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5 Extremely Stupid Diet Myths

It’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or radio these days without being bombarded with advertisements for the latest developments in weight loss and dieting, all of which guarantee that you will shed pounds with minimal change or sacrifice on your part. But stop and think about it… if it was truly that easy […]

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Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work

Are you about to start a new diet to lose weight? You might want to take a second look before you do. According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt, diets don’t work. In her TED Talk and research , she explains how our bodies gain and lose weight, why dieting isn’t the best way to get healthy, […]

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The 9 Dumbest Diets

There are plenty of reasons why most reasonable people will tell you to make a “lifestyle change” to lose weight instead of starting a diet. One of those reasons, of course, is that some diets are completely goo-goo-bazonkers crazy. As long as there are people who want to trim a few pounds, there will be […]

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Diet Peer Pressure: How to Say No!

Today’s diet trends can seem near religious, or better yet, overzealous. Wherever you go, there are throngs of proselytizers ready to convert you to their exclusive food covenant. It can feel overwhelming to navigate your own path amidst fervent friends, family members, neighbors and even total strangers, who all seem so eager to save your […]

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7 Ways to Cut Calories without Cutting Flavor

March marks the start of National Nutrition Month, a yearly educational campaign that helps to bring awareness about health and nutrition. The theme for 2014 is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” The key message for this year’s theme focuses on “combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that still follow the Dietary Guidelines […]

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Weight Loss Support: 4 Ways You Can Encourage Your Loved Ones

Offering weight loss support to your loved ones can make a big difference in their lives. Often when people are stuck in a rut, eating the same foods repeatedly, or turning to food to take away the boredom or lower their stress, the patterns can be difficult to break. The special person in your life may know that he or she needs to change things but doesn’t have the motivation or support to do it. Here are four ways that you can encourage your loved ones who are struggling with weight issues.

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5 Consequences of Unhealthy Dieting

Unhealthy dieting can result in numerous undesirable consequences. Going on an extremely low-calorie diet that is devoid of necessary nutrients can not only sabotage your dieting efforts in the long run, but it often results in unintended health consequences as well. Here are five consequences of unhealthy dieting. 1. Binge Eating Unhealthy dieting can result […]