Weight Loss

Myths and Facts about Your Weight & Diet

Myths and Facts about Your Weight & Diet

by Marcelle Pick. It never ceases to amaze me how many myths we’re bombarded with concerning diet, exercise, and weight. Following are some common myths that I hear frequently from my patients. Have you heard them, too? Have you begun to realize that they’re false?

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A Wholistic Approach to Weight Management

A Wholistic Approach to Weight Management

by Donald R. Yance, CN, MH, RH(AHG). Although I don’t believe in calorie counting, I do believe it is essential to be wise in our dietary choices. If weight loss is a goal, then choosing low-energy-density foods for the bulk of your diet and using high-energy foods as condiments or...

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Gut Microbes and Diet Interact to Affect Obesity

Gut Microbes and Diet Interact to Affect Obesity

Gut microbes from lean people helped prevent mice from becoming obese—but only if the animals ate a healthy diet. The research could point the way to new treatments for obesity.

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The 1000 Calorie Diet And Menu For Weight Loss

As evident from its name, the 1000 calorie diet is a form of eating routine that restricts the daily caloric intake to 1000 calories. This dietary programme is suitable for those who wish to lose weight fast and therefore restrict their daily consumption to those foods which provide not more than 1000 calories. This diet is appropriate for rebalancing your digestive system after a period of unhealthy nutrition since an unhealthy body cannot lose weight effectively.

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Common Sense Your Diet

by Vijay Vad, M.D. There are so many diets out there -- and everyone suggests that their way is the best! It may be that each diet has something that makes sense, but is one better than the other? And is that "one" the same for everyone? Dr. Vijay Vad presents some common sense information and recommendations that can be applied to all of us.........

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How To Lose Weight By Achieving Optimal Ketosis

How To Lose Weight By Achieving Optimal Ketosis

When you are at a plateau, you need to pull out the big guns to help you lose weight. The Ketogenic diet is one of those magic tricks that can put your body back into gear and jump start weight loss again.

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How Almonds Can Help You Lose Weight

How Almonds Can Help You Lose Weight

We often read about strict diet plans, regular workouts and exercises when it comes to Weight loss. And you often must have read about certain food items which help in losing weight like carrots, banana, chillies etc. But do you know that nuts can help you lose those extra pounds? We always think nuts are rich in fatty acids, thus we tend to stay away from them. But now you have a reason to rejoice, as studies have proved that almonds are a great stimulant which helps to reduce weight. Many celebrities including Kajol have turned to the almond weight loss diet.

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Less sleep leads to more eating, weight gain

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Sleeping a mere five hours a night during a workweek with unlimited access to snacks isn't good for your waistline, according to findings released Monday.

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Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much!

Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much! by Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC. When it comes to weight loss, the pen is mightier than the scale. Begin to keep careful track of everything you put into your mouth, including beverages. Being accountable to yourself in this way will be an eye-opening experience, because it will force you to come face-to-face with...

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Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Real

Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Realby Meryl Hershey Beck, MA, MEd, LPCC. Emotional eaters often have negative thoughts about their bodies, weight, eating behaviors, and themselves. By using creative visualization, you can set goals and use the power of your imagination to create what you want rather than...

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Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?

Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?by Meryl Hershey Beck, MA, MEd, LPCC. Emotional overeating involves eating large quantities of food in a short period of time, feeling out of control during these binges, eating rapidly, eating without physical hunger, choosing to eat alone, grazing (nibbling at food all day), and/or feeling depressed about overeating.

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Weight Problems: Cause of Preventable Deaths?

Weight Problems: Number One Cause of Preventable Deathsby Dr. Jay M. Lipoff. The more weight our bodies carry the more stress there is on our joints, muscles and spines. Each additional 10 pounds equates 50 pounds of pressure to the knees and 100 pounds of pressure to our backs. There is also...

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Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Pace

Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Paceby Brant Secunda and Mark Allen. According to the Mayo Clinic, after some initial weight loss, most of us will hit a plateau unless we change a few behaviors--for instance, by eating less and exercising more. Here are eight changes you can make to your routine so you can reach your long-term goal more quickly.

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The Practice of Food: New Routines & Measuring Portions

The Practice of Food: Routines, Portions, Honestyby Dayna Macy. "Am I fat?" I’ve never actually asked this question of another human being — until now. I’m sitting in the office of Dr. Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor in the Biology Department at City College of San Francisco and author of Health at Every Size. “Yes.” I want to make sure I’ve heard correctly. “You just said I’m fat, right?” She nods and...

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Anorexia and Bulimia

Carol Emery Normandi, Laurelee Roark by Carol Emery Normandi and Laurelee Roark. Unfortunately many girls, in order to look like a supermodel, need to develop an eating disorder and spend a lot of time being concerned with their food and their weight. Bulimia nervosa is a form of compulsive eating where you binge and then purge. Types of purging may include vomiting, fasting, excessive exercise, or use of diuretics, laxatives, or diet pills. Anorexia nervosa is self-starvation. People with anorexia refuse to maintain their body weight over a minimal natural weight for their age and height.

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Making New Connections

Brenda Crawford-Clark

Consider this: 167 million men and women in the United States are on a diet at any given moment. If that many people are trying a solution and it doesn't work, something's wrong with the so-called solution. Contrary to what proponents of expensive diet regimens say, these diets can't work long term, no matter how much willpower you have.

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Diet - A Four-Letter Word

Nicki Anderson

by Nicki Anderson.

The word diet simply defines the food we ingest each day. But it has become a four-letter word or a badge of honor, sometimes even a badge of martyrdom. Dieting has become a national pastime, with everyone waiting in line for the next diet of the month, guaranteed to make us all fit and trim.

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Emotional Eaters

by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Emotion Eaters are often at a loss to explain why the pounds they've lost creep back again, and they may blame themselves for their lack of willpower. But, in truth, it's really a lack of self-awareness that's to blame -- not being aware of what it is that drives them to eat so much.

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Emotional Eating vs. Physical Hunger

by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Self-awareness is a key ingredient to recovering from the Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome. There are 16 feelings that Emotion Eaters most often confuse with physical hunger. These listings merely describe the fattening feelings and explain why they lead to overeating.

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From Eating... to Obesity

Geoff Bond

Everything we know about our prehistoric ancestors is that they were lean. If they finished lunch hungry, they had a choice. Go off for an hour or two and find more food or have a siesta during the heat of the day. You had to really want the food to go to the effort of getting it. Today of course, in the affluent countries, we are surrounded by food.

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What is the Zone?

by Barry Sears, Ph.D.

Barry Sears, Ph.D. For generations, every male on my father's side of my family suffered from a similar fate: a premature heart attack that cut their life short decades too early. I knew I couldn't change my genes, but I was determined to find a way to lead a normal, healthy life span...

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Self-Discovery Through Obesity

self-discovery through obesityIf we are so gracious with flu symptoms in ourselves, or pneumonia symptoms in our friends, why then are we so cruel with symptoms of another disorder that affects nearly 70% of the American population? Obesity. Do we really think that someone would choose to be overweight? Do we really think that children say, "When I grow up I want to be fat?"

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