Emotional Eating: What Is It?  (Miniseries Part 1 of 3)

Emotional Eating: What Is It? (Miniseries Part 1 of 3)

This is part 1 of a three part miniseries on a very touchy subject. Today, we will define emotional eating and show you how it differs from physical hunger.┬áIn part 2, we will provide tools to help you understand when … Continue reading

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Can Spicy Food Help With Weight Loss?

Can Spicy Food Help With Weight Loss?

Can spicy food help with weight loss? According to researchers from the University of Wyoming, the answer is yes, and it lies in the common chili pepper. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in chilis that makes them hot. It is … Continue reading

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This is How Cheat Days Ruin Your Diet

This is How Cheat Days Ruin Your Diet

The concept of “cheat days” has been around from the day dieting was invented. Most dietitians and health coaches see a cheat day as a helpful tool to aid their clients “blow off steam” in an otherwise restrictive diet. The … Continue reading

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Taking Supplements? Perhaps You Should Save Your Money

Taking Supplements? Perhaps You Should Save Your Money

Earlier this week, The New York State Attorney General sent cease and desist letters to 4 major retailers, demanding they remove several supplements from their shelves immediately. The retailers – Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC – were selling herbal supplements … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

Watching the Superbowl is a fun afternoon / evening activity shared by million of Americans every year. Much like other gatherings of friends and family, lots of food is involved. Here are suggestions that will help you stick to your … Continue reading

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Exercising May Not Be Enough to Ward Off Disease If You Sit All Day Long

Exercising May Not Be Enough to Ward Off Disease If You Sit All Day Long

Eating a healthy diet and exercising may not be enough to ward off disease if you spend most of your day sitting in a chair. This is a disheartening conclusion from a study published recently in the Annals of Internal … Continue reading

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Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Exercising on an empty stomach may increase your weight loss success. This is the conclusion of a study conducted in Belgium on a group of young men over the course of 6 weeks. They were divided into 3 groups: sedentary, … Continue reading

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How Words Shape Our Success (or Failure) in Weight Loss

How Words Shape Our Success (or Failure) in Weight Loss

When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle and losing weight, psychology plays an important role. The way we relate to specific foods or to ourselves with respect to food can sometimes be painful and even harmful. On this matter, … Continue reading

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6 Reasons to Stop Viewing the Biggest Loser

6 Reasons to Stop Viewing the Biggest Loser

The grand finale of season 16 of hit reality show “The Biggest Loser” will air next week on January 29th. However, you shouldn’t watch it. Moreover, convince your friends and family to avoid it as well. Why, you ask? Very … Continue reading

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Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

The FDA has recently approved a novel medical device to aid some people with weight loss. The Maestro Rechargeable System, developed by Enteromedics, Inc. of St. Paul, MN, is aimed for morbidly obese people who suffer from an additional condition … Continue reading

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