Obesity

The Role of Genetics in Weight and Why One-Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t Work: Part 2

Part 2: Are There Fat Genes? It is easy to assume that someone who is overweight simply eats too much and/or doesn’t exercise. And while diet and exercise are the primary factors contributing to weight gain, genetics also play a role. Scientists have known for years that there are genes and genetic mutations linked to …

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Tips to Fight Your Sweet Tooth Cravings

By Betty Murray The average American eats about 20 teaspoons of sugar every day, according to a report from the National Health and nutrition Examination Survey database. On average, men consume 335 calories per day in sugar, while women consume 230 calories of sugar each day. The primary sources of added sugar (sugar that is not …

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Tips to Fight Your Sweet Tooth Cravings

By Betty Murray The average American eats about 20 teaspoons of sugar every day, according to a report from the National Health and nutrition Examination Survey database. On average, men consume 335 calories per day in sugar, while women consume 230 calories of sugar each day. The primary sources of added sugar (sugar that is not …

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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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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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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

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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7 Signs of a Vitamin D Deficiency

By Betty Murray Soaking up the summertime sun is one of the best ways to get your daily dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body absorb calcium and is primarily known for it’s role in promoting healthy, strong bones, but it is also good for your skin and mental …

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Why are Americans so fat? 3 things you need to know about the food you eat

By Betty Murray The majority of Americans are overweight. According to the CDC, more than 69 percent of Americans over age 20 are overweight or obese. Nearly one-third of American children and teens are overweight or obese. What is making us so fat? Weight gain and weight loss have traditionally been considered a matter of calories …

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Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

By Betty Murray Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily known for it’s role in promoting healthy, strong bones. But vitamin D does more for the body than prevent osteoporosis and protect the bones from fractures. A vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to depression, diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, …

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