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Weight Loss Study: Go Mediterranean

Weight Loss Study Summary What’s the most effective weight loss plan that can be sustained? Is it low fat, low carb or Mediterranean? The most recent comprehensive study, shows that the Mediterranean diet is the one that continues to show results a year after the initial weight loss. The Mediterranean

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Weight Loss Strategies that Work

Weight loss needs to involve behavior change or it won’t work for more than a short period of time. Resist the lure of the quick fix. It only provides a temporary reprieve from the hard work of habit change. Wellness coaching is based on the premise that poor health behaviors

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Weight Loss Claims and Grapefruit

Weight loss claims have been associated with grapefruit for a long time. The grapefruit diet was first popularized in the 1930s and then had a resurgence in the 1980s. Does the Grapefruit Diet Promote Weight Loss? That near starvation regimen was based on the claim that grapefruit possessed special fat-incinerating

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Will Your Healthy Diet Be Ruined by Thanksgiving?

Keeping a healthy diet is a priority to you. But, here comes the most challenging time of the year. Ready or not—it’s holiday season. The annual food fest starts with Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and finally New Year’s Eve. By then, even those of us who generally eat a

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Healthy Eating with Pomegranates

Healthy eating plans are enhanced with pomegranates. They are especially popular around the holidays.   Healthy Eating Pomegranates Are the “Fruits of Paradise” Since ancient times pomegranates have been called “fruits of paradise” for good reason. The name is derived from the Latin words for “apple” and “seeded.” Many scholars

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Diabetic Diets Benefit from Omega-3 Foods

Diabetic diets should contain a variety of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Most of us think of salmon when we think of foods high in omega-3s.  Another often overlooked healthy source is sardines. Sardines are one of the best sources of omega-3 fats, containing 1.8 g of

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Small Weight Loss Brings Big Health Benefits

Weight loss in even small amounts, as little as 5% of your body weight, yields surprisingly large health benefits. When thinking about weight loss, we often have an “ideal” body weight in mind or an ultimate weight loss goal. It’s very common for people to think that unless they lose

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Healthy Nutrition May Prevent Cancer

Healthy nutrition may help prevent cancer. While there is no single superfood that can prevent cancer, a holistic healthy nutrition approach is likely to be most beneficial. What foods you consume makes a big difference in terms of how your body functions and whether is remains disease free. Food is

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Why Diets Don’t Work

Diets never work in the long run because they are just a time out from facing the 200+ food decisions we have to make every day. Four professionals express their opinions on why diets fail. My Take on Why Diets Never Work When we follow diets we allow someone else

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Why Nutritionists Recommend Full-Fat Dairy

Nutritionists are now starting to recommend full-fat dairy over low-fat or nonfat offerings. For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions. The rationale for the recommendation was that full-fat milk products are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans also