Weight Loss

Learn how to lose weight the healthy way with diet and exercise routines. Our advice will teach you how to plan your meals and how to workout at home or in the gym.

What Is Processed Meat? Why Is It Bad?

Processed sausage wrapped in pastry and cheese
OK, processed and red meat has been in the news again this week. Researchers found a link between the consumption of red meat and coronary heart disease, and also another new study has provided more evidence for a link between…

What Is Fat?

Fatty Meat showing subcutaneous fat and intramuscular fat
You are desperate to get rid of it, but do you know what it is, or why you have it? When we eat too much, blood sugar levels remain high and this triggers the conversion of glucose into glycerols (in the liver) which are stored as fat – and we get fatter.

Do Any Weight Loss Drugs Work?

Weight loss pills are certainly becoming more popular, partly as the result of aggressive marketing online. The pharmaceutical industry is obviously very keen to create a weight loss pill for the mass market. The weight loss industry is very lucrative,…

Whey Protein and Amino Acid Diet Plan

woman drink protein shake
Recent research has shown that whey protein supplements that are fortified with added amino acids can help reduce fat while maintaining muscle mass. The research was carried out on obese elderly individuals who cannot exercise, however, the same rules can…

Is Spot Reduction of Fat Possible?

Over the years many people have come to MotleyHealth and asked how to lose fat from a specific part of the body. More often than not the problem area is the stomach, but people also ask how to lose fat…

7 Day Exercise Plan Discussion

The 7 Day Exercise Plan for Fitness and Weight Loss has been so popular that we have had to move the discussion to this page. There are over 1200 comments below. These comments may provide you with answers to questions that…

The MCD Weight Loss Plan

The Healthy Way To Get Fit and Lose Weight Simple Diet, Hard Workouts! The MCD Weight Loss Plan is a unique but simple way to lose weight. It combines the best Muscle building workouts with Cardio routines and Diet rules to help you lose weight quickly and safely…

Fitness And Weight Loss Advice For Women

Losing your tummyand getting a slim and well defined abdomen is a long-term goal for most people, so persevere and not give up. You can do it, and we are here to help. Regular exercise and a healthy diet really is the key to getting your great body back.

The Global Obesity Crisis – Why Is The World Getting So Fat?

The Obesity Crisis continues to deepen across the world. It is not longer a disease affecting the wealthiest population from developed nations, it affects people across all social classes in all countries. So what is causing it, what problems is it creating, what are the treatments and solutions and are they effective?

Einstein Explains that Weight Loss is not Rocket Science

Einstein writing on a chalk board
The General Theory of Weight Loss, According to MotleyHealth. Weight Loss = healthy diet + 45 minutes of exercise daily. By weight I really mean mass of adipose tissue. I have talked about weight and fat previously but this is important ground to cover as so many people get confused about this. One image created as a bit of a joke can actually teach us a lot about being fit and healthy!

What is the Best Exercise to Help Lose Weight?

There are many different ways to exercise. Many people sell the idea of a particular exercise program and just about every fitness enthusiast is sure that their chosen method of exercising is the best. So, how on earth do you decide what type of exercise to do? Who is telling the truth? Do you do long cardio sessions of running, swimming, cycling or rowing? Do you do interval training with alternating short sprints and slower recovery? Do you lift light weights many times or heavy weights few times? Whichever method you chose someone will tell you it is the best. Well, they are all wrong, because ….

Child Health, Obesity and The Puppy Fat Myth

It is a common misconception that it is OK for children to be overweight as they will lose weight when they get older. In most cases children that are overweight or obese at the age of 5 will continue to be obese into adulthood. There is no such thing as “puppy fat” for children, only babies should carry some extra protective fat. As soon as children are walking and running they should be slim and fit. It is now estimated that around 25% of all under 5 year-olds are overweight and many of these will go in to develop serious weight related illnesses such as Type 2 Diabetes.

Do Men Really Care About Their Weight?

Studies show that although more men are starting to take their health more seriously most still do not care. The most striking observation is that in wealthier households men are becoming more likely to be obese even if their partners are fit and healthy. Why don’t men care about their weight? Are men living in denial or just lazy?

Post Pregnancy Fat Loss Tips For Moms

Fit mom holding her baby and a dumbbell
Many women really do find it much harder to lose weight after having children. However, with a good diet and fitness plan it is not really any harder than it is for anyone else. The hardest thing is really understanding that your lifestyle needs to change, and that this means more exercise and a healthier diet. With some intensive home based workouts and a good diet plan weight loss is possible.

Dr. Oz Show – Can You Think Yourself Skinny?

Dr Oz Show on the television
There was an interesting discussion on the Dr. Oz show where a psychologist put forward the idea that you can literally “think yourself thin”. The idea is that we eat when our brains decide it is time but we stop only when our stomachs tell us so. The key to weight loss is to take control of our thoughts.

Young People Eat Like Their Friends

A very common trend that is often considered a serious obstacle in cutting the rise of obesity is that young people are very influenced by what their friends are eating. Although parents, teachers and government health campaigns can help to…

More People Seek Gastric Band Surgery To Lose Weight

More people are failing to lose weight with diet and exercise programs and instead opting to go under the knife. Gastric band operations are becoming more common. However, are people sufficiently aware of the risks involved? Also the are reports that many people are find ways to continue to over-eat even after gastric band surgery.

Under under desk cycles just another fitness fad?

Cycling to work is just not possible for many people with a long commute, however a paper written by researchers from East Carolina University and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has suggested an alternative approach – get people to cycle…

“Tubby Town” loses 6 tons of fat

Don’t you just love tabloid headlines? This is from The Sun, from 17th January 2011. The story is about the successful weight loss of a group of overweight residents of Rotherham, as town that was declared as one of Britain’s…