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The Freshman 15 - Use These Easy Steps to Avoid College Weig ...

(September 19, 2008)  The “freshman 15" is the term used to describe the extra weight that is often gained by students going off to college for the first time. For many of these students, it is the very first time they have lived away from home and experienced so much freedom. Emotional eating, late night eating, ..

The New Exercise Pill Is it Really Possible?

(July 31, 2008)  How would you like to swallow a pill that would not only make you resistant to weight gain but would also provide you with twice as much endurance as your peers? That's a “no-brainer", right? Where do we sign up? These amazing results aren't something out of a science fiction magazine. ..

Initiate Change in Two Weeks The Magic Number in Weight Loss

(July 14, 2008)  Are you having trouble finding the motivation to make a change in your diet and fitness level? Amazing things can happen in just two weeks! I can hear you now. . . “Two weeks isn't enough time to lose the weight I want to lose!" Well, whether you want to lose five pounds or fifty pounds, ..

The Best Exercise Tip For Weight Loss!

(July 13, 2008)  The best exercise tip for weight loss, and one of the most difficult in my opinion, is to find a buddy that you can count on who has similar goals! Research clearly shows that people who diet and exercise with a friend, stay on their programs longer and are more successful. Finding a friend whose ..

You Must Add Exercise For Rapid Weight Loss!

(July 13, 2008)  If you're under a time constraint to slim down then you must exercise for rapid weight loss. There's really no way around it. To lose even one pound in a week, you must reduce your calories by 3500! That would be 500 fewer calories a day that you consume. Most people looking for quick weight loss ..

Use an Exercise Bike For Weight Loss Success!

(July 12, 2008)  Using an exercise bike for weight loss can provide you with an excellent cardio workout while easing pressure on your knee and ankle joints. On average, the most successful dieters spend about an hour a day on exercise. Experts believe that switching up your exercise regime produces better results. .

Jump Start Your Diet Add Cardio Exercise For Weight Loss!

(July 12, 2008)  An important component of any diet is cardio exercise for weight loss. In fact, the single most significant factor in one's health is exercise. “Cardio" is a term used to refer to aerobic training, which increases the function of the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. This would include ..

Are You Looking For That One Simple Exercise For Weight Loss ...

(July 12, 2008)  Are you looking for that one simple exercise for weight loss that will help you meet your fitness goals? Do you need to start a program but you're just not sure how to begin? Let's look at a few of the many benefits of regular physical activity. Everyone knows that exercise strengthens your heart ..

Try Aquatic Exercise For Weight Loss Success

(July 11, 2008)  Aquatic exercise for weight loss has become very popular in the last few years. One of a handful of activities considered “lifetime sports, " swimming appeals to the masses, both young and old. It's probably not a coincidence that swimming for weight loss has grown in popularity as the ..

Lose Twice As Many Pounds With a Weight Loss Journal!

(July 07, 2008)  Keeping a weight loss journal can actually double the number of pounds an individual loses, according to a recent study printed in The American Journal of Preventative Medicine and reported by Nanci Hellmich of USA Today! Long believed to be a valuable weight loss tool, research confirms that the ..

Achieve Maximum Weight Loss by Eating Soup!

(July 06, 2008)  Like most people, you probably crave soup when it's cold outside and you need to be warmed up. What you may not know is that making soup a regular part of your meals can lead to big rewards on the scale! One of the biggest advantages of eating soup is that it is amazingly filling and satisfying! A ..

How to Change Your Health in 10 Easy Steps

(July 04, 2008)  You'll know when it's time to make a change in your current lifestyle. In fact many of us know for years before taking action. There are many ways to make small, manageable changes that will lead to huge results. We're going to discuss ten of them here. Step One: Make a list Take the time to write .

Weight Loss Journals Practically Guarantee Success!

(June 29, 2008)  Keeping a weight loss journal while trying to diet is the single most important strategy that guarantees success. Many people simply can't be bothered to track their food intake. Let's face it. . . it can be labor intensive until you get used to it. If you've never tracked your food before, there ..

Eat Healthy 3 Common Diet Mistakes to Avoid

(June 26, 2008)  Do you want to eat healthy but you just can't get started? Are your past failures keeping you from taking that first step towards having the body that you desire? Start by making a commitment that this time will be different! This time you'll succeed by avoiding these three common diet mistakes. ..

Activity For Weight Loss 3 Easy Steps to Enhance Your Daily ...

(June 26, 2008)  Do you want to lose weight but you're having trouble adding activity for weight loss to your daily routine? If so, you're not alone. Making activity an integral part of your day is the single most significant factor in losing weight and keeping it off. After all, it makes sense that this would be a .

Obesity and the Economy - A Logical Relationship

(June 20, 2008)  Is it truly any wonder that with the economy so depressed, the obesity epidemic is at an all-time high? Historically, those who are economically deprived tend to be obese. This portion of the population often has to make the difficult choice between money for rent and money for groceries. At first ..

Understanding Those First Few Bites The Secret to Lasting We ...

(June 20, 2008)  With so many diets available and so many experts saying different things, how are you supposed to know what to do when you decide to lose weight? It's actually easier than you might think! It's all about the first few bites. . . Weight loss is based on a seemingly easy formula. It's calories in ..

Practical Things a Wife Can Do to Ease Her Husband Into Fitn ...

(June 15, 2008)  Let's face it; men have it made! Not only is it more acceptable for them to be overweight and out of shape, but their clothes can easily hide their growing dimensions. How tough can it be to buy khaki slacks with expandable waistlines and throw on a sports coat? What's a wife to do though, when she .

Teens Eat Healthy 4 Easy Lifestyle Changes For Summer

(June 14, 2008)  Need a good summer project? Let's learn to eat healthy! The school year seemed like it might go on forever, but exams are finally finished, snow days are made up, classes are selected for next year, and summer plans are being made. Along with all the plans for summer fun, think about making a ..

Diet Plateau? Celebrate The Non-Scale Victories!

(May 27, 2008)  At some point during our lives, most of us have experienced the frustration of the bathroom scale! Early in a weight loss program, progress is generally steady and motivating. You look forward to hopping on that scale about the same time every week to get the good news! If your weigh-ins aren't at ..

Dining Out Tips - How to Lose Weight When You Like To Eat Out!

(April 07, 2008)  Is it really necessary to be careful when you're dining out? Can't you just splurge when you eat out and watch your intake when you're at home? Not if you want to lose weight! According to the National Restaurant Association, American restaurants bring in over 500 billion dollars in sales annually! .

Vegetarian Weight Loss - Quick and Easy Tips to Guarantee Su ...

(April 07, 2008)  Weight loss tips for vegetarians are surprisingly similar to tips for any other kind of weight loss journey. There are three main types of vegetarians. “Vegans" eat no animal products at all. Vegan diets consist mainly of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds, and nuts. ..

Fiber - The Super Nutrient

(April 07, 2008)  It's hard to imagine but until the 1970s, fiber was completely ignored as being beneficial to your health. Found only in plants, fiber is indigestible. That's right. . . it passes through the human digestive system virtually unchanged! Fiber is a special carbohydrate, which can be divided into two ..

Fiber - Quick and Easy Tips to Add More To Your Diet

(April 07, 2008)  Fiber is one of the most important nutrients in our diet today. With so many health benefits attributed to it, such as lowering blood cholesterol levels, enabling glucose to enter our bloodstream more slowly, and helping us feel more full and satisfied, is it any wonder that fiber is so laudable? ..

Cleansing & Detox Diets - Fact or Fiction?

(April 07, 2008)  One of the hottest diet crazes around today is cleansing and “detox" dieting for body detoxification purposes. You may think this is a relatively new approach to dieting, but it's basically been around for years, better known as FASTING. The difference seems to be that some of the medical ..


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