New Studies give Tips to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Two new studies – one focusing on exercise and the other on diet – show promising results in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is an all-too common disease often effecting people who are overweight and eat a poor diet. Read More…

Dieting by Making Permanent Lifestyle Changes

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In the developed world, many of the problems we have with excess weight, and its associated health problems, stem from poor eating habits and lack of exercise. We eat too fast and rely too much on very tasty, but non-nutritive, fast and pre-prepared foods.  We spend too much time behind computers or in front of the television set. We relax and entertain too often with alcoholic beverages and high calorie snack foods. Read More…

Do Hot Dogs Kill You?…Maybe

A new study conducted by Harvard University School of Public Health reminds us that eating too much red meat increases death caused by heart disease and cancer by up to 21 percent. This isn’t necessarily new information, but the study does offer some good, accurate results worth taking a look at… Read More…

If You’re Severly Obese, How Much Weight Can You Lose in One Month?

When you’re severely obese – defined as having a body mass index of 40 or higher – losing weight is no longer just an option. By not losing weight, you greatly increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The fastest way to lose weight is by having weight surgery, such as gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. This decision should be made with your doctor. An alternate way to lose weight fast is by modifying your diet and exercising regularly.


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The Benefits of a Weight Loss Holiday

Guest post by Dan Aldulescu who’s a travel writer specializing in researching and recommending the best weight loss holidays offers.

A recent NHS study revealed that almost a quarter of adults in England are clinically obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30kg/m2. Even more are overweight (a BMI of 25-30 kg/m2) and the problem certainly isn’t restricted to the UK. Obesity is on the rise throughout the developed world, with comparable or higher levels in most of Europe and the USA.


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Vigorous Exercise Suppresses Appetite

A healthy, low-calorie diet is the quickest way to jumpstart a weight loss program, but exercise can actually increase the success of your diet by helping you eat less. That’s according to several studies which found exercise has the effect of suppressing your appetite. So, exercising can actually make it easier to follow a low-calorie diet. Read More…

The Link Between Sodium, High Blood Pressure and Potassium

The link between sodium (salt) and high blood pressure (hypertension) has been well-documented for years. If you suffer from high blood pressure, as over 50 percent of all Americans do, your doctor has probably already directed you to lower your consumption of sodium. The problem is that so many foods today contain added sodium, so it’s tough to stick to a low-sodium diet when it’s nearly impossible to escape it. There is a solution; however, and it’s consuming more of a nutrient called potassium. Read More…

Healthy Tips for Weight Loss

(Guest post from Julia Wayne)

In order to optimize the effectiveness of your weight loss, consider eating healthy foods. Some healthy recipes for weight loss include eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in water content. Eat lean cuts of meat, such as chicken, fillet cuts of beef, or fish, cooked with olive oil in a pan, or baked. Avoid cooking foods that have lots of fat, or eating foods that are fried. A great way to lose weight is to take advantage of meal planning before getting an idea of having abdominal or vaser lipo in order to get rid of those extra pounds. Read More…

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!


Hope everyone’s having a great turkey day, and spending some quality time with their family.

If there were ever a day to cheat on your diet, this is it. Feel free to stuff your face with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans and other goodies. Just try not to over do it on the butter, gravy and salt — this will at least keep it easy on your heart.

Go Lions!

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