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The Difference Between Subcutaneous and Visceral Fat

March 11, 2020

Losing weight comes with obvious challenges, but an underdiscussed roadblock is a lack of awareness of the biology behind your body shape. For example, many people don’t know that fat isn’t a single substance. There are two types of fat in your body: subcutaneous and visceral. Lifestyle and genetics both play a large role in…

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5 Ways to Prepare for a 5K

March 5, 2020

What is your definition of being in shape? For many people, being able to complete a 5K run is an important milestone on the road to better health. 5K runs and walks are popular in America. Every year, organizers hold nearly 20,000 of these events across the United States. They may be competitive, centered on…

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6 Tips for Reducing Your Sugar Intake

February 27, 2020

Americans are consuming too much sugar. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the average American has about 43 teaspoons of sugar each day, which amounts to around 700 calories per day. Excess sugar intake contributes to serious health issues, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. We’d all like to cut…

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Behavior Modification for Weight Loss

February 20, 2020

According to the National Institutes of Health, one in three American adults is overweight. If you were to reduce the reasons why to the simplest terms, you might say it’s because people are eating too much and not exercising enough, but that surface-level explanation doesn’t address the more complex factors driving these harmful behaviors. Losing…

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How Couples Can Lose Weight Together

February 17, 2020

One of the best things about being part of a couple is always having someone with you to share your highs and lows. If you’re in a relationship and both you and your partner are trying to lose weight, being able to motivate each other and hold each other accountable gives you a major advantage…

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Stress, Cortisol, and Weight Gain

February 6, 2020

Compared with the more obvious factors that may lead someone to become overweight or obese, stress doesn’t get much attention, but it’s a bigger part of the problem than you may think. Making healthy choices about eating and exercising is much more difficult when you’re under stress, and ongoing mental strain can take a physical…

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Is a 1,200-Calorie Diet Doable? Is it Safe?

January 20, 2020

The simplest explanation for how to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume every day. To that end, many would argue that what you eat as part of your diet isn’t as important as the quantity you’re eating. Setting a strict daily calorie limit is one way to put this philosophy to…

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An In-Depth Look at the Dr. Sebi Diet

January 15, 2020

Dr. Sebi was the moniker chosen by Alfredo Darrington Bowman, a Honduran healer and herbalist who came to prominence in the 1980s as an advisor to several celebrity clients. He developed a strict plant-based diet that he claimed would rid the body of disease. Although he passed away in 2016, Dr. Sebi remains a controversial…

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What is Meal Planning?

January 6, 2020

In a nutshell, meal planning answers the question “What’s for dinner?” for an entire week. Most fans of the weekly meal plan shop for ingredients and cook them all in a single day, making enough healthy lunches and dinners to last until the next weekend. Meal planning encourages eating full, nutritious meals at home instead…

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Have you and a member of the opposite sex ever participated in the same weight loss program with drastically different results? Learn the reason why.

How Men and Women Store Fat Differently

January 2, 2020

Have you and a member of the opposite sex ever participated in the same weight loss program with drastically different results? Maybe your partner was able to reduce their belly fat quickly with a diet and exercise routine that hasn’t worked for you at all. It’s not your fault—it’s because your bodies store fat differently.…

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Effects of Obesity on the Body

November 4, 2019

The side effects of being overweight can be dangerous, especially if you have a body mass index of 30 or higher—the benchmark for obesity. In addition to experiencing emotional and social problems, you’re at risk of developing other health issues that can drastically impact the quality of your life. We encourage you to learn more…

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Causes of Obesity

October 31, 2019

If you have a body mass index of 30 or higher, you may qualify as being obese. While some people with an athletic build may have a BMI of 30 or higher, they’re likely not obese because their body mass is determined by extra muscle—not stored fat. If you’re obese, or think you may be,…

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October 8, 2019

What Is Phentermine?  Phentermine, often sold under the brand names Adipex-P, Oby-Cap, T-Diet, Lomaira, or Zantryl, is a stimulant which acts on the central nervous system (similar to an amphetamine) to suppress appetite. First developed in 1959, Phentermine has been prescribed to patients who generally have a medical need to keep their weight down (particularly…

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October 8, 2019

What Is BELVIQ? BELVIQ is a powerful alternative to weight loss for patients who can’t seem to lose stubborn sources of fat through traditional diet and exercise. BELVIQ XR controls appetite by activating brain receptors for serotonin, a neurochemical that produces feelings of satisfaction. In conjunction with healthy eating habits and moderate exercise, BELVIQ effectively…

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Top 5 Reasons Why Even Some of the Best Weight Loss Plans Fail

July 31, 2019

Plenty of other popular diet plans trigger varying degrees of weight loss. Yet, the Mediterranean Diet plan still holds a very impressive position among the rest. Unlike methods such as the keto diet or paleo diet which may have drawbacks such as the overconsumption of protein and other potential imbalances, the Mediterranean diet plan for…

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3 Reasons To Try One-On-One Mediterranean Diet Coaching

July 23, 2019

Plenty of other popular diet plans trigger varying degrees of weight loss. Yet, the Mediterranean Diet plan still holds a very impressive position among the rest. Unlike methods such as the keto diet or paleo diet which may have drawbacks such as the overconsumption of protein and other potential imbalances, the Mediterranean diet plan for…

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Weight Loss Surgery vs. Medically-Supervised Weight Loss: Which is Better?

July 19, 2019

It’s no secret that the ketogenic diet for weight loss is one of the most effective fat burning methods out there. It works by shifting the body into a state of ketosis, which occurs within a week after an individual has dramatically reduced (or completely eliminated) carbohydrates from their diet. By reducing carbohydrates, the body…

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Trying Keto? 6 Ways to Fight Those Pesky Carb Cravings

July 8, 2019

It’s no secret that the ketogenic diet for weight loss is one of the most effective fat burning methods out there. It works by shifting the body into a state of ketosis, which occurs within a week after an individual has dramatically reduced (or completely eliminated) carbohydrates from their diet. By reducing carbohydrates, the body…

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We Reveal the Top 5 Weight Loss Diet Plans for Women

July 2, 2019

We all know that weight loss for women can be difficult for several reasons. Pregnancy and childbirth changes our body composition and skin elasticity, which can make weight loss extra difficult. Hormone imbalances also cause weight gain, especially in the abdomen. Estrogen levels fluctuate as we age, causing water retention, bloating, decreased metabolism, and increased…

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Fast Foods for Low-Carb and Keto Diets

May 22, 2019

If you’re on a keto or low-carb diet, you might feel like your fast food options are limited. It might not be wise to indulge in most traditional fast food fare, but there’s still a variety of healthy food options to choose from when grabbing something on the go. This list of keto friendly items…

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How to Practice Mindful Eating

May 15, 2019

With the business and stress of everyday life, it can be hard to practice mindful eating habits. It’s easy to mindlessly snack throughout the day without giving much thought if you are actually hungry or if the food has the nutritional value necessary to satisfy your cravings. It’s crucial to listen to your body’s natural…

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Workout Without Breaking Your Budget

May 8, 2019

With so many excuses available to skip your workout, don’t let your budget be one of them. There’s an endless amount of exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. Invest in some simple and cheap exercise equipment like weights and a yoga mat and make exercising easily accessible to you. Here’s…

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The Best Benefits of Pilates

May 1, 2019

There’s an overwhelming amount of workout options today but none tone your body and improve your flexibility quite like Pilates. In addition to getting a killer core and sculpted muscles, Pilates’ health benefits also include improving bone density, alleviating lower back pain, correcting posture, strengthening balance, and promoting a healthy heart rate. This full-body workout…

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Behind Beyoncé’s Coachella Diet for Her Homecoming to the Stage

April 25, 2019

Beyoncé’s new Netflix documentary, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, highlights the talent and hard work she dedicates to her rehearsals, choreography, performance, and diet to prepare for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, in April 2018. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter made history as the first African-American woman to headline the event, which served…

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Benefits of Increasing Your Protein Intake

April 24, 2019

Protein is crucial to any diet and a high-protein diet has been linked to a variety of health benefits, including weight-loss. Few nutrients are as beneficial for your body as protein is and the right amount of protein for your diet can vary depending on your current age and health. However, the Daily Reference Intake…

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Substitute Soda with Sparkling Water

April 17, 2019

The popularity of sparkling water continues to increase as its bubbly carbonation and fizzy taste has created a new trend of refreshing beverages. Sparkling water, club soda, and seltzer water all refer to water that has been pressurized with carbon dioxide gas to give it carbonation. This carbonation gives these tasty drinks the extra bubbles…

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Running for Beginners

April 10, 2019

Running seems self-explanatory until you are actually doing it. If you aren’t a pro-runner, you are sure to stumble upon questions on how to start running such as length, pace, and form of your running. It’s no mystery that running is one of the best ways to shed weight quickly, build endurance, and strengthen cardiovascular…

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Simplifying Food Labels

April 3, 2019

Grocery shopping can be a challenge, especially when trying to eat healthily. It can be confusing trying to understand nutrition labels on the fly before throwing an item in your cart. However, learning how to read food labels is imperative when trying to lose weight as it’s important to know what you are eating to…

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What is a Keto Diet?

April 1, 2019

The ketogenic diet is a popular and effective low-carb, high-protein option, mainly used to achieve quick weight loss. For many with chronic conditions such as inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy, and dementia, this diet is related to improvements or even reversals of these health conditions in the beginning to intermediate stages. Keto diets work through…

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The Exercise-Sleep Connection

March 28, 2019

Getting enough exercise positively affects your sleep. Not only will you sleep more soundly by exercising earlier in the day, but the duration of your sleep will also improve. Establishing an exercise routine tailored to your body’s internal clock ensures you sleep soundly all night long. Here’s what we’ve learned from the experts at the…

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The Most Nutritious Greens

March 26, 2019

Fresh leafy greens provide plenty of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, but did you know certain greens are more nutritious than others? If you’re making salads to improve your health, make sure you buy the right greens. Salads darker in color are packed with tons of vitamins, fiber, and protein. Cooking with these kinds of greens…

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Benefits of a Workout Buddy

March 21, 2019

Don’t worry if you didn’t spend Valentine’s Day with someone special this year as we are here to argue that a gym date with your best friend is the ultimate relationship. Spending quality time sweating with someone special is a great way to work on your physical fitness while making it fun and exciting. Ditch…

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Weight Loss Tips for Busy People

March 19, 2019

Life gets busy, and it can be hard to squeeze in a workout when so many things are left on your to-do list. With a bit of planning, however, you can lead a life that supports the well-being of you and your family. Here are some tips for getting back on track and staying healthy…

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The Matcha Tea Movement

March 14, 2019

Green tea has always been known as a healthy beverage, but a special variety called matcha is growing in popularity as one of the most beneficial drinks for your health. If you’re curious about what matcha tea is and why it’s a new trend for tea drinkers, we’ve compiled the answers you need. What Is…

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The Connection Between Aerobics and Cognitive Function

March 12, 2019

If you’re looking for a way to improve your problem-solving skills and other cognitive functions, aerobics might be the answer. Exercise has long been known to improve executive function in older adults, but new research is finding it has the same effect on young and middle-aged adults. According to a study led by researchers at…

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Best Weight Loss Apps 2019

March 7, 2019

Dieting and losing weight can sometimes seem like a daunting task without a way to track your goals. However, the advancement of technology has allowed helpful, intuitive diet tools to be at your fingertips. There are many weight loss apps   and programs available for both iPhones and Androids that you can download to track lifestyle…

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Leg Day’s Here: The Best Lower Body Workouts

March 5, 2019

A little bit of exercise goes a long way and can produce significant weight-loss results. With an exercise routine suited to your lifestyle and schedule, you’ll see satisfactory results in no time. All you have to do is put a little muscle into it – we believe in you! When it comes to exercise there…

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Creating Healthy Meal Plans on a Budget

February 27, 2019

Sometimes it’s hard to plan healthy meals on a budget, especially if you’re trying to lose weight – but it doesn’t have to be. With the right habits, you’re well on your way to creating healthy meals the whole family will love without breaking the bank. For advice on creating healthy and affordable breakfasts, lunches,…

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Exercising During the Winter Months

February 21, 2019

Just because the snow is falling doesn’t mean you should nix your workout routines. For those living in colder climates, it’s important to prepare for cold weather while staying active to maintain a healthy body and mindset. If you’re wondering how to find motivation to exercise during winter, read below for the best, most realistic…

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Benefits of Fiber in Your Diet

February 19, 2019

Adding fiber to your diet is an important step in creating a healthy and balanced diet. Fiber has a surprising amount of health benefits that can help you along your weight-loss journey. Recent studies even suggest that eating more fiber can help you live longer and avoid common diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.…

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How to Prepare for a Workout

February 13, 2019

Proper nutrition is important while dieting, however, many people who exercise can forget the importance of pre-workout meals and nutrition. Eating the right meal or snack before working out can help your body perform better and recover faster. Proper pre-workout meals can help push yourself to max potential while limiting muscle damage and strain. Learn…

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Favorable Fruits for Weight Loss

February 7, 2019

Fruit is an obvious addition to any diet when trying to lose weight. But, how do you know which fruits are the best for weight loss? We have you covered and have compiled a list of the most favorable fruits to eat when trying to lose weight. Fruit is nature’s perfect gift of sweetness. Not…

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The Importance of Realistic Resolutions and How to Conquer Them

February 5, 2019

As the new year begins, people everywhere begin compiling lists of resolutions to build a healthier and happier life. The start of a new year is a great time to consider what areas of your life you could improve on and create goals on how to get there. However, the hardest part of making New…

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Health Benefits of Cutting Out Caffeine

January 30, 2019

Don’t panic, you don’t have to cut caffeine out of your life forever. As American’s are drinking more coffee than ever, the caffeine cravings aren’t slowing down anytime soon. There are even some proven health benefits of caffeine, such as a faster metabolism and greater energy and endurance. However, there are a variety of health…

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Add Lemon to Your Diet to Improve Health

January 23, 2019

Lemon’s sweet and tart taste makes them an unforgettable addition to any snack, dish, or drink. However, adding lemon to your diet also has a variety of health benefits that can help fuel your weight loss goals. Lemons are actually packed with vitamins and nutrients that make it a powerful addition to your diet. Lemons…

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How to Eat Baked Goods and Still Lose Weight

January 16, 2019

Can you eat your cake and still lose weight? Our answer is, yes. While most baked treats are high in calories, it’s important to begin learning how to balance eating food you want in order to help you from binging your cravings later on. If you can learn how to enjoy your cravings without going…

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How to Switch Up Your Workout Routine for Winter

January 9, 2019

Even as the cold creeps in and the season changes, keep your winter workout plan hot and fresh. Each new season brings an opportunity to set different goals and allows you to measure new areas of success. Switch up your usual workout routine and stay excited about your fitness goals. Keep your eye on the…

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Diet Trends Dominating the New Year

January 4, 2019

While you may be hoping this is the year dieting ends forever, it doesn’t seem like the healthy eating trend is going anywhere soon. The start of the new year is one of the most popular times people strive to make healthier resolutions and promises of living a more active lifestyle. These predictions of what’s…

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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2018

As the holiday season starts, the new year quickly approaches without warning. Don’t let the year start without seizing the opportunity to make and meet new goals. New Year’s resolutions are usually thought of to be a trend you follow, instead of a concrete opportunity to improve yourself. Treat this year more seriously by taking…

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The Truth About Body Fat Percentage on Home Scales

December 26, 2018

Believe it or not, your home scale may be lying to you. It’s essential to weight loss to weigh yourself regularly, but for those who also count on the body fat percentage count on a home scale, the whole story may not come from the home scale alone. Take the Body Fat Scale’s Accuracy as…

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What Types of Fat Do I Have in My Body?

December 20, 2018

Believe it or not, the fat you want to lose isn’t the only type of fat you have in your body. Fat fills a number of roles in the processes that keep us alive and ticking, but you don’t see all those types of fat on a regular basis. The fat we’re most concerned with…

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How Many Calories Per Day Are Too Few?

December 18, 2018

Your weight loss goals may actually be compromised if you decide to eat too few calories per day. It’s more effective to find a balance between reducing your calories and meeting energy needs to keep your fitness optimized. Be sure you continue to cut calories, but also take some time to learn why consuming too…

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The Healthy Fall Feast

December 13, 2018

As the cool weather of fall begins to seep into the season, endless options for fresh produce are now in their prime. With the holidays around the corner, unhealthy eating is easy to overcome with the variety of healthy fall foods and desserts. Beat overeating this fall by preparing foods ahead of time that are…

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Stretch Before Bed for Better Sleep

December 11, 2018

For many people, waking up rested with a great night’s sleep sounds like a dream that’s too good to be true. Sleeping can sometimes consist of constant tossing, turning, and eagerly waiting for your restless mind to calm. Stretching, meditation, and yoga can all be very effective at helping you get and stay asleep quicker.…

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Best Foods to Eat that Improve Circulation and Blood Flow

December 4, 2018

A healthy circulatory system with proper blood flow is essential to overall health and can assist in weight-loss goals. Proper circulation is imperative and can improve exercise performance and recovery, especially helpful for those trying to lose weight. Poor blood flow can cause a variety of unwanted symptoms such as pain, muscle cramps, and digestive…

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How to Start Exercising & Running Again

November 28, 2018

You’ve probably slipped a little bit more than once in your life. Despite your best intentions, life gets in the way and you forget to exercise. One week goes by, then another, then another. But a spark of motivation rekindles your fire to accelerate your weight loss, and you’re ready to hop back on your…

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4 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight This Holiday Season

November 21, 2018

Every holiday you make the same promise to yourself: “This year, I won’t put on holiday weight.” And despite the endless lists of tips for shedding holiday pounds, there isn’t much advice to help keep us from putting those pounds on in the first place. But that’s the very best approach to maintaining a healthy…

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Napping Could Improve Your Weight Loss Results

November 15, 2018

Thanks (or no thanks) to always-on connections and ever-increasing demands in a world that calls for instant gratification, most of us feel like we no longer have the time in our days to take naps. Tight deadlines on work or exhaustive days laboring and problem-solving leave us lethargic, but we still don’t get enough sleep…

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All You Need to Know About Apple Cider Vinegar

November 13, 2018

Used for hundreds of years, apple cider vinegar is known to have many restorative health benefits. Its recent rise in popularity has sparked motivation to question its actual effectiveness. Does the promise of weight loss outweigh the bitter acidic taste? Get the answers about apple cider vinegar and know the benefits that come with its…

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Beginner’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet

November 8, 2018

What is ketosis? Ketosis is a metabolic state which our bodies can go in and out of typically as an adaptation to varying food sources and carbohydrate availability. The process gives us metabolic flexibility and the ability to use multiple food sources as fuel. The trigger, or switch, to ketosis is determined by the balance…

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A Look into the Most Popular Diets of 2018

November 5, 2018

If you are looking into weight loss, chances are you’ve read about your fair share of diets. Each one claims to be the key to easy weight loss, but few are as simple as they sound. Our guide explores a few of 2018’s most popular diets and breaks down what you need to know to…

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HIIT it Hard with Interval Training

November 1, 2018

A new type of workout routine is rapidly gaining popularity and for good reasons. HIIT, or high-intensity interval training is a term for workouts that have short durations of intense exercises, followed by a recovery period. HIIT workouts are a great way to lose weight quickly as it maximizes your cardio and calories while minimizing…

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Behind the Bean: Coffee’s Secret Health Benefits

October 30, 2018

Coffee, with the help of its loved ingredient caffeine, makes it one of the most popular drinks in the world. From Italy to Illinois, people love waking up with a fresh hot cup of coffee. Coffee surprisingly isn’t only helpful to get you out of bed, but also has a variety of health benefits. Like…

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Think Before You Drink: The Best Drinks for Weight Loss

October 25, 2018

It’s easy to forget that what you’re drinking also has calories too. High-calorie counts are mostly thought to only pertain to food, however, what you’re drinking during meals can also be a big source of added calories. It’s important to be mindful of this when trying to lose weight as drinking calories are an easy…

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Walk Your Way to Wellness

October 23, 2018

Walking your way to weight loss seems too good to be true. However, walking daily has immense health benefits that lead to weight loss. Walking leads to a stronger heart, lowers blood pressure, strengthens muscles, and improves cardiovascular health. Walking even has a direct effect on your personal health as it helps reduces stress, stabilize…

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Sip Smarter: Low Calorie Alcohol

October 18, 2018

Holidays, birthdays, tailgates, company parties, or any typical weekend, it’s easy to find an excuse to drink alcohol. If you’re trying to lose weight, alcohol isn’t really your best friend. A study shows that one night out can cost you 1,000 calories in alcohol alone. That doesn’t even include the appetizers or late-night snacking that…

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Tips for Yoga Beginners

October 16, 2018

There are many reasons for the recent rise of people using yoga to feel better, increase flexibility, and lose weight.  Yoga is a great way to build muscle strength, increase blood flow, help posture and flexibility, and help with relaxation and mood. However, if twisting into different poses intimidates you, don’t worry. It’s easy to…

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Staying on Track After You’ve Seen Results

October 11, 2018

Discipline is a large part of losing weight and keeping it off. The amount of time it takes to see results is different for every person — it may take days, months or years. While it takes quite an effort to reach your weight-loss goals, it can be just as challenging to maintain your ideal…

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How to Substitute Snacking with Exercise

October 9, 2018

This Is Why Healthy Eating Is Hard Distinguishing between eating for hunger and eating for pleasure can be a challenge. With a mind distracted by food, you may be more intrigued by the prospect of indulging in a tasty treat than finding the motivation to exercise. Imagine this: You’re sitting at home watching TV and…

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Why Group Fitness Works

October 5, 2018

Signing up for a gym membership is the easy part.  What’s actually difficult is finding the time, energy and willpower to make going to the gym a priority. If you’re like most people, you have the best intentions to go work out every day. However, life is busy and can get in the way of…

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Does Exercise Reduce Stress?

October 3, 2018

  Everyone knows working out is good for you. However, not only will it help with weight loss, but exercise also helps your mind. Stress is inevitable and sometimes it seems daunting to try to fit in a workout with your busy schedule. The good news is, exercise actually helps with your overall health, mentally…

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Mindful Snacking Matters

September 27, 2018

Eating between meals isn’t always a bad thing if you pick the right options. Being mindful of the nutritional value of food is important, even when snacking. Picking something healthy for your snack will help you to feel fuller and ultimately lead you closer to your weight loss goals. Examining the positive and negative side…

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Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

September 25, 2018

Life’s busy and it’s often hard to find time to work out and exercise. It’s recommended getting 30-60 minutes of exercise daily in order to maintain and lose weight. Not everyone has time to hit the gym every day or spend an hour there. We know you’re busy, so we’ve taken away the hassle and…

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Water and Weight Loss – What’s the Connection?

September 20, 2018

Many people suggest drinking water to help lose weight. It almost sounds too good to be true. However, it’s not only true but greatly beneficial to drink water to help to fuel your weight loss goals. Drinking water helps to boost your metabolism, clean your body of waste, and can even help decrease appetite. Why…

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6 Ways Naltrexone-Based Medication Helps You Lose Weight

September 18, 2018

The Power of Weight-Loss Supplements In a world of fast food, post-work desserts, and celebratory feasts, dieting can be hard. We’ve taught ourselves that food is a reward, something to be celebrated, and it’s all too easy to access. But grabbing fast food and indulging in sweets, while temporarily satisfying, doesn’t help us in our…

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Lose Weight with the Help of a Dog

September 13, 2018

A Beneficial Relationship Both dogs and humans need to walk, and it’s beneficial for canines and their companions to accompany each other on strolls around the block. Aside from offering constant love and affection, dogs are great motivators – for exercise, that is. Studies around the world show dog owners are more likely to go…

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Don’t Let Summer Vacation Mess with Your Weight-Loss Goals

September 10, 2018

Summer is the ultimate time to show off your bikini body. Most people either jump into this season eager to show off or, like most people, realize they still have work to do to perfect their bikini bod. However, just because school’s out and the temperature’s rising doesn’t mean your weight loss goals can go…

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Top 3 Tips for Eating Healthy on the Go

September 6, 2018

Life can be busy. Things are always happening and time doesn’t slow down just because you’re trying to eat healthier. We all have places to be and things to do. If you take a few minutes before the wild week begins to pack healthy food options, you’ll alleviate stress by having a solid plan in…

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Why Lifting Weights Is Smart for Your Health

September 4, 2018

Strength training Is More Effective for Weight Loss We all want to know how to do it – lose weight quickly, that is. General knowledge has us believe if we try harder and run the extra mile (or five miles three times a week), we’ll happily reach our fitness goals in no time. Sadly, this…

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Is Almond Butter Healthier than Peanut Butter?

August 28, 2018

Nut butters are all the rage, but how do you know which is the best choice? Almond and peanut butters lead the pack in terms of popularity – and there is a growing interest in which nut better is best for weight loss. We’ll look at the health benefits of each to help you decide…

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Sitting After Work Raises Risk of Heart Disease

August 22, 2018

It’s hardly breaking news to say that sedentary behavior (i.e., spending too much time inactive and sitting or lying down) is bad for your health. It increases the likelihood of numerous health risks, and the more time you spend sedentary every day means the greater those risks become. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how inactive…

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Continuity of Care and Weight Loss

How to Improve Weight Loss with Continuity of Care

August 17, 2018

All too often, people try to figure out how to handle or maintain their weight loss on their own. They don’t necessarily try talking to their general practitioner, or when they do, it’s sporadically. They might see separate people at different points in their journey in order to address different issues: a nutritionist here, a…

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Weight Loss and Mindfulness

How to Practice Mindfulness to Improve Weight Loss & Anxiety

August 14, 2018

Weight loss fads come and go, but not everything that’s popular enough to go mainstream is just a fad. Case in point: mindfulness. While this is often associated with meditation or new age ideology, a number of research studies have determined that mindfulness has a real impact on overall wellbeing, and that improvement in mindfulness…

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Savory Foods and Weight Loss

Can Savory Foods Help You Lose Weight Faster?

August 7, 2018

It’s no question that sugary cereals aren’t exactly the best breakfast food choice, no matter how much it calls back to childhood. Yet a recent study, published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, reveals the potential for starting your day with savory (a.k.a., umami) foods to influence what you eat for the rest of the day. Essentially,…

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Diet and Health Tips

7 Quick Tips for Building Healthy Eating Habits and Lifestyle

August 3, 2018

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy, especially if you’re in the position where you need to change a lot of your eating habits. Sometimes, it’s easier – and more effective – if you make small changes and build to larger dieting efforts. Even if you’re already dieting, any of these tips you’re not already…

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Benefits of Standing Desks

The Weight Loss Benefits of Using a Standing Desk at Work

July 31, 2018

Modern society now offers a slew of electronic conveniences that mean you never have to leave your seat to complete most tasks or purchase goods. While the efficiency can be helpful, the truth is that we’re more inactive now than ever. Worse still, exercise routines may not be enough. How can you compensate? Turns out,…

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Stop Sugar Cravings

New Study: Can Science Help You Stop Sugar Cravings?

July 26, 2018

It happens to just about everyone at some point or another during their dieting journey. You stick to your weight loss plan, calorie limitations, exercise schedule, and ingredient restrictions. You’re starting to feel good – or maybe you feel down – and that’s when it strikes: a craving for sweets. Maybe it’s the deluxe gourmet…

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Summer Weight Loss

8 Summer Weight Loss Tips to Help Defeat That Mid-Year Slump

July 23, 2018

New Year’s is the time for resolutions, and as January’s frigid days give way to the warmth of spring, it’s easy to stay inspired by the sense of growth and renewal. Even the longer days can help us feel like we can do more. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls around, losing weight can feel…

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Sleep and Metabolism

Sleep and Metabolism: Why Too Much or Too Little Sleep May Be Harmful

July 17, 2018

We all know how getting too much or too little sleep makes us feel groggy, or worse. When that sleep pattern becomes regular, we’re more likely to grit our teeth and bear it than we are to change our habits. Unfortunately, imbalanced sleep does a lot more than make you feel terrible –sleep deprivation also…

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Diet mistake

The 4 Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

July 10, 2018

Many people can rattle off obvious diet mistakes: don’t eat late night ice cream, don’t sit at work all day, avoid dessert and fried food. But there’s much more to dieting and starting a healthy lifestyle than just the basic formula of a healthy diet minus sweets equals weight loss. Not only do you need…

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Weight Loss and Aging

Weight Loss and Aging: How to Lose Weight as You Get Older

July 5, 2018

As we reach old age, losing weight becomes more difficult. However, a healthy lifestyle and good BMI (body mass index) is an important goal no matter your age. Even though you won’t burn calories the same way you did when you were younger, it’s still possible to achieve weight loss while aging. While your life…

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Antioxidants and weight loss

Do Antioxidants Help You Lose Weight?

July 2, 2018

Antioxidants are an integral part of your body’s system, helping maintain your health by preventing disease. While many people claim a variety of almost unbelievable health benefits of antioxidants, they don’t directly influence weight loss. However, many antioxidant-rich foods can help with weight loss, and antioxidants contribute to a healthier lifestyle. You can find antioxidants…

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High Body Fat Percentage

Research Indicates High Body Fat Percentage to be a Predictor of Heart Disease Risks

June 27, 2018

Human bodies are all the same, and yet each person’s body is also unique in terms of nutritional needs and chemical balances. To fully grasp the risks associated with excess body fat, like heart disease, researchers have continued searching for a way to measure fat accurately despite differences in age, race, gender, bone mass, exercise,…

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Exercise to Work

How to Fit in Exercise on Your Way to Work

June 25, 2018

If you’re like most people full-time workers, your time is precious. You hardly have time to get chores done, let alone scheduling for daily exercise at the gym, yoga studio, or hiking trail. While you may be too busy to exercise in traditional ways like going to a workout class or for a jogging, you…

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Exercise With Dieting

Does Exercise Help You Lose Weight Faster?

June 20, 2018

Exercise while dieting has always been critical to losing weight – at its core, it requires you to burn more calories than you take in, and regularly exercising builds in more opportunities to burn calories. While exercise does help weight loss, diets just aren’t that simple for everyone, especially when our appetites constantly lead us…

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MCT Benefits

How Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) Actually Benefit Your Health

June 15, 2018

When it comes to the topic of fat and its role in their diet, people can sometimes make assumptions that will undermine their end goals and weight loss. Fat does play a key role in medical diets. However, it’s not just any fat that should be factored in. MCTs, or Medium-Chain Triglycerides, have benefits for…

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Young blood transfusion

Can Plasma Unlock Anti-Aging Secrets?

June 12, 2018

Blood has the power to heal, as any patient who has received a blood transfusion will tell you. However, we may soon discover that blood – specifically, youthful blood – has regenerative treatment properties as well. Previous studies have shown that plasma from younger mice was able to revitalize the brain, muscles, and liver of…

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Grazing vs. Big Meals

Grazing vs. Big Meals: What’s the Best Time to Eat for Losing Weight?

June 8, 2018

What’s the right way to eat your calories throughout the day? The prevailing theory in today’s dieting world is that the best eating schedule to lose weight involves consuming food more often, grazing during the day instead of “three square meals” approach. But is this the right method for you? When comparing grazing vs. big…

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pineapple slices

The Pineapple Diet: an Effective or Dangerous Strategy for Weight Loss?

June 5, 2018

There are more fad diets today than you can count, including several that involve pineapples. Made popular in 1970 by the Danish psychologist Sten Hegeler, the pineapple diet helps individuals slim down quickly without compromising their health. We’re happy to tell you that by incorporating juicy pineapple into your diet in moderation, you can create…

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Late Night Eating

Is Late Night Eating Bad for You?

May 28, 2018

There’s conventional wisdom that late night eating is bad for you. A midnight snack can do you harm, so you should start the day off with a big breakfast and slow down as you continue your meals. But does this practice hold up scientifically and should dieters shift their calories earlier and end their days…

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