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By Laurie Batchelder    View more articles by this author
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March 01
The first quarter of the year is half over and so are most of our New Year’s resolutions. Now it’s time to focus on warm weather. View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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December 27
The holiday season is upon us and we usually go to the holiday party with good intentions--to make healthy choices--but sometimes we fail. It can be difficult if the choices offered are not low calorie foods. Or if we arrive starving View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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September 28
If you are like most people you have probably long since given up on your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and exercise more. Well you don’t have to abandon hope. Here are some strategies to help View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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September 10
With a fast-paced lifestyle, nutrition can quickly be downgraded to a low priority. Here are 10 simple ways to keep your eating healthy at school and/or work: View Full Article
By David Modderman    View more articles by this author
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July 16
3) Not Exercising Enough To truly lose weight we have to create a calorie deficit. Therefore we have to focus on burning enough calories each day and week to drop weight. One pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories. So to lose one pound of fat a week you must burn 500 more calories than you consume each day. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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July 09
“Just have some willpower and you will lose weight” The person speaking those words does not understand the problems associated with emotional eating. Emotional eating is not about food View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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June 01
You have worked really hard all year getting ready for the beach, the last thing you want to do is blow all your hard work by giving in to all the dietary challenges at the beach. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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May 05
How can you save money and lose weight at lunch? I know this sounds like a tag line for an infomercial, but it is true that bringing a brown bag to work or school will help you save money and calories and thus help you to lose weight. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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March 25
How are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions? When a new year comes upon us many of us begin to think about what our goals and dreams are for the upcoming year. The truth is that it is the every day of our routines and experiences that allow us to realize our dreams and reach our goals. For instance, if we want to become fit, we need to View Full Article
By Phyllis Brown    View more articles by this author
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March 17
To many people, it’s a “health” food. To others, it’s simply soda in disguise. The truth is, according to experts, even juice that is 100% fruit juice has the same obesity related health risks as Coke, Pepsi and other sodas. View Full Article
By Phyllis Brown    View more articles by this author
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March 10
Obesity treatments have 2 objectives: * To achieve a healthy weight * To maintain a healthy weight View Full Article
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February 24
If a person’s bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, a person is generally considered to be obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9, you are considered overweight. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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February 09
Do you have a busy lifestyle? Do you travel a lot? No time to cook? Do you often pick up fast food at the last minute for a meal? Do you skip meals? Well here are some tips to help you eat healthy while traveling or running around town. View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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February 03
If you haven’t noticed, portion sizes are getting larger every day. Portions of common foods like pasta, hamburgers, fries, coffee, sodas, and bagels have doubled in size from where they were twenty years ago. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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January 05
It’s the beginning of 2010, and many people make resolutions to start the new year. With the obesity epidemic raging in the United States, as well as weight gain from holiday eating, a very common resolution is to go on a diet and/or lose weight. The flaw in this resolution is View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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December 23
When someone wants to eat healthier, he often tries to stop eating foods he knows are unhealthy. He tells himself he cannot have the things he wants at all. This often lasts for a short while before he gives in to what he likes and gives up on eating healthy. Does this sound like something you have experienced? View Full Article
By David Modderman    View more articles by this author
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December 23
As a personal trainer, fitness and nutrition coach, I have worked with hundreds of clients over the years. It seems almost every client I have worked with comes in with some form of misinformation or believes they "know" what they need to do to lose weight and keep it off. Unfortunately, many of these individuals View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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December 15
Endurance events last over one hour and after the first hour of training nutrition plays a vital role in sustaining energy levels. Here are the important guidelines for proper fueling before, during, and after training. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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December 07
Obesity rates in the U.S. are significantly on the rise. Based on the 2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey information, 15% of children age six to nineteen are overweight and this number has tripled since the 1970’s. Health problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes which used to be only associated with View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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November 16
Regardless of religion, unhealthy foods abound during these last two months of the year. Bowls and dishes in workplaces and homes are filled with fall-themed and then winter candies. Feasts are held View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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November 16
Just like a race car needs gas, oil and water, our body needs fuel or, food, water and other nutrients to function at its optimum. I ask you, would you start your car in a race without fuel? View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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November 02
The obesity epidemic has been in the news for years now. There are reality TV shows based on large amounts of weight loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one third of the adult population in the United States is obese – that’s over 72 million people! Most people are able to do well with weight loss if they can just View Full Article
By Dan DeFigio    View more articles by this author
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November 02
By now, physicians realize that it takes more than calcium supplements for their patients to combat osteoporosis. A good calcium/magnesium/vitamin D mix, along with prescription bone density drugs, may slow the loss of bone over time, but in order to re-grow bone tissue, it is clear that more needs to be done. View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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October 26
You may have seen a popular 2004 documentary called “Super-Size Me,” a commentary on how eating McDonald’s fast food causes weight gain and a host of other health problems. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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October 26
There has been much talk about health foods, organic foods, low-fat foods, raw foods, unprocessed foods, and chemically treated foods over this past decade. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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October 21
We are usually being told what foods not to eat; well here is a listing of some great foods to eat. These are some foods that have good nutritional qualities and are relatively low in calories. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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October 15
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a complex disorder experienced by women; it is characterized by numerous emotional and physical symptoms. Twenty years ago there was little evidence and research conducted on this topic, however, two decades later there seems to be more information available in terms of nutritional recommendations to follow which may alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms. View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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October 15
Are you feeling overwhelmed at the grocery store reading food labels all the time and deciding what to buy food that is healthy? The best news about choosing fruits and vegetables is that you really can’t go wrong View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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September 29
It is time to find ways to be healthier to protect your heart. The American Heart Association recommends a dietary pattern that keeps intake of trans fats and saturated fats as low as possible (with less than 10 percent of daily calories coming from trans fats and saturated fats combined), as both of these are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Don’t be confused trans fat is worse than saturated fat since it raises the bad cholesterol (LDL) and also lowers the good cholesterol (HDL) unlike saturated fat which only raises the bad cholesterol. As a result, the debate has been settled, margarine is worse for us than butter because most margarines are processed using a method which results in unhealthy trans fats. View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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September 29
A fad diet is any diet that becomes popular for a short period of time due to stories of success from a relatively small number of people. They are advertised as quick ways to lose weight. Most of these diets require a low intake of specific foods or nutrients for a certain period of time. Some of them have various stages to reintroduce the limited food or nutrient. Here are some examples of fad diets and why they don’t work: View Full Article
By Dan DeFigio    View more articles by this author
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September 29
The USDA reports that food prices rose more over the last two years than they have in almost 20 years. Many people are looking for less expensive ways to feed their families. Sure, a fast-food hamburger or a box of prepared Mystery Helper is an inexpensive way to put calories into your family's stomach. But how much actual nutrition are you delivering? View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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September 21
When it comes to building muscle strength it requires adequate total calorie intake based on the proper combination of calories from carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Energy bars and sports drinks may be used to supplement calorie intake when engaged in more rigorous strength building. View Full Article
By Phyllis Brown    View more articles by this author
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September 21
No need to deprive yourself of your favorite foods!!!! Just pick alternatives that are better for helping you to achieve your weight loss goals. Those calories really add up! View Full Article
By Blair Morrison    View more articles by this author
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September 21
First, a disclaimer: this is NOT an endorsement for fast food. Whenever possible, you should prepare and cook your own food, avoiding the processed, homogenized, and steroid-injected items that frequent the aisles of our supermarkets. This is, instead, a user’s guide for those busy days when the local drive-thru is your only viable option. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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September 14
Shopping at the grocery store these days can be overwhelming with so many products on the market and so much information we are bombarded with on a daily basis. If your ultimate goal is to keep you and your family healthy, then here are some simple tips and strategies to help you obtain this goal. View Full Article
By Phyllis Brown    View more articles by this author
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September 14
Some foods you think are “good” for you may not be all that they seem……….. Many people assume that if something has a healthy “buzzword” on the label, or if it’s sold in a health food store, that it’s automatically something good for weight loss. But, that’s not always the case. Unhealthy choices lurk among even the most seemingly “healthy” foods. Reading labels is important whenever you’re trying to make healthy and/or slimming food choices. But, if you’re only reading the front of the package, you can still get into trouble. Most manufacturers use the front label to tout a product’s most healthy attributes. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean the food is a good choice for weight loss. View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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September 08
When it comes to weight loss, hunger can be the biggest obstacle to overcome and the difficulty in overcoming hunger can actually be increased when people start a fitness program to achieve their weight loss goal. The latest research from the American College Sports Medicine has found that an increase in exercise can lead to an increase in appetite. Then of course when hunger gets out of control this can lead to unnecessary food cravings and poor food choices and/or overeating. Let’s take a look at some ways to control appetite with particular foods and eating strategies. View Full Article
By Phyllis Brown    View more articles by this author
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September 01
You can’t consume 3,000 calories a day and expect to lose your belly, but calories aren’t the entire story. Certain foods seem to pack pounds on the midsection: Last year, experts from the Framingham Nutrition Studies reported that women who ate almost 400 fewer daily calories, but chose the least nutritious foods had more than double higher risk of abdominal obesity than those who ate that much more, but made better choices. It’s not just about “dieting.” Just incorporate these strategies into your life and watch ab flab pare down. View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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August 17
Summer temperatures are on the rise and so is the need for a frozen treat. If you are trying to make the healthiest choice it can be confusing with all the latest choices for ice cream: low-fat, light, non-fat, or frozen yogurt. The good news is that with all the new options for ice cream, it can be part of a healthy diet; it is just a matter of knowing what to look for on the label. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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August 17
Summer time and warm weather has us craving cool refreshing desserts. Ice cream, sherbet, frozen custard, gelato, popsicles, or sorbet are all treats we love to add to our menus, bowls or shopping carts as the temperature soars. Many people eat these treat year round as shown by these statistics. “A recent survey noted that each American consumes a yearly average of 24.5 quarts of commercially produced frozen dairy products (ice cream, sherbet, and ices)” View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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August 14
To achieve healthy and balanced eating, the best place to start is the Food Pyramid. It is important to know the five basic food groups and healthy choices within each group. View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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August 14
People are always talking about eating a “balanced” meal, but what exactly does that mean? Nutritionally, it means getting enough of the nutrients your body needs – carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fluids – without too many calories or unhealthy added sugars, salt, or fats. What is the best way to balance a meal? View Full Article
By Dan DeFigio    View more articles by this author
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August 14
There's an old saying that goes "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper," but most of us do the opposite. This is exactly the wrong way to eat if we're trying to lose weight. It also works against us if we're trying to keep our energy up during the day and our mental performance level high. Remember, you've just gone eight hours without food, your body is craving nourishment, and your brain needs glucose to function at its best. Skipping breakfast is one of the worst possible things you can do. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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August 14
Consumers need to have a game plane when shopping for groceries at the supermarket. In this economy it is even more important to have strategies that stay within your budget and keep your waist line from expanding. View Full Article

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