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Inflammatory Cytokines: The Angry Fat Messenger

Most people have been getting dietary advice all wrong. Eat less, move more works only for some people for a period of time, but it is not solid long-term dietary advice. Low carbohydrate diets again and again show greater weight loss, increase in HDL, reduction in blood pressure, resolving diabetes and metabolic syndrome and also …

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Your Life in Balance

By Betty Murray The types and amounts of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you take in on a daily basis matter. But ultimately, what matters when it comes to weight loss and weight management is calories. Balancing how many calories you take in with the number of calories your body burns is the secret to losing weight …

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Get Your Zzzzz’s Please: Tips for Getting the Right Amount of Sleep

By Betty Murray If losing weight is on your list of goals for 2015, a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you reach your ideal weight, but here’s another suggestion: get enough sleep. Eating healthy and exercising will only go so far in helping you drop those extra pounds. Good sleep is the third component …

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Reduce Stress and Lose Weight with Mindful Meditation and Breathing

By Betty Murray Many people practice yoga for its benefits in improving strength and flexibility, but exercise is just one of the three main structures upon which the ancient practice of yoga is built. Breathing and meditation are the two other pillars of yoga. By incorporating breathing and mindful meditation into your yoga practice, you will …

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The Great MCT Oil Hype

By Betty Murray Many times, people avoid eating any kind of fat because they have fallen prey to the belief that all fat is bad fat. In reality, there are some types of fat are good for your brain, and may even help with weight loss. Do you know what kinds of fats to look for? …

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Weight Training Will Not Make You The Hulk

By Betty Murray Do you avoid the weight room at the gym because you fear “bulking up”? Contrary to popular believe, women: lifting weights won’t make you look like The Hulk. Yes, it is possible to add muscle bulk through weight lifting — as seen in body builders and in many men — but adding bulk …

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To Paleo or Not? That Is The Question

By Betty Murray The Paleo diet is a growing trend, but is there more to this diet than other diet fads that have come and gone? What is Paleo? The Paleo diet is considered a lifestyle more than a diet. It isn’t so much about eating foods to lose weight, but eating the right food to …

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Show Metabolism Who’s Boss: 10 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

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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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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