Category: dieting

Show Metabolism Who’s Boss!

July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Show Metabolism Who’s Boss!

By Betty Murray Are you frustrated with slow progress on your weight loss journey? If you’re struggling to burn excess fat, it may be due to a slow metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories. A person with a high metabolism will have less trouble keeping the extra pounds off than someone […]

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Are Your Medications Making You Gain Weight?

July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Are Your Medications Making You Gain Weight?

By Betty Murray If you’re struggling to keep off the extra pounds, there culprit may be something you haven’t considered — your medications. There are several drugs that can cause weight gain and, ironically, many drugs used to treat conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, seizures, migraines, and mood disorders are to blame for weight […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Go Gluten-Free

July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Gluten-Free

By Betty Murray “Gluten-Free” is a term that has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years, but what does gluten-free really mean? Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Some […]

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This For That: Easy Ingredient Substitutions

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
This For That: Easy Ingredient Substitutions

By Betty Murray Sometimes success on your weight loss journey is more about the small changes in your habits than a total overhaul. Make small changes you can live with forever, rather than big changes that will be difficult to maintain. Did you know there are simple substitutions you can make in your diet that can […]

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What Happens on Vacation Stays On Your Thighs

June 24, 2014 0 Comments
What Happens on Vacation Stays On Your Thighs

By Betty Murray You’ve been saving up for your summer vacation and working hard on your beach body, now it’s finally time to pack your bags and get out of town. Even if looking good on the beach has been your goal the last few months, you still want to look good when you get home. […]

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Caffeine: The Good, The Bad and the Hyper

June 18, 2014 0 Comments
Caffeine: The Good, The Bad and the Hyper

By Betty Murray Many people believe caffeine can boost weight loss. Caffeine is the main active ingredient in may over-the-counter weight loss drugs, but does it really work? Can it really help you lose weight? Can it have negative effects on weight loss? This question has been asked for years, and multiple studies show results on […]

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The Truth About White Vegetables

May 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Truth About White Vegetables

By Betty Murray When you think about eating foods of a rainbow of colors, there’s one important color (or non-color) you can’t forget — white. White vegetables aren’t lacking in nutrients simply because they aren’t as colorful as an array of peppers and other rich, colorful veggies. In fact, some white vegetables can help you get […]

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Want to lose weight? Learn these 10 healthy eating habits

May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Want to lose weight? Learn these 10 healthy eating habits

By Betty Murray Weight gain is often tied to the many small choices we make day in and day out, rather than any one main cause. Seemingly “harmless” habits you may not even recognize can throw your whole diet off course, leading to serious weight gain. If you want to lose weight, incorporate these healthy eating […]

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The “F” Word: The Truth About Fat

May 16, 2014 0 Comments
The “F” Word: The Truth About Fat

By Betty Murray A focus on the word “fat” may actually lead to obesity, especially in young girls. In a long-term study, psychology researchers at UCLA found that young girls who were labeled as “fat” by 10 years of age were more likely to become obese as a teenager. The study, which was published in late […]

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Got Food Allergies? Check out these allergy-friendly restaurants

April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Got Food Allergies? Check out these allergy-friendly restaurants

By Betty Murray Food allergies can make eating out difficult. How do you know exactly what is in the meal you order at a restaurant, and can you be sure it hasn’t been contaminated with something you or your child is allergic to, such as peanuts or eggs? If you have food allergies, you need to […]

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