Category Archives: Diets

Report: Myths About Obesity & Why They’re Wrong

Via the Associated Press – Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. School gym classes make a big difference in kids’ weight. All are myths or at least presumptions that may not … Continue reading

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50 Dietary Changes To Be Healthier & Lose Weight

Great stuff here from Runner’s World today.  Here are some of my fav’s from what they share: Eat Often Aim for three healthy meals and two small snacks a day, which means you’re eating something around every three hours. A … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do You Need Each Day?

Denis Faye at Beachbody shared some information on this topic.  Here’s snip/summary of what he had to say: Basically how many calories per day are right for you: Sedentary lifestyle (desk job): Current weight in pounds x 12 = Maintenance … Continue reading

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When You Are Fat, Weight Is Easy To Gain & Hard To Lose

Via the report “A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity” which was published in May of this year in the New York Times: That the conventional wisdom of 3,500 calories less is what it takes to lose a pound of weight is … Continue reading

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TurboCharged

I just saw a segment on The Today Show that mentioned the book “TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust” written by siblings Dian and Tom Griesel. This is … Continue reading

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The Bride Feeding Tube Diet

The story on this via FOX News – A growing number of brides-to-be are spending their pre-wedding days on feeding tubes in order to shed pounds and squeeze into their wedding gowns, ABC News reported. Supervised by a doctor, the … Continue reading

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To Count, Or Not To Count, Calories

Interesting stuff on this via Tony Horton – It may seem like a no-brainer: If you’re hungry, you eat. But if America’s burgeoning waistlines are any indicator, there’s nothing simple about it. The human digestive tract isn’t just a fleshy … Continue reading

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Get Some Protein & Healthy Fats Along With The Fruits & Veggies

Great advice from Whitney Provost of Beachbody.com – I’ve always had a hearty appetite. When I sit down to eat, I want a big plate of food that takes some time to get through, not a tiny portion that’s gulped … Continue reading

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Study: Cutting Carbs Just 2 Days A Week Better Than Total Low-Cal Diet

Via TIME Healthland – Good news for dieters who feel that counting calories has become a full-time job. According to new research, you might do better to cut carbs just two days a week instead of going low-cal every day. … Continue reading

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Best Diets For Healthy Eating

US. News shares their Ranking Of Best Diets For Healthy Eating. Here’s their top ten: No. 1: Dash Diet 4.8 stars out of 5 stars Named a BEST U.S. News diet Panelists applauded the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) … Continue reading

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Is Your Body Trying To Reverse Your Weight Loss?

Via the L.A. Times – As if Americans needed any reminder that weight loss is hard and maintaining weight loss even harder, a study has found that for at least a year, subjects who shed weight on a low-calorie diet … Continue reading

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Light Lunch May Aid Weight Loss

The scoop via My Health News Daily – When we skimp on a meal, we usually end up feeling deprived, ultimately making up for it later by eating a little more —sometimes a lot more. But a new study shows … Continue reading

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Reduced-Carb Diet Better Than Reduced-Fat Diet

Via the folks at RealAge – Which should you cut back on first if you want to trim belly fat — carbs or fat? You might think that dietary fat goes straight to your middle, but research suggests that too … Continue reading

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Starvation Triggers Appetite-Increasing Proteins In Your Brain

What’s next Lap-Bands for the mind? Via MSNBC – When a dieter starves themselves of calories, they starve their brain cells as well. New research finds that these hungry brain cells then release “feed me” signals, which drive hunger, slow … Continue reading

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What Makes You Gain & Lose Weight

Interesting news via NOW@NEJM – What is the secret to losing weight and keeping it off? People have asked this question for ages, and many different answers have been proposed. We’re all familiar with various dieting fads that have passed … Continue reading

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DASH Diet & Weight Watchers Rank High Among The Best

U.S. News evaluated 20 of the most popular diets and identified the best. Here they are: Best Diets Overall #1 DASH Diet #2 Mediterranean Diet Best Weight-Loss Diets #1 Weight Watchers #2 Jenny Craig Best Diabetes Diets #1 DASH Diet … Continue reading

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