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  • Obesity: Consume healthy meals seven days a week
    Obesity: Consume healthy meals seven days a week
    Obesity is a major problem in the United States. Wochit News reports overall 38% of U.S. adults are obese and 17% of teenagers are as well. Watch the entire video.Healthy living begins with changing your lifestyle.Exerciseplus Healthy Eating...
  • Trainer Advantage: Fitness at the Park
    Twin Cities fitness at the park by Trainer Advantage
    Summer is here and who really wants to go indoors to a gym and miss out on the beautiful weather? A Twin Cities mother is bringing fitness back to the outdoors while making you sweat and have fun at the same time. Vanessa Drew owner of Trainer...
  • Six dangerous weight loss plans that should be avoided
    Six dangerous weight loss plans that should be avoided
    When it comes to losing weight, it seems that for some, common sense is tossed out the window and they will try most anything to slim down.But the reality of this is it opens the door for weight loss plans and ideas that at best don’t work...
  • Weight loss Strategies
    6 time tested strategies for permanent weight loss
    The idea losing weight fast is an attractive one isn't it? However, losing weight quickly does not always result in permanent weight loss. Not to mention, it might not be healthy for you in the long run either.Chances are, you have struggled...
  • FDA approves stomach pump: Technology mimics bulimia
    FDA approves stomach pump: Bulimia goes high-tech with purging device?
    The FDA has approved a stomach pump for people who are obese and for lack of a better description it sounds like technology's approach to bulimia. This stomach pump is called the AspireAssist system and even the name seems to reflect an...
  • A woman at the beach
    Seven days without sugar: day seven
    Well, I made it - seven days without sugar ... sort of. Let's say I gave up 90 percent of the sugar I was consuming. That's an A- by any measure.I gave up donuts, cookies, ice cream, even dried creamer in my coffee; plus, I felt weird...
  • A healthy diet
    Seven days without sugar: day six
    Today I was told I look thinner. This came an hour after I told a source, "If I sound grumpy, it's because I am giving up sugar for a week." He laughed.The truth is, I'm amazed by how empowering it feels to get a handle on my...
  • Cupcakes
    Seven days without sugar: day five
    Today was a sad day following the news from Orlando.But I did try to maintain a sugarfree diet, eating an orange, low fat Swiss cheese, air popped popcorn, and a peach. However, after watching the news, the urge to eat some of those hidden...
  • A doctor recommends eggs for his obese patient in this Punch cartoon
    Seven days without sugar: day four
    Well, I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't glad I'm more than halfway through this self-inflicted sugary deprivation week. I'd also be a liar if I said I had given up all sugar this week - but it's really not my fault.I realized...
  • A woman tries a praline at the Po-Boy Fest in NOLA in 2008
    Seven days without sugar: day three
    I want to cry right now - probably for no reason. I am aware, though, that this has as much to do with the sugar making its way from my bloodstream as it does a link to anything in particular (missing my family, my mentee's upcoming high...
  • Market Voisins-le-Bretonneux
    Seven days without sugar: day two
    Today is day two of my "Seven Days Without Sugar Challenge" and so far, it's about as hard as I thought it would be.First, full disclosure - because I was unable to get to the store yesterday, I had to eat what I had on hand. I put...
  • Richard Simmons is not becoming Mrs. Simmons
    Richard Simmons is not becoming Ms. Simmons
    Rumors are circulating again after a recent hospitalization that exercises guru, Richard Simmons, is transitioning to become a woman. According to People magazine on June 8, 2016, this could be further from the truth.Simmons' rep, Tom Estey...
  • 6 reasons why intermittent fasting may be right for you
    6 reasons why intermittent fasting may be for you
    For a long time, it was thought that fasting or going long periods of time without eating was detrimental to your health and would hinder weight loss goals. The thinking was that by not eating, your body would enter a 'starvation mode' and...
  • Weight Loss Tips from Cynthia Stamper Graff
    Lindora Clinic offers tips to get that 'beach bod'
    According to the CDC, about two-thirds of Americans are overweight heading into the summer, and that means their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes are up across the board. That translates into heathcare costs increasing by 80% and the...
  • Drug use on reality weight loss show
    'The Biggest Loser' under investigation for illegal narcotics use
    Even the reality show "The Biggest Loser" is now coming into question regarding its' authenticity.Prior to recent allegations that contestants on the reality show, which offers a cash prize to the winner who loses the most weight,...
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