lyssa 7.27
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Think there’s a great secret to losing weight? Fat chance. As obvious as it sounds, our obesity epidemic is due to one factor- we’re eating too much. The next few Weiss Wednesday’s are going to debunk three popular diet myths, and set the record straight! Diet Myth #1: Eating After

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lyssa 7.20 (1)
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Dr. Krista Vardy, PhD is a leading nutrition scientist and associate professor at the University of Illinois (Chicago). Her studies focus on “intermittent fasting”, an approach to weight loss that is taking the weight management community by storm. Here is an excerpt from an interview in Obesity Reviews with Krista Vardy about

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lyssa 7.13
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Cheat meals are a debated subject and always a personal choice. Recent research on the hormone leptin, which regulates hunger, food intake, and energy expenditure, is causing quite a stir in the health and fitness industry. Calorie restricted diets will show a drop in leptin levels, and since the hormone is

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lyssa 6.22
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It’s a sad but very true: a majority of Americans have been carrying on a torrid affair with processed and packaged foods. As a nifty little article in the New York Times points out, “American’s eat 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food, and they consume more packaged food

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lyssa 6.8
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This meal is as delicious as a dish at P.F. Chang’s, but since the chicken is stir fried in a skillet covered with cooking spray instead of oil, it is diet friendly! For even fewer calories, try it with shrimp in place of chicken. Serves 6. Ingredients 1 ½ lbs.

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lyssa 6
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The dieters I see in my office are so knowledgeable, they could write a diet book themselves. Problem is, they can’t stop eating! Some feel defeated, like they will never lose weight. Others feel like they don’t know what the hell to eat anymore with all the contradictory diet advice

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lyssa 5
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An article on Monday, May 2nd in the New York Times by Gina Kolata about “The Biggest Loser” contestants who are struggling six years later with regaining much of the weight they lost on the show drew a flood of responses from New York Times readers. The article — “After

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lyssa 3.30
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Veggies are high in water content, and water has 0 calories (but you knew that). That is why they must take up the most real estate on your plate. You can have plenty of food, feel full, and cut (substantially!) calories. More veggies+ feeling full=easier weight loss and happier dieter!

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