Always Hungry? This One Ingredient May Be to Blame

Everyone knows that salty foods make you thirsty. But according to new research, when people increase their sodium intake long-term, they actually drink less water. And that’s not the study’s only surprising finding: High sodium levels also increase feelings of hunger, the authors say, which may suggest that high-salt diets contribute to weight gain. …

Read more
 

 Can Carb Cycling Help You Lose Weight?

You’ve heard plenty of mixed reviews for low-carb diets. But what about carb cycling? The trend—popular with body builders and some athletes—is generating buzz as a weight loss method. Here’s the lowdown on how carb cycling works; its potential benefits; and a simpler, less strict alternative that I recommend for many of my clients. …

Read more
 

Gwyneth Paltrow Wants You to Take Supplements, But Experts Say You Don't Really Need Them

We love Gwyneth Paltrow, and are always willing to try her favorite recipes, beauty products, and workouts (like us, she’s a Tracy Anderson devotee). But there’s no denying that the Goop founder has doled out some questionable health advice over the years. (Who can forget vaginal steaming, bee sting therapy, or her recommendation that you put a $66 jade egg in your vagina?)…

Read more