Why Do Some People Lose Weight Much Faster than Others?

Why Do Some People Lose Weight Much Faster than Others?

Some people decide to go on a diet, and automagically, or so it seems, the pounds come off. Their friends, who adhere to a similar diet and exercise regime, lose only a fraction of the weight, much to their frustration. … Continue reading

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Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

There is a misconception when it comes to dieting, that exercise and healthy eating stand on equal footing as contributors to weight loss. This myth is perpetuated via soft drink propaganda (commercials) and TV shows such as The Biggest Loser. … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

In today’s world, everything seems to be moving at a faster pace than yesteryear. While this may be good for cars and mail order delivery services, when it comes to food, speed can be a weight-gain booby trap. In controlled … Continue reading

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Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

Long Term Weight Loss – 5 Simple Hacks

So, you want to lose weight but are running into roadblocks? Here are some tips that may help. 1. Mentally prepare for the long haul. A good weight loss strategy is a lifestyle-change strategy. If you go on a crazy … Continue reading

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I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

Words are powerful, especially the words we tell ourselves. Changing the language you use to describe your food choices can have a substantial impact on your diet success. In a study published by researchers at the¬†University of Houston’s C. T. … Continue reading

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Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Spring is here, and many of us are anxiously awaiting the return of short sleeves, warm sunshine, and outdoor activity. Some are going on a diet to achieve a bikini body for summer, while others are taking up extensive outdoor … Continue reading

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How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

Most people will answer 3 meals and 2 snacks. But is this the right approach? To answer, we must go back in time and realize that, from an evolutionary perspective, the daily construct of 3 square meals is a rather … Continue reading

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Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Inspiration Friday: From Sport Injury to Weight Gain to Redemption

Every once in a while we get an inspirational email from a Fooducate community member that we must share. Today, a determined young man tells his story. “Hey Fooducate community! My name is Nathan, I’m 18 years old and a … 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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