Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

Five Kids Later, This is How I Lost Weight

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member ChrisSun. When I was young I never had to worry about my weight, I could eat whatever I wanted and I would never gain. Then I had a baby, I … Continue reading

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Beans, Lentils, and Peas FTW (and For Weight Loss)

Beans, Lentils, and Peas FTW (and For Weight Loss)

Eating 3/4 of a cup of pulses every day can help you lose a bit more weight, according to a new meta study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Pulses, if you are not familiar, include beans, peas, … Continue reading

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The Weight Loss Industry by Numbers

The Weight Loss Industry by Numbers

If you are on a diet right now, or trying to lose weight, there is a giant industry out there you should be familiar with. * Americans spend over $60,000,000,000 to lose weight, every year! That’s sixty billion dollars. * … Continue reading

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These Common Food Additives May Be the Culprits Making You Fat

These Common Food Additives May Be the Culprits Making You Fat

Say hello to emulsifiers, the additives in your food that are messing with your metabolism. A recent study published in the prestigious journal Nature describes the effects of ingredients such as lecithin, xanthan gum, and polysorbate 80 on the digestive … Continue reading

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My Strategic Approach to Weight Loss Has Paid Off

My Strategic Approach to Weight Loss Has Paid Off

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member taram5521. For the first 28 years of my life, I was the athletic, sturdy girl.  Never fat, but never thin.  Never the skinny, and always the strong one you called … Continue reading

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Can a Pet Help You Lose Weight?

Can a Pet Help You Lose Weight?

Do you have a pet? If you don’t have one yet, read this and reconsider. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), having a pet has multiple health benefits: decrease blood pressure decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels … Continue reading

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How I Got Rid of My Muffin Top

How I Got Rid of My Muffin Top

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member jdindino1324. Hello everyone, I wanted to share my story to hopefully help to inspire others. When I was 21 years old, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was obese, weighing … Continue reading

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My Journey from Fatgirl to Fitgirl

My Journey from Fatgirl to Fitgirl

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member Kimberly3972. The year was 2009, I was 29 years old, a smoker, heavy drinker and a at very unhealthy 240 pounds. In some ways, I was in a good place in … Continue reading

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5 Problems with Counting Calories

5 Problems with Counting Calories

Losing weight means counting calories. We all know that weight loss is a simple mathematical equation: calories eaten minus calories burned. However, real life is a bit more complicated. Here’s a list of problems we have with counting calories: 1. … Continue reading

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An Hourglass Helped Overweight Kids Lose Weight. Will it Work for You?

An Hourglass Helped Overweight Kids Lose Weight. Will it Work for You?

A simple 30-second hourglass helped overweight children lose weight by teaching them to eat more slowly. An study in Durango, Mexico, followed 60 children aged 12-14 for an entire year. About half were overweight or obese. They were instructed on … Continue reading

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