Independence from Weight Loss Worries?

Independence from Weight Loss Worries?

Happy Fourth of July to the Fooducate Community! The United States has been Independent for almost a quarter of a millennium, and that is certainly cause for celebration. What does this have to do with weight loss? People on a … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

People have been fasting since the dawn of history, whether for religious and spiritual reasons or simply the lack of food. In recent years, periodic fasting has caught on as a diet trend, and not just for weight loss. It … Continue reading

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Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Today is Meatless Monday, and also the first ever World Meat Free Day. If you’ve followed the growth of the “meatless” campaign in the last few years, the main messages are centered around improving your health and saving planet Earth … Continue reading

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Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Could everything we’ve been taught about “calories in vs. calories out” be wrong? According to British scientist (and author) Tim Spector ,of King’s College London, the reason for the global obesity epidemic is the lack of variety in the Western … Continue reading

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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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