Study: Americans Think They Eat Healthier Than They Really Do

Many people think they make healthy food choices, but they may be viewing their diet through rose-colored glasses. That’s the main finding of a new study that aimed to identify disconnects between how healthfully Americans think they eat and how they actually do. “It appears difficult for adults in the United States to accurately assess … Read more

Your ‘Healthy’ Diet Could Lack Nutrients. Here’s How to Fix That, According to Science

Vegan and vegetarian diets are certainly trendy, with more people than ever before making the switch. While some people are choosing to go plant-based for environmental reasons, others are adopting these diets because of their health benefits. It’s hardly surprising, given studies have linked vegetarian and vegan diets to a lower body mass index (BMI) … Read more

Don’t Trust The Headlines Making Huge Health Claims About a Single Food. Here’s Why

You’ve probably read the stories proclaiming that eating blueberries reduces your risk of dementia, or red wine is good for your heart, or coffee protects against type 2 diabetes – or, indeed, many of the other big health claims for a particular “superfood “. But what is the truth in these statements? While we – … Read more

How to break through a weight loss plateau

When you lose weight, your body burns fewer calories at rest and during physical activity than it did before.Getty Images/iStockphoto Q: Since January, I’ve lost 15 “pandemic” pounds. I have more to lose but my weight loss seems to be stuck now. What gives? Weight-loss plateaus are a normal, but frustrating, part of losing weight. … Read more

Is Noom Good For Weight Loss, Lays Off Nutrition Coaches

photo: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP (Getty Images) This probably isn’t what they meant when they said “trim the fat.” Weight loss app Noom will be laying off 495 wellness coaches in total over the coming days, according to a report by insider based on company documents. An unnamed wellness coach, who was not a part of the … Read more

Intermittent fasting may not help you lose weight faster than a standard diet, year-long trial finds

Intermittent fasting is one of the most popular dieting methods out there. Search for it on instagram and you’ll find nearly five million posts under #intermittentfasting, and another 3 million under #fasting. But a year-long study of 139 people in Guangzhou, China, suggests that intermittent fasting, where people limit the days – or times of … Read more

Study: Intermittent Fasting Not More Effective Than Calorie-Cutting Diets

“Time-restricted” eating has become a popular weight-loss tactic, but a new clinical trial finds no benefits in adding it to old-fashioned calorie-cutting. Time-restricted eating is a form of intermittent fasting, in which people limit themselves to eating within a certain time window each day. Outside that window, they swear off everything other than water or … Read more

US Rep. Gaetz’s diagnosis of what’s driving insulin costs misses the root cause

At the end of March, after the House passed a bill that would cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for insured consumers, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted about why he voted against the legislation. “Insulin price increases have more to do with increased consumer demand than the bad behavior of Big Pharma, … Read more

Tabata training: How to do the short, fat-blasting HIIT workout

Subscribe to CNN’s Fitness, But Better Newsletter. Sign up for our newsletter series to ease into a healthy routine, backed by experts. CNN — Short on time but want to blast away fat and calories? Consider Tabata training. It’s a type of high-intensity interval training workout created by Japanese scientist Izumi Tabata. Like other forms … Read more

Even small amounts of exercise fight depression, study says

Subscribe to CNN’s Fitness, But Better newsletter. Sign up for our newsletter series to ease into a healthy routine, backed by experts. CNN  —  Get up and move – even small doses of physical activity, such as brisk walking, may substantially lower the risk of depression, according to a new data analysis. “Most benefits are … Read more