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Losing Belly Fat: Is It Possible?

Posted on July 21, 2011 by 2 Comments

belly fatYou may have seen ads for products that guarantee to burn belly fat quickly and easily, or perhaps you yourself just want to lose fat from around your abdomen. But is it possible?


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5 Small Changes That Can Add Up to Big Losses

Posted on April 21, 2011 by 10 Comments

weight loss successOne thing that I believe keeps many people from tackling their weight issues is the myth that they will have to make huge, uncomfortable, and unpleasant lifestyle changes to make it happen.

While it is true that to get different results, one does need to do things differently, those changes don???t necessarily have to be monumental ones to get results.


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How Do High-Fiber Foods Affect Your Health?

Posted on April 4, 2011 by 4 Comments

high fiberYou may have heard that high-fiber foods are an excellent choice for those trying to lose weight ??? and they are ??? but they???re good for you for a number of other reasons as well.

One health benefit of eating high-fiber foods is that they encourage a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract because much of the fiber passes through the large and small intestines intact. This so-called ???roughage??? is good for all sorts of health issues from colon cancer to diverticulitis to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).


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Dietary Fat: The Good and the Bad

Posted on March 24, 2011 by 3 Comments

olive oilAt one time, the weight loss world focused on cutting fat and all fat was considered ???bad??? fat. In time we learned that fat itself isn???t bad, but too much of it can be. So what???s the real scoop on dietary fat and weight loss?

First, it???s important to know that not all fat is created equal. Maybe you???ve heard of ???good??? fat and ???bad??? fat, and there really are such things. Understanding the difference can help you make sure the fat you do eat is the ???right kind??? of fat and in the right amounts.


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7 Easy Ways to Eat Better

Posted on March 8, 2011 by 6 Comments

SaladOne thing my patients and I talk about a lot is the concept of eating right. And it really isn???t surprising, considering all the conflicting information out there on the topic.

In general, I advise them to follow the current USDA dietary guidelines as far as what to eat. They were recently updated, so if you haven???t looked at them for awhile, it???s a good place to start.


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What to Look For on Food Labels

Posted on February 28, 2011 by 6 Comments

food labelIf you find yourself confused when looking over a food label to determine if something is a ???good choice??? or not, you aren???t alone.

By law, food labels list the number of calories per serving, the number of servings per package, the amount of macronutrients in the item (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) along with the amount of any significant vitamins or minerals, and a list of ingredients.


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