Centrum Vitamints – Clinically Proven to be … a Waste of Money

Centrum Vitamints – Clinically Proven to be … a Waste of Money

Earlier this year, Centrum introduced a new twist to the age old multivatamin. Dubbed Vitamint, the product is a vitamin pill that tastes like a mint. How refreshing! Or not. Here’s the company’s marketspeak: “Americans want to live well – … Continue reading

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10 Agonizing Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

10 Agonizing Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Are you stuck in a weight-loss plateau? Don't fret, you're in good company. It happens to many people after a certain period of time and can last a few weeks or longer. During this time, try to assess your situation … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Cola

3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Cola

Diet Cola has been around for decades as a calorie-free alternative to sugary soft drinks. Hundreds of millions of people have been converted to diet soda addicts. Yet during this time, the average American waistline has increased in size. Obviously … Continue reading

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Reading Food Labels Can Help You Lose Weight

Reading Food Labels Can Help You Lose Weight

Reading nutrition labels and ingredients lists is correlated with lower body mass index (BMI). An analysis of 25,000 responses to the National Health Interview Survey provided the following insights: 1. people who read nutrition labels weigh, on average, 9 pounds … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Our collective sweet tooth is a major challenge when it comes to weight management. Soft drinks are the single largest contributor to obesity in the US, and sugar is added to a large number of products we purchase in the … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

3 Reasons Diet Food is Making You Fat

There is no shortage of food products geared towards the weight loss market. After all, 50 million Americans will start (or restart) a weight loss diet next week. Catering to this large demographic has become a key strategy for many … Continue reading

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Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Are you looking to shed weight and replace your fat with muscle? If you answered yes, you may be the target market for Muscle Milk, a supplement drink that started with the body builder crowds and has since expanded to … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

Bill Clinton, junk food loving President turned vegan advocate, brought the 3 largest soft drink makers together this week to pledge what seems like a drastic reduction in calories in the coming years. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple committed … Continue reading

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How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

On the journey from soft drinks to water, many dieters stop at the milestone known as flavored waters. Some dieters opt for relatively low-cost powders that are added to water. One popular brand of flavored powder is Crystal Light. For … Continue reading

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Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

In fact, the entire diet soda market contracted by 7% this year, compared to a more modest 2% decline in full calorie soft drink sales. This is wonderful news to everyone who has a stake in our health, and terrible … Continue reading

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