Apr
16
2009
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Can food allergies prevent weight loss?

Calories (photo by baejaar - CC-BY)Many individuals are frustrated by an inability to reach their weight loss goals despite an adequate reduction in daily calories. It now appears that food allergies may be partly to blame! Food intolerance can create an inflammatory immune response which can inhibit weight loss. Sensitivities to commonly ingested foods can be revealed in chronic symptoms [&hel[more...]

Apr
04
2009
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Are there any fat-burning foods that can help me lose weight?

Chili Peps (Photo by flattop341 - CC-BY)According to recent research, Yes! Chili peppers, green tea, grapefruit and dairy products are just some of the foods gaining a reputation as fat-fighters and metabolism boosters that can help individuals in the war against fat! Chili peppers contain capsaicin, a compound that may influence metabolism and help individuals burn off excess calories.  Ingestion of [&hel[more...]

Mar
09
2009
2

What is a Flexitarian diet?

Bulgar salad with cranberries (by MerylCA - CC-BY)Flexitarians are “flexible vegetarians” who eat a plant-based diet most of the time but are not so strict that they can’t enjoy a sprinkling of meat or fish when the urge hits! There has been a lot of research pointing to the health benefits of eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts. Lowered [&hel[more...]

Mar
02
2009
1

What is the size of the diet meal home delivery market?

Veal Chop with zone style salad (photo by Neeta Lind CC-BY)Diet meals and snacks delivered to your home is a convenient option for losing weight. Home delivery diets is one of the fasting growing segments in the weight loss industry. According to a recent research report, home delivery of prepared diet meals is worth approximately $1 billion. This is a rapidly growing market and it [&hel[more...]

Feb
28
2009
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Can the Calorie Restriction diet slow the aging process and promote weight loss? 

Salmon sushi (photo by adactio (CC-BY)The Calorie Restriction diet, also known as the Longevity Diet, is gaining a fair amount of attention for its potential role in promoting greater health and slowing the aging process. The intent of the Calorie Restriction diet is to eat highly nutritious foods in a caloric range which sustains health while maintaining a lower-than-average weight. [&hel[more...]

Feb
18
2009
1

What is the Eco-Atkins diet?

Very yellow meal (Photo by moria - CC-BY)The Eco-Atkins diet is a modern version of the Atkins weight-loss plan. The high percentage of  meat and dairy products associated with the original Atkins diet has been replaced with a broad spectrum of plant-based proteins and healthy fats. Primary sources of vegetable protein in the Eco-Atkins diet include soy,  gluten (wheat protein), beans and [&hel[more...]

Feb
16
2009
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How many calories can I work off through exercise?

Bicycling can be an enjoyable form of exercise. MoBikeFed photo. CC-BYLosing or even maintaining weight through diet alone isn’t a lot of fun. Allowing 1,500 to 2,000 calories or so a day, as a sensible diet might do, can give you the nutrition you need, but it doesn’t allow a lot of leeway for dessert, a high-calorie snack or a second helping. Fortunately, there is [&hel[more...]

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Feb
15
2009
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Can a high-protein diet help me lose weight?

Egg ( photo by House of Sims - CC-BY)Diets with a higher proportion of lean protein can help individuals feel full longer while providing a greater feeling of energy, according to recent research. While people respond differently to dietary regimes in their efforts to lose weight, paying attention to the proportion of lean proteins in the diet can help to spur success in [&hel[more...]

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Feb
13
2009
2

What simple changes can I make in my diet to lose weight?

This spicy tortilla soup is made with low-fat ingredients. Greencolander photo. CC-BY.The mathematics of weight loss are simple: If you take in more calories than you burn up, you’ll gain weight. If you burn up more than you take in, you’ll lose weight. A pound of body fat is worth about 3,500 calories — so without additional exercise, if you can cut your caloric intake by [&hel[more...]

Feb
01
2009
0

Is hip resurfacing a good alternative to total hip replacement surgery?

Before (Photo by Cindy Funk - CC-BY)Suppose you could relieve your pain and delay the need for a total hip replacement by simply smoothing out the “rough edges?”  Would you choose that option? If so, you might be a candidate for hip resurfacing!` Chronic and progressive hip pain from arthritis or injury can often become so debilitating that eventually the prospect [&hel[more...]

Jan
28
2009
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Can high-intensity interval training help me lose weight?

Swimming laps (Photo by Franklin Park Library - CC-BY)Alternating short bursts of high-intensity exercise with active rest has proven to be one of the most effective methods of losing weight. Research shows that performing exercise which incorporates fluctuations in intensity burns more fat than aerobic exercise done at a steady pace. A recent study from  the University of Virginia found that women who [&hel[more...]

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Jan
19
2009
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Can weight loss and exercise help treat erectile dysfunction?

Man performs mystical stretching exercises on Morro Strand (Photo by mikebaird CC-BY)According to the latest research, the answer is yes! Weight loss and regular exercise have shown positive results in treating erectile dysfunction. While there are many causes of ED, an emphasis on overall health through diet and exercise can provide one of the least invasive and natural methods for helping to prevent or reverse this [&hel[more...]

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Jan
16
2009
1

Can Nordic walking help me lose weight and get in shape?

Nordic WalkingYou bet it can! If you want to lose weight and increase your fitness level, Nordic walking might just be the key. By combining a set of walking poles with a healthy stride, it is possible to burn more calories and generate greater weight loss than traditional walking exercise programs. Field tests performed by the [&hel[more...]

Jan
12
2009
0

How can I lose weight after menopause?

Ontario fitness poster (Photo by roland - CC - BY)Weight gain and menopause often go hand in hand. Women complain that their bodies suddenly become unrecognizable and assume a different shape altogether! Slender tummies, hips and thighs gradually develop lumps and bulges that simply weren’t there through most of adulthood! What has happened? Does the menopausal body really have a mind of its own? [&hel[more...]

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