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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

No more meal math: Eating high-quality foods—including plenty of fat—is the new golden rule of weight loss. Keri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school librarian in Austin, Texas, used to be a hard-core calorie counter. Each day for a year, she logged everything she ate, squeezing in caloric space for twice-baked potatoes and tater tot casseroles by making them with low-fat dairy, believing fat would make her fat. She studied the menu before eating out at restaurants, choosing a dish by…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

People who enjoy helping others and or spending money on others tend to be less stressed, happier and live longer. Extroverted people are likely to overlook typos and grammatical errors that would cause introverted people to negatively judge the writer.  Studies show those who don’t eat breakfast, or eat it only sometimes, are twice as likely to be overweight as those who eat two breakfasts. Women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year, while men cry between…

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12 Nutritionists Share the Top Tips They Give to Clients Trying to Lose Weight

12 Nutritionists Share the Top Tips They Give to Clients Trying to Lose Weight

Their best advice, on the house Nutritionists have a lot of advice to give, especially around weight loss. But what are the number one tips they tell people who are trying to drop pounds? We tapped 12 nutritionists for the answer—you might be surprised by what they said. Be Nice to Yourself  “Talk to yourself as if you were talking to a friend. All too often we revert to negative self-talk, especially when it comes to our bodies. ‘You look…

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How Emotional Eating Is a Habit That Can Start in Childhood

How Emotional Eating Is a Habit That Can Start in Childhood

The way we feed children may be just as important as what we feed them. By Claire Farrow, Emma Haycraft, Jackie Blissett / The Conversation May 16, 2016 Food can be an extremely effective tool for calming young children. If they are bored on a long car journey, or fed up with being in the pushchair, many parents use snack foods to distract them for a little longer. Or if children are upset because they have hurt themselves or want…

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8 Best Spices to Help You Lose Weight

8 Best Spices to Help You Lose Weight

Life in the 21st century has become sedentary for many people. Modern entertainment, fast food, lack of time, etc. contributes to only about 4 out of every 10 people exercising on a regular basis. As a result, many people find it very hard to lose weight and keep it off. There is some good news though; recent studies have shown that spicy foods can curb appetite and speed up metabolism and thus have a fat burning ability. “How?” you might…

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92 Percent Of All Restaurant Meals Have Crazy Calorie Counts

92 Percent Of All Restaurant Meals Have Crazy Calorie Counts

No, not just fast food restaurants. All restaurants. Kate Bratskeir    Food and Health Editor, The Huffington Post    01/25/2016 You probably don’t expect every meal you eat at a restaurant to contain a large number of calories. Sure, the occasional fast food cheat meal might be excessive, but your local farm-to-table place feeds you well, right? According to new research from Tufts University, nearly all restaurant meals – whether from a fast food joint or the luxurious confines of…

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Weight Controlled by What We Put in Our Mouths, Not Exercise

Weight Controlled by What We Put in Our Mouths, Not Exercise

People don’t always appreciate how easy it is to consume calories vs. working it off CBC News Posted: Nov 12, 2015  People often overestimate the number of calories they’ve burned by exercising, and underestimate how many calories are in the food they eat, experts say. Exercise is important for many reasons such as cardiovascular fitness, but long-term studies have shown the amount of weight loss specifically from exercise programs is modest. After burning off calories during exercise, the body tends…

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5 Non-Diet Ways to Trick Yourself into Losing Weight

5 Non-Diet Ways to Trick Yourself into Losing Weight

June 8, 2015    By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Convenient. Attractive. Normal. These three words (which are the basis for the even easier to remember acronym C.A.N.) may be the key to eating healthier without really trying, according to a new paper from Cornell University. The review of 112 studies concluded that eaters make good choices when healthy foods are visible and within reach; they’re displayed enticingly; and they’re set up as the most obvious choices compared to other food…

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5 Ways to Fat-Proof Your Home, no Willpower Necessary

5 Ways to Fat-Proof Your Home, no Willpower Necessary

Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn     Sat January 3, 2015 (Life by DailyBurn)Think you’re immune to temptation? Let’s be honest: Even the most disciplined healthy eater will occasionally give in to “runger” (running hunger). One minute you’re walking past a box of granola sitting on the kitchen counter; five minutes and 500 calories later, you probably wish you’d hidden that box in a cabinet instead. Staying a step ahead of yourself by keeping food out of direct…

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The Surprising Reason Why Many People Can't Lose Weight

The Surprising Reason Why Many People Can't Lose Weight

BY KIRSTEN MCCULLOCH     AUGUST 22, 2013  If you find losing weight to be difficult, you’re not alone. But your leptin receptors might be. Leptin is an important hormone, secreted by fat cells, that helps control your appetite and your metabolism. If everything is working normally, it works like this: The more fat tissue you have, the more circulating leptin you will have; the more leptin you have, the less hungry you’ll be, and the faster you’ll burn up…

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