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on Oct 18, 2011 06:00 PM in Dieting & You

 

“Dieting” is a drag. Yes, I talk about losing weight. All. The. Time. So I certainly don’t mean to imply that embarking on a effort to shed pounds can’t feel empowering and exciting; I’m simply saying that weight-loss tactics that focus on how much you’re cutting back—the sort of behavior I’d refer to “dieting”—isn’t all that fun.

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on Oct 18, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

Don’t blame your weight on how much you eat.  So say recent studies that show, it’s your eyes, not your stomach that determines how full you feel after a meal.  

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on Oct 17, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

You gotta love fiber. Not only does it keep your GI system running smoothly and your heart healthy, it also can keep you from outgrowing your pants. Yes, fiber is a well-known natural slimming aid. While it helps you feel full, fiber has no calories. So if you fill up on high-fiber foods you crowd out less-healthy foods, Larry Tucker, Ph.D., of Brigham Young University, told EatingWell. The recommended daily value for fiber is 25 grams of fiber per day. Of course, this is one nutrient for which more (from whole foods) is better.

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on Oct 17, 2011 10:00 AM in Success Stories

 

Taking his doctor’s advice seriously, Tsquare has managed to control his high blood pressure and normalize his blood sugar (glucose) levels by losing over 70lbs.  In his story, he shares his weight loss experience as well as some tips on the necessity of making a lifestyle change, not merely going on a diet

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on Oct 16, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

For those who are sedentary trying to lose weight, certain exercise programs require more than they can wrap their minds or their physical ability around.  For them, a walking program can be an easy way to get moving.  Walking is in fact America’s most popular exercise.

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on Oct 15, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Aside from the discipline that staying healthy takes, a positive mindset is sure to keep things light. In addition to restricting calories and being more physically active, find ways to let the sunshine in your day. 

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on Oct 14, 2011 10:00 AM in Recipes

 

"Cauliflower is ok as a vehicle for the cheese." That is my husband's opinion on the wonderful, and in my opinion, very tasty friend to the person on a quest to reduce calories and raise her overall level of nutrition. Yes its pale

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on Oct 13, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Are you on the third, fourth or fifth time losing a significant amount of weight? Unfortunately this is a reality for far too many people.  You may feel like you have the know-how to lose the weight, but maintaining has continued to be a struggle.

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on Oct 12, 2011 06:00 PM in Dieting & You

 

Did you think the formula for weight gain = calories eaten - calories burned? It is that easy, but some foods are especially bad because they increase your calories eaten.  

When it comes to calories, A recent Harvard study found that all foods aren't created equal. Some foods make us pack on a pound per year (!)—while others keep weight off—they help us eat fewer calories.

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on Oct 12, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Sugar is continually blamed for adding empty calories and causing obesity, but there’s something else to consider: it can also make you sick.  Sure you remember those tummy aches after too much candy, or your mother not wanting to spoil your appetite with dessert, but too much sugar’s ill effect is not just an old wives’ tale.

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on Oct 12, 2011 06:33 AM in Dieting & You

 

Are we really already on episode four of season 12 of The Biggest Loser already? It’s crazy this season is flying by! The episode starts off with the red team talking to Dolvett about how they had to send Patrick home last week.

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on Oct 11, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

The not-so-secret dream of everyone who’s ever tried to shed extra weight is that they could do so just by popping a pill. “What I hear most from my clients is that they want something easy, a quick fix,” says Dee Sandquist, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association based in Portland, Ore. “They all want that magic pill—but there isn’t one.” Dieters could be forgiven for thinking there might be a simple solution, though, with the hundreds of products out there claiming to offer a slimmer, leaner body in a bottle of colorful capsules.

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on Oct 11, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

You’re all grown up now, but ignoring your mother’s advice to chew your food may still be costing you – in calories that is.  So say researchers at the Functional Food Centre at Oxford Brookes University.

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on Oct 10, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my shorts seemed tighter than usual. And then a few days ago, the same thing happened with my jeans. I’m generally not a fan of the scale, but I weighed myself because there were so many questions running through my head. Had I gained weight? Why did my clothes not fit the way the used to? Did my clothes shrink in the dryer? It turns out that I did gain a few pounds. No big deal, but where the heck did those pounds come from?

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on Oct 10, 2011 10:00 AM in Success Stories

 

One of the best methods for finding motivation to lose weight is to look at pictures of yourself.  This is precisely what Macker3 did. Seeing herself at such a heavy weight wasn’t a laughing matter anymore and prompted her to start her weight loss journey.  She has lost an incredible 67 lbs by making changes to her eating and exercise habits

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