Diet

  • A new smartphone app that can help you get rid of acne 02-04-2014 03:30 PM

    Washington: Got acne? There's an app for that! Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that helps acne sufferers make better dietary choices by telling them how certain foods affect their skin. The app called "diet & acne" created at Northwestern University uses data from a systematic analysis of peer-reviewed...
  • Woman drinks 10 litres of Diet Coke every day and has spent 150,000 pounds on the fizzy drink over 28 years 22-02-2014 03:45 PM

    A Diet Coke addict has spent nearly 150,000 pounds on the fizzy drink over 28 years. Mother of five Jakki Ballan, 42, drinks up to 10 litres of Diet Coke every day. Ballan has been hooked to the soft drink since she was 14 years old. Her 30-year dependence on...
  • Kim Kardashian reveals taking Atkins diet for baby weight loss 16-10-2013 12:35 PM

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reveals that the secret to her slim figure post pregnancy has been a strict practice of the high-protein, Atkins diet. The 32-year-old first time mother, who gave birth to daughter North with rapper boyfriend Kanye West in June, flaunted a curvaceous look at...
  • I eat only simple Indian home cooked food: Kareena Kapoor 28-07-2013 05:27 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor says rather than surviving on salads and juices, she eats simple Indian food to stay fit and healthy. "I eat only simple Indian home food..sabzi, roti, dal, chawal, ghee. There are so many benefits of having ghee. My grandmother is 84 and she is still...
  • Exercise and low cholesterol diet is good for heart: Dr Pavan Kumar 10-07-2013 05:37 PM

    Dr Pavan Kumar, head of the department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, also heads the Telemedicine Centre at the hospital, the largest in western India. He joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the prevention and treatment of heart diseases, cardiac surgeries and telemedicine. Q. Cardiac surgeries...
  • I don't recommend any type of alcohol for bodybuilding: Kris Gethin 06-06-2013 05:23 PM

    Kris Gethin, editor-at-large of Bodybuilding.com and personal trainer to Hrithik Roshan, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his book 'The Bodybuilding.com Guide to Your Best Body'. Q. Hi Kris, To build more muscle, Is it better to hit each muscle twice a week or once a week? Asked by:...
  • Drink at least 12 glasses of water in summer: Dr Shikha Sharma 24-05-2013 05:46 PM

    Dr Shikha Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what to eat and drink and what to avoid to beat the blistering summer heat. Q. Is it true that in summer your food requirement comes down and gets more in winter? Asked by: sundar1950in A. Not specifically. It depends...
  • Half of the dieters give up after a month: Study 05-11-2012 11:58 AM

    London: Nearly 50 per cent people cannot stick to a diet for more than a month, according to a new survey conducted in the UK. Around 28 per cent of young people embark on a new diet each month and 45 per cent of them give up their new eating...
  • No sugar, no oil

    Lights, Camera, Action |  Megha Mamgain
    If you swear by your 'tadka' and 'chhauka' then here's something interesting for you. I learnt how to make a complete main course dish without...

  • Sushi-licious

    Lights, Camera, Action |  Megha Mamgain
    Weight, inches, flab... these are words bound to be in a girl-to-girl conversation. I can hear them even now. "What's she doing? How did she...

  • Woman tracks 43 diet plans to lose weight 09-01-2012 10:01 AM

    New Delhi: In an age where people tend to be judged for their looks and weight as well, how hard is it to be fat in India? How hard is to come back from what media professional Kalli Purie calls the dark zone? At the first glance, it's hard to...
  • Model Yaana Gupta lists out a healthy diet for you 05-01-2012 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: It's the start of a new year, and a good time to try and stick to plans for a healthier you. In the final part of our series, model Yaana Gupta, the author of a diet book that explores a complex relationship with food - has more on...
  • Yana Gupta talks about the struggle to eat right 20-12-2011 09:31 AM

    Model turned actress Yana Gupta has written about the difficult relation with food in her new book. ...
  • I don't believe in crash diets: Zarine Khan 29-09-2011 07:16 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Zarine Khan, who once weighed 100 kg, shed her weight to make a mark in the entertainment industry but the 'Character Dheela' girl doesn't believe in crash diets and prefers balanced eating habits. "I am blessed with very beautiful parents. Thanks to them that genetically I have...
  • Grow 'kitchen garden' on mission to Mars? 29-08-2011 06:23 PM

    Washington: Astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars are considering to grow their own food in a hi-tech 'kitchen garden' onboard their spaceship, according to NASA. Supplying enough food for a round trip to the Red Planet is one of the greatest challenges facing mission planners. Now the US...
  • 'Mediterranean diet' can help one live longer 04-08-2011 12:15 PM

    London: A 'Mediterranean diet' can increase a woman's lifespan by as much as 15 years, and increase a man's life by eight years, says a study. What is a Mediterranean diet? It is one rich in vegetables, olive oil, fruit, nuts, fish and whole grains, with occasional meat and alcohol....
  • Don't touch that! A gadget that counts calories 03-08-2011 07:25 PM

    Washington: Now all your mindless munching can soon come to a halt with Bite Counter, a gadget to remind you of the number of bites you intake, claim researchers. Bite Counter is worn like a wrist watch. It tracks a pattern of wrist-roll motion to identify when the wearer has...
  • Overweight people will stay that way for ever 26-07-2011 12:47 PM

    London: It's bad news for overweight people. A 55-year study in Britain has found out that once people gain weight, they can never return to their original size. Of the 12 million Britons who diet every year, less than 10 percent succeed in losing significant amounts of weight - with...
  • Women's nine years of diet pain 20-07-2011 12:20 PM

    London: At least four in 10 women in Britain are constantly on a diet - but one in six never loses any weight, a new research has found. Researchers found the average female goes on three diets a year, each lasting 18 days or nine-and-a-half years of their life. But...
  • Sugarcane in fatty diet can help shed the flab? 19-07-2011 11:53 AM

    Washington: It sounds counter-intuitive - add sugarcane extract to a fatty diet and it will help shed the flab. But that could be the way of the future if trials by scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, pan out. Dr Ankur Desai from Horizon Science, a Melbourne-based food biotechnology firm, and...
  • Who benefits most from weight-loss TV shows? 31-05-2011 12:10 PM

    Los Angeles: Despite all the "Biggest Loser"-type shows on TV, all the pounds shed by their contestants and all the weight-loss products purchased by viewers, America continues to be the Biggest Gainer. At least 10 weight-loss shows are airing these days, and on "The Biggest Loser" alone, this season's three...
  • Calcium supplements can increase risk of stroke 05-05-2011 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: A new study finds that too many Calcium supplements can increase your risk of a stroke or a heart attack. You may think nothing of taking a calcium supplement every other day - and till now, may have assumed not just that it's beneficial, but harmless too! Think...
  • Hot red pepper can help burn calories 27-04-2011 01:17 PM

    London: Spicing up the daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite and help burn unwanted calories, a study says. "We found that consuming red pepper can help manage appetite and burn more calories after a meal, especially for individuals who do not consume the spice regularly," said Richard...
  • New app calculates calories through food photos 13-04-2011 06:07 PM

    New York: Worried about how many calories you are going to consume in that slice of pizza, chocolate cake or bag of fries? A new iPhone application may help. After taking a picture of the meal with the phone, the app gives a calorie read-out almost instantly. The app, called...
  • 3.23 p.m. - the time when dieting fails 22-03-2011 03:14 PM

    London: A myth that a midnight snack spelt doom for people on a diet has finally been broken. Experts say temptation for food is maximum during mid-afternoon - at around 3.23 p.m. Researchers for the Atkins Diet in Britain surveyed 1,250 people on diet to know why their plan failed....
  • Now, a blood group diet for supermodels 09-03-2011 10:52 AM

    London: Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr follows blood group diet to stay in shape. The Victoria Secret model who gave birth to Flynn, her first child with husband Orlando Bloom in January, explained in addition to sticking to an eating plan specially devised for blood type A, she also supplements her...
  • Diet programs may not help dodge disease risk 26-01-2011 05:37 PM

    New York: Losing weight is often touted as a way to improve health, but many weight-loss programs may not help stave off disease since people tend to gain the weight back, Australian researchers say. In a report in the International Journal of Obesity, they note the focus of such programs...