Dr. Ann

In one of the largest evaluation to date, scientists concluded that normal weight individuals (those with a normal BMI) that carry their excess weight in the midsection (central obesity) are at the greatest risk of death from any cause relative to those who are overweight or obese and carry their weight elsewhere. In this large-scale […]

  Woohoo! Scientists uncovered a super-easy way to burn even more calories during walking– simply vary your walking speed. For this study, researchers had study subjects walk at varying speeds on a treadmill set at a constant rate. The researchers then measured the “metabolic cost” of alternating walking speeds as the study subjects purposely changed their […]

Thanks to Cornell’s new Global Healthy Weight Registry, we are now privy to the “secrets of the forever slim.” The registry was created to survey and document the diet and lifestyle behaviors of adults who have maintained a trim and healthy body weight over their entire lives. Here are a handful of facts from the lifestyles […]

Tis the season for weight loss and if you want to succeed, simply stepping on the scale may be one of the most effective moves you could make. In a study that followed the body weight of overweight study subjects who expressed a desire to lose weight, those who weighed themselves more often over the following […]

Fiber has a well-deserved and sparkling reputation as a key defense against our most dreaded chronic diseases, but fighting fat is where it shines most brilliantly. In fact, I consider fiber the most under-utilized and under-appreciated  “secret weapon” for weight and appetite control. Fiber is a superhero when it comes to fighting fat. Here are […]

Want a simple, 10-second activity proven to help with weight control? Then weigh yourself daily and record it! That was the encouraging conclusion from a two-year study performed by Cornell researchers. Study subjects who weighed themselves every day and recorded their weights on a spreadsheet or chart, both lost weight and kept it off over […]

Woohoo! That is what I said as I read a report that suggested that eating foods high in ellagic acid may help us lose weight and avoid gaining it. When you see the list of foods that provide the highest amounts, you will understand my glee – hint they are really delicious. First, the study […]

If you want to improve your shut-eye and brighten your spirits, losing a little weight may do the trick. In an uplifting report, researchers found that losing as little as 5% of existing body weight was enough to improve sleep quality and mood in overweight study subjects. For the study, scientists assigned 390 obese adults […]

  All types of apples are standout fruits for weight control, but green apples (Granny Smith varieties) may turn out to be the cream of the crop. Scientists have known that apples in general are home to an abundance of non-digestible plant fibers that “feed” the good bacteria in our guts. This is notable because […]

Reduce Your Intake of the Great White Hazards. This includes the refined, high glycemic carbs – white flour products, white rice, white potatoes, and sugars/sweets. Increase Your Levels of Physical Activity.  Strive for at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily, but more is even better. Additionally, avoid prolonged sitting. Increase Your […]

  In an eye-opening new study that puts a whole new spin on sleep and wellbeing, investigators found that improving sleep quality over time boosts health and happiness on par with winning the lottery! For this study researchers followed the sleep patterns of 30,500 UK adults for a period of four years. Study subjects who […]

Regular nut consumption reduces the risk of heart-related death by up to 30-50%. People who eat nuts regularly live longer. People who eat nuts regularly get less type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. People who eat nuts regularly are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration. People who eat nuts regularly are leaner than those […]