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Fitness/Nutrition

Intense Workouts Changing The Fitness Scene?

The number of people taking an interest in fitness is rising, as alarmingly high obesity rates and the related health risks continue to be front page news. A few years ago, trying to be healthy for many people meant hopping on a treadmill or an elliptical machine a few days a week. Others find they’re … Continue reading »

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A Beginner’s Guide to Ancient Grains

As the name implies, ancient grains are not a new type of food. But there is a new interest in this category of grains that has grown substantially within the last year. Up until now, few Americans knew about or were interested in ancient grains, which, interestingly enough, are not all technically grains. However, as … Continue reading »

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Mardi Gras Diet

Well, it’s just around the corner. The day you’ve all been waiting for (or dreading). With Mardi Gras coming, the parties have already started with food and drinks galore. But if you’ve been working on keeping the weight off from the last Mardi Gras, you might feel a little trepidation at the upcoming festivities. I … Continue reading »

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Dieting? There’s An App For That!

This year many people will resolve to lose weight. In order to support the growing market of dieters, many smartphone and tablet application developers are launching new products that help people reach their goals. Many of them are free or cost a nominal fee for extended features. What makes them helpful and their users successful … Continue reading »

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3 Small Steps to a Successful Weight Loss Resolution

As the year begins, many people this year will attempt to stick to a resolution to lose weight once and for all. The trick to effective weight loss resolutions is starting small and working slowly towards a goal. Instead of adopting the latest trend in nutrition and weight loss, try adopting these three small but … Continue reading »

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How Keeping Hydrated Helps You Lose Weight

Drinking water before each meal has been shown to help promote weight loss, according to a study from Virginia Tech. If you’re looking to lose weight, drinking 8-ounce glasses of water before meals can help you feel more full and help you eat more mindfully during meals. The study was discussed on WebMD. It looked … Continue reading »

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Foods To Control Your Cravings

When you’re on a diet, you may find yourself craving unhealthy foods. It’s not that your body is craving chocolate, sugar, and bread, but it is craving vital vitamins and nutrients. If you’re looking through your diet journal and find that time and time again you’re reaching for the junky stuff, here are some common … Continue reading »

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Five Superfoods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When you’re looking to lose weight but keep a varied diet, you can look to superfoods to help you along the way. Here are some examples of incredible foods that help you lose weight more effectively: Salmon is a super fish! It’s heavy in healthy omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and calcium. These are all … Continue reading »

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Just Say No to Fad Diets

Fad diets come and go and so will the pounds if you don’t make some lifestyle changes. Every day, there are crazy new diets touted as easy, permanent ways to shed bulges. Unfortunately, fads don’t offer long term solutions. According to the Mayo Clinic, in order to achieve permanent weight loss, a dieter needs commitment, … Continue reading »

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Dieting, Science, and What It Really Takes To Lose

Is dieting science an exact methodology? It is something that we can study and prove what works and what doesn’t? Dr. Jules Hirsch, a professor and physician at Rockefeller University, has been researching obesity for nearly 60 years. In a recent Q&A with New York Times he discusses the newest study from Journal of the … Continue reading »

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