Slimming down is an integral part of the slime farm routine.
If you don’t have a slime farm in your area, there’s a good chance you’re not getting the benefits you’re looking for.
A recent study, conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland, looked at more than 20,000 participants who completed a diet containing 10% fat, 2% protein and 1% carbohydrates.
They found that the more calories they consumed, the lower their waist-to-hip ratio, or waist circumference.
And the waist-hanging exercise program that they used resulted in a 20% reduction in waist-line circumference, as measured by the waist measurement.
This is good news for those looking to lose weight.
A reduction in the waistline can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and obesity, while it may also lower cholesterol levels and lower the risk of certain cancers.
The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is the first to show that an exercise program containing 5% fat and 10% protein is effective in reducing waist circumference, and may be even more effective when combined with other lifestyle changes, like regular cardio.
“We think that the benefits of this research are going to be applicable to a whole range of health issues, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer,” said lead researcher Jennifer Stahl, an associate professor of preventive medicine at the College of Medicine at the university.
“If you want to be more active and healthier, it may be worth taking steps to improve your health, especially if you have a waist-length ratio of more than 30 cm.”
The study involved people who were asked to complete a diet with 10% of calories from fat, 10% from protein and 0% carbohydrates, as well as to follow a 10-minute aerobic exercise program at home for 10 weeks.
The researchers then followed the participants until they had lost 25 pounds, and the waist circumference had reduced by 6 cm.
Participants also were monitored for a year.
The researchers found that after the 10-week diet, participants in the fat group lost 4.7 kg, while those in the protein group lost 6.4 kg, and those in both groups lost 6 kg.
However, the fat-protein diet didn’t result in any significant differences in waist circumference between the groups, Stahl said.
The fat-based diet was the most effective at increasing waist circumference in the group of participants who lost the most weight, the researchers said.
“Our results support that the fat and protein diet combined with exercise is the most efficacious fat-to–protein diet to reduce waist circumference,” Stahl told Al Jazeera.
The researchers also found that participants in both the fat groups and the protein groups who completed the exercise program lost more fat than those who did not participate.
A reduction in weight loss is also associated with improved metabolic health.
A study published in 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that a diet high in fat, such as that of the fat free-living diet, led to a greater reduction in insulin levels, a marker of the body’s insulin resistance.
Researchers also found a reduction in body fat mass in the obese participants who participated in the exercise and fat-free-living groups.
Researchers are also investigating the effects of exercise on the immune system.
A 2012 study published by the journal Obesity found that when participants were randomly assigned to either a fat-only or protein-only diet, they did not experience a reduction of overall inflammatory markers, such a T-cell count or interleukin-6, a protein produced by T cells.
Other research has also linked exercise to a reduction or reduction in cholesterol, which has been linked to improved blood pressure and heart health.
Stahl and her team said that the results of the study could lead to new strategies for reducing waist-height ratios, especially in obese individuals who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
If you or someone you know is overweight, see your doctor for a blood test to see if you’re at increased risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease or other heart conditions.