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Mediterranean-Style Meal Plan: Best Diet for Heart Health?

Jacky Gale | May 7th, 2013
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Most doctors agree that the best diets are those that not only help a patient lose weight, but also improve his or her overall health and reduce the risk for chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. The Mediterranean diet has been gaining momentum in recent years because it has been linked to numerous health benefits, including heart health, cognitive benefits, reduction of cancer risk, and weight loss or maintenance. Now, a recent study suggests that following a Mediterranean-style meal plan can improve cardiovascular… Read more »

New Diet From “Biggest Loser” Coach Focuses On Practical Results

Sarah | March 19th, 2013
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The weight loss industry has another candidate for the ever-changing list of best diets. Fitness guru Jillian Michaels, best known as a fitness coach on NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser,’ has released a new book, “Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss,” offering all that she has learned about healthy eating habits and fitness. The book aims to set forth a clear and simple diet and exercise plan that delivers the best way to lose weight for people whose… Read more »

U.S. News Ranks Best Diets for Fast Weight Loss

Jessie Whitman | January 25th, 2013
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U.S. News has released its list of best diets for 2013. A panel of nutritionists, dietitians, psychologists and physicians who specialize in obesity, diabetes and heart disease evaluated 29 different weight loss plans to determine the diets which were most effective at achieving overall weight loss results. Some of the high-ranking diets on the list are well-recognized and have been very popular for years, while other diets have not garnered as much mainstream media attention yet. The criteria used to analyze the diets… Read more »

5 Diet Tips to Avoid the Seasonal Binge

Whitney | December 13th, 2012
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Even the most committed dieters can be seriously challenged by holiday festivities—and feasting. How do you keep the pounds off in the midst of holiday parties, sweet-snacking, and mega-meals? With a little planning and preparation, you can be festive and still ring in the New Year with little or no additional weight gain. Commit to regular weigh-ins During the holiday season, it can be helpful to weigh in once or twice a week. However, avoid making weigh-ins too frequent (more than twice a… Read more »

How To Eat Fat and Lose Weight

Ryan | November 2nd, 2012
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Can fat be good for you? These days, more and more doctors and nutritionists are answering, “Yes.” For decades, the general consensus was that fats were the cause of many of the most common health ills in America, from obesity to heart disease to diabetes. However, recent studies increasingly show that as people eat less fat, the epidemic of health risks, including high cholesterol levels, continues to rise. In fact, many diet experts urge people to include certain fats in their daily meals… Read more »