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Dangerous Weight Loss

3 Dangerous Weight Loss Methods to Avoid

May 23, 2018

Losing weight can be a difficult road, and some people will go to extreme lengths to shed pounds. At times, the desire for a slimmer body outweighs common sense, prompting people to try unconventional and even dangerous weight loss methods to reduce their bulge. These misguided efforts can backfire and cause serious health problems, wreaking…

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Breakfast before or after exercise

Should You Exercise Before or After Breakfast?

May 15, 2018

To maximize your fat burn and muscle gain, the best time to exercise is after you put fuel in your body. That means after fasting during sleep, you should: Eat breakfast Go about your morning routine Exercise If you’re one of the workout enthusiasts who prefers training in the morning, you face the dilemma of…

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Psychology of cravings

The Psychology of Cravings: How to Beat Food Cravings for Weight Loss

May 11, 2018

If you’re trying to lose weight, cravings can be your worst enemy. Food cravings are specific and often uncontrollable desires for certain foods, which are much stronger than normal hunger. While cravings can vary wildly, dieters often crave the food they cannot eat on their nutrition plan, including processed foods high in fat, salt, and…

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How Sugar Turns Into Fat

How Does Sugar Turn Into Fat?

May 8, 2018

It wasn’t long ago that we thought a high-fat diet was one of the largest contributing factors to obesity in America. As it turns out, though, it’s more likely that excessive sugar intake is what contributes the most to rapid weight gain in the form of fat. But the answer as to why and how…

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Coffee and Weight Loss

Coffee and Weight Loss: How Caffeine Can Help You Lose Weight

May 4, 2018

Coffee, or more specifically black coffee, is low in calories. Relative to its calorie count, it has a remarkable number of health benefits. A few helpful vitamins occur naturally in brewed coffee, it’s high in antioxidants, and provides a proven energy boost. When consumed correctly and used lightly as a supplement to a healthy diet,…

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Do Crash Diets Work?

Do Crash Diets Work? Study Suggests Why They Don’t

May 1, 2018

Many people want to lose weight—and quickly. However, no matter how much you want to fit into an evening dress three sizes too small or look good on the beach in a few weeks, you should rethink an extreme diet plan. Crash diets that involve drastically cutting your caloric intake can have a negative long-term…

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carbs and weight loss

The Truth About Carbs and Weight Loss

April 27, 2018

Over the past few decades, carbohydrates have gotten a bad diet rap. There’s a prevalent myth that too many carbs in your diet can cause weight gain, leading to diets like Atkin’s which eschew foods like pasta, white bread, and grains. This misconception about carbs and weight loss comes from the fact that carbohydrates are…

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consistent weight loss

Why Consistency Matters for Weight Loss

April 24, 2018

Consistency Matters on the Scale Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t a simple matter. A recent study from Drexel University found that stable growth and consistency is key to weight loss success. Significant weight fluctuation at the beginning of a weight loss journey results in worse outcomes over 24 months. Consistency in both diet…

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Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

The Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

April 20, 2018

There exist diets with which dieters may be able to eat more calories than a friend on a different diet and still lose more weight than that friend. For example, a person on diet A may eat 2500 calories per day and manage to lose weight while their friend on diet B eats only 2000…

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Detox Cleanse

Should You Do a Detox Cleanse to Lose Weight?

April 18, 2018

You’ve probably heard about several popular detox diets—such as the Master Cleanse—that promise to remove toxins from your body and improve your overall health. You may even be considering a detox diet or cleanse to help you lose weight or jump-start new habits. But do detox diets actually promote weight loss? The short answer is…

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Best Oil for Diet Cooking

Which Cooking Oil is Best for Weight Loss?

April 15, 2018

It’s tough to cook without oil. Oils make the entire cooking process easier, make foods taste better, and increase our feeling of satiety after eating. That’s why they are recommended even when trying to lose weight; though they are calorie-dense (one tablespoon of oil adds about 120 calories), cooking oil can help you stay on…

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Ketogenic Diet Origin

What Is the Origin of the Ketogenic Diet?

April 12, 2018

In the early 1900s, doctors used the keto diet to control seizures in patients with epilepsy. The diet is based on “healthy fasting” and limits a patient’s carbohydrate intake while increasing their fat and protein intake. This type of fasting encourages the body to burn ketones instead of glucose, a process that proved effective for…

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Eating to Reduce Stress

Can Eating Help Relieve Stress?

April 10, 2018

When you stress out, sometimes you turn to food. Pizza, ice cream, mac, and cheese—traditional comfort foods often come first when you try to reduce anxiety levels in your everyday life. Unfortunately, these high-fat options can make you more tired and less capable of dealing with stress. High anxiety can drive up blood pressure and…

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Hunger Hormones

What Role do “Hunger Hormones” Play in Hunger & Satiety?

April 5, 2018

What Are “Hunger Hormones?” “Hunger hormones” may not be the technical term, but there are specific hormones that affect whether you feel hungry or full. Leptin and ghrelin are two hunger hormones that play a significant role in your body’s energy balance. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells. High levels of this hormone…

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Boost metabolism without exercise

6 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism Without Exercise

April 3, 2018

Your metabolism is the mechanism which causes your body to convert food to energy. If you have a slow metabolism, your body burns fewer calories than it would if you had a fast metabolism, which may cause you to gain weight. However, just because your metabolism is slow now doesn’t mean it has to be…

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Long Term Weight Loss

5 Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss Successes Long Term

March 30, 2018

Many “miracle” diets promise that you can drop weight fast—losing pounds in no time flat. These fantastic and often unrealistic weight loss ideas may work for some, but they often don’t consider how maintain weight loss long term. While losing weight is half the battle, it can be just as difficult to maintain the new…

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Most effective diet pills

Which Weight Loss Pills Work Best?

March 28, 2018

The easy answer? It depends. However, losing weight and keeping it off is difficult, and there are some solutions that are universally regarded as more effective than others. While diet and exercise are often the first steps recommended for weight loss, prescription weight loss pills are one of the best possible additions for many people.…

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What Affects BMI?

Study Shows Link Between BMI and Meal Frequency

March 27, 2018

Scientists and nutritionists have been debating meal frequency’s role in diet for decades. While some advocate for many smaller meals throughout the day, some think that a few larger meals are better for most people’s metabolism. A new joint study on the factors that affect BMI from Loma Linda University and the Czech Republic seems…

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Curbing Food Cravings

7 Strategies for Curbing Food Cravings

March 23, 2018

7 Strategies for Curbing Food Cravings You’ve started a healthy diet to promote weight loss, and at first, it seems to be going great. But then the cravings hit. It feels like all you can think about is the vending machine in your office or the stretch of fast food restaurants you drive by on…

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Iron and aging

How Iron Affects the Aging Process

March 22, 2018

It’s in all of our diets, especially after we realized the importance of iron to human life and started enriching foods such as bread and cereal with it. It is an essential component of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from your lungs to other parts of the body. As you age, you accumulate iron that doesn’t…

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Ketogenic diet difficult

Why Are Ketogenic Diets Difficult?

March 20, 2018

There are four main reasons that people find ketogenic diets to be difficult: Supply – Regularly finding and buying diet-friendly food is challenging Discipline – Staying on the diet requires strict self-control Understanding – A thorough knowledge of the diet is essential Gratification – Results take time, but not everyone wants to wait Because the…

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

3 Strategies for Preventing Type II Diabetes

March 15, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a frightening prospect for many people. Risk factors include being overweight, having a close family member with type 2 diabetes, or having gestational diabetes (which develops during pregnancy). Not only is diabetes a dangerous disease, but it can cause other significant health issues, including stroke, heart issues, and eye and foot…

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Coffee and weight loss

The Truth About Caffeine and Weight Loss

March 13, 2018

Caffeine is one of the most studied substances on the planet. There are thousands of scientific studies about the benefits of coffee, tea, chocolate, and supplements, yet it seems there’s still no consensus on the health benefits of caffeine. The research about the connection between caffeine and weight loss isn’t definitive. However, caffeine is still…

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Get Active at Work

6 Ways to Stay Active While at Work

March 8, 2018

How to Move Around More During Your Workday It’s no secret that sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health: prolonged sitting has been linked to a plethora of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Long hours of sitting may also be a big part of the reason 44% of…

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Slow Metabolism

4 Ways You May Be Slowing Down Your Metabolism

March 5, 2018

The causes of a slow metabolism can be varied. There are three main ways our bodies expend energy, or calories: Resting metabolic rate—the energy our bodies use throughout the day to maintain basic functions, such as breathing and pumping blood. Thermogenesis—the energy required to digest, absorb, transport, and store the food we eat. Physical activity—the…

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Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss

6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Weight Loss

February 28, 2018

When you’re trying to lose weight by cutting calories, skipping breakfast might seem like an easy solution. However, missing breakfast can be counterproductive to your weight loss efforts, causing you to feel hungrier and potentially leading to overeating later in the day. Of course, that doesn’t mean that any breakfast is good for you. Eating…

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Online Doctor Advice

Get Doctor Tips for Weight Loss from Diet Doc’s Medical Director

September 6, 2017

Diet Doc medical director is taking his unrivaled medical expertise to Facebook Live! Men and women from all over the world struggling with weight loss will now have the opportunity to pose questions to our Doctor about medical weight loss and supplements that help take off and keep off weight. Why Is Diet Doc on…

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Basic Weight Loss Exercises

The 5 Best Weight Loss Exercises for Beginners

August 16, 2017

You’ve decided to start a weight loss plan, including diet and exercise, but what exercises are optimal for helping you lose weight – especially if you’re just starting out? You want to choose the best weight loss exercises to maximize your time and help burn fat. Thankfully, there are some easy weight loss exercises you…

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Starting a Diet Plan

How to Start Losing Weight: 4 Tips to Start Your Journey

August 10, 2017

Starting a diet plan or exercise regimen to lose weight and better your health is an important goal, but it can be hard to make that first step. Whenever you make a major lifestyle change, there are bound to be challenges, especially when it comes to something so embedded into your everyday life—eating and drinking.…

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Bad fad diets

3 Fad Diets That Just Don’t Work

August 8, 2017

It’s easy to believe when you hear about a diet where you can eat all you want and still lose weight. There are hundreds of bad fad diets out there that promise to melt off the weight without effort. However, they all have one thing in common—they don’t work. All these “quick fix” fad diets…

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Aging & Sexuality

Maintaining Vitality Through Sexual Health

August 2, 2017

The aging process is a physical and mental challenge. One must come to terms with the strains of an aging body and adapt to its new limitations. But age doesn’t rob us of all our vitality, and you can help your body maintain its energy and liveliness by keeping up with healthy sexual activity. Sexual…

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Artificial sweeteners & weight loss

Sugar Substitutes & Weight Loss: Helpful or Hurtful?

August 1, 2017

When sugar substitutes hit the mass market, people were excited to see if they were the ultimate answer to easy weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Years later, results still aren’t in. Studies performed under various circumstances have yielded mixed results on sugar substitutes, artificial sweeteners, and weight loss, and the search for a clear…

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Healthy junk food alternatives

Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Junk Food

July 27, 2017

How can you resist? Junk food is so tasty because it has all the tempting ingredients we can never get enough of—but we also know how eating excessive amounts of junk food can ruin your weight loss goals and send you back into poor health. Luckily for you, junk food is easy to replace with…

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High blood pressure weight loss

4 Weight Loss Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

July 25, 2017

High blood pressure can be life-threatening. Finding ways to lower your high blood pressure is key to maintaining your health for the years to come. Not only will these tips start you on the way to a lower blood pressure, but also helps with weight loss in the process. While medication can help bring your…

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Ketogenic diet safety

How Safe Is a Ketogenic Diet?

July 19, 2017

Ketosis, a state of the body in which ketone bodies, rather than blood glucose, provide energy, is a natural process and is not dangerous itself. When critics question the safety of the ketogenic diet, which attempts to activate ketosis through changes in carbohydrate intake, they say that you’re actually activating a mild form of ketoacidosis,…

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Weight loss at home

5 Easy Weight Loss Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

July 6, 2017

Part of any successful weight loss routine is making sure you can exercise whenever and wherever you can. Sometimes you don’t have time to go to the gym, and you need some easy weight loss exercises that take advantage of the space around you. Going to the gym is always a great option, but it’s…

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Creating Healthy Habits

5 Tricks to Make Healthy Habits Stick

July 3, 2017

Maybe you want to start eating healthier or exercising more so that you can lose weight. However, it’s a lot harder to stick to new healthy habits for weight loss than it is to set the intention. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to increase the likelihood you’ll have success creating healthy habits. Here…

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Weight loss without surgery

Achieving Successful Weight Loss without Surgery

June 29, 2017

For many people who are severely overweight or obese, diet and exercise have failed them countless times. While they’ve tried various diet and exercise plans over the years, nothing has worked meaningfully enough to shed the pounds necessary. For those who need to lose significant amounts of weight, there are options for weight loss without…

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Walking for weight loss

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Walking Workouts

June 27, 2017

If you’re trying to work out to lose weight, walking can be a great place to start. The barrier to entry is low: you can walk anywhere, you can start at a pace that’s comfortable for you, and the only equipment you need is a decent pair of shoes. Once you get into the routine…

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Protein for weight loss

What Types of Protein for Weight Loss Exist, and What Should I Use?

June 16, 2017

Shelves at the nutrition store are packed edge-to-edge with supplements. Even in the protein section, there are several different kinds of proteins with names that give no hint as to their use and effectiveness. If you’re looking for the best protein for weight loss, the choices can be overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated – every kind…

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Exercise at work

5 Weight Loss Exercises You Can Do at Work

June 13, 2017

Why is Exercising During Work Important? If you’re like most Americans, you spend the majority of your waking hours at your job—and it likely doesn’t involve any manual labor. In modern times, we’re likely to spend the bulk of your day sitting in a chair at a computer, sedentary—not exercising. And while you may excel…

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Wrinkles appear

What Causes Wrinkles to Appear on Skin, and How to Stop Them

June 8, 2017

What causes skin to wrinkle with age? We’d all like to know how to stop the aging process, but wrinkles are a fact of life. That’s because it’s living life that causes wrinkles to appear. There are ways that we can slow the formation of wrinkles and keep our skin looking younger, but to do…

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intermittent fasting weight loss

Is Intermittent Fasting a Good Weight Loss Technique?

June 7, 2017

Throughout modern times, people wishing to lose weight will try almost any diet to achieve success. One of the more popular in recent memory is intermittent fasting for weight loss—the idea of fasting one day (or for part of one day), combined with eating slightly more calories the next. While fad dietitians, bloggers, and Facebook…

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Too much exercise

How Much Exercise Is Too Much Exercise?

June 1, 2017

Worried you may be sweating it TOO much when it comes to the exercise portion of your weight loss plan? Yes, there is such thing as too much exercise, and it can be harmful to your health. However, exercise addiction is an extreme form of over-exercising, and isn’t terribly common, even among professional athletes. In…

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Hormones and Aging

How Can You Treat Aging with Hormones?

May 30, 2017

As we get older, we look to stop the effects of aging any way we can. Although you can’t stop time or reverse aging, new advances in the medical field can help you fight back. Anti-aging hormone therapy of diverse types will help you continue looking young, help you lose weight, perform better sexually, and…

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Stop Emotional Eating

Why It’s So Hard to Stop Emotional Eating

May 25, 2017

Emotional eating occurs when we eat unhealthy food to cope with negative emotions, such as sadness, loneliness, boredom, or stress. If you’ve been experiencing relationship conflicts, work stress, sleep deprivation, health problems, or financial strain, you might turn to food as a source of comfort. However, it’s hard to control emotional eating if it becomes…

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Low calorie while eating out

7 Tips for Eating Out on a Low Calorie Diet

May 23, 2017

You’re watching your calories so that you can lose weight, but that doesn’t mean you have to turn down your friend’s invitation to dine out or skip your family’s next celebratory meal. Here are a few tips for eating out while staying healthy and sticking to your diet. Check the Menu Before You Go Most…

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Skin aging process

What Happens to Your Skin as You Age?

May 18, 2017

Ever wondered what happens to your skin as you age? Simply, your skin gets old as you age, and we all know that our older trinkets and gadgets just stop working as well the older they get. How skin ages is no different. Your skin is amazing, though – it’s what makes you look human…

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Weight loss shakes healthy

Are Weight Loss Shakes Good For You? Here are the Facts

May 16, 2017

Losing weight is hard. It’s difficult to commit to a diet and exercise plan consistently, and weight loss shakes seem like an easy shortcut to losing weight. But do they work, and are weight loss shakes good for you and your health? There are, of course, pros and cons to using healthy weight loss shakes…

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Best workout for weight loss

Cardio vs. Strength Training – Which Burns More Calories?

May 11, 2017

Cardio or strength training for weight loss: which one should you focus on? There are arguments on both sides of the debate about which workout is best for weight loss, but the bottom line is this: Strength training burns calories for longer than cardio. Because your body has to rebuild the micro-tears in muscle tissue…

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Drinking water to lose weight

Drinking Water for Weight Loss: Fact or Fiction?

May 9, 2017

Here are the facts: Drinking water will temporarily increase your weight, but only by the measure of the amount of water you drink. Your body will retain that water for use in normal processes by storing it in tissue, which can cause a small but noticeable change in appearance. However, despite this, it’s actually possible…

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Weight Loss Myths

5 Common Weight Loss Myths to Watch Out For

May 4, 2017

In the weight loss world, there are more myths about how to effectively lose weight than there are true therapy options. So much advice on the Internet and in magazines are simply weight loss myths, lies, and misconceptions that have been peddled about for decades or longer. Everyone wants to find that secret that will…

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Low Calorie Diet Danger

The 800-Calorie Diet Trend: Only Safe Under Strict Medical Supervision

April 14, 2017

The intention of the latest 800-Calorie Diet trend is to create caloric deficits for rapid weight loss results. For the average dieter, this could mean cutting down their caloric intake by 1000 or more calories each day. Ideally, the plan is only recommended for those who fall into the obesity category, but this hasn’t prevented…

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Weight Loss Tips for Men

5 Easy Weight Loss Tips for Men

April 13, 2017

Many weight loss programs seem targeted and based on women’s weight loss. But weight loss isn’t easy for anyone—men included. No matter your gender, losing weight takes commitment and requires self-motivation. You’re changing your life in many ways: diet, exercise, lifestyle. Diet Doc knows how difficult men’s weight loss can be and has tips from…

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Expensive Diet Plan

Dr. Shelton Says Beware of Expensive Diet Programs with Poor Reviews

April 12, 2017

Among the many fad diets that are popular this time of year, the Yoli Diet is one that seems to be garnering a lot of attention. The Yoli Better Body System is a product based diet that requires the purchase of expensive kits. Their ‘Transformation Kit’, for example, boasts natural ingredients that will boost the…

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Slowing the Aging Process

How Aging Affects the Body (and What You Can Do About It)

April 11, 2017

Profound changes occur within and outside of the body as it ages on a cellular level that affect your body’s appearance and function. Because of these natural changes, slowing the aging process can seem like a futile race against time. However, progress in the study of aging has allowed us to understand how we can…

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Summer beach body

Looking for a Perfect Summer Body? Try Doctor-Supervised Weight Loss

April 10, 2017

As summer approaches, getting the perfect ‘summer body’ is a dieting goal for many people. This is easier said than done, however, as nearly 70% of Americans are obese or overweight, largely due to unhealthy diets and inactive lifestyles. In addition, following a starvation-based diet to achieve a ‘summer body’ is extremely dangerous. The best…

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Egg diet

Diet Doc examines the Weight Loss Merits of the Recent ‘Egg Diet’ Craze

April 7, 2017

The Egg Diet is gaining steam as a way to lose weight fast. Diets that rely heavily on protein do normally provide weight loss benefits due to the fact that consuming added protein does greatly reduce appetite and assists with portion control, since protein helps one to feel full quicker and for a longer period…

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Emotional Eating Causes

4 Causes of Emotional Eating & How You Can Manage Them

April 6, 2017

What is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating is the behavior of using food to fill a need in your life. It’ when someone eats to fill their emotional needs, instead of eating to satisfy their appetite or fulfill nutritional requirements. The causes of emotional eating can be varied; if you’ve used ice cream to cope over…

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Vegan weight loss diet

Dr. Rao Warns that Vegan-Based Dieting Could Have Detrimental Health Effects

April 5, 2017

The Thrive Diet, created by professional triathlete Brian Brazier, is a vegan-based diet program for weight loss that is designed to increase energy and minimize stress with fruits, vegetables, seeds, and beans. According to Brazier, these foods limit bodily stress so that less fat is stored. Daily meals include salads, smoothies, and energy bars. Processed…

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Long-term weight Loss Maintenance

5 Long-term Weight Maintenance Tips

April 4, 2017

Losing weight can be tough—you’ll spend months, or even over a year dieting and exercising to reach your goal weight. And then when you finally get there, you fit into the clothing size you want, you have confidence wearing a bathing suit, and you feel sexy walking into the bar—but how do you make it…

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Weight Loss for Diabetics

8 Weight Loss Tips for Diabetics

March 30, 2017

Weight loss for diabetics is different than weight loss for those who have not been diagnosed. Patients with diabetes have to monitor blood sugar and blood pressure, and they cannot push their bodies over the edge without risking an increase in health problems. But healing the body and achieving weight loss for those with a…

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Weight Loss vs Muscle Gain

Weight Loss vs. Muscle Gain: What Should I Aim For?

March 28, 2017

We already know that fat loss and weight loss are two different things. Not all weight loss is healthy, but almost all fat loss helps your organs and muscles work more fluidly. For the purposes of exploration of weight loss vs. muscle gain, we’ll assume that by weight loss, we mean fat loss. Most people…

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Weight Loss Women Over 40

The 6 Key Weight Loss Tips for Women Over 40

March 24, 2017

There’s no getting around it: your resting metabolic rate slows down as you age. You may find that as a woman over 40, weight loss is complicated – you’re starting to pick up some extra pounds even though you’re sticking to the same diet and exercise habits you had in your 30s. Or you may…

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Weight Loss Without Hunger

Weight Loss Without Hunger: It’s Not a Myth

March 22, 2017

What’s your biggest concern about dieting? If you’re worried about feeling hungry all the time, you’re certainly not alone. Many women and men have negative associations with diets because they feel like dieting is the same as starving themselves, making weight loss without hunger pangs seem impossible. However, cutting calories doesn’t have to mean struggling…

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Anti-Aging Skin Care

Aging Without Wrinkles: 6 Ways to Revitalize Your Skin

March 9, 2017

It’s not just the aging process that causes wrinkles; everything from the way we sleep to the amount of time we spend squinting, frowning, smiling, laughing, and talking affect the shape, size, and number of wrinkles that end up on our faces. Wrinkles happen to everyone. They are part of growing older, but with the…

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What is Emotional Eating?

What Emotional Eating Is, and How You Can Fight It

March 7, 2017

The definition of emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better. It occurs when you eat to fill emotional needs, rather than to satisfy your appetite or fill your stomach. You’ve likely experienced emotional eating before if you’ve eaten ice cream when you feel depressed or made extra room for dessert. Using food…

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Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss: What’s the Difference?

March 2, 2017

Weight Loss is a negative change in the total weight of the human body. Fat Loss is a negative change in the total volume of adipose tissue (fat) in the human body. The differences between burning fat and losing weight are abundant. The various tissues, solids, and fluids that make up your weight can be…

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Breaking Weight Loss Plateaus

When Weight Loss Plateaus: 5 Things You Can Do

February 28, 2017

When you first started your weight loss plan, you were meeting all your goals and feeling great. Now it seems like your weight loss has stalled, even though you’ve been exercising and sticking to your diet religiously. What gives? It may not be much consolation, but the struggle to overcome weight loss plateaus is a…

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Atkins Diet alternative

Diet Doc’s Weight Loss Solutions are More Effective Than the Standard Atkins Diet

February 24, 2017

Around 70% of Americans are obese or overweight, primarily due to unhealthy diets and inactive lifestyles. Nutrition deficiency, lack of physical exercise, and inadequate monitoring of weight gain contributes to health issues like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke, many of which are preventable conditions aggravated by obesity and excessive weight gain. For millions…

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Negative calorie diet food

Diet Doc’s Medical Director on the Faulty Science of the “Negative Calorie Diet”

February 23, 2017

Recent fad diet plan, the Negative Calorie Diet, purports that some foods require more energy to chew and digest and that energy expenditure can burn more calories than the foods actually contain. Celery is probably the best example of a “negative calorie food” due to its solid makeup of fiber and water. The idea is…

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New at Diet Doc: Sermorelin / Ipamorelin Stimulates Weight Loss for Men and Women

February 22, 2017

Much safer than the controversial hCG diet, our Sermorelin prescription with the added benefits of an added peptide, Ipamorelin, is a muscle enhancer and weight loss aid for both men and women who are looking to gain and preserve muscle mass, speed up their metabolisms, and slow down the aging process. Sermorelin is a growth…

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FODMAP Diet Plan

FODMAP Dieters: Get Weight Loss Help with a Nutritional Counseling Program

February 21, 2017

With over 20% of all Americans suffering from stomach irritation and gastrointestinal issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diets that improve digestion while promoting healthy weight loss are in high demand. The FODMAP diet works for weight loss and improved digestion by reducing certain carbohydrates that contribute to digestive issues. Although the diet is relatively…

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Alkaline Diet Food

Diet Doc’s Medical Director Prefers Balanced Diet Planning Over the Alkaline Diet for Weight Loss

February 20, 2017

Honduran naturalist and holistic health guru, Dr. Sebi, might be best known for his claims that individuals should only consume foods that are identified as “alkalizing plant foods,” otherwise known as the alkaline diet for weight loss. This supports the claim on his website that “These foods control the acid level in the body, which…

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We’ve Redesigned the Powerful Ketogenic Diet to Boost Your Fat Burning Potential

August 24, 2016

Even if you’ve tried many diets throughout your life, you’ve most likely never heard the term “ketosis”. It’s not a word the average person throws around in normal conversation. Yet, in the world of dieting, ketosis is an extremely important, and well-known concept. Ketosis is a condition in which levels of ketones (ketone bodies) in…

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Gluten Free Diets

July 7, 2015

  Gluten Free Diets Gluten Free Dieting has gained popularity in the general population. Between 2004 and 2011 the market for gluten-free products grew at a compound annual growth rate of 28%, with annual sales expected to reach approximately $2.6 billion in 2012. As of April 20, 2012, Amazon.com listed 4,765 entries for the topic…

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male weight loss

Male Weight Loss

July 7, 2015

We all age and that is part of life. Through media, most of us are exposed to images of women getting face lifts, breast augmentations, and rapid weight loss strategies to postpone the appearance of age on their bodies. Men age as well and the desire to feel young and beautiful is eternal. Men experience…

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Getting Started Part 3

June 8, 2015

Putting your Mind to the Task – The “Can Do” Attitude If you have decided that it is time to make a change in your life towards weight loss, you have already taken the first step in the process. Congratulations, you are on the way to a better you! In previous articles we talked about…

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Getting Started Part 2

June 8, 2015

Good Habits Dieting and How to Achieve Them. In our first article in the Getting Started series, we focused on 5 tips to get moving in the right direction. In this article, we’ll talk about habit building, how important it is, and how to re-train your mind for your overall success in weight loss. Imagine…

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Getting Started Part 1

June 8, 2015

Taking the First Step There comes a time when you realize that you want to lose weight. It might come when you catch a glance in the mirror and don’t like what you see. It could come in a moment when your favorite pair of pants no longer fit, or during the time it takes…

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Mainstream-Diet

Dieting: 5 Tips to get moving in the right direction

April 19, 2015

5 Tips to get moving in the right direction, and stay moving that way. If you’ve read much on the subject, you may be burdened with the question – “How do I get started losing weight?” I mean really, there is so much out there claiming to be the one and only way – how do…

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Lose Weight by Drinking Water!

December 30, 2014

Drinking Water To Lose Weight! There’s more to weight loss than exercise. Learn how to lose weight by keeping your body hydrated! Can simply drinking more water really help someone lose weight? Weight loss happens by combining lots of good habits into a plan designed for you. Like anything else, there is not just one…

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How Exercise Burns Calories

December 30, 2014

Diet Doc: How Exercise Burns Calories Learn about the best ways to exercise for fast weight loss! Images of runners often come to mind when thinking about a weight loss exercise plan. Running is fairly popular, and is certainly an option while evaluating your weight loss goals. However, the more you know, the better you…

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Weight Loss Tips

December 30, 2014

Plan for success: know how many calories you need to lose weight Eating and drinking less creates weight loss. It’s often just that simple, but exactly how many calories should you cut? If you exercise frequently, diets with more calories might also be appropriate. The goal is the right dietary plan for you. Diets with…

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Why do Mainstream Diets Fail?

December 30, 2014

Why do mainstream diets fail? There are many paths to success for dieters looking to improve their health through doctor supervised weight loss plans. But there are just as many reasons why dieters can fail, and why losing weight and keeping it off are among the most difficult challenges in life. Popular mainstream diets fail…

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

December 30, 2014

A detailed look at gastric bypass surgery, including description of the procedure and length of the hospital stay Gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery designed to help patients lose large amounts of weight quickly. Like the gastric lap band and the sleeve gastrectomy, a gastric bypass procedure alters the size of stomach and…

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Carbs: Weight Gain and Weight Loss

December 29, 2014

Understand how balancing proteins and carbohydrates can affect weight gain and weight loss There are many factors to consider when it comes to developing a healthy and realistic long term strategy for weight loss and healthy living. In broad terms, you need to burn more calories than you consume. But weight loss and weight gain…

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HGH and Weight Loss

December 29, 2014

How can treatments that Promote Production of HGH Aid in Weight Loss? The hottest new trend in non-surgical weight loss has to do with Human Growth Hormone (HGH). Countless new dietary supplements have flooded the market, each promising to unlock the potential of this powerful hormone by naturally stimulating the its development within the body.…

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Psychology of Dieting

December 17, 2014

What is the psychology of dieting and what prevents so many people from succeeding with diet alone? From famous celebrities to sandwich-slinging pitchmen, the media is saturated by weightless success stories. Meanwhile, food fads and trendy new crash diets promise easy ways to lose weight, but often leave dieters at a familiar dead end. These…

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