How to Reduce 200 Calories from Your Daily Intake

How to Reduce 200 Calories from Your Daily Intake

Researchers reviewed consumer data for over 12,000 people from 2003-2010 and found that people who eat out consume on average 200 calories MORE than people who eat at home. When you consider the number of times people eat out, it’s … Continue reading

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Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

This post comes from the field of behavioral economics. Many people exercise as part of their weight loss journey. Yet despite burning hundreds of calories, they can’t seem to shed the pounds. One assumption is that after exercise, people feel … Continue reading

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6 Ways a Recent Diet Soft Drink Study Duped the Press

6 Ways a Recent Diet Soft Drink Study Duped the Press

If you want to lose weight, one of the most effective means to do so is to cut liquid calories out of your diet. This means switching from sugary colas and juices to water. When it comes to diet drinks, … Continue reading

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Breathalyzer Test for Obesity

Breathalyzer Test for Obesity

Every day, more evidence piles in connecting the trillions of bacteria residing in the human gut to virtually every aspect of our health and bodily functions. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism last year used … Continue reading

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Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

The web is buzzing with conversation following the final episode of “The Biggest Loser”. The season ended with a jaw-dropping win by Rachel Fredrickson, who shed 60% of her body weight. The young contestant is a former competitive swimmer and … Continue reading

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An Easy Change to Improve Your Health

An Easy Change to Improve Your Health

If you grew up in the seventies, going out to McDonald’s or IHOP was a once in a while treat reserved for a birthday, or little league championship win. But these days, children and adults are spending more time and … Continue reading

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Overweight and Drinking Diet Cola? You May Gain Even More!

Overweight and Drinking Diet Cola? You May Gain Even More!

Diet soft drinks have been around for decades. You would expect them to help people lose weight. But the world’s obesity epidemic is just getting worse.  There are many factors that lead to weight gain, but could the consumption of … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Whys and Hows of Keeping a Food Diary

The Top 10 Whys and Hows of Keeping a Food Diary

This is a guest blog post by Yoni Freedhoff, MD Of all of the behaviors a person might adopt to help them with weight management, perhaps none is more powerful than keeping a food diary. Unfortunately, to date, food diaries … Continue reading

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The Shocking Math Behind Science Teacher’s McDonald’s Diet

The Shocking Math Behind Science Teacher’s McDonald’s Diet

Iowa science teacher John Cisna became a weight loss celebrity this week, after his “before and after” photos went viral online. It’s not that the pictures are anything special, the story behind them is. You see, Mr. Cisna lost 37 … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Eat Slowly (for Weight Loss)

Five Ways to Eat Slowly (for Weight Loss)

You may have noticed that our New Year posts are focused mostly on weight loss. This is not a coincidence. A new year is a huge motivator for many people to take charge of their health and habits. We’re here … Continue reading

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