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Diet and Weight Loss

These stories on diets are one of the best ways to lose weight and follow a healthy lifestyle as these stories are research based and resources provided. At EmaxHealth Diet and Weight Loss directory readers will find the latest news and research on the subject coming from the medical community.

How Painkillers Make You Eat Less, but Why You Shouldn't Take Them

painkillers and weight loss

Can you get the best of both worlds – feel good by taking prescription painkillers and lose weight at the same time? The answer is yes – weight loss and appetite suppression are two side effects of most painkillers. But regularly taking painkillers (whether you're in pain or not), can be harmful. For example, the side effects of taking codeine phosphate include blurred vision and constipation.

Why Artificial Sweeteners Will Make You Gain Weight

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain

In the health world, there’s been a lot of hype around artificial sweeteners. Nearly every medical guru and weight loss site has weighed in on the benefits and drawbacks of using sugar substitutes, some even claiming (without scientifically rigorous evidence) that artificial sweeteners are responsible for causing certain types of cancer. But that’s not the real problem with artificial sweeteners.

The Most Important Weight Loss Tool: Taking That First Step

First step in weight loss

If you don’t first decide to lose weight and purposely strive towards that goal, you will never find success. The most important weight loss factor is you. What? Yes, you! You need to be able to take that first step. The decisions you make on a day to day basis will affect the rest of your life, and your best hope of a long and healthy life is to start making a change right away.

How to Prevent Serotonin From Making You Fat and Lose Weight

Serotonin and Weight Loss

Serotonin has a light and dark side! In your brain it helps you slim down for your bikini, but in your gut it thwarts your body's ability to burn fat! How can this important molecule be both a miracle and a curse? Many things come into play – including brown, beige, and white fat, and your gut's bacteria. Learn how to stay on serotonin's good, fat-burning side by regularly eating natural serotonin boosters.

Why Your Weight Loss Stalls: When You Think You Are Drinking Sugar Free Frappuccinos with Base

Sugar Free Frappuccino secrets

What you call a sugar free frappuccino at Starbucks, is made with "base," which includes sugar. One Starbucks Barista spoke with me on condition of anonymity and explained the differences between regular and sugar free frappuccinos and what you need to know if you are trying to lose weight. Let's call her Lyssa. Here is what Lyssa told our readers.

How Kim Kardashian Lost 60 Pounds After Giving Birth and How You Can Safely Do the Same

Kim Kardashian weight loss

If you follow celebrity breaking news, you'll find out Kim Kardashian just got back to her pre-pregnancy weight. She gave birth on December 2015 and shed about 60 pounds by the end of May 2016. How did she do it? She brags it's all thanks to the all-too popular Atkins diet. Is the diet all hype? Even if it's effective - is it healthy?

7 Life Changing Weight Loss Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Weight loss benefits of lemon water

The first thing you do everyday when you wake up should be to drink a large glass of lemon infused water. You will not only feel amazingly refreshed, you will rest easy knowing that you are starting off the day with a great decision for your health. Lemon water tastes great, and drinking it every single day is one of the best small changes you can make.

How Much Water to Drink to Crush your Weight Loss Goals and Lead a Healthy Life

Drinking Water for Weight Loss

Water is better than anything you’ve ever heard of to lose weight. This fact might not be shocking to you, but it is something many people seem to ignore. 95% of Americans walk around dehydrated every single day. Don’t find yourself in the majority. Drink more water right now in order to lose weight and feel better.

This is How Hiking Can Make Our Brains More Positive and Keep Us Happy

Hiking and weight loss

Getting out into nature can do more than just make us feel better, it can actually cause our brains to grow in functionality. Exposing ourselves to fresh air, problem solving without technology, and being disconnected from the world can help our brain to reach its maximum potential.

3 Easy Ways to Lower the Carbs of Your French Fries Without Sacrificing Taste

Easy ways to lower the cabs of french fries

Totally cutting out potatoes can be hard. Who doesn't love a baked potato with a blue cheese salad or stir-fry veggies with sautéed potatoes? Potatoes can be healthy if you choose the right kind, the right way to cook them, and pair them with certain foods. Here are a few ways you can eat the same tasty potatoes but lessening the carbs you get from them:

3 Healthy Natural Foods and Supplements That Can Replace Exercise

Healthy natural food alternatives for exercise

Between working and family life, there are days when you have to sacrifice your 15 minutes of exercise to change diapers or stay late at your cubicle to meet a pressing deadline. Doctors recommend 2.5 hours of moderate exercise each week. But, did you know there are natural foods that can shave hours off your exercise requirements? They're not an exact replacement – but here are three things you can eat and drink that come close to replacing your treadmill jog:

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