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Healthy Weight

Measuring Fat: Why BMI Is Inaccurate and Weight Scales Don’t Cut It

by Dr. Josh Axe

If you want to burn fat and lose weight it’s important to understand types of fat as well as the best ways to measure if you’re losing fat. For anyone watching their weight, and trying to shed a few pounds, the word fat is synonymous with poison. Whether we admit it or not, we all […]

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What Makes Belly Fat So Dangerous to Your Health?

by Kelli & Brad
dangers of abdominal fat

Belly fat is something that affects many of us. Even if we’re not fat elsewhere on our bodies, for some reason it just seems to build up on the stomach. Unfortunately, however, belly fat carries extra risks than fat stored elsewhere on the body.

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Gut-Dwelling Bugs Guide Weight and Health

by Craig Weatherby
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Why do some people seem more susceptible to metabolic disorders like obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes? We know a few major reasons, such as unfortunate genes, nutrient-poor/high-calorie diets, and sedentary lifestyles. But these factors don’t explain everything, and not everyone who has one or more develops a metabolic disorder. New research findings link bacteria to obesity and metabolic diseases and show how plant-foods affect gut profiles.

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Cognitive Behavorial Therapy and Weight Loss

by Isabel De Los Rios
cognitive behavior therapy

I love to learn new things, and I love to share them when I think you will benefit from them. I had heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (also known as CBT), but I didn’t know that much about it until I did some research. Apparently, it’s a super-popular form of therapy that can help you defeat negative thinking, and I belive that everyone walking the planet could benefit from practicing its principles.

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Intermittent Fasting For Women – Don’t Do It Without Reading This First

by Brad
intermittent fasting for women

If you already have enough stress on your plate, or even if you’re feeling groovy, IF may not be something you want to take on. Let’s talk about why intermittent fasting for women may need to be practiced only after special consideration.

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Your Body Cannot Lose Weight Without This

by Isabel De Los Rios
the essential fat for fat loss

I absolutely love seeing people make the decision to make a positive change in their weight and their health and love seeing people adopt a new healthy eating and exercise plan. Here’s what I don’t love. I don’t love, or shall I say hate, diet pill companies that promote their “magic” potions and pills as the easiest and best way to lose weight and keep it off.

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Overfed and Undernourished – Modern Foods and Famine in a Land of Plenty

by Brad
overfed and undernourished

We’re all well aware of the obesity epidemic in the developed world. Did you also know that right alongside the obesity we have a major issue of malnourishment?

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Chemical Calories – When Lettuce is More Fattening than a Burger

by Brad
toxins and weight gain

In terms of weight gain, “chemical calories” may actually be more significant than the caloric value of those calories. Environmental chemicals known as obesogens may actually program our bodies to store fat and develop disease. And these obesogens can have such an effect that a head of conventional romaine lettuce may actually cause more weight gain than a grass fed burger.

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How TV Makes Us Fat and Keeps Us Confused

by Isabel De Los Rios
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Watching TV can definitely make anyone fat. Not just because it is a sedentary activity, but because the information most commercials are giving is extremely misleading and really confusing, to say the least.

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How We Got Fat – The Story of Too Much Energy in Packages Too Small

by Brad
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Do you remember the old days when food was scarce and we risked our lives every time we went outside to get some? Neither do I, but our genes do. We’re hard wired to choose calorie-dense foods.

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Try a Wheat-Free Diet to Feel Better and Lose Weight

by Isabel De Los Rios
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The gluten contained in wheat products can cause or contribute to digestive disorders and joint problems. A wheat-free diet may be just what you need to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms. Need another reason to consider going wheatless? Kicking this food out of your eating plan can also help you drop those unwanted pounds (I thought that might get your attention).

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High-fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Gain More Weight Than Sugar

by Brad
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Though it was already well known, once again research has been concluded that clearly shows sugar is not sugar. In a recently concluded Princeton University study, rats with access to HFCS gained significantly more weight than rats with access only to regular table sugar, even though their caloric intake was the same.

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Why Counting Calories Will Never Get You Healthy and To an Ideal Weight

by Isabel De Los Rios
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You’ll never achieve your ideal weight by counting calories. If you’re counting calories to lose weight or just trying to eat healthy, stop the madness! Calorie counting is time consuming, depressing and completely unnecessary. It’s simply about being mindful of what you eat.

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