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Weight Management

Weight ManagementSound, balanced weight management programs bring together three critical components of long-term weight management success: nutrition, exercise and lifestyle change. Strike a good balance between the number of calories you consume and the number you burn. Be sure to follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, increase your physical activity with an exercise program (or start by doing simple things like taking the stairs, parking farther from your destination or walking to do your errands), and be sure to surround yourself with support of friends and family.

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Weight loss-Tipping the scales in the right direction

Do you feel like you are on a roller coaster of losing and gaining those same unwanted pounds over and over? If so, you are not alone. Most people in your situation have lost count of how many diets, pills, shakes, and gadgets they have tried in hopes of finally losing weight for good. It’s time to stop searching for a magic cure and learn what it really takes to lose pounds and keep them off.

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Weight loss maintenance-10 tips for keeping it off for good!

Congratulations! Getting to your goal weight is a big accomplishment. Now, the next challenge is keeping it off. Maintaining a healthy weight requires an ongoing commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.

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Keeping your weight in check

Did you know that the average American adult gains 1-2 pounds every year? This may not seem like much, but over time this raises our risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and cancers. This extra weight also makes us feel tired, achy, and even depressed.

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The Skinny on FAT

Some fats are really good for you! While all fats are energy-dense (a whopping 9 calories per gram compared to just 4 calories per gram for carbohydrates and proteins) and thus should be consumed in small portions, incorporating more of the “healthy” fats and less of the “unhealthy” fats in your diet will help you optimize health.

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What is the DASH diet?

The DASH diet, which stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”, is a popular eating plan that is recommended for the prevention and treatment of hypertension (or high blood pressure). If you have hypertension, your health care provider may advise you to use the DASH diet alone or combined with medication in order to decrease your blood pressure to a healthy level.

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10 tips for choosing a quality weight loss program

Consumers spend billions of dollars each year on weight loss programs and products, and yet obesity rates continue to increase. With so many options available, how can you choose the right one that will help you lose weight safely and keep it off for good?

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Don’t be tricked: 8 Diet myths debunked

The media is flooded with an overwhelming amount of information on the ‘right’ way to lose weight and get fit. It’s hard to know what’s true since some ‘expert’ advice can seem confusing, unsafe, or flat-out strange! Let’s take a look at some popular diet myths and the truth behind them.

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9 Things to Look For in a Quality Weight Loss Program

Consumers spend billions of dollars each year on weight loss programs and products, and yet obesity rates continue to increase. With the huge variety of weight loss programs available, how can you choose the right one that will help you lose weight safely and keep it off for good? To make it easier, we’ve put together a list of key program elements to look for: 1. Safety.

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6 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Lifestyle for Weight Maintenance

Achieving your goal weight is a big accomplishment, but don’t rest on your laurels. Maintaining a healthy weight requires a certain amount of daily vigilance and a commitment to good nutrition, regular exercise, self-monitoring, and other self-care practices.

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Weight Loss: Diet vs. Exercise

The two major players in the weight-loss battle are diet and exercise. But can the battle be won using only one of these tools? Many people opt for the easier route, which they believe is dieting. But when you consider how poor the statistics are for long-term weight loss through diets, you need to consider a combination of both.

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Diet Myths Debunked

In a society that is becoming increasingly health conscious, more and more information is constantly coming out on how to lose weight, how to get fit, how to eat, sleep, breathe—everything under the sun that will help you get healthy! It’s a wonder that before this information was available people were able to survive—let alone live healthy lives!

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Trimming Off the Fat

Are you satisfied with your general physique, or would you like to get rid of a few extra pounds? If your answer is the latter, quit looking for that magic pill and just follow several general guidelines that will help you work toward a healthier body.

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Don’t Skip Breakfast to Cut Calories

When you’re trying to lose weight, cutting out breakfast may be tempting. You figure you’re saving yourself some calories and you get a couple extra minutes to snooze. But research has consistently shown that the people who successfully lose weight are the ones that wake up and eat!

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Weight Loss Plateaus and Pitfalls

It’s kind of like running into a wall—that feeling you get when, after a few months on a weight-loss program, you suddenly stop seeing results. This is called hitting a plateau and it is not uncommon.

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Successful Weight Control

Eating less, or cutting back on fat in your diet, won’t keep the weight off. What you really need to do is strike a good balance between the number of calories you consume and the number you burn. And the only way to do that is to exercise.

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So, You Want To Spot Reduce? Here’s How

Besides launching millions of sit-ups, leg lifts and torso twists, the desire for a toned and taut physique has led to the purchase of a long line of exercise devices of dubious worth. Countless inventions, such as vibrating belts and “gut-busting” contraptions, have claimed to miraculously tighten and tone certain trouble spots.

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Putting on the Pounds

If you're a part of the small population that has tried everything they can to gain weight, you know that it can be just as difficult for underweight people to add pounds as it is for overweight people to take them off

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Calorie Burners: Activities That Turn Up the Heat

When it comes to burning calories, most people want to get as much mileage out of their exercise as possible. For many, the more calories they burn, the better they feel about their workouts.

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America Needs an Attitude Adjustment

To say that most Americans are concerned about their weight is an understatement. Obsessed is more like it, and Americans spend an estimated $60 billion per year feeding that obsession.

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Exercise and Cellulite

Cellulite. We all know what it looks like, but misconceptions prevail. The first thing you should know is that, in the true medical sense, cellulite is simply plain old fat. Yet it does have one defining characteristic—a dimpled, cottage-cheese, orange-peel look. Here’s why: Everybody has connective tissue that separates fat cells into compartments.

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