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Diet and Weight Loss

Why Burning 3,500 Calories is Not Enough to Lose a Pound

2015-07-27 04:18
Calorie burning

You’ve heard it repeatedly: You have to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound of body fat. But according to an update of that old rule, researchers are telling us that in fact it actually takes significantly more calories burned to achieve a loss of one pound.

In a recent issue of Runner’s World Newswire, the new marker of weight loss is that you have to burn approximately 7,000 calories to lose one pound of body fat.

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This Common Cooking Oil Causes More Obesity than the Sugar Used in Sodas

2015-07-25 11:12
cooking oil

You cook with what you believe are the healthiest cooking oils for your family’s dinner. But did you know that scientists recently discovered that one common popular cooking oil causes more obesity than coconut oil, and even the sugar used in sodas?!

In a recent article published in the journal PLOS ONE, University of California, Riverside researchers found that in a side-by-side comparison of the effects of saturated fat, unsaturated

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Calculate Your Calorie Counting with this Free Calorie Counting Plan for Weight Loss

2015-07-22 00:22
Free Calorie Counting Plan for Weight Loss

Are you looking for some additional help for counting calories that’s free? Look no further as the National Institutes of Health offers a free calorie counter to help you count calories and plan your weight loss goals.

In a recent issue of Time magazine online, dieters are made aware that you don’t have to spend so much time scratching your head trying to work out just how many calories per day you need

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Dr. Oz Explains the Dad Bod Problem and How to Avoid It

2015-07-20 21:21
Dad Bod Problem

Did you know that having a “Dad Bod” makes a man more sexually desirable to women? However, Dr. Oz warns men that picking up a 6-pack to cover their 6-pack is a dad bod problem that is best avoided.

A recent trending in the news is how that men who have dad bods—that little accumulation of fat around the waistline that comes with aging—is causing women to turn their heads at the beach.

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5 Mindful Eating Steps for Hedonic Eaters

2015-07-15 23:52
Hedonic Eaters

Could your obesity be in part due to a greater physiologic drive towards hedonic eating than that possessed by your peers? Here’s what one study suggests about hedonic eating and how that using the following 5 mindful eating steps could help you fight your natural urge to overeat.

According to a recent report by News.Com in Australia, food psychologist Brian Wansink says that we make over 200 different food decisions every day - Should you choose to eat dessert?

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When Weight Loss is a Sign of Illness

2015-07-15 04:47
weight loss and illness

When it comes to losing weight everyone wants to drop the pounds as fast as possible. But did you know that when weight loss is too fast it could be a sign of illness? Here are 5 categories of medical conditions that you should be aware of if you ever experience fast weight loss that came too easily.

According to a recent patient-to-doctor Q and A column in The Detroit News, one reader was concerned about an unexplainable 20-pound weight loss.

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Weight-loss Surgery Warning Hints it’s Really Not a Simple Decision

2015-07-13 08:47
Weight-loss surgery warning

If you had to choose between the risks of doing nothing about your weight and dying from one of the more common eventual comorbidities of obesity, or the risk of dying from liver failure but being thinner, which would you choose? A recent article from The Times of India hints that weight loss surgery is really not such a simple decision after all.

It’s an eye-catching article title―”Weight-loss surgery may cause liver failure,” as was recently reported in the online edition of The Times of India.

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Calorie cutting made easy: Choose these foods for faster weight loss

2015-07-09 19:03
Food for faster weight loss

Many people are yo-yo dieters, and they lose weight and put it back on in an ongoing struggle. This cycle exists because dieting presents various challenges ranging from the denial of things they enjoy to a loss of energy. However, losing weight does not have to be a struggle. The right strategies can help you lose weight faster and feel better. Here are five easy tips that will help you lose weight faster without the frustration.

1. Make smart food swaps

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How french fries control your brain

2015-07-09 13:20
French fries and other high fat foods can control your brain

University of Georgia, Washington State University and Binghamton University researchers have some new insight into what happens to the gut and brain when we eat a high fat diet. French fries or other foods with high fat appear to alter gut bacteria that send the brain signals to tell us when we're full.

High-fat foods change bacteria in the gut that signal our brain, making us want to continue eating.

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