Diet study has good news for older adults trying to lose weight

Many people claim that weight loss becomes more difficult the older you get, but a new study led by the University of Warwick finds that this claim is a myth. The research was conducted at University Hospitals Coventry, where experts found that adults over the age of 60 can lose weight just as effectively as younger people.

The study, which was recently published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology, analyzed data on patients involved with a ‘hospital-based obesity service.’ The results were reassuring for older adults who want to lose weight but may feel discouraged due to popular myths about weight loss in one’s golden years.

Data on 242 patients were selected from a time span from 2005 to 2016. Patient info was split into two groups, one for people under the age of 60 and the other for people between the ages of 70 and 78. As part of

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Health, fitness expert Stephanie Mansour shares tips on how to lose weight over the holiday

The holidays can be a great time to spice up your workout routine, according to health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour.

Spice up your at home workout this holiday season



Mansour suggested investing in a few things to switch up your at home workout including a vibrating foam roller and a pilates ring.

The pilates ring can be used to tone multiple areas of your body and the roller can help massage your muscles before and after a workout to increase blood flow.

If you’re trying to be mindful about what you eat, Mansour also suggested a few easy swaps.

Skip some of the calories for an extra serving of vegetables by swapping pasta noodles for zucchini noodles.

Try some alternative flours such as almond or coconut in your holiday baking, Mansour suggested.

Or, to cut down on sugar, you can sub out sugar

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6 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight Right Now, According to Experts

Quarantine weight gain is real, and so is the struggle to avoid it. In fact, the 38th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society, which took place in early November, focused almost exclusively on the consequences of stay-at-home orders on people with obesity (which can make COVID-19 so much more dangerous).  But one of the studies presented at that meeting raised an important issue that definitely merits more attention than it’s been getting.

What about people who were trying to lose weight before the pandemic began? Or the people who’ve gained membership to the Quarantine 15 club and want out? How are they doing with the weight loss?

Apparently, not so well. A full 69.6% of people are having trouble achieving their weight loss goals. So, what gives? Read on, and while you’re at it, consider adopting these 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time:

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Research shows that regularly

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Caroline Quentin ‘stunned’ not to lose weight on Strictly

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Caroline Quentin has admitted she is “stunned” at her failure to lose weight during her time on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Men Behaving Badly actress, 60, said rumours that contestants on the BBC One show lost “four stone in four days” were untrue.

Quentin, who alongside her partner Johannes Radebe danced the cha cha to Rescue Me by Fontella Bass on Saturday, has lost a total of 0.1 stone since training began.

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Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe on Strictly (BBC/PA)

She said: “I don’t think it has quite changed my life. It hasn’t really changed me physically that much.

“I am a bit stronger but all the rumours of losing four stone in four days are absolutely untrue.

“I have worked over five weeks and I have lost a pound and a half.

“I am stunned. I am actually stunned. I am joking really but I

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20 Simple Habits to Lose Weight, Backed by Science

Even the simplest and most effective weight loss plans can come unhinged if you allow yourself to break the pattern. We are creatures of habits, after all, and those habits will either help us stay lean or cause us to gain weight.

But even if you don’t currently have a weight loss plan, there is a way to get started on your weight loss journey without coming up with a structured program. In fact, all you need to do is to pick a couple healthy habits that, once started, will help you see returns on your weight loss for years to come.

We studied some of the recent and most compelling research on what makes people successful in keeping weight off, and boiled them down into a series of habits that can help you continue to build on your success. Read on, and for more on how to lose weight,

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Rebel Wilson reportedly used the Mayr Method to lose weight. Here’s what to know about the diet and its effectiveness.

Rebel Wilson standing in front of a laptop: Rebel Wilson on the red carpet of the 2020 BAFTAs. Getty/Mike Marsland

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Rebel Wilson on the red carpet of the 2020 BAFTAs. Getty/Mike Marsland

  • Rebel Wilson’s significant weight loss this year is reportedly due to the Mayr Method, a diet based on 100-year-old theories from an Austrian doctor. 
  • Some of the advice is helpful, like eating slowly, cutting back on sugar, and adding more veggies, according to dietitians. 
  • But it also includes some bogus claims. Experts say you don’t have to cut out caffeine, dairy, or gluten to lose weight, you can’t change your pH level with food, and it’s find to eat raw foods after 4 p.m. 
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Actress Rebel Wilson has lost a significant amount of weight in recent months after declaring 2020 to be her “Year of Health” and working with a personal trainer on her fitness goals. 

She’s also reportedly following a new diet called the Mayr Method, according

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Age doesn’t affect consumers’ ability to lose weight, study finds

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Consumers can approach weight loss from several different angles: keeping a food log, intermittent fasting, or cutting out late-night snacking. Regardless of which option is the right fit, a new study found that consumers shouldn’t let their age get in the way of their weight loss goals. 

According to researchers from the University of Warwick, age doesn’t affect consumers’ ability to lose weight. Making healthier choices is the key to achieving long-term weight loss, and that’s achievable for consumers at any age. 

“Weight loss is important at any age, but as we get older we’re more likely to develop the weight-related comorbidities of obesity,” said researcher Dr. Thomas Barber. “Many of these are similar to the effects of aging, so you could argue that the relevance of weight loss becomes heightened as we get older, and this is something that we should embrace.”  


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How many calories do I need to burn to lose weight

However, CNET reported that everyone burns different calories at rest and that can affect how you consider the number of calories you need to burn when you’re physically active and how many you need to consume. Consulting a nutritionist or a dietician is the most helpful way to figure out these goals, but you can estimate it yourself, too.

Certified trainer, Brooke Taylor told the website some ways people can do this on their own.

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While tracking calories on the road to losing weight, your aim is to create a deficit. You should learn the number of calories you burn at rest, which is your basal metabolic rate. Afterward, take into account how many calories you consume each day.

Having those numbers on hand, multiply your basal metabolic rate and your calorie consumption each by 7. Then,

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The #1 Best Breakfast To Have to Lose Weight

Cinnamon-sugar covered donuts and crumbly blueberry muffins do sound like a delicious breakfast to have in the morning. But we all know that when it comes to losing weight, having these high-sugar breakfasts on the regular won’t help in reaching our weight loss goals. So what is the best breakfast for weight loss? Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat the same thing over-and-over. In fact, you can get creative it, because the best breakfast to lose weight must contain a complex carb, healthy fat, protein, and fiber.

According to Maggie Michalczyk, RDN and founder of Once Upon A Pumpkin, who recently published The Great Big Pumpkin Cookbook, having these key nutrients on your breakfast plate will help you to finally lose the weight you’ve always wanted to get rid of. Here’s why, and for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 21 Best

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Simple Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying So Hard, Say Experts

Whether you’re giving up some of your favorite foods, cutting back your hours watching Netflix, or you’re squeezing in a new workout during an already busy day, adopting a healthier lifestyle to lose weight will require you to make some decisions that aren’t always easy. But here’s the thing: Just because losing weight isn’t easy doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to be terribly difficult.

In fact, you can give yourself a much-needed boost along the way by adopting tons of little tips and tricks that can have an outsize impact on your weight loss goals. Best of all, they’re easy. Don’t believe us? Read on to learn what many of them are, and consider working them into your own weight loss program. And for more handy tips to help you achieve your weight loss goals, don’t miss these 40 Clever Ways to Drop More Pounds Starting Now.

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