Category Archive: weight loss

Nov 19

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Thanksgiving is coming this very week, and holiday weight gain is a concern for many people. Most folks overestimate the amount of weight they will gain during the holidays, but at the same time, they underestimate how long it will take to lose that pound or two. Over the years and decades, this adds up …

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Nov 08

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The 2018 holiday season is about to begin. In a quick progression, we will have Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The “holiday season” will not truly end until February 4, 2019 (Super Monday) when many people are most likely to miss work and discover that their clothes are a bit …

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Sep 10

The Facts About Carbohydrates

Modern advertising has given the public a lot of conflicting information about carbohydrates, or carbs. Certainly, low-carbohydrate diets are effective for weight loss, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that eating carbohydrates makes you fat. While some types of high-carbohydrate foods are nutritious, even helpful for maintaining a healthy weight, others are harmful in many ways. …

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Sep 04

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (sometimes called intermittent calorie restriction, or IF) refers to several different diet plans that alternate between defined periods of fasting and non-fasting. These plans have been around for some time, but they got a good deal of public notice back in 2012 when a British researcher published a book titled, “The Fast Diet.” …

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Aug 09

The Early Signs of Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes is a threat not only to individual patients, but to the entire medical care system. It is becoming a true epidemic, one that threatens to overwhelm the best efforts of doctors and public health officers.  This disease and its consequences are so threatening that the government’s Centers for Disease Control periodically issues a …

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Jul 13

Change your behavior, change your luck

Today is “Friday, the Thirteenth,” the day we fear bad luck. The truth is that luck does play an important part in life, but a lot of bad luck stems from our own behavior. The good news is that we can change this behavior (if we try). Here are some good luck behaviors- Healthy Eating …

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Jun 27

Dealing with weight issues

In most cases, people do not gain a huge amount of weight over a short time. It’s the 3, 4, or 5 pounds a year that adds up over a decade to 30 to 50 pounds. That comes with those small decisions made every day. The good news is that making a few small changes …

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Jun 11

Slow Eating and Weight Control

Your mother may have told you, “Slow down, you are eating too fast, and you are going to make yourself sick!” It seems like parents in past years were more likely to give out this kind of guidance. Today’s lifestyles have encouraged both fast food and fast eating, but there is sound reasoning behind the …

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Apr 09

Was the Bunny Good to You?

Easter Sunday is now about a week past, but its effects linger on as the contents of Easter baskets are consumed. Money Magazine reports that Americans are estimated to have spent 2.4 billion dollars on Easter candy in 2018 (up 9% in a year). Some market studies indicate that Easter candy sales are slightly higher …

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Jan 22

The Sugar Mill

Last week, this blog addressed type 2 diabetes and its epidemic increase in the United States. It is truly an epidemic, with 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population having diabetes. Americans age 65 and older were at even higher risk; 25.2% of all seniors (that is 12.0 million people) have diagnosed or undiagnosed …

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