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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

Study: Using app to track diet, exercise during pregnancy led to better outcomes

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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A smartphone app could help improve the health of pregnant women.

A study in Frontiers in Endocrinology found that what they call continuous behavioral lifestyle intervention in pregnancy, assisted by a smartphone app, boosted both nutrition and exercise. Not only did women move more, they said they had more motivation to do more.

The findings of this study are based on data from 565 pregnant women who were overweight and obese. Those who used the app had better eating habits and consumed fewer calories from sugar, fat and salt compared to those who did not.


The app that was used was built as part of this study to assess the result, but it really shows you the power of accountability.

The authors of this study say this is more proof that monitoring intake leads to good outcomes for exercise and diet, and all of us, pregnant or not, might benefit if we are trying to improve our health.

Source: local12.com