Diets and Weight Loss Reexamined

Weight Loss as an Indicator

Weight Loss as an Indicator

When most people think of their health, they consider the number on the scale. But weight loss isn’t always a good indicator of health. It’s possible to lose weight and be unhealthy and to stay at a stable weight and be in perfectly good condition.

Physical Appearance

Physical Appearance

The diet and weight-loss industry in the United States draws in billions of dollars a year. But it’s also possible to improve your appearance without spending money or having to change the size and shape of your body. The best way to look good is to feel good. Here’s how taking care of yourself helps your appearance, too.

Diets and metabolism

Diets and metabolism

Diets and weight loss can negatively affect your metabolism. When your body goes into starvation mode, you’re likely losing weight from muscle mass, not fat, and if your metabolism slows down too much, you might not lose weight at all. Here’s why that happens and how you can influence your metabolism for the better.