Does Stomach Size Change When We Lose or Gain Weight?

Does Stomach Size Change When We Lose or Gain Weight?

The stomach is a curious organ. When empty, it is very compact – with a volume capable of holding less than a fifth of a cup of water. However, during a meal it expands 20-fold to about one quart-full. Within … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

People have been fasting since the dawn of history, whether for religious and spiritual reasons or simply the lack of food. In recent years, periodic fasting has caught on as a diet trend, and not just for weight loss. It … Continue reading

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Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association presents stark figures regarding America’s obesity challenges. Despite heightened awareness in the last few decades, overweight and obesity rates are still increasing. Data for over 15,000 adults aged … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

Every day, the food we eat is converted into energy that is used to keep our body functioning. The majority of the calories we consume are burned, even if all we do all day is lie in bed. Yes, even … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

Smoothies are one of the most popular breakfast and snack choices in America today. They are tasty, convenient, portable, and supposedly healthy. Unfortunately, not all fruit and vegetable smoothies are good for you. 1. Smoothie portion sizes tend to run … Continue reading

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10 Simple Ways to Drink More Water

10 Simple Ways to Drink More Water

The original zero-calorie drink, water is cheap, available most everywhere, and an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Many people find it hard to drink water, after many years of soft drinks and juice. Here are ten tips to help … Continue reading

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Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Today is Meatless Monday, and also the first ever World Meat Free Day. If you’ve followed the growth of the “meatless” campaign in the last few years, the main messages are centered around improving your health and saving planet Earth … Continue reading

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Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Peanut butter is an amazing food, but one of the challenges people face is portion control. Due to the high fat content in peanuts, peanut butter tends to be high in calories. A serving of peanut butter is 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

Here’s an interesting survey conducted recently by Civic Science. Over 4300 adults were asked the following question: “Which of these do you feel is most harmful to your nutritional health?” – Added sugar – Total amount of sugar – Saturated … Continue reading

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Herbalife – 35 Years of False Hopes for Weight Loss

Herbalife – 35 Years of False Hopes for Weight Loss

Herbalife has helped millions of people part ways with their money since 1980. Last year, the company had revenues of almost $4 billion dollars, and a net profit of close to half a billion dollars. All this from aggressively selling … Continue reading

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