Weight Loss

Would You Like 500 Calories With That? Chain-Restaurant Labeling Law Advances in Congress

(ISTOCKPHOTO/HEALTH) By Julie Upton, RD Only a few cities and states so far have implemented laws requiring restaurants to post nutrition facts for their offerings. But now, legislation is making its way through Congress that will help implement a national law requiring all large U.S. chain restaurants (20 or more locations) to disclose at least calorie counts for all the ...

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Love Red Meat? Cutting Back Just a Bit Helps Heart

Istockphoto By Amanda Gardner Eating too much red meat has long been a no-no for people with high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease. But it hasn’t always been clear how much is too much. Now, a new study suggests that you don’t have to cut out red meat altogether to improve your heart health. If you eat ...

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Is Sugar the New Health Food Craze? Don’t Believe the Hype

Istockphoto By Julie Upton, RD I caught a disturbing article in The New York Times this week about how food marketers are promoting table sugar as a “natural,” “healthier” ingredient compared to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This comes on the heels of those commercials you’ve probably seen, sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association, claiming that HFCS actually isn’t any worse ...

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The Art of Finding a Diet Partner

By Shaun Chavis I’m in the market for some motivation—in the form of a new fitness partner. It’s easier to tear myself away from work in the evening when I’ve got an unbreakable appointment with a walking buddy or my trainer (since I’m pinching pennies, I don’t see my trainer as often these days). People were more successful at losing ...

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3 Secrets to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Getty Images By Shaun Chavis My favorite part of my job is working on our “I Did It” weight loss success stories. I get to talk with so many amazing people who have truly changed their lives. Medical professionals say they think it’s an unusual achievement for someone to lose 10% of his or her body weight and keep it ...

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5 Secrets to Get-Slim Success

Marc Royce From Health magazine   What you do in the first few weeks of a new shape-up plan is the key to making sure the numbers on the scale keep heading south. “Its not uncommon for dieters who start a plan to drop out after the first month because they havent learned the skills they need to stay on ...

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I’m a 225-Pound Weight-Loss Editor. Get Over It.

By Shaun Chavis I’ve had a weight problem since I was 6. I’ve weighed as much as 256 pounds, and I’m currently around 225. At that weight and standing 5’4″, my BMI is 38.6, which makes me “obese” or “extremely obese,” depending on which chart you read. Just thought I’d get that out right at the start of my blog ...

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A Determined Dieter, a Calendar, and a 12-Pound Weight Loss

By Julie Upton, RD At swimming practice last weekend, my friend Deborah showed me five years’ worth of calendars that she uses to track her health and fitness goals. Cute stickers were awarded to any day she made it to swimming practice, ate well, didn’t drink alcohol, and focused on the positive things she wanted to manifest in her life. ...

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Want to See the Scale Move? Make Some New Friends

By Tina Haupert I recently chatted with Health‘s associate weight-loss editor, Shaun Chavis, about how my diet and fitness blog helped me find a community of health-focused women. These women have become dear friends even though, until recently, I’d never met many of them in person. Last weekend, with the help of five like-minded bloggers, I hosted a Healthy Living ...

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