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How to Lose the Gut and Not the Butt

Are you one of many women who are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much weight will reduce the size of your butt? You might even be one of the “lucky” ones who are naturally…

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3 Ways To Rid Your Body of Stubborn Back Fat

Not satisfied with the overall appearance of your back? Do you have excess ‘flab’ lingering around your lower back and sides that you simply can’t get rid of? What about your upper back? Are you tired of turning around…

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Natural Ways to Suppress Hunger and Appetite for Weight Loss

Constant hunger and increased appetite can sabotage weight loss and possibly even lead to weight gain. This holds especially true when you regularly give in to overeating. Now, it’s important to understand that hunger and appetite are generally complex processes driven by a number of factors…

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Simple and Natural Ways to Detox Your Body

I can’t begin to tell you how often people ask me for advice and tips on “detox” diets or detoxification in general. But interestingly enough, to many the concept itself has no real meaning. Basic physiology teaches us that the body has its own…

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Losing Weight Without Losing The Boobs

Many women are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much will reduce the size of their breasts. Since a large majority of breast tissue is comprised of fat (adipose tissue), this is an understandable concern.…

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Are You Cheating Your Health for 10,000 Steps?

For years, the pedometer has enjoyed widespread popularity amid health, fitness and wellness entities and enthusiasts due to its low cost, relative ease of use, straightforward feedback, and clear-cut message to users: “10,000 steps a day” for good health. Moreover,…

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The Sketchy Logic Behind Cheat Days

Time and time again I’ve seen fitness gurus and weight loss enthusiasts proudly posting images depicting tons of unhealthy foods on various social media platforms during their so-called “cheat days”. You too may have ascribed to occasional cheat days…

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How to Lose Weight Without Cutting Carbs

Low-carbohydrate (low-carb) diets have been around for decades and continue to gain mainstream popularity as most people who go on these diets tend to experience rapid and substantial weight loss. If you’ve ever dieted before, at some point or…

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The Important Role of Protein During Dieting

Protein is one of three essential macronutrients and a key component of a healthy, balanced diet. It’s mainly responsible for building, repairing and maintaining all the body’s tissues and serves as a chief structural component of lean body mass (muscle, bone, skin, blood,…

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Why the Master Cleanse Won’t End Your Weight Loss Battle

The “Master Cleanse” is a liquid-based dieting program that has experienced widespread popularity for decades. Not surprisingly so, as it typically results in dramatic amounts of weight loss in a relatively short period of time. Also known as the “Lemonade…

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How the hCG Diet Exploits the “Placebo” Effect

“What are your thoughts on the hCG diet?” Gosh, I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been asked about this one. Unsurprisingly so, as “hCG” is of course another one of those “miracle” drugs claimed to have…

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Effective or Overhyped: The Facts About Garcinia Cambogia

I’m sure you’ve either seen or heard of Garcinia Cambogia pills and extracts, which have been so widely endorsed by physician-turned-television-personality Dr. Oz and numerous other celebrities and self-proclaimed “experts”. In fact, among the countless supplements hailed as “miracle”…

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How Hula Hooping Can Help You Burn Fat Fast

Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise is by far one of the best ways to burn body fat and lose weight. There’s no doubt about that! But, performing this type of exercise doesn’t require expensive, monotonous equipment and, above all, it doesn’t…

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The Best Weight Loss Plan for “Big-Boned” Women

Many overweight women tend to misconstrue the term “big-boned” in order to justify their size. However, some do have naturally larger frames due to a relatively larger bone structure. Interestingly enough, although women with big bones tend to have larger frames, they…

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How Insulin Impacts Fat Burning and Weight Loss

If you or someone you know has diabetes you’re probably all too familiar with the term “insulin”. However, what you might not know is that this powerful hormone can dramatically affect the body’s natural fat-burning mechanisms and ultimately influence…