PRACTICAL ADVICE

Too many energy drinks are harmful to health

Children and adolescents in particular are at risk.
Energy drinks containing caffeine, which are particularly popular among younger people, can cause serious health problems in children and adolescents when consumed excessively. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recently issued a warning. In a report, the federal authority comes to the conclusion that acute moderate consumption of energy drinks by healthy young adults does not lead to undesirable effects if the caffeine intake does not exceed the limits that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) classifies as being harmless. According to EFSA, children and adolescents should not consume more than a total of 3 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day.

10,000 steps a day keep the consequences of inactivity away

Humans are built for movement.
When she sang the title line of her 1960s hit These Boots are Made for Walkin’ it is doubtful that Nancy Sinatra meant the hiking or trekking boots that have become so fashionable of late. She was more interested in settling accounts with her partner than in expressing her wanderlust or the joy of movement. And there is also no need to use hiking boots to complete the 10,000 steps a day recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). That is the amount of daily exercise needed to stay healthy.

Overweight due to overeating

Study: Many people underestimate how much they eat.
Have you heard the saying ‘your eyes must be bigger than your stomach’? As a child I used to hear it from my parents when I filled my plate with more food than I could eat. I heard it particularly often when it was one of my favourite dishes because then I stuffed myself until I couldn’t eat any more. I overindulged all too often. But it is not only children who tend to ‘shovel’ in more food than they really need – and often more than is good for them. In many cases, eating unnecessarily large portions leads to excessive body weight. Researchers have now provided scientific evidence of this.

When stress eating leads to love handles

Emotional eating as the cause of obesity.
Love handles and stress eating are now things of the past. Today we use the term emotional eating to describe people using food to positively influence their mood. But no matter how we describe eating food to help deal with sorrow and stress, it can contribute considerably to overweight. Specialists recommend therefore that we should be consciously aware of the relationship between emotions and eating.

Start overeating early and become obese later

Parents often underestimate their children's overweight.
The foundations for overweight or obesity are often already laid during a person’s childhood. Current studies have confirmed this. For example, scientists at the Center for Pediatric Research, University Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Leipzig, found that the weight of obese children between two and six years of age had increased particularly sharply. However, many parents tend not to take the superfluous kilos of their offspring seriously enough.

Weight loss more successful and sustainable with formula diets like Almased

Scientific studies confirm practical experience.
People who replace individual daily meals with so-called formulated products, such as Almased, do not only lose weight more successfully than when they follow weight reduction strategies without such substitute meals: they also achieve more sustainable improvements regarding their body weight. This is the result of recent studies by British and Danish scientists that compared formula diets with other weight-loss concepts. Almased is a particularly valuable dietary alternative so it can be deduced from the researchers' analysis that it helps lose weight just as actively and successfully as it helps to stabilise a healthier body weight in the long term. As a formula diet, Almased thus proves it contributes to a person’s well-being in the long term, especially if the person is overweight or obese. In addition, Almased can also be used as a dietary supplement for people of normal weight – especially those who want to stay that way.

The main thing is that you do it!

Concentrated sporting activity at the weekend is just as good for you as doing sport regularly during the week.
You don’t have to have a guilty conscience if you only get to do sport at the weekend because current studies conclude that weekend sportsmen contribute just as much to staying healthy as those people who regularly engage in sporting activity during the week. Regardless of which group you belong to, however, those people who optimise their diet in addition to engaging in physical activity benefit their personal well-being the most, preferably using Almased.

Meal replacement better at achieving weight-loss goals

Scientific comparison proves formula diet à la Almased guarantees healthy weight sustainably.
A so-called formula diet such as the Almased strategy, in which individual meals are replaced by a drink, not only removes excess pounds quickly but also ensures a healthy body weight in the long term. This has been confirmed once again in an analysis of various studies on different weight-loss concepts carried out by British scientists. The analysis demonstrated that replacing meals with a vital food like Almased ensures greater weight loss than diets without meal replacement.

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