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  • How Do I Stop Emotional Eating?

    Do you find yourself looking for a bite when you’re feeling down? It’s a familiar scenario: you feel stressed, you grab a quick snack. You feel sad, you go through the drive-thru to get some comfort food. Even if you’re just bored, you might sit in front of the TV with popcorn in hand. But why? What causes us to eat when we’re not hungry to cope with these feelings? Everyone has engaged in ...
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  • The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

    When it comes to physical activity, how you fuel your body counts. “Fuel,” in this case, means calories. By eating food that helps you with your fitness goals, you can maximize the benefits of all your hard work. Without proper fueling, your body won’t be properly prepared to work out, with adequately refueling, you can’t fully recover from the exertion and build muscle mass. What to Eat to Fuel ...
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  • Binge Eating Disorder Series, Part 2: Does Weight Loss Mean I’ve Recovered from Binge Eating Disorder?

    Last week, we discussed how it is possible to be overweight and suffer from an eating disorder . This week we will delve into the topic of whether weight loss is an indicator of a successful recovery from binge eating disorder (BED). Although it is just as serious as the more well-known eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, binge eating disorder is often dismissed as just a food addiction ...
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  • Binge Eating Disorder Series, Part 1: Is it Possible to Be Overweight and Have an Eating Disorder?

    The common misconception is that only very thin individuals can have eating disorders. The sad truth is an eating disorder can affect anyone of any weight, even the obese. Although many think of anorexia or bulimia as the most prominent eating disorders, the fact is there are actually many eating disorders. Some of the most common eating problems among the overweight include emotional eating, ...
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  • 5 Tips for Easy Meal Prep for the Working Professional

    Let’s face it, it can be a challenge to find time to prepare meals in advance when you’re balancing work, family, and a social life. One way to help save yourself time and money is by meal prepping. This isn’t just about eating healthy, it’s about the freedom you get from having to make any sort of decision about what to eat for that time. This saves you the time and money from having to go to a ...
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  • Why Weight Loss Starts in the Kitchen

    Most people are aware to achieve weight loss, you need to burn more calories than you consume. This teeter-totter of calories in versus calories out seems easy in theory, and anything but easy in practice. That’s why it helps to know the facts that you can more easily control the calories that go “in” rather than the calories that go “out.” To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you ...
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  • I’m Pregnant. How Much Weight Should I Gain?

    Pregnancy should be a joyous time in a woman’s life, but it comes with plenty of questions, from what the baby’s gender will be to whether you should have a natural birth, and many more. Women often wonder whether about how much weight they should gain during their pregnancy, but the answer varies, and is largely dependent on the mother-to-be and her pre-pregnancy weight. Most women, though, ...
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  • Teaching Children About Obesity

    The sad truth is, one-third of U.S. adults are overweight. Even more alarming, as many as 20% of children and adolescents between the ages of 6 to 19 are obese, a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. Unfortunately, the habits we adopt in childhood often follow us for a lifetime, and the same can be said for overweight children, who typically grow up to be overweight adults. As a ...
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  • The Dangers of the Keto Diet for Weight Loss

    Like most fad diets, the ketogenic diet, more commonly called “keto,” promises quick weight loss results. Those who promote the diet say it works because seriously cutting back on carbohydrates (the body’s primary source of fuel) puts the body will go into a state of ketosis, in which the body must burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The body is forced into ketosis because the body must begin to ...
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  • Why Your Eating Habits Must Change After Bariatric Surgery

    While some are under the mistaken impression that bariatric surgery is a magic bullet for weight loss, it’s simply untrue. Yes, bariatric surgery can effectively alter your physique, but patients should view it as a weight loss tool and not a lifelong cure for obesity. Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is a commitment you must take seriously, as it isn’t a quick fix to effortlessly shed pounds ...
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  • Guidelines for Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals

    If you’ve decided it’s time to kickstart your weight loss journey, you likely want to know how quickly you can get down to your goal weight. Although you likely wish you could lose 10 pounds with the snap of your fingers, fast weight loss is often unrealistic, unhealthy, and unsustainable. Getting your mindset on track for successful weight loss means strategically setting your goal weight and ...
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  • 5 Ways Alcohol Consumption Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss

    To successfully lose weight, you need to watch the calories you consume versus the calories you burn through physical activity. While some people may be under the impression that “a calorie is a calorie,” there is a big difference between consuming 150 calories of leafy vegetables and drinking 150 calories in a small glass of whiskey. If you’re trying to lose weight, you may want to prioritize ...
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  • 5 Weight Loss Milestones that Don’t Involve the Number on the Scale

    Let’s face it, losing weight takes hard work, but many who start the journey obsess over the number on the scale as the only way to measure progress. Not so! There are so many milestones you’ll reach on your way to hitting your target weight, and you owe it to yourself to celebrate. Once you start noticing these milestones, you’ll be even more motivated to keep practicing your healthy habits as ...
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  • Is Sugar Addictive?

    Sugar is found in many food and beverages, even in some you might not expect. From sodas to coffee drinks to pastries and dairy products, you can find sugar in almost anything. Many people don’t even realize the amount of sugar they consume on a daily basis and overindulge without knowing it. While plenty of us can readily admit to having a sweet tooth, few would say they are addicted to sugar; ...
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  • Shop the Perimeter: Navigating the Grocery Store the Healthy Way

    What does “shop the perimeter” mean? You may have heard this phrase before, and what it basically boils down to is this: The foods most conducive to helping kickstart weight loss can be found on the perimeter of the grocery store. Supermarket Psychology The psychology of grocery shopping is something you probably haven’t ever thought about, but all grocery stores basically have the same layout. ...
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