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Sunday
Jan022011

Ready to Start Your New Year's Resolution? Don't Fall Victim to These Bad Habits

As the new year begins, millions of people are ready to start new diets and exercise programs—with expectations and approaches that may not be reasonable. As a result, many don’t achieve the kind of health and fitness they hope for. New goals need appropriate planning and an eye on the pitfalls that throw programs off track. The following is a list of “don’ts” and “do’s” to help keep your resolutions real and attainable.

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Thursday
Dec162010

Pondering Paleo: Fad, or For Real?

I always get a good laugh out of the Geico commercials and their slogan So easy a caveman can do it. When it comes to nutrition, making it as simple as a caveman isn’t that much of a stretch. In fact, the “Caveman Diet,” also known as the Paleolithic diet, has continued to grow in popularity. Considered more of a lifestyle than an actual “diet,” there are some real potential health benefits with this Paleo way of living. In fact, you may be getting steered toward a Paleo diet without even knowing it. We’ll take a look at what it is, why it’s becoming so popular, and whether it’s something worth looking into.

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Sunday
Sep192010

Meal Frequency: Eating Often and Eating Well

In last week’s article, Meal Frequency: Metabolic Effects and Scientific Evidence, we looked at the facts behind the often-promoted metabolic effects of eating frequently throughout the day. We looked at the fact that eating more often does not increase metabolic rate or keep the body from going into “starvation mode.” Some studies have shown that a focus on increasing meal frequency actually led to an increase in total calorie intake. Even though there are not metabolic advantages to eating more frequently, there are still other reasons to consider a more frequent eating pattern.

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Sunday
Aug222010

Traveling, Eating Out and Eating Well

Structured meal plans work well for people as long as they are on a set routine. But what happens when routines are thrown off by business travel, vacations or just dinner out? Is there a way to enjoy a business meal or a dinner date without falling off your nutrition plan?

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Sunday
Oct252009

Just Tell Me What to Eat

Take a walk through the diet book section at any bookstore and prepare to be amazed. There are countless books on what is considered the optimal diet for health and weight loss. It is no wonder we are confused on what to eat. Many books have an "acceptable" food list along with...

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Monday
Jun152009

Spice Up Your Fat Loss

The quest to find natural ingredients that aid in the management of body composition continues. Two spices that have shown considerable promise recently are turmeric and chili pepper. A study published recently in The Journal of Nutrition (March 18, 2009) found that curcumin, which is found in the spice turmeric, helped

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