Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Is your gluten-free diet making you fat?

Giving up gluten has become a popular dietary trend. Gluten is a protein present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Following a gluten-free diet is a must for people such as myself who have celiac disease, but now a growing number of people are avoiding gluten because they have a sensitivity to it and/or feel…

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Six strategies to slim down while still having fun this summer

summer dieting, Sunfiber, Sherry Torkos

Beach season has arrived. Could your beach body use a little fine tuning? Trying to diet or deprive yourself during the summer is no fun with all the parties, picnics and social gatherings. Here are six simple strategies that can help tone your body, reduce calorie intake and boost your calorie-burning efforts. 1. Fit in…

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Nuts for heart health

February is National Heart Health Awareness month so this is the perfect time to talk about some of the tasty foods we can eat that are good for our heart. We all know fruits, vegetables and fish offer heart benefits, but you may be surprised to learn that nuts can also be included in a…

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The hidden connection between stress and your weight

If you have been struggling with your weight, you have plenty of company. About two-thirds of North Americans are overweight or obese. Losing weight is not easy. There are many factors that affect our weight including dietary choices, activity level, hormones, genetics and even stress. The connection between stress and weight gain may come as…

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Five Weight Loss Myths – Busted

With the brand-new year, motivation is strong to lose weight and get in shape. In that quest, it is easy to get caught up with the plethora of confusing weight-loss myths. Which diet should you follow? Which gym tactics yield the best results? Which supplements can do what they say? Here is the low down…

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Winning at Weight Loss

Being overweight or obese is a common concern in our society. Recent reports show that over half of us need to lose excess weight and our health is at risk as a result. Carrying excess weight is a known risk factor for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, to name just…

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Successful Strategies for Enhancing Fat Loss

With the worldwide obesity epidemic, many individuals are searching for ways to lose weight and keep it off. While the focus is often on total body weight, it is actually excess body fat that represents the real health threat. Thus it is important to understand the role that body fat plays in health and disease…

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Going Green to Slim Down

With each new year there is an plethora of new fad diets offering promises to help us shed those unwanted pounds. Excluding food groups, drastically cut calories, eating pre-prepared meals or following a new celebrity trend, it may all sound enticing yet do these diets actually work? The answer is no. Fad diets may help…

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