Diet

  • A new smartphone app that can help you get rid of acne April 2, 2014

    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 February 22, 2014

    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 30year dependence on the...
  • Kim Kardashian reveals taking Atkins diet for baby weight loss October 16, 2013

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

    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 July 10, 2013

    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 June 6, 2013

    Kris Gethin, editoratlarge 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: Anupam ...
  • Drink at least 12 glasses of water in summer: Dr Shikha Sharma May 24, 2013

    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....
  • Women give up diets after 5 wks, 2 days, 43 mins February 12, 2013

    London: Most women give up dieting after an average of five weeks, two days and 43 minutes, according to a new UK research. While one in seven (13 per cent) women in Britain stick to a diet for 13 weeks or more, nearly one in four (19 per cent) succumb...
  • Why are women so paranoid about their weight? January 29, 2013

    "So that, guys can figure out, loud n' clear, the difference between boobs and butt!" goes one facile explanation. Other smart oneliners include "less weight, lesser the wait for that dream flight towards the dream man", "sharper the edge of the knife, sharper the chances to kill!" and "B'coz thin...
  • Half of the dieters give up after a month: Study November 5, 2012

    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...
  • Mamata blames dieting for rise in dengue cases September 5, 2012

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blames dieting for the growing cases of dengue in the state. ...
  • Mamata Banerjee blames dengue on dieting September 4, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday advised the youth to avoid going on a controlled diet as it lowers the immunity system and leads to ailments like dengue. "I appeal to all of you, my young friends, not to go on diet, especially during the current season. Because,...
  • TN: Obese temple jumbos put on diet August 2, 2012

    Madurai: Obesity has become a jumbo problem now. Its not just humans alone whose waistlines are bulging due to sedentary lifestyles, but elephants too. Administrators of the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai have begun to chant the fitness mantra for Parvathi, a 15year old female elephant, and are said to...
  • Why 8 hours of sleep is essential for us June 23, 2012

    A lack of sleep or adequate rest can, despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, cause your body to become unwell and flabby. ...
  • Salt not the real enemy: Report June 7, 2012

    According to latest reports, all the warnings about too much salt leading to hypertension or heart diseases be wrong. ...
  • What you should eat to fight the heat May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: With summers in full swing and the mercury heading north, doctors advise that apart from drinking lots of water, a special summer diet consisting of light and healthy food would ensure a cool mind and body. Ritika Samadar, chief dietician at Max Hospital, said fluids with electrolytes like...
  • Striker Adriano locked up in hotel to lose weight February 9, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Corinthians are keeping former Brazil star Adriano at the team's hotel and are ordering him to go on a strict diet to try to get the striker back in shape. The team said on Wednesday that Adriano will have to stay inside the hotel at the team's headquarters at...
  • Woman tracks 43 diet plans to lose weight January 9, 2012

    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 January 5, 2012

    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 December 20, 2011

    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 September 29, 2011

    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 got...
  • Grow 'kitchen garden' on mission to Mars? August 29, 2011

    Washington: Astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars are considering to grow their own food in a hitech '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 August 4, 2011

    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. Those...
  • Don't touch that! A gadget that counts calories August 3, 2011

    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 wristroll motion to identify when the wearer has taken...
  • Overweight people will stay that way for ever July 26, 2011

    London: It's bad news for overweight people. A 55year 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 most...
  • Women's nine years of diet pain July 20, 2011

    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 nineandahalf years of their life. But while...
  • Sugarcane in fatty diet can help shed the flab? July 19, 2011

    Washington: It sounds counterintuitive 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 Indianorigin researcher, pan out. Dr Ankur Desai from Horizon Science, a Melbournebased food biotechnology firm, and colleagues...
  • Who benefits most from weightloss TV shows? May 31, 2011

    Los Angeles: Despite all the "Biggest Loser"type shows on TV, all the pounds shed by their contestants and all the weightloss products purchased by viewers, America continues to be the Biggest Gainer. At least 10 weightloss shows are airing these days, and on "The Biggest Loser" alone, this season's three top...
  • Calcium supplements can increase risk of stroke May 5, 2011

    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 again ...