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13 Guilt-Free Snacks Less Than 100 Calories

guilt-free snacks less than 100 calories

When you get a snack attack, what are the first foods that come to mind? If you are like most people, high-calorie items such as cookies, chips, ice cream, and candy bars on at the top of the list. These also happen to be the types of foods that are easy to get in vending machines, pick up quick at convenience stores and markets, or keep at home in your kitchen.

6 Vegetarian Protein Tips for Weight Loss

vegetarian protein tips for weight loss

It’s no secret that protein is one of the three critical macronutrients everyone needs to survive. It’s also a fact that protein can be animal based or plant based (i.e., vegetarian protein) and that there are many delicious, nutritious, and environmentally friendly choices in the latter category that can also help you with your weight loss efforts.

When Family Asks a Vegan Dieter to give Up Being a Vegan Just For the Trip

Vegan lifestyle

2015 Vegan statistics show that 6 percent of US population is vegan. This means about 19.3 million people are vegan according to 2014 US population data. What happens when these people go on the road and make interstate trips? This creates issues in some families who sometimes ask their family members to give up being a vegan just for the trip.

Alcohol and Health: myths, facts and little knowns

Alcohol

The effect of alcohol on health is one of the most debated topics in medicine. The uncertainty is mostly confined to heart health and the remaining effects are quite well-understood and mostly deleterious. First, understanding the definition of amount of alcohol consumption is important: Moderate consumptions is less than 2 drinks per day for women or anyone over age 65, less than 3 drinks per day for men.

Zika Virus Update

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has now confirmed new cases of Zika virus in several states across the U.S. and has expanded its travel alert to include the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. The previous travel alert for pregnant women or women considering getting pregnant included the following destination: in Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. In the Caribbean: Barbados, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St. Martin and Puerto Rico. Cape Verde, off the coast of western Africa; and Samoa in the South Pacific are also destinations to which the CDC warns travel should be postponed.

When Weight Loss Surgery is Warranted - Bariatric Surgery Pros and Cons

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone; and it’s not a panacea, but there are cases in which surgery to improve health might be warranted. Losing weight is not easy. It takes vigilance and work. The list of diets most people have tried before they resort to more drastic measure is long.

Rosie O’Donnell’s Battle of the Bulge and Life Saving Surgery

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell has joined the ranks of other celebrities who have gone under the knife to lose weight and has reportedly lost 64 pounds. The 53 year old comedian, actress, author, activist, and talk show host had struggled with weight her whole life and at times was the victim of humiliation and body shaming.

Jennifer Hudson - I Got This From size 16 to 6

Jennifer Hudson weightloss

Jennifer Hudson has risen from unknown finalist on the 2004 season of American Idol, to un-stoppable superstar diva. The multi-talented 34 year old singer, actress, spokesperson and author has won 37 awards in her relatively short career, including a Grammy for the title song, “Love You I Do” from the “Dreamgirls” track in the category of Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The song became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart. Hudson also won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Dream Girls”.

John Goodman - How He Lost Over 100 Pounds

John Goodman weight loss

John Goodman has struggled with his weight for decades, but the loveable 63 year old actor is no longer portly. Instead, the television and film actor is looking rather dashing. The new look is fabulous and opens the door for new rolls for Goodman who is actually fairly athletic, having played football in college. But, the weight loss didn’t happen overnight.

Zika Virus - CDC's Travel Warnings and What You Should Know to Prevent Infection

The CDC has recently issued travel warnings (level two out of three), especially for pregnant women going to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, due to the outbreak of Zika virus in these regions. [5] The Zika Virus, a type of mosquito-borne flavivirus similar to Dengue fever is associated with birth defects. The alert includes women who are pregnant in any trimester and women who are considering becoming pregnant. [3]

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