Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Without Derailing Your Diet

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When you think of Valentine’s Day, three things probably come immediately to mind: your sweetheart, red hearts and chocolate. While decadent sweets certainly are traditional, celebrating the holiday doesn’t have to destroy your diet. Here are five suggestions for easy, healthy, romantic Valentine’s Day activities. 1. Give a Healthy Gift Low-calorie fruit, such as strawberries Read more …

The Eat Anything You Want Diet

Would you like to lose weight on an “eat anything you want diet?” The better question may actually be, “Who wouldn’t want to eat their favorites foods and still lose weight?” Of course, most people would  think that this diet sounds crazy. Everyone knows that you can’t eat  pizza every day and still lose weight–or Read more …

Health and Fitness, Better Now than Never

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Regular exercise does more for your health and emotional well-being than just helping you lose a little weight. Even if you choose to take the stairs rather than the elevator, or walk an extra lap around the grocery store, you could reap benefits that will make you feel better for the rest of the day. Read more …

Fooling Your Body with Sugar Substitutes Can Make You Gain Weight

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What exactly is a sugar substitute? Sugar substitutes are food additives that duplicate the sugar in taste, but have fewer calories. Artificial sweeteners are usually synthetic, meaning not natural, although some substitutes contain natural products. High Intensity Sweeteners These compounds are sweeter than common table sugar, also known as sucrose. Only six intensely sweet sugar Read more …

Corned Beef and Cabbage, Green Beer & Keeping It Slim On St. Patrick’s Day

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When you picture celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, most likely the stereo typical associations that pop in your head are the color green, leprechauns,comfort foods such as corned beef and cabbage, potato cakes, and of course beer or ale. However, most of these things intertwined represent a culture of the Irish which do not always spell Read more …

Fitness For The New Year

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So perhaps this year you want to lose weight, however not all weight loss is made alike. You may want to incorporate fitness into your routine so that you can lose that fat more effectively. If you want the best looking body by springtime, you are going to have to move your body around, and Read more …

Preparing For Bariatric Surgery – What Can You Expect?

Preparing For Bariatric Surgery – What Can You Expect? A lot of people think bariatric surgery is quite simple – you go in, you get an operation, and then you look like a supermodel. While that would be ideal, that is not representative of the actual experience you will have. There is a lot of Read more …

Are Bariatric Procedures Always Successful In Achieving Rapid Weight Loss?

Are Bariatric Procedures Always Successful In Achieving Rapid Weight Loss? One of the hardest things you can do in life is lose weight. Ask 10 of your friends if they have gone on a diet and what their results have been like – 9 of them have probably failed, and the 10th person is probably Read more …

When Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?

When Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? We all know that to lose weight, you have to eat less food than your body needs – it’s a simple concept. But, why do so many people have trouble grasping this? Herein lies the problem – when someone is extremely obese, there are usually other factors Read more …

How Nutrition Controls The Desire To Drink

The University of Texas discovered that if alcoholic mice are fed vitamin and mineral-enriched diets, they soon lose their interest in alcohol. The genetic trait that predisposed them toward alcoholism could be modified by the use of massive-nutritional supplements. Does the same principle hold for people? Psychiatrists who are emphasizing nutritional therapy for alcoholics say, Read more …