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Why 'Everything In Moderation' Is A Terrible Rule To Eat By

When your favourite diet advice is the same as junk food peddlers’ favourite diet advice, maybe you should reconsider.


Yoghurt Isn't Always The Best Source Of Probiotic Bacteria

The “live active cultures” in yogurt may sound like a good source of probiotics, but there’s no guarantee they contain enough of those good bacteria to benefit your health.


Stick To Your Fitness Regimen By Thinking Like An App Developer

You stick to your fitness routine about as well as butter sticks to a teflon pan… covered in melted butter. So how can you turn fitness into something that holds your attention? Learn from the single most addicting thing in your life: your smartphone.


Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

Red Bull may give you wings, but at what cost? To some, energy drinks are dangerous elixirs, while others consider them magic potions of vitality. The truth about how they affect your body is not so black and white.


How To Set A Target Body Weight For Better Chances Of Diet Success

Everyone knows that losing weight is difficult. The greatest challenge, however, is keeping that weight off. Knowing your target body weight, and then eating like you’re at that body weight, can provide a roadmap that allows you to make sustainable progress. Here’s why.


Ask LH: How Can I Eat Well While Working From Home?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently changed careers and now work from home for half the week. How do you plan your eating? Any meal or snack suggestions to keep my energy up and minimise chair flab? I don’t want to raid the fridge every time I get munchy, but I don’t have a lot of time to cook big breakfasts and lunches either.


Your 'Diet' Foods Should Make You Feel Full, Not Just Be Low In Calories

When trying to lose weight, most people understand they need to eat less, but eating less food means more hunger (which sucks). But they go about eating less all wrong. In order to deal with the inevitable hunger, aim for foods that provide “volume” and help you feel full.


Choose Thicker Beverages To Help Suppress Hunger

Ever notice how you tend to feel fuller from a thick fruit smoothie than from straight fruit juice? It’s not your imagination; the thickness and viscosity of a beverage can greatly influence your levels of satiety, or feelings of fullness, and help suppress hunger.


Plan Your Cheat Meals With A 'Risk Vs. Reward' Mindset

“Everything in moderation,” they say, but how much is moderation exactly? One doughnut a day, or a dozen over a week? Instead of relying on an overused, vague mantra, look at decisions to “cheat on your diet” in terms of risk versus reward to make better judgment calls on “treating yo’self!”


The Only Way To Know What Works Is To Change One Thing At A Time

When your scale weight goes bonkers, you’re tempted to pull out all the stops: eat less, move more, sacrifice a goat and so on. If it works, it works, except you wouldn’t know which thing actually worked or didn’t work. The better way to know for sure is to make only one change at a time.


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