Tag archive for "weight loss"

Diet and Fitness

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How a Weight-Loss Setback Is Just a Setup for a Comeback

1 Comment 12 December 2014

As I write this, I'm six pounds heavier than my lowest weight. It's three days after Thanksgiving, and I've spent the better part of the last week drinking wine and eating baked goods. Of course, I didn't plan to spend the week gorging myself, but I was hosting twenty people for the holiday and doing all of the cooking this year, and "one little taste" (to ensure the food was right for my guests, naturally) led to a daily eat-a-thon. From Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance.

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Intermittent Fasting Can Be Key to Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

1 Comment 03 December 2014

Yes, you can look and feel good during the holiday season. The FastBeach Diet uncovers how Intermittent Fasting, or “IF” (consuming a quarter of your normal caloric intake, twice a week), leads to weight loss.

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Recipes

19 Fast Low-Cal Meals That’ll Give You the Night Off

1 Comment 02 September 2014

These tasty, super-simple dishes from The FastBeach Diet make great dinners on Fast Days (or just a light meal if you're not on the diet).

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Diet and Fitness

Would You Rather Be Strong or Thin?

6 Comments 01 April 2014

For me, weight loss became an afterthought when I got serious about running. The real benefits? Running farther, getting stronger, and the thrill of achieving goals. From Running Like a Girl.

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Diet and Fitness

Eat Like a Caveman: 4 Great Paleo Diet Books

2 Comments 28 February 2014

You've heard of the Paleo Diet, but maybe you're not quite sure what it entails, or whether it's right for you. Do you have to eat only raw meat with your bare hands? Can you use a stove at all, ever? Do you have to decipher stick figures on cave walls to get a recipe for meatloaf tonight?

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11 Ways to Be Active without Hitting the Gym

No Comments 20 February 2014

If you're young and overweight, you have to make fitness a part of your everyday life. Here's a list of things you can do to keep your body moving, from my book 1 Year, 100 Pounds: My Journey to a Better, Happier Life.

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Lose Weight the Easy Way: Organize Your Food

No Comments 05 February 2014

When was the last time your reorganized your fridge? A new study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that doing just that can be a big influence on making healthy food and beverage choices. And it's not just a short-term weight loss tool; these benefits lasted for years.

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Diet and Fitness

How to Use Whey Protein for Weight Loss

No Comments 16 December 2013

In a previous post, I talked to you about my Transitional Day Fast, a liquid-diet tool for even faster weight loss. Well, one of the reasons this fast is effective is because of whey protein powder, one of the ingredients in the smoothies that constitute this one-day liquid diet.

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Diet and Fitness

Get Beach Ready with 10 Super Foods Essential to Weight Loss

No Comments 01 May 2013

Counting calories is only part of the solution to shedding pounds. These ideal super foods will also help you feel full and encourage your body to burn more fat. From The FastDiet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.

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Diet and Fitness

New Atkins for a New You Cookbook recipe for Roasted Garlic Hummus

50-Plus Healthy, Low-Calorie Snacks

1 Comment 07 February 2013

A healthy eating plan is much easier to stick to when you set yourself up for success. Stock your kitchen with these items and stave off unhealthy binges, says Jennifer Joyce in her cookbook Skinny Meals in Heels: Prep-Ahead, Figure-Friendly Dishes for the Busy Home Chef.

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10 Easy Ways to Stop Food Cravings

No Comments 03 January 2013

Starting the New Year off with a fresh, healthier eating routine? When the resolution fades, don’t succumb to that bag of chips! In The DASH Diet for Weight Loss, Thomas Moore, M.D. shares 10 ways to stick to your diet at home.

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Diet and Fitness

7 Ways to Eat More Fruit

No Comments 11 December 2012

According to The DASH Diet for Weight Loss by Thomas Moore, MD, fruit is a perfect "Hi-Lo-Slo" food (HIgh volume, LOw calorie, SLOw to eat), helping you feel full on fewer calories. Use these simple tips to immediately reap the health and weight-loss benefits of adding more fruit to your diet.

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Diet and Fitness

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Become a Vegetarian

No Comments 15 November 2012

By Kristin Sidorov For some, a meal without meat doesn’t seem like a meal at all. But research proves that opting for a vegetarian diet can have enormous benefits, not only on your health—just ask Bill Clinton—but on your wallet, your waistline, and the planet. Diet fads have been shifting toward a veggie-centric lifestyle and meat alternatives are commonplace.

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Low-fat Egglant Parmesan from The 17 Day Diet Cookbook

The 17 Day Diet Cookbook Recipe: No-Fuss Eggplant Parm

1 Comment 23 August 2012

Looking for fresh dinner ideas on The 17 Day Diet? Eggplant Parmesan, an Italian standby, is one of my favorite dishes. From The 17 Day Diet Cookbook.

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