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Diet Tips: The role of proteins in weight loss

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 1:09 Comments Off on Diet Tips: The role of proteins in weight loss

By Hara Hagikalfa, Reviewed by Dr A.Slee Many people are confused about the use of protein in weight loss. What is the role of protein in losing weight? What are proteins, why they are important and how they can affect our weight loss efforts? In one of our previous articles we talked about carbohydrates and […]

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Diet Tips: Carbohydrates and Weight loss

Sunday, May 1, 2011 20:20 Comments Off on Diet Tips: Carbohydrates and Weight loss

By Hara Hagikalfa, Reviewed by Dr A.Slee Carbohydrates (carbs) have been the subject in a number of debates in the world of healthy nutrition and weight loss. A lot of people may have heard or read on food labels about ‘low/high glycemic index’ (GI) or ‘glycemic load (GL)’ or may have read about ‘refined carbs’. […]

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Vegetarian Diets Reduce Cataract Risk

Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:16 Comments Off on Vegetarian Diets Reduce Cataract Risk

Cutting meat and eating more vegetables may help cut the risk of developing cataracts, says a new study. According to the Mayo Clinic, cataracts develop during aging (or injury) as the eye tissue changes and becomes cloudy, causing blurred or dimmed vision, difficulty seeing at night, sensitivity to light, double vision, and other symptoms. When compared to meat eaters, vegetarians…

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BMI on Children’s Report Cards

Friday, April 29, 2011 10:01 Comments Off on BMI on Children’s Report Cards

Most parents believe their child is at a healthy weight, but more than likely the child is overweight. Arkansas has been giving kids a BMI score since 2004 and now some other US States have recently begun to consider following suit. They may be adding a BMI score to student’s report cards along with diet and exercise tips. After…

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How can I lose the weight I have gained quickly?

Thursday, April 28, 2011 16:41 Comments Off on How can I lose the weight I have gained quickly?

Question: Hi My name is Kaila, I am from the U.S. and am currently living in Spain for 10 months on an exchange program. I am 17 years old and weight 56 kg, 5 foot 1. Before leaving I weighted 48 kg 5 foot 1. I don’t want to come back being like 20 pounds […]

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Red Pepper Helps Cut Appetite

Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:20 Comments Off on Red Pepper Helps Cut Appetite

Eating red pepper may help curb your appetite, claims a new study, especially if you don’t normally eat it. Researchers tested the effects of ordinary dried (ground) cayenne red pepper. Cayenne red pepper is a chili pepper and is one of the most commonly used spices in the world. Previous studies have shown that capsaicin, the active component that gives…

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5 Weight loss tips to boost your metabolism

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 16:05 Comments Off on 5 Weight loss tips to boost your metabolism

Metabolism is a term used very often in weight loss and many people fail to understand what is metabolism and the role it plays in losing weight. In plain English metabolism is a term used to describe the rate at which your body burns calories. Young people and those who are not overweight turn to […]

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Poll: Dr. Sears’ or Gary Taubes’ Obesity Theory?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:28 Comments Off on Poll: Dr. Sears’ or Gary Taubes’ Obesity Theory?

I think Dr. Barry Sears was feeling a little bit left out of the diet wars lately. With all the press, Dr. Oz, Gary Taubes, and now Pierre Dukan are getting, it’s only fair that Sears, founder of The Zone Diet, would want a piece of the action. He recently did an interview for NBC’s Daytime and said the nation’s…

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5 Strategies to Cut Healthy Food Costs

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:28 Comments Off on 5 Strategies to Cut Healthy Food Costs

Have you noticed prices have jumped up since last year? Not only is how milk and bread gas more expensive, but food prices are steadily on the rise. Instead of paying $2 or $3 for a gallon of milk, expect to pay up to $5 for some brands. There are ways to still eat healthy while on a budget. Here…

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Active Pregnancy Benefits Baby’s Heart

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:00 Comments Off on Active Pregnancy Benefits Baby’s Heart

It’s been known for a long time that exercising during pregnancy is beneficial for moms. It prevents excessive weight gain, wards off gestational diabetes, reduces the need for instrument interventions during delivery, makes it easier to return to pre-pregnancy weight and reduces back pain, leg cramps, hemorrhoids… the list goes on. And while fit mom = fit baby may seem…

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