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News and Advice on Health and Fitness

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

Jessie Whitman | April 18th, 2013
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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
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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 »

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 »

The One-Day Diet: Six Weight Loss Tips

Ava Lawson | April 2nd, 2013
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Registered dietitian Elisa Zied offers six simple weight loss tips in her “One-day Diet,” designed to impart useful strategies on how to lose weight after a long weekend of over-indulging. Featured in a recent U.S. News Health article, her methods are meant to help dieters get back on the wagon with healthy eating habits, without taking drastic measures. She eschews “detox” juice fasts and other fad diets in lieu of sensible tips that you can incorporate in your everyday life. Zied stresses that… 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 »