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Archive for January, 2012

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Liquids can Ruin the Best Weight Loss Diet

Liquids can Ruin the Best Weight Loss Diet

Drinking sodas, diet sodas, juice and sugar-drinks can derail weight loss efforts in multiple ways. They are absorbed quickly, which create a rapid rise in insulin, causing negative effects on the body. Caffeine drinks also stimulate insulin production, contributing to weight gain.

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Reduce the Carbs for Permanent Weight Loss

Reduce the Carbs for Permanent Weight Loss

When thinking of refined carbs, white flour consumption is a huge problem, as it is used extensively in foods. Many whole-wheat bakery items actually contain large quantities of white flour. White flour-based foods and simple carbs are typically found in breads, bagels, pasta, crackers, chips, tortillas, muffins, cakes, cookies, and pizza dough.

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Eat in Harmony for Permanent Weight Loss

Eat in Harmony for Permanent Weight Loss

Chronic “eaters” and “dieters” are, both, examples of people who are out of touch with their body’s food requirements. They either try not to eat when they are hungry, or they consume far beyond the necessary calories for survival. Both types of eating habits are detrimental to health and weight, and create a challenge for any weight-loss regimen.

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Set-Points are for Weight Loss not Tennis

Set-Points are for Weight Loss not Tennis

The weight-regulating mechanism in the brain “chooses” the amount of body fat it considers ideal for its needs, and then works tirelessly to defend that level. Changing it requires a reset of the “set-point” by adjusting the fat thermostat and increasing thermogenics.

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Good Health is a Horse Race

Good Health is a Horse Race

Achieving a higher state of health is really not so difficult. We can all identify something in our life that could be modified to improve our health. Many of us might have defined a New Year’s Resolution that includes the reduction of a bad habit, or the introduction of a good habit. Whatever it is, I tend to recommend you don’t think in terms of “cold-turkey”, but instead, think in terms of “degrees”. Your odds are greater for long-term success if you set a path of modest steps instead of big leaps when you begin to make changes.

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