Wellness Expert James Hill Says Healthy Is More Than Weight Loss

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James Hill says that COVID-19 has exposed how the concept of wellness is not well established in the United States. Photo courtesy of James Hill.

For decades, James Hill, PhD, the chair of the nutrition sciences department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has focused his career on health and wellness.

His resume includes serving as chair of the World Health Organization’s Consultation on Obesity, along with creating guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity in the United States.

Today, he’s delivering the keynote address at the Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) to discuss the concept of wellness.

He says this notion is tough to pin down and that many Americans are failing in their attempts to manage chronic diseases and overall well-being.

Ahead of his address, Hill took the time to speak with Healthline to discuss how the ongoing

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Want to live longer? Eating healthy may be more important than weight loss



a bunch of different types of food on a table: A healthy mediterranean-style diet may be more important than your weight when it comes to risk of death, a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden found.


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A healthy mediterranean-style diet may be more important than your weight when it comes to risk of death, a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden found.

It is well-established that being overweight puts you at higher risk of several illnesses, from cancers to type 2 diabetes – and yet, when it comes to living longer, what you eat may be more important than how much you weigh.

Research has previously shown that those with a high body mass index (BMI) are at a greater risk of death than those with a lower BMI. High BMI accounts for more than four million deaths annually.

However, a large new study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, has found that people who are obese can reduce their mortality risk to the same level as people with a lower BMI by simply following a healthier Mediterranean-style diet.

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Footballer scores FA Cup winner and league hat-trick after huge weight loss



a man wearing sunglasses: Kieran Amos, who lost seven stone before returning to football after seven years (Kieran Amos/Sawbridgeworth Town)


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Kieran Amos, who lost seven stone before returning to football after seven years (Kieran Amos/Sawbridgeworth Town)

A footballer who lost seven stone during lockdown scored an FA Cup winner and a league hat-trick upon his return to the game.

Kieran Amos, 24, from Bishop’s Stortford, had put weight on after an ankle injury at 17 ruled him out of the game for years.

But having been inspired by his brother at the start of lockdown in March, as well as a challenge from the Sawbridgeworth Town manager, Mr Amos began running to reach his target weight.

“I’ve said loads of times that I’d lose the weight, but actually this was the first time that I’ve really followed it through,” Mr Amos told the PA news agency.

“I weighed in at 21st 6lbs in March, and that was where the journey began.”

Rather than a change

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Marissa Jaret Winokur Debuts 50-Pound Weight Loss in Before-and-After Photos

Marissa Jaret Winokur is loving the skin she’s in.

The 47-year-old Broadway star took to Instagram on Sept. 15 to share that she’s lost almost 50 pounds. The Hairspray alum wrote about how she’s been working out with her trainer Keith Anthony and changing her diet amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

“Truth Covid scares me,” she wrote in part of her post. “I checked off all the boxes, I am HIGH RISK! So I started working out at home with Keith via Zoom classes and eating healthy to have a fighting chance. In all honestly [sic], I also needed something to focus on [and] have a goal. 6 months later I have lost almost 50 pounds.” 

Winokur also shared a few before-and-after pictures.

“We have been here before,” she continued. “I was scared to post photos, it’s really one day at a time for me when it comes to food.

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Sara Afreen Khan Shares Some Surprising Details About Her Postpartum Weight Loss And Diet Plan

It’s hard to describe the word ‘motherhood’ in just mere words, maybe because it’s a phase that transforms a woman into a selfless being for eternity. Right from the day when she conceives to the day when she hears the first cry of her little munchkin, a phase that is nothing less than a rollercoaster ride of emotions for a woman. Popular television actress, Sara Arfeen Khan is one of the few actresses, who talked about motherhood time and again. The actress had gotten married to Arfeen Khan in the year 2009, and there’s no doubt that together, they make for an awesome couple. (Recommended Read: Bruna Abdullah Shares Funny Video Of Daughter, Isabella Titled ‘Me vs The Girl Who Stole My Husband’)

Last year, we heard the news that Sara Arfeen Khan is pregnant after 10 years of marital bliss with her life-coach-hubby, Arfeen Khan. And on June 20,

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20 Worst Foods Hurting Your Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss is tricky—you know you need to eat “healthy” foods and ditch the refined carbs and sugar, but it’s a challenge to know what food is actually good for you or not, and some foods that have that “health halo” can actually cost you a couple hundred calories and several grams of sugar.

At the end of the day, it’s important for you to create a caloric deficit to actually lose weight.

“And not all calories are created equal, where for the same amount of calories, foods high in fat and sugar are calorie-dense without a lot of nutrients whereas foods high in protein and fiber are a lot more filling,” says Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, and author of The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club.

So, if you’re waking up and thinking that acai bowl topped with fruit and superfoods like avocado, nut butter, shredded coconut, and all the good stuff

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Is coconut water good for weight loss? Here’s what you need to know

Have you too included coconut water in your diet to lose weight? If yes, read on to know the reasons why drinking this refreshing drink might help you shed the extra kilos.

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On your pursuit to lose weight, you must have tried a thousand things, including giving up on certain foods, while incorporating healthy alternatives. One such drink that has been touted as one of the most effective weight loss drinks is coconut water. Not only is it known for its amazing taste and flavour, but it is great for weight loss as well. 

Coconut water has become the go-to healthy drink for people trying to lose or maintain their weight. Plus, it is a refreshing drink that is loaded with several nutrients. Coconut

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Nutrisystem Launches Innovative Partner Plan to Encourage and Help Maintain Weight Loss

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nutrisystem®, a Tivity Health® brand, announced today the launch of its new Nutrisystem Partner Plan, a program designed to enable two people living in the same home to experience the benefits of losing weight together. Studies continue to show that dieting with a partner leads to greater success and helps people maintain their weight loss.

According to a recent JAMA study, individuals are more likely to lose five percent or more weight if their partner joins them. A five percent weight loss is considered clinically significant to reaping health benefits like reduced risks of developing diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Evidence suggests that people tend to exhibit the health behaviors of those around them and that partners greatly influence that behavior, especially in relation to diet and exercise. For Nutrisystem customers, social support and accountability are two factors proven to facilitate

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Consuming More of One Particular Food Boosts Weight Loss and Energy Flow

she added.

‘Healthy diet patterns and exercises are the keys to achieve weight loss. It is found that, instead of eating a different variety of foods, sticking on to one, in particular, gives great results.’


New researches show that, eating more of certain foods helps in losing certain pounds quickly and increasing energy flow in the body.

High fiber diet has been proven to be the best to reduce stubborn fat and also heals many health issues. It not only helps you reduce weight but also boosts up your energy.

Fiber which is also known as roughage is a part of plant-based foods and cannot be broken down by the body. It keeps the digestive system clean and healthy, makes you feel fuller and flushes cholesterol and harmful carcinogens from the body.
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A high fiber foods include brown rice, nuts, seeds, wheat bran, cereals, oats, spinach, broccoli, carrots, sprouts

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18 stone woman goes from pasty and crisps diet to bodybuilder in stunning weight loss transformation

A self-confessed ladette who ballooned to 18 stone after years of boozing with male pals has shed the pounds to become a pro BODYBUILDER.

Victoria Holmes, 34, tipped the scales at a similar weight to a baby elephant after gorging on pasties, crisps and snacks swilled down with glasses of wine.

At her heaviest she weighed 18 stone 1lbs and was a size 24 dress due to her unhealthy diet and a lifestyle of “always going out with the lads.”

But she decided to join Slimming World around five years ago after becoming worried she would not be fit enough to walk her new puppy beagle Alfie.

Since then, she has become a fitness addict and managed to lose an impressive eight stone to become a healthier 11 stone 4lbs and a svelte size 12.

Last year, she completed her first marathon but set herself a new goal to be

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