Weight Loss Tips
10 Ways to Uncover Hidden Calories

10 Ways to Cut Hidden Calories from Your Day

Compared to other countries, America is obsessed with food. Our value-based culture supersizes convenience foods, multitasks through meals and keeps snacks on hand to devour when hunger — or boredom — strikes. In fact, food plays a starring role in nearly everything we do, even at the office. Of course, …

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Weight Loss Advice
Are Cheat Days a Good or Bad Idea?

Are “Cheat Days” a Good or Bad Idea?

While cheating is usually viewed as a bad thing, some dieters claim it can act as a sort of bridge to keep them on a healthy track. In fact, some diets actually incorporate “cheat days” or “cheat meals” into the program so dieters don’t feel deprived. The gist: You follow …

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Maintaining Healthy Habits
Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau? 8 Ways to Get Over It

Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau? 8 Ways to Get Over It

Diet long enough and you’re bound to hit a point where the scale gets stuck. Weight loss levels off, your motivation wanes and staying the course can be difficult. The reason behind the sludge-like slowdown: Your body has gotten used to your healthier habits and needs new challenges. Research suggests …

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Mind-Body-Spirit
Don't Let Negative Self-Talk Sabotage Your Health Goals

Don’t Let Negative Self-Talk Sabotage Your Health Goals

When it comes to healthy behaviors, how we think is just as important as what we do. Unfortunately, most of us engage in negative self-talk — berating ourselves for everything from our weight to our bank accounts. To make matters worse, we live in a glass-half-empty culture. Nothing is ever …

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Weight Loss Tips

Could Sleep Habits Hinder Your Weight Loss Goals?

While it can be difficult to make time in your busy schedule to get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night, it is important to do so. Not only is sleep essential for your body to function, but too little sleep can affect your health, and even increase …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
reaching goal weight

At Your Goal Weight? Great! Now What?

You cleaned up your diet, stepped up your exercise routine and ditched destructive lifestyle habits. And you lost the weight! Trouble is, when the number on the scale hits your projected goal weight, you may find your motivation waning – and vices like soda and fries calling your name. The …

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Weight Management

Fasting: The Truth Behind the Latest Health Craze

A growing number of celebrities and even health authorities claim fasting (or steering clear of food) on alternate days or for specific periods of time can help cleanse the body of toxins, stave off weight gain, even prevent diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. And while, eating 3 big meals …

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Weight Management

The Big Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy weight—and shedding excess pounds—is good for you. But now a growing body of evidence suggests that you don’t have to reach your goal weight to experience health benefits. If you’re overweight or obese, even modest weight loss can lower your risk of conditions …

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Healthy Eating

7 Brain-Boosting Foods: Think About What You Eat

For decades, scientists have viewed food as fuel, but the latest research suggests what you eat impacts your brain, too. In fact, study after study suggests adding certain foods to your plate can sharpen your mind, build new brain cells and may even help you remember where you left your …

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Healthy Eating
diets

The Dish on Diets: How 4 Popular Plans Measure Up

With a third of U.S. adults aged 20 and over who are overweight and another third who are obese, it’s clear people need more guidance about which diets work and which don’t. Sure, you may be tempted by plans promising to make you slim and trim in less than two …

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