Most people know that water helps you lose weight. It reduces appetite, preventing overeating. But that's not all: When you're dehydrated, your kidneys can't function properly.
High-protein diets initially cause weight loss, according to several studies. Protein increases satiety and prevents muscle loss while losing fat.
I exercise daily for an hour. My time is mostly spent at a computer. Is this one reason I'm working out but not losing weight?
Since I'm a math whiz, I thought I knew the calories-in, calories-out formula. I was exercising but not losing weight.
I know. How can exercise gain weight? First, people eat more after working out, either because they feel they've "earned it" or because they overestimate how much they've burned.
When stressed, I eat and gain weight like lab rats and humans. Dr. Smith says cortisol causes the fight-or-flight response, which stimulates appetite.