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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…

Sugary Sodas Wreak Havoc With Cholesterol Levels, Harming the Heart

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Sugar-sweetened drinks can play havoc with your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.
Specifically, drinking more than 12 ounces (1 standard can) of sugary sodas or fruit drinks a day may not bode well for your cardiovascular health, researchers say.

"Think before you drink. There is accumulating evidence linking sugar-sweetened beverages to adverse health outcomes, and this message is clear," said lead researcher Nicola McKeown, a nutritional epidemiologist at the Jean Mayer U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

According to the researchers, drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and fruit-flavored drinks are the biggest source of added sugars for Americans.

"Efforts and policies aimed at reducing sugar-sweetened beverage intake should continue," McKeown said. "When it comes to alternative beverages, we need more information about what we are put…

Heart Month: Nutritionist tips on foods with our heart in mind

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Finding heart healthy foods can be intimidating. Nutritionist Deborah Enos takes some of the guesswork out and breaks down some simple things we can add to our diet with our heart in mind.  

From Nutritionist Deborah Enos: "I lost my dad to heart disease in August of 2016.

Part of my mission as a nutritionist is to show people how easy it can be to prevent this deadly disease.

I want to help people avoid what my dad went through…

1. In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds.
2. Every year, about 805,000 Americans have a heart attack.
3. 605,000 are a first heart attack
4. 200,000 happen to people who have already had a heart attack.
5. About 1 in 5 heart attacks is silent—the damage is done, but the person is not aware of it.
6. One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
7. About 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
(CDC stats)

It’s not just about cutting out unhealthy hab…

U.S. meat eaters should consider this study before their next grocery run

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People who indulge in steak may want to take a break.
Plant-based diets have been popular in the media recently, but research shows that going vegetarian or vegan isn’t only good for the environment, but for our health, too.

Meat-rich diets are linked to a range of health problems, from heart disease and strokes to type two diabetes and some cancers. (People who eat diets high in meat have also been found to live shorter lives.)

A new US study has again shown that adults that eat diets high in animal protein are at increased risk of developing a wide range of chronic diseases. The authors recommend a plant-based protein diet to reduce these risks.

Importantly, the study is the first to investigate what effect diets high in sulfur amino acids have on our health. These are found in many foods but are typically found in high amounts in eggs, fish, red meat and chicken. When consumed at recommended levels, sulfur amino acids play a crucial role in our bodies. They help our metabolism, pr…

The 8 Worst Foods for Your Heart

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The food we eat has a massive impact on our heart health.


For years experts have been saying that a healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the best ways to fight cardiovascular disease and while we know that fruits, veggies and whole grains are all good options, what about the foods that are not so great for your ticker?
Sugar, saturated fats, and loads of salt can all increase your risk for heart disease and stroke but it is not always easy to identify the foods that contain these. So, we did the homework for you. Here are some of the worst foods for your heart:



Energy Drinks Worse for Your Heart Than Caffeine Alone

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Drinking 32 ounces of energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond those seen with caffeine alone, according to a new study.

7 things that happen if you stop eating the meat

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people are going to plant-basis for many reasons. These include lose weight, more active guests and reduces the risk of heart disease, reducing the number of pills ... there are dozens of good reasons! For even more inspiration, check these additional benefits you can expect when you go plant-based.
1. You’ll reduce inflammation in your body.
If you eat, meat, cheese and highly processed foods, the chances are you have increased levels of inflammation in the body. While the short term inflammation (e.g. after a breach) is normal and necessary, inflammation, lasts months or years. Chronic inflammation has been associated with the development of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, under other conditions.

Tips for weight loss over 40

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weight loss can be one of the most difficult efforts for women, irrespective of their age.  But there is something about exceeds the age of 40 years, what will normally make you feel like a challenge seems downright impossible. There are a number of factors in the game after 40 - a slow metabolism, lively daily schedules and less mobility and flexibility. While it may be difficult to achieve, the fact is that weight loss is possible at any age. It is important to know what works best for your body and how hard you are willing to work to achieve your training goals. It is also the under appropriate targets and health issues in the foreground.

The first - and most important - what to do if you are trying to lose weight, in every age is to make an appointment for a physical. Any possible medical problems that may contribute to weight gain. For example, hypothyroidism is common theme for women over the age of 40, who find that they do not lose weight with traditional methods. This conditi…

Exercising for the Improve heart health

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Exercising is not only for losing weight. It is for your heart — to stay it healthy, and active. It's what is going to improve your life hugely. And it solely takes half-hour. “If we're speaking almost about heart health, and we're not upset concerning weight loss, or any weight, whether you're overweight or at your ideal weight or weedy, everyone has to do physical activity for his or her heart,” aforesaid Michele Olson, Associate in Nursing exercise science academician at reddish-brown Montgomery.

For optimum heart health, the yank Heart Association recommends half-hour of moderate to vigorous aerobics on most days of the week. If getting into half-hour in at just once isn't doable, divide Associate in Nursing exercise routine into 10- or 15-minute intervals.

And here's the nice news for those that do not fancy high-intensity workouts: you'll strength-train. Elevate weights, and do weight exercises, like push ups and lunges. You do not essent…