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The 3 Pronged Attack for Weight Loss – DIET

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Now that you’ve got your cardio and weight training plans in the works, it is time to tackle the final portion of The 3 Pronged Attack for Weight Loss: DIET. There is no one-size-fits-all eating plan for weight loss. The approach that works best for you will be one that fits your body, mentality and intended lifestyle. By choosing an eating plan that you can stick with, you’re more likely to achieve your weight loss goals. (more…)

The 3 Most Important Diet & Weight Loss Tips

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Are you among those trying to lose weight this January? If so, you’ll be interested to see what was said when a loyal LIVING HEALTHY reader submitted a question to our “Ask Our Dietitian” section asking: “What are your three most important diet/weight loss tips?”

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This is Your Body on an Alcohol Binge

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Debbie J., MS, RD contributed this article –

It seems that many people tend to overlook the ramifications of consuming large quantities of alcohol. In addition to the many major safety issues it can cause, it can also significantly impact your health.

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I am having trouble losing body fat around my midsection! Should I start monitoring my calories?

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I’m on a very strict low-protein diet. How can I adjust my diet to boost my energy and lose weight?

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Why am I feeling so lethargic? I just began a regular exercise routine and my diet has not changed much.

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If you don’t get enough deep sleep, should you take a supplement of leptin?

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How can I successfully lose weight and maintain it? I’ve tried low-carb diets and the results are unsustainable.

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The Great Soda Controversy

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Debbie J., MS, RD contributed this article –

Soda has been around in one form or another for almost 200 years. First developed as a medicine but later enjoyed as a beverage, soda is one of the all-time favorite drinks of Americans that can now be found in over 30 flavors. One 12-ounce serving of regular soda contains about 150 calories and 10 teaspoons of sugar (37 grams). Unlike some other soft drinks (such as lemonade), soda is carbonated. With home carbonation systems, concocting your own sodas on demand may seem like an appealing option. However, have you ever wondered what’s really in that refreshing glass of fizz?

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What foods would you recommend for people with low iron levels?

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