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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 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
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 Laurie Batchelder    View more articles by this author
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December 21
It’s holiday time and the New Year is just around the corner. I know it is said that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and the New Year is approximately 8 pounds, but so is 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 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 Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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September 14
Last week a study revealed that America is watching more television than ever, with many watching approximately 140 hours per month. I know, it seems almost hard to believe. Aren’t many of those viewers also working 40 hours per week? Perhaps in this economy, no, but still – how many hours are there in a week?! 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 Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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August 14
When deciding on a healthy weight you should consider the calories needed to maintain your goal weight. It is also important to understand how the process of weight loss works so your expectations are realistic. The rate of weight loss depends on a person’s calorie needs, and it is strictly a numbers game when it comes to weight loss. To understand how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, you need to start with the calorie basics. 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

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