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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…

Superfood Saturday: Why Eggs Are So Egg-cellent

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Surprised that eggs are considered a superfood? It wasn’t too long ago that eggs picked up a reputation as an unhealthy food to avoid because they could contribute to serious health problems. Now we know that just the opposite is true: Eggs are a concentrated source of potent nutrients and provide many health benefits. They can play a vital role in our diets, especially when we’re trying to shed excess pounds.Here’s a breakdown of some of the many benefits of eggs… and a few tasty ways to prepare them:Nutrition HighlightsEggs are PowerFuels on the Nutrisystem program because they are a source of high-quality protein with only about 80 calories per serving. One large egg (one serving) comes with five grams of fat, including 1.6 grams of saturated fat. The concerns about egg consumption were based on the 187 milligrams of cholesterol in an average egg.  High blood cholesterol levels are associated with heart disease, but recent research has determined that eating foods high in cholester…

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…

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…

High-fat, high-carbohydrate diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance

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Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. A recent Yale study has discovered that high-fat diets contribute to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, which regulates body weight homeostasis and metabolism.

Led by Sabrina Diano, the Richard Sackler Family Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and professor of neuroscience and comparative medicine, the study evaluated how the consumption of a high-fat diet—specifically diets that include high amounts of fats and carbohydrates—stimulates hypothalamic inflammation, a physiological response to obesity and malnutrition.


5 Ways To Unlock Your Body's Fullest Potential

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Timing is everything—especially when it comes to living your best life.


Recently, nutritional scientists discovered that a naturally occurring cellular cleanup process called autophagy can drastically reduce toxins in our system, enhance our ability to lose weight, deter illness and improve overall wellness. And what's even better news, since the process already takes place inside of us, you just need to "turn it on" to reap the many benefits. Naomi Whittel, a nutritional wellness expert, and the author of Glow15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life, shares her weight loss strategy, focusing on autophagy to flip the switch and get your body working in overdrive.




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It Turns Out ‘Eating Right’ Isn’t Complicated

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There are no magic foods. Cleanses are unnecessary and probably unhealthy. But we're still eating a diet high in crap we know we shouldn't eat.


Mark Bittman and David L. Katz have what they purport to be “The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right.” It’s certainly long enough. The key takeaways, alas, are that there are no magical foods and no secret diet that really works. On the other hand, you don’t need to do juice cleanses, fasting, and other weird practices, either.


Get Your Family Eating Right: A 30-day Plan for Teaching Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits for Life, Fully recommend!

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So what can I eat?

Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets- Which is better to lose weight?

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The health experts believe that selection of food really matters when you are following a restricted calorie plan. Be it carbohydrates, fats or anything, you must choose a healthy source of it.
The history of diet tells that it was always criticized for the unhealthy way to lose weight. The great debate on what should you eat in a diet is still a huge question. The new research explains this matter by telling that diet is how you look at it.

The research was conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine ad it found that people who were on a low carbohydrate diet lose same weight as people on a low-fat diet.

In other words, it is said that there is no “best” diet to lose weight. You might hear stories from friends who followed one diet and lost weight with it. One diet works great for one person but may not work for the other.

The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life, this plan nurtures your gut while helping you burn off excess weight and harmful belly fat.

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 Cancer-Soy Connection Is Getting Less Confusing

There is perhaps no more complicated and fraught connection between cancer and food than the one between breast cancer and soy.
When studies first revealed that women in Asian countries who eat a significant amount of soy daily were less likely to die of breast cancer or experience recurrence than women who consumed less soy, many took it to mean that soy-based foods may have protective qualities. Other studies, meanwhile, found that soy may interfere with anti-cancer drugs, while others suggested that certain properties in soy mimic estrogen—which can fuel some breast cancers—and should therefore be avoided.

Why weight loss pills have short effect

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"Diet plans anddiet trendsalwaystry to makethis beautifulmagic pillwhen it willactually takethe basics tostay on track andstay healthylong-term effective,"said TravisAlexander, MotionsPersonalTraining.

Diet pills, some promise tolose10, 20,30pounds ina day, andyou may losesome weightat first.

However, according to TravisAlexandertomotionspersonal trainingresults canhave a seriouseffect on your body.

"This willallow yourbody to burnmore caloriesthroughout the dayand that's whereyou'll end uplosing weight butin the long runthatends up causingharmful effects onyour body,"Alexandersaid."Causing a higher probability ofCardiovascular disease, increased bloodpressure,reallykind ofdamage your organson the inside."

While it may notbe the most attractivewayto lose weight, a combination of exerciseand good nutritionis healthier.

Alexandersays thattaking protein supplementsare also recommendedas part of yourweight lossstrategy.

"The adequateintake ofproteins t…