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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

Changes to Nutrition Facts label sweeps grocery stores

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Changes are coming to the FDA's Nutrition Facts Labels.
We first reported the updates in December and now, they're here to stay.

Registered dietitian at Mid Dakota Clinic Jenny Schmidt says the changes on the label make it easier for consumers to find information quickly in terms they can understand.

She says some of the most beneficial changes are the bolded font, separation of natural and added sugars, inclusion of vitamin D and potassium and the addition of micrograms and milligrams rather than a percent based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

"It truly is taking into account what we are finding people need more of, and I think it's also looking into the future a little bit too as this is what we're kind of predicting," said Schmidt.

Schmidt says there are some drawbacks to the new labels consumers should look out for. She says the FDA changed serving size to reflect a more realistic portion size based on what a consumer might actually eat versus recommended servi…