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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…

How much protein do you really need a day?

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Certainly, everyone needs protein, as the body breaks it down to its amino acids, and then uses it to build other proteins such as enzymes, or proteins that make up collagen, just as you need proteins to build new structural muscles. How much protein does the body need in order to meet all these requirements?The problem with consuming too much protein is not to affect certain organs, such as the kidneys, but to refrain from eating other nutrients. If you only eat meat, for example, you may not actually eat any amount of carbohydrates, although you need it to nourish the brain and muscles with easily accessible glucose molecules, and you also need fat for use in cellular membranes and in the preservation of hair and skin. If you refrain from eating these many other nutrients in order to consume protein, then you are among those who eat a lot of it. But what about the rest of the people who usually eat a mixture of all the nutrients? How much are we supposed to eat?The answer depends larg…

Combined, this couple lost 298 pounds in a year by following these 3 steps

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When Lexi and Danny Reed visited a Chinese restaurant, it wasn’t unusual for them to make trip after trip to the buffet, heaping food on as many as eight plates. The couple loved going out to eat, noshing on fried and fast food, pizza, chips, candy and soda.
But these unhealthy habits meant they both were overweight and they realized they needed to change. On New Year’s Day 2016, the married couple vowed to lose weight and since then, they’ve undergone a dramatic transformation — Danny lost 62 pounds and Lexi lost 236 pounds.

10 Weight Loss Tips From Girls Who Have Lost At Least 50 Pounds

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Losing weight isn’t easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. Here are 10 tips – from girls who have lost at least 50 pounds –  to get you started on the right path.

Use Delicious Shakes For Weight Loss

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One of the greatest challenges when losing weight is finding delicious foods to eat that fit within the plan. Fortunately, shakes for weight loss simplify that dilemma. Whether you use a diet plan that includes brand name shakes or create your own to supplement your eating plans, you will love the delicious smooth beverages.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Blueberries

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Blueberries are luscious little berries with dark blue skin. Because they're good for you, blueberries top the list of healthy fruits and berries, and I think I've seen them on every superfoods list I've ever reviewed. Want to know more? Here are my five reasons why you should be eating blueberries. Right now. #1 Blueberries Are Antioxidant-RichPlant compounds called phytochemicals give blueberries their beautiful color and also function as antioxidants. That means they help prevent free-radical damage to cells. Antioxidants are thought to have a variety of health benefits -- at least when you eat them in the form of food. Taking antioxidants as supplements doesn't seem to work as well. 

Eating Peanuts Early in Life May Reduce Risk of Developing Peanut Allergy, Study Shows

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infants, the peanuts food within the first 11 months of life are less likely to develop peanut allergy, even if you want a break from the food the nuts, if you are older, according to a new study.

12 Smoothie Recipes To Supercharge Your Day

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Laurentine ten Bosch, Filmmaker (Food Matters and Hungry For Change)

Enjoy these 12 smoothies recipes that are healthy, delicious, and set to supercharge your day!
Just like yourselves, our lives can get pretty hectic too! Between work, family and life in general, we totally get the feeling like there are a million demands on your time. It’s tempting to skip breakfast when we’re in a rush. However, our busy schedules would be so much harder if we didn’t make the time to fuel our bodies well.
That’s why we think it’s essential to have a good repertoire of supercharged smoothies to kick-start your day. These 12 recipes have become our arsenal of ‘go-to’ breakfast options that we rely on time and time again when we’re on the run. They are fast, full of flavor and contain all the goodness we need to feel energized and ready to tackle the day ahead!

#1 GINGER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SMOOTHIE Ginger supports healthy digestion, which is an absolute MUST for vibrant health! The gentle spicy undert…

9 Other reasons you should eat avocados every day

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They are not only tasty, but also in the health world, Avocados are especially famous for its simple unsaturated fatty acids or "good" fats. Do not get me wrong - I love healthy fats. But there are also plenty of exciting research about the avocado, many other health benefits that go beyond the fats.

Avocados are rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K1 and Vitamin B-6. In fact, Avocados are one of the best examples of the "Food as medicine" concept, with their high quantities of vitamins and minerals and secondary plant substances, which specific nutrients from the plants to help heal the body.

Here are nine further research backed up reasons why you should enjoy avocados every day:

1. They are full of antioxidants. Avocados contain a high proportion of the catechins and phenols, the antioxidants to protect against stress and oxidation.

2. They are ideal for your skin. A Mexican study showed that avocado oil could fight harmful free radicals b…

why you can't lose weight - Read how to fix this problem

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This hormone is the reason  if lose weight has become a kind of a struggle for you and it seems that your diet or train you not to give the much anticipated results, then leptin may be what you need to quickly. Leptin is a hormone, secreted by the cells and its main task is to balance your body weight and energy. There are two ways of leptin performs its function. The first is through the signaling to your brain, when it is time to stop eating and secondly, it stimulates the fat tissue to burn of energy.

Your body are more and more leptin in your blood, how they grow fat in other compensation, through the stimulation of fat tissue to burn excess fat. But at some point it would seem as if leptin malfunction. More precisely, the body many obese people have developed what we call the leptin resistance.


The importance of leptin resistance and how it happens after a long period of high leptin levels, some people the body loses sensitivity to leptin. This means that the brain is not listen…

Cucumbers recalled after salmonella outbreak in 27 states

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - a California company is recalling its cucumber after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a woman San Diego.
Andrew & Williamson fresh products in San Diego on Friday voluntarily recalled its "limited edition" of the brand garden cucumbers, that was grown in Mexico.

Health officials say that the cucumbers are the most likely cause of hundreds of diseases since July 3 Aug 17 and the death of 99-years of age.
Half of the people who are sick are under the age of 18 years. Cucumbers were distributed in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

The company said it is working with health officials to determine if their products are the source of the outbreak, and undertook the voluntary withdrawal of caution.

"The safety and health of consumer…

10 fat burning foods

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I am much interested in weight loss at this time, I'm trying to walk every day to burn some calories. I'm the guy that I can never really diet, and instead of staying away from food that provides calories, I was thinking of including foods that could help me burn fat.  I researched and found that certain foods that help in reducing calories and increase metabolism so that the body does not store excess calories as fat. Let's see the top 10 fat burning foods in this post:

1 Banana: I was a little surprised to find banana as a fat burning food. 
The bananas provide enough fiber for the body and can actually slow down your food cravings, making you feel full for a longer period of time. It also has a type of fiber called as "resistant starch" which resists digestion and therefore add no calories to the body, instead of it reaches the colon and act as a dietary fiber. This resistant starch, according to wikipedia, ferments in the digestive tract, producing products …