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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10 Reasons to Stop Drinking Cola

10 Reasons to Stop Drinking Cola

America is a nation of junkies addicted to … sugary soft drinks. Decades of clever advertising and cheap, limitless access have made us slaves to sugary colas. We are addicted and find it hard to stop. In order to motivate … Continue reading

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Oops, the Paleo Diet Leads to Weight Gain (In Mice)

Oops, the Paleo Diet Leads to Weight Gain (In Mice)

A popular eating regimen these days is the Paleo diet. It requires adherents to forgo many processed foods, refined carbs, and dairy, while loading up on foods that our ancestors would have eaten 10,000 years ago. Fatty meats, nuts, seeds, … Continue reading

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After Years of Failing at Weight Loss, Here’s What I Did

After Years of Failing at Weight Loss, Here’s What I Did

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member scarletB. Like many women, my struggle with self-image started during my adolescence. I started dieting at a very young age and began to obsess over my weight. I tried any and … Continue reading

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BMI – Mislabeling 80 Million Americans as Too Fat

BMI – Mislabeling 80 Million Americans as Too Fat

We all know the stats – two thirds of Americans are overweight, one third are obese. That’s over 200 million people that need to lose weight in order to improve their health, right? Not quite. The classification of an individual … Continue reading

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Soup Cleanse: Healthier than Juice Cleanse?

Soup Cleanse: Healthier than Juice Cleanse?

We’ve been very vocal in the past about juice cleanses. Cleanse diets are supposed to help you lose weight fast, and additionally clean your gut and liver from “toxins”. Fast weight loss happens because people basically starve themselves for days … Continue reading

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Five Healthy Snack Ideas for Super Bowl Sunday

Five Healthy Snack Ideas for Super Bowl Sunday

The biggest sports viewing event in the world is happening tomorrow; it will be a celebration of all that is great in America – sport, TV, friends, and food. Unfortunately for dieters, the chow served in most homes and bars … Continue reading

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