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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…

'You are what you eat': Why this former chef changed his diet after being diagnosed with MS

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When Jeff Lewis first started to develop symptoms of multiple sclerosis, he brushed them off. “I couldn’t get my right and left leg in sync when I was walking — my right leg was delayed,” the Houston-area chef tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “But I was a typical male and I ignored it for a very long time.”
Things got “progressively worse” from there, Lewis says. It wasn’t until his vision started deteriorating at a concert that he finally admitted something was wrong. “I was at a concert and, whenever I looked at the exit sign, everything would shake,” he explains. “I later found out that I was going completely blind in my right eye and my left eye was trying to compensate.” At this point, Lewis says, he finally told his wife that, “something was wrong.”
Lewis’s symptoms would get worse from there. “I also lost the ability to speak,” he says. Lewis finally saw his family practitioner who referred him to a neurologist. He was given four different MRIs and, finally, a diagnosis of …

Is it OK to eat potatoes every day?

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A study looked at the effect of eating potatoes every day, compared to eating the same number of calories in refined grains.

Potatoes are the most commonly consumed vegetable in the U.S., yet they often get a bad rap. Most are eaten the form of fries or chips, so many people consider them an unhealthy food.
It doesn’t have to be that way.

Eating one medium-size potato a day can be part of a healthy diet and doesn’t increase cardiometabolic risk — the chances of having diabetes, heart disease or stroke — as long as the potato is steamed or baked, and prepared without adding too much salt or saturated fat, a study by nutritionists at The Pennsylvania State University found.

Consuming non-fried potatoes also led to higher potassium and fiber intake compared to eating refined grains, like white rice, white bread or pasta, they noted. The results were published last month in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Top 10 micro-changes to supercharge long-term weight loss

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When it comes to weight loss, we all know it’s the big things like moving more and eating less that will get results. But add these micro-changes to the mix and you’ll be surprised at the results.

As we hurtle towards the end of February, it’s a good time to take stock of those health resolutions we optimistically made at the start of the year.

Chances are, the gym sessions have slacked off as life gets busier and you’re not cooking at home as much as you would like.

Completely changing your lifestyle is a big ask, but luckily science says small changes can also reap big results.

A new study from Cal Poly University, published in the journal Obesity, found that micro-behaviours were a key factor in long-term weight loss.

Researchers surveyed nearly 5,000 WW members (the new Weight Watchers) who had, on average, lost 22kg and kept it off for three or more years and identified 54 micro-behaviours that had an impact on long-term weight loss.

According to Dr Michelle Celander, Dir…

Can you eat an egg a day and still have a healthy heart?

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Is it okay to eat eggs? Three large studies have some heartening news.

Eating one egg a day does not increase risk for cardiovascular disease or death, a new study has found. 

Is it okay to eat eggs? A new analysis based on three large studies involving nearly 178,000 people found that eating one egg a day did not increase risk for cardiovascular disease or death, even among those with a history of heart disease or diabetes.

The researchers from McMaster University in Canada also reported no significant association between egg consumption and cholesterol levels. For decades, fear of cholesterol problems led many people to cut back on eggs since they are a source of dietary cholesterol. Nutrition experts say the average large egg yolk contains nearly 200 milligrams of cholesterol - about two-thirds of what was considered the daily maximum for dietary cholesterol consumption until 2015, when federal nutritional guidelines stopped recommending a dietary cholesterol limit.

Most cholester…

Take the confusion out of food labels

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confusing at the supermarket when you read the labels of some of your favorite foods. Some of the buzzwords and health claims make not-so-healthy foods sound healthy – and like something you should buy.

Health expert, Karen Owoc, sorts out what to look for and what to ignore.

“Gluten-free”
Gluten-free is significant to patients with gluten sensitivities, like celiac disease, but many Americans on a mission to lose weight turned to the “gluten-free diet” for weight loss.
There is no evidence that supports this diet for weight loss, and it wasn’t intended to help you lose weight. The word “gluten-free” is not a badge of being good for your health nor is it the key to losing weight.

Gluten-free products are a lot lower in fiber than whole wheat foods. That’s because they’re mostly made with rice flour. Also, individuals that follow a gluten-free diet have lower levels of good gut bacteria, which lowers immunity and elevates risk of chronic diseases.
Those on gluten-free diets also tend …

7 Impressive Ways Vitamin C Benefits Your Body

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Here are 7 scientifically proven benefits of taking a vitamin C supplement.

1. May Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body's natural defenses.

Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals.

When free radicals accumulate, they can promote a state known as oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseases.

Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%. This helps the body's natural defenses fight inflammation.

Summary

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that can boost your blood antioxidant levels. This may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease.

2. May Help Manage High Blood Pressure Approximately one-third of American adults have high blood pressure.

High blood pressure puts you at risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death globally.

Studi…

Can Food Really Help Tame Your Pain?

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Suffer from heartburn or headaches? Instead of heading straight to the medicine cabinet, you may want to check out the kitchen first. "Many foods provide vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help ease ailments and possibly prevent them," says Susan Lark, M.D., a physician and nutritionist in Los Altos, California. "Even if you take medications to relieve symptoms, what you eat can help as well," says Dr. Lark.

Next time you experience one of the following, consult your refrigerator, but don't forget to also consult your doctor, mk?

Foods That Help Migraines


Try: Fatty fish such as trout, sardines, and herring

How much? Have one four- to six-ounce serving two or three times a week. Or consult your doctor about taking fish-oil supplements.

Eating fatty fish, which are high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, may lower the body's production of prostaglandins, hormone-like chemicals that can induce inflammation and pain, causing migraines. (ICYMI, there is…

Foods you should Eat everyday

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one of the keys to a balanced diet. Still, there are some foods that are so full of vitamins and minerals, the people who know the most about nutrition make sure to eat them (almost) every day.source: 

The oil in brown rice reduces LDL cholesterol levels

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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.

20 healthy meals in 15 minutes

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healthy food is difficult when you are on the go or a busy day. Also the look of a recipe can be overwhelming.

Have you ever tried to search the internet for 15 minutes healthy meals? The whole day you could try to take a decision. 
If you diet restrictions, only your search even harder. If you are not able to decide what you in the mood for…hot, cold, rich, light, cardiac arrest, spicy, fresh… with the time a decision which they are likely to have only three of the fifteen minutes left and decide on the door with a bag of chips and an energy bar. No fear, busy friends! Here are some different meal ideas to narrow the search.

Paleo


This “back to our caveman roots” way of eating has swept the nation and is still gaining in popularity. Fortunately, the recipes and meals can be quite simple. Check out these recipes from Paleo Leap.

Steak & Eggs
These two sources of protein are a staple of the Paleo diet. This recipe provides a simple but delicious way to create this meal.

Chicken Faj…

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…