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The Volumetrics Diet Plan for Weight Loss and Health: A Scientific Review

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Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry, with countless diet plans, products and supplements available.

One popular diet plan is the Volumetrics diet, which was ranked the second best diet for weight loss in the US News & World Report’s 2018 Best Diet Rankings.

Here, we look into the science behind the Volumetric diet and whether or not it promotes sustainable and healthy weight loss.-

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The CICO Diet For Weight Loss: A Solution For Those Who’ve Tried Everything Else?

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[Last updated 26th June, 2019]

Every cell in our body requires energy – measured in calories – to function.

We get this energy from food (calories in), and use it to power processes in the body during both rest and activity (calories out).

By tracking our calories in and keeping it lower than calories out, we can lose weight regardless of the type of food eaten.

This weight loss approach is nicknamed the CICO Diet.

Proponents are raving about how straight-forward weight loss becomes once you understand these principles…

But is that all there is to weight loss?

This article looks at the CICO diet in detail and whether you should try it.[Discover More…]

How To Stop Food Cravings and Emotional Eating with Nutritional Psychologist Kimberley Wilson

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[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Eating has become a behavior with a lot of rules and restrictions.

Some of these are medically recommended of course, such as a gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease.

But other restrictive diets, such as paleo and the keto diet, unnecessarily forbid foods for the majority of people.

Unfortunately, our obsessive and often times extreme diet culture appears to fuel food cravings and emotional eating. In fact, binge eating disorder is now the most common eating disorder in adults (1).

This is not my area of expertise, but it is for Kimberley Wilson, a UK-based chartered psychologist who specializes in nutritional psychiatry, particularly eating issues.

I asked Kimberley about the issues with restrictive diets and how to stop food cravings and emotional eating, or at least minimize their power over us.

Here are some of the most important takeaways from our conversation. Her answers have been lightly edited for clarity.[Discover More…]