Which is more important for weight loss- diet or exercise?

A healthful diet and regular exercise regime are essential when it comes to weight loss but which one is more important in achieving the results you want? If you want to drop the weight, it turns out that reducing calorie intake from your diet is more effective than exercise. “People expect exercise to be aContinue reading “Which is more important for weight loss- diet or exercise?”

Tips for a thinner Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, Canada! Below are a few tips for an enjoyable and healthier Thanksgiving. 1) Are there any foods we should avoid during the festive season? As a general guideline, foods that are deep fried, batter-coated, starchy (such as breads, pasta, rice, potatoes) or drenched in a cream sauce or gravy should be avoided.Continue reading “Tips for a thinner Thanksgiving”

Artificial colours in food linked to cancer and behavioural disorders in children: Study

Food dyes- used in everything from M&Ms to brightly coloured breakfast cereals to Kraft salad dressings- pose risks of cancer, allergies and hyperactivity in children, and should be banned, according the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The new report titled, “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks”, found that artificial colours in foodsContinue reading “Artificial colours in food linked to cancer and behavioural disorders in children: Study”

Lose weight to lose hot flushes

Intensive weight loss intervention may lead to fewer hot flushes during menopause in women who are overweight or obese. According to a  6-month randomized controlled study in the July 12th issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, women who lost 7 to 9% of their body weight reported an improvement in hot flushes. The women in the intensiveContinue reading “Lose weight to lose hot flushes”