new lockdown orders.

    Spiraling cases put more than 90,000 people in

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    Nearly 60,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in the next 3 weeks. There are ways to turn things around, experts say


    America enters the somber holiday weekend following a Thanksgiving Day that saw more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases and 1,200 deaths — skyrocketing numbers given that 20 states did not report data.



    a teddy bear wearing a blue shirt: Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the Covid-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston.


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    Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the Covid-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston.

    Traditionally the start of a time of shopping and giving, the final days of November have seen record highs in the worsening pandemic — surpassing previous surges and showing no signs of slowing down in the precarious winter months.

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    The US on Thursday marked the 24th day in a row with more than 100,000 new cases. Hospitalizations hit a new high — for the 17th consecutive day — with more than 90,400 Covid-19 patients nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

    The country’s death toll since the pandemic’s start is

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