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Beans are a fantastic food to promote weight loss. In a recent study, individuals who ate beans weighed 7 pounds less, on average, and had slimmer waistlines than those who didn’t. Yet they consumed 199 calories more per day if…...

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If you’re like me, coconut conjures the taste of tropical drinks, Thai food, and, of course, the almighty Mounds bar. Health-food drink? Not so much. Until recently, that is. Lately, it seems that Hollywood has swapped its Smartwaters for the…...

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When it comes to looking and feeling our best in a little black dress (or whatever sexy number you feel like wearing), there is nothing like baring beautifully toned arms and shoulders, and feeling slim in you waist and tummy.…...

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We all survived the low-carb mania that swept the country a few years back, and if you’re like me, you didn’t have too much difficulty retraining yourself afterward to indulge in pasta dishes and sandwiches sans guilt. But lately it…...

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Recently, I was having a discussion with my friend who claimed that eating healthy and dieting are the same thing.  Ouch!  If that is true, then I must have been on a diet my whole life!  How awful!  The fact…...

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Chances are that at some point in your life you went on a diet.  You may even be on one now.  Or, you may be making a New Year’s Resolution to diet in the New Year.  Let me stop you…...

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Many people count calories when they are trying to lose weight.  Doing so can be very helpful, and often, can lead to greater and more sustainable weight loss.  In a study done by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, those…...

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Starting with Thanksgiving, the holiday season gives us reason (or an excuse) to celebrate and indulge.  Some of us are great at managing the amount of celebrating we do, and some of us are not so good.  The worst, however,…...

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I’m not a big believer in counting calories.  I do think that it is important to be MINDFUL of how you eat, but counting calories makes anyone trying to be healthy feel like they are on a diet.  Who wants…...

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Sometimes when I go to the gym, I have this urge to tell some of the most religious treadmill riders “Ma’am, Step away from the treadmill!” No matter how many articles and reports are written on the benefits of other…...

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