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Diet and Weight Loss

Fun Health Facts about our Weight

2014-09-01 12:07
Weight loss

Here are some fun facts about weight loss that we bet you have never heard about. For instance, how fat can you get before the body simple succumbs, does fasting really help with weight loss and what is the weight loss record?

Have you ever wondered just how fat a person can possibly get or how long someone can survive without food?

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A Bikini Beach-Ready Body in Just 6 weeks: Here’s How

2014-08-28 11:22
Beach Exercise

Summer is almost over, so why bother with a bikini beach-ready body over the next 6 weeks? Well for starters, there’s always the indoor gym pool, the outdoor sauna party, and your most critical admirer - the mirror. But an even more important reason is that by working on building a bikini beach-ready body in just 6 weeks, you in fact are preparing your body with good eating habits that will help you keep off the pounds this holiday season.

The following is a summary of Shape magazine editor-in-chief Tara Kraft’s “BEACH” rules from her new book, The Bikini Body Diet, that she says are the key rules to losing weight s

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A Paleo Bread Recipe for Your 6-Pack Abs

2014-08-27 17:23
Paleo bread for flat abs

You’ve decided to forego belly fat-causing processed bread in order to lose weight and reveal your 6-pack abs by following the Oxygen magazine recommended flat belly crash course plan. That’s great! But you know what?

That doesn’t mean you have to give up bread entirely—just choose the ones that contain complex carbs and grains like the following Paleo bread recipe modified by health expert and New York Times be

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Saving money while on a gluten-free diet: Celiac disease support

2014-08-25 20:58
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One of the problems people with celiac disease often face is related to the high cost of switching to a gluten-free diet. Many of the products on the market labeled as gluten-free cost more than the versions with wheat, barley or rye. However, there are steps that people can take to save money while staying on this important diet.

Despite the cost of switching to a gluten-free diet, celiac disease sufferers know that they must avoid the food items that can aggravate their condition.

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Scientifically proven natural weight-loss nutrients

2014-08-25 12:08
Banaba tree for weight loss

It is estimated that up to 50 million Americans attempt to lose weight each year. The best and most effective way to lose excess pounds is to modify eating habits and lifestyle behaviors. But, few have the patience for this, frequently leading them to incorporate weight loss aids - dietary supplements, over-the-counter medications - to assist their weight loss efforts. But do these natural weight loss aids work?

There is no magic bullet that works for everyone when it comes to natural weight loss aids.

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Milk and its Ilk: How Many Calories are in That Glass?

2014-08-25 09:59
calories in a glass of milk

You have switched from whole milk to 2%, and then went from 2% to 1%, and maybe have even gone as far as making a glass of skim milk your morning drink for helping to cut out fat calories toward weight loss. Great job! But do you know how many calories are in that glass of milk alternatives like coconut, soy, rice, almond, and yes, even hemp milk?

According to the September issue of Consumer Reports, milk alternatives have caught the attention of consumers with 21% of Americans reporting that they are now buying milk alternatives.

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The Easiest (and Healthiest) Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days

2014-08-23 10:51
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You are someone who can do a lot of things. You are an achiever. But do you find that dieting and sticking with it is that one thing that keeps you from looking like an achiever? According to Health magazine, one of the easiest and healthiest ways to lose 10 pounds in 30 days is to “Swap Your Way Slim” by switching your go-to foods with better choices.

The following is a summary of 3 food swaps for 3 meals for an approximately 1,400 calorie a day plan created by Cynthia Sass, RD, and author of S.A.S.S.!

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Try This Morning Mocha Smoothie You Should Switch to for Weight Loss Success

2014-08-22 12:13
Morning Mocha smoothie for weight loss

Are you like most of us who can’t start the day without a mocha cappuccino first thing in the morning? If you are, then you are probably aware that that morning mocha drink is adding at least 400-500 calories to your daily count - not including your breakfast meal. A really delicious solution to this problem is creating a morning mocha smoothie that not only takes care of your caffeine, mocha and breakfast needs, but is also an ideal switch for weight loss success as smoothies are one of the most popular recommended weight loss tricks to curb both hunger and calories.

In the September 2014 issue of Oxygen magazine, dietician Matthew Kadey, MS, RD, offers this recipe for a perked-up breakfast drink that you can make in your kitchen that will save you bot

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Pride about weight loss fuels anorexia

2014-08-06 11:31
Weight Loss and Anorexia

Reports about anorexia are frightening and make it appear as if this problem is from some type of fictional horror story. However, although the exact causes of anorexia are not well understood and treatment plans often meet with failure, the devastating wasting away from anorexia is for real and is life threatening. Recent reseach has shown that anorexia is actually fueled by pride about losing weight.

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