Weight Loss

What To Do When Willpower is Weak

The other day we had friends over for dinner. As a gift for their hosts, our friends brought us a tremendous box of cupcakes… Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet… drowning in icing and oh, so delicious. Although my wife, Melanie, served the cupcakes for dessert, there were still at least a …

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What to Do When The Scale is Stuck

Tell me if this situation sounds familiar… You’ve been eating well and exercising steadily, and progressively the pounds have been yielding. Then, all of a sudden, BAM! The scale seems stuck. And not just for one day, but for week after week. And, no matter how closely you follow your …

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Three Strange Ways To Prevent Overeating

It’s easy to overeat. In fact, overeating is pretty much built into our culture. We can blame it on “super-sized” servings, lack of traditional meal times, foods that are engineered to make it impossible to stop eating… the list goes on and on. So how do you fight back? What …

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3 Strange Mind Tricks That Cut Calories

Do you have issues with cravings? Or do you often find yourself eating more than you want to? Be honest… If so, you are not alone. Overeating is one of the biggest reasons why people fail to lose weight. It is really a matter of simple math. I know I’ve …

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The Hidden Costs Of Belly Fat

I talk a lot about what that extra helping of hot fudge will do to your health. But has anybody ever told you what it might do to your wealth? Some new research has come across my desk showing it’s not only your waistline that’s affected by your weight. When …

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Don’t Eat This After Breakfast

It’s every dieter’s nightmare. You’re doing everything right – eating a healthy diet, watching portion sizes, exercising regularly. You even gave up your daily chocolate bar – not an easy task! But that scale is only inching ever so slightly downward. Not nearly fast enough for the energy you’re putting …

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Bigger Sometimes IS Better

Let’s face it, most diets fail. One of the key reasons is because people aren’t seeing results. And I don’t blame them for throwing in the towel. Who the heck can stay motivated when they don’t see results? Well here’s some hope. A new study from the Stanford University School …

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Does Plastic Put On The Pounds?

Does paying in plastic pack on the pounds?

With four growing children, my wife and I are at the supermarket a lot. I mean, A LOT. And rather than take out cash for every visit, the majority of the time we pay with a credit card. Until now. I just read some studies done by researchers at State …

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Use The Clock to Lose Weight

Most diet experts say losing weight is simply a matter of taking in fewer calories than you burn. End of story. In this scenario, all calories are created equal. However, I’ve just read some interesting new research that suggests another factor may be at play. It seems a calorie may …

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Are Chemicals Making You Fat?

In 2007, a cell biologist by the name of Bruce Blumberg from the University of California, Irvine introduced a new word into our vocabulary. It all started with a chemical called tributyltin. Used as a fungicide in paints to keep fungus from growing on various surfaces, Dr. Blumberg discovered tributyltin …

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