Dear Lifehacker, In the past, I've assumed most doctors are charlatans, and only visited them in matter of dire emergency (needing a sick note for work, week-long flu, etc.). I am now reaching a point in my life where my body and mind are getting older and I am reconsidering past decisions.
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You shouldn't take weight loss success stories at face value. I'm not talking about stories like "I dropped 25kg by using this magical thing!" Those are obviously a load of crock. I'm talking about stories like "I tried for years, but I finally realised I just had to work hard and it paid off!" The idea of hard work sounds very nice, but let's not forget a little thing known as survivorship bias.
If you want to lose weight, you need to get better at knowing how many calories you eat. With some foods, like peanut butter or ice cream, that's actually really hard to do. Here's why it's important to be a little more accurate than "Eh, that looks like one serving" if you want to lose weight.
Last year, when I was reviewing food researcher Brian Wansink's book about ways to trick yourself into eating better, I noticed that the way he did some of his research seemed fishy. A statistician agreed with me. But I posted the book review anyway.
Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That's 2000kj. I swear I don't have an eating disorder — it's just how you do things on this diet I've been trying. On Wednesday I was back to my regular 8400-ish kj and feeling fine.
Weight loss isn't easy (if it were, we wouldn't have a billion different diet plans and products to waste our money on). But even the smallest weight loss tricks or mind hacks can make a big difference when it comes to sticking to your diet or weight loss plan. Here are 10 such tricks you can easily incorporate today.
Whether you're trying to keep to a strict calorie count, or just get a handle on what kind of nutrients you're taking in, a good food logging app is a must. MyFitnessPal and Lose It are two of the app stores' most popular, and they're your favourites too. Let's see how they stack up.
Some days you love your bathroom scale, other days you want to chuck it in the trash and set it on fire. You may not always agree with the numbers, but if you take emotion out of it, your bathroom scale is trying to tell you something. This chart helps you decipher what.
The bathroom scale is one of many useful tools to keep you focused on your fitness goal, but get too obsessed and it can spiral you down a dark and miserable path. Here's why relying too much on the scale could hurt your motivation and what to measure instead.
While it's good to have healthy homemade meals just a microwave beep away, eating the same flavours for days gets boring fast. The next time you pop some protein in the oven, create sections with aluminium foil so you can use different seasonings and bake them all at once for delicious variety. Here's how.
Eat This Much has moved some of its best premium features to free accounts, so now you can track and plan your meals in addition to getting ideas for what to eat next.