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Healthy Snacks Can Be Crucial for Weight Loss

Neil Donaghy | May 14th, 2013
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To snack or not to snack – that’s the question facing many dieters, unsure of whether eating between meals is a help or a hindrance to their weight loss plans. Some will forgo snacking altogether, knowing that they can’t help themselves overeating if they don’t stick to three healthy meals a day. For others, periodic snacks are essential to get them through the day. Healthy snacks, in the right portions, can be a part of any successful diet plan, according to nutritionists. Dr…. Read more »

Weight Loss Resorts: The Answer To Beating Fat?

Sarah | April 26th, 2013
weight loss resort

Weight loss resorts are a beacon of hope for people who have been unsuccessful in their efforts to lose weight fast with the old “diet and exercise” routine. Since vacation is naturally a time for “renewal” and “rejuvenation,” it seems that weight loss and luxury resorts really do go hand-in-hand. “These resorts are a far cry from the fat camps image that has been around for decades,” writes Fox News correspondent Laura Kelly. Weight loss resorts: The best way to lose weight? At… Read more »

The Best Fat Burning Foods Help You Lose Weight Quickly

Jessie Whitman | April 25th, 2013
Weight Loss

Struggling to lose weight and keep it off is a common problem for many people. Being overweight or obese puts people at risk of developing serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Eating nutritious foods that boost your energy levels, burn fat, and speed up your metabolism is essential if you want to become healthier and lose weight fast. Exercising on a consistent basis and eating foods filled with vitamin C, calcium, and protein will help you shed the… Read more »

The Overnight Diet: Lose Weight While You Sleep, No Exercise Required

Jessie Whitman | April 18th, 2013
Healthy Living

Most physicians say that exercise is an essential part of shedding excess pounds and living a healthier lifestyle, but a new diet book published this past April offers an alternative weight loss strategy that requires zero physical activity. Dr. Caroline Apovian, author of “The Overnight Diet,” claims you can lose up to 9 pounds in one week by eating proteins for 6 days and drinking smoothies, while getting a sufficient amount of sleep. Is Apovian’s program just another in a long line of fad diets… Read more »

Conquering Powerful Food Cravings

Neil Donaghy | April 9th, 2013
scale

Research into the science of cravings is revealing new information about why we need to satisfy food urges so strongly. It’s widely understood that all food cravings start with an aromatic or visual cue. These cues are most keenly felt when they remind us of foods high in fat or sugar. They trigger the brain’s release of dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with pleasure. Over time, the release of dopamine is hardwired to respond to these cues, making food cravings more likely – and… Read more »