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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

The Cookie Diet: Too Good to Be True?

Jacky Gale | April 4th, 2013
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Many people struggle on a diet because they find it difficult to give up their favorite desserts or other indulgences. But is it possible to eat dessert all day long on a diet and still lose weight? Such is the claim of the Cookie diet, but it may involve a lot less indulgence than the name would have you believe. In fact, this meal plan can be deficient in key nutrients, which raises the question of medical concerns. Instead, dieters who would rather… Read more »