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Lose Weight This Spring with Fresh Foods and Exercises

Colleen Story | April 30th, 2013
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Winter makes it easy to gain weight. Limited exposure to sunlight can reduce levels of serotonin in the brain. Since serotonin helps regulate appetite and mood, these drops can result in a craving for carbohydrates, which can lead to a gradual increase in pounds. “There’s quite a bit of science that shows levels of serotonin, which regulates appetite and mood, dip in the winter time,” says J. Adam Rindfleish, M.D, associate professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine… 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 »

Using Twitter Can Help You Lose Weight, Says Study

Whitney | January 29th, 2013
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For those in search of how to lose weight fast, there may be another tool in the arsenal – a Twitter account. A recent study suggests that social media like Twitter could help dieters shed more weight overall. Researchers found that those that used Twitter for diet support lost more weight than those that did not use social media for this purpose. Study finds Twitter support aids weight loss Researchers from the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health followed 96… Read more »

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

Jessie Whitman | January 25th, 2013
Weight Loss

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 »

Easy Steps to Lose Weight

Emma Gonzalez | January 11th, 2013
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If you’re ready to shed your extra pounds, then you’re likely searching for the easiest ways to lose weight effectively. You’ll find advice all around the internet, from nutrition gurus to self-made success stories. But as you wade through it all, you’re probably still left questioning how to lose weight safely while keeping your motivation peaked. In a nutshell, the answer is a big portion of commitment with a small side of sacrifice. Of course, the secondary answer is support – and not… Read more »