Weight Loss

Simple Ingredients May Be Trendy, but Not Necessarily Healthy

By Julie Upton, RD There is a hot new marketing trend in the food industry: simplicity. A slew of products in grocery stores are boasting that they contain just a few simple, all-natural ingredients. Problem is, those “simple, all-natural” ingredients are generally things that provide little nutritional value for their number of calories—and they include sugar, cream, flour, salt, oils, ...

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8 Healthy Eating Tips for Lighter Travel

By Julie Upton, RD I’ve been traveling more than usual this year, and some months, I’ve been gone as much as I’m home. Since I’m one of those unfortunate people who gains weight from just sniffing high-calorie foods—and because I have less control over my meals, snacks, and daily exercise routine—I have to work extra hard at keeping my weight ...

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America’s Top 10 Healthiest Diets

  From Health magazine If losing weight is at the top of your list, youre not alone: An estimated 80 million Americans go on diets every year, spending more than $30 billion annually on programs and products. Thats a lot of money, a lot of advice, and a lot of emotional investment. So, which diets really work—and work safely? To ...

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Holiday Weight Gain Is Real–but Don’t Stress Too Much

Eggnog, pecan pie, Campari cocktails, Christmas sangria, sugar cookies, peppermint bark–no matter which festive foods or drinks you can’t live without, almost everyone overindulges at some point during the holiday season. However, the notion that many people gain 5 to 10 pounds and a pant size during the last six weeks of the year is more hype than fact. While ...

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The Husband Diet: 4 Ways to Keep Your Marriage From Making You Fat

By Tina Haupert I celebrated my two-year wedding anniversary last weekend. Now that we’re no longer newlyweds, it’s been easy to get a little bit too comfortable in our relationship. Too often we chose a bottle of wine and a movie over an evening workout, or we ordered greasy takeout instead of preparing a healthy meal in our kitchen. Of course, ...

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6 Diet Trends You Should Never Try

 Istockphoto By Julie Upton, RD Before you even think about starting a diet to drop pounds fast, I’ve compiled a list of the worst diets around so you won’t waste your time on them. This list isn’t just my opinion, either; I sought the help of registered dietitians who are members of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice group of the ...

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Live to 100 By Eating These 18 Foods

Want to live to 100? Research shows your diet plays a huge role in how many birthday candles you’ll blow out. The following 18 foods are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that have been linked to longevity. Eat up! Broccoli: It contains immune-boosting compounds, and may also help ward off stomach ulcers and even cancer. Salmon: Including omega-3-rich fish (and others ...

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5 Best Keto Apps – Health

Let’s face it, the keto diet isn’t a piece of cake (literally). You have to keep constant tabs on what you’re eating to make the high-fat, low-carb plan work. The good news is, there are apps that can help with that—they can track your macronutrient intake, help you set goals, and even give you keto-approved recipes you’ll love. Below, we’ve rounded ...

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Die-Hard Sports Fans Fatter, Less Healthy Than Others

Getty Images By Benjamin Conniff With more than a dozen college bowl games left to play this season and the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl on the horizon, sports fans may be focusing on couch surfing, beer, and nachos. But they might want to take a second look at the exercise habits of the sports teams they support. A new ...

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Weight Loss May Reverse Artery Clogging, Study Suggests

(Getty Images) By Anne Harding Monday, March 1, 2010 (Health.com) — Eating the wrong food and gaining too much weight can clog arteries with fatty deposits, potentially leading to life-threatening heart attacks and strokes. A new study suggests this process works both ways: Eating healthy and losing weight may actually reverse—rather than simply slow down—the accumulation of these fatty deposits, ...

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