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What Makes a Calorie?

Calories are actually a measure of energy; scientifically, the amount of energy it takes to raise one gram of water by one degree Celsius. What we term “calories" are actually kilocalories ..
(October 30, 2008)
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5 Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning at Home

I'd like to give you a few simple reminders about food safety, September being National Food Safety Education Month. Sometimes we take food safety for granted . . . keeping leftovers out a bit too ..
(September 01, 2008)
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How a Woman in Her Forties Lost Weight

This is the story of how I lost 15 pounds in my mid 40's. I preach it now, calling it “watch out for the once-in-a-while's". I'm a registered dietitian: I know how many calories are in ..
(August 19, 2008)
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How Alice Lost Weight

I had a client I'll call Alice, who was extremely overweight. She could not even weigh herself on her bathroom scale because it only went up to 300 pounds. She came to see me when I worked in the ..
(August 12, 2008)
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10 Ways to Get 10 Fruit and Vegetable Servings Every Day

The recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake are now nine to eleven per day. Fruits and vegetables are necessary, not just for vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but also for phytochemicals and ..
(August 12, 2008)
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Healthy and Hydrated

You've probably heard the old adage, “Drink eight glasses of water a day". Have you ever wondered where this number came from? Fluid needs are based on a person's calorie intake: About one ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Low Fat Versus Low Carbohydrate Diet The Debate Rages On

Results of another study on which diet works best were discussed this morning on the “Good Morning America" news show. The low carb diet, most recently made famous by Dr. Atkins, and the low ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Five Foods That Can Zap Your Energy

Here are the top five things you might be eating that are making you tired: consume them accordingly. . . it might be helpful at bedtime! 1. Turkey: You may have heard that turkey contains a ..
(July 28, 2008)
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Weight Loss Medications Could Be the Answer You've Been ..

There are several prescription medications on the market that help people lose weight, and one awaiting FDA approval. If diet and exercise haven't worked for you, you might consider talking to your ..
(April 11, 2008)
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Stop Snacking on Junk Food Now

Think about the snacks you eat: How easy are they to access? Do you have a dish of candies sitting on your desk? A vending machine just down the hall? A bag of chips front and center in your pantry? ..
(March 24, 2008)
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Essential Fatty Acids - Do I Really Need To Eat Them?

The term “essential" when used in reference to dietary components, means that we need this nutrient in order to live, that our bodies cannot make it, and that it must be obtained from our diet. .
(March 17, 2008)
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Waist Management

Remember the adage about women being “pear shaped" and men being “apple-shaped" as it applied to health risk? Women tend to carry more fat in the lower part of their body-their hips and ..
(March 17, 2008)
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Spot Reducing - How Do I Get Rid Of Abdominal Fat?

Unfortunately, spot reducing is one of those awful myths; we wish it were true, but in reality it can't be done. It makes sense, at first, to think that doing sit-ups or other abdominal exercises ..
(March 16, 2008)
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Snack or Treat - Make the Distinction

There is a difference between a snack and a treat, although these words are often used interchangeably. When I was in first grade I always brought a snack to school for late morning since our lunch ..
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Weight Loss Tip #2 - Cheating On Your Diet Does Not Make You a .

For some reason, people associate how well they are doing on their diet with how good they are as a person. One thing has nothing to do with the other. And it becomes a vicious cycle: You feel badly ..
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Weight Loss Tip #4 - Count the Once-in-a-While's

I was 25 pounds over my comfortable weight and had been trying to lose for many months. I was very conscious of what I was eating, but did not want to suffer on a restrictive diet. So, I was letting ..
(March 06, 2008)
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Will A Tube Feeding Help?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, there's a chance you may have experienced a great deal of weight loss. Some types of cancer are evident by causing 20-30 pounds of weight loss in .
(March 04, 2008)
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