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Can a ‘Fat Tax’ Lead to Better Food Choices?

on July 21st, 2017 Leave a Comment

When we have to make a choice between two or more foods certain things may determine our decision: Which one do we think tastes better? Which one fits our diet? More times than not, the choice comes down to which items cost less — whether subconsciously or intentionally. Low income consumers in particular are looking […]

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Kick the Can – 5 Healthier Soda Alternatives

on July 7th, 2017 Leave a Comment

To most it’s not a shocker that soda is not the most nutritious beverage you could consume. And to be honest, nutrition is probably not what you think of when you reach for a soda; but rather, you’re probably yearning for that sugary sweet fizz that pairs divinely with a juicy cheeseburger or greasy pizza. […]

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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Could Have Cigarette-Like Warning Labels

on June 21st, 2017 Leave a Comment

People that smoke cigarettes know the risk they are taking when doing it. Aside from the commercials they may see on television or their friends telling them about smoking’s pitfalls, they also see the warnings every time they buy a pack with the Surgeon General Warning on the side. It looks like some want to […]

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3 Tips to Erase Negative Body Image

on June 7th, 2017 Leave a Comment

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? How do you feel? If you were given a magic wand that enabled you to change anything about your body, would your body weight, size, or shape be high on the list? If you find yourself being extra critical of your body in your reflection, […]

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Want a Great Workout in 7 Minutes? Try This App

on May 21st, 2017 Leave a Comment

You keep telling yourself you need to lose weight and get in shape. You make your New Year’s resolution. You start up your gym membership. Then inevitably around this time of year, you realize you haven’t been to the gym in at least 3 weeks. And with all your good intentions, somehow you’ve managed to […]

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5 Bad Habits that Lead to Weight Gain

on May 7th, 2017 Leave a Comment

If you’re trying to figure out why you’re exercising and sticking to your diet, and yet you STILL aren’t losing weight, it looks like you could have your basal ganglia to blame! Neuroscientists have traced our habit-making behaviors to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia, while decisions are made in a completely […]

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Five Naturally Mood-Boosting Foods

on April 21st, 2017 Leave a Comment

As the old saying goes: “You are what you eat.” And realistically, most people would rather be chocolate than broccoli. A common misconception about dieting is that it takes the joy out of food and eating. Although the weight loss results we hope for when we commit to a diet feel pretty exciting, the actual […]

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5 Ways to Teach Your Daughter about Healthy Weight & Body Image

on April 7th, 2017 Leave a Comment

In the age of social media, the Internet, reality TV, and pop culture, women and girls face an enormous amount of pressure to look a certain way or be a certain weight. More now than ever, weight and body image concerns create an immense amount of anxiety for women, but increasingly more so for young girls. […]

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5 Reasons We Don’t Eat in Moderation

on March 28th, 2017 Leave a Comment

When it comes to good eating habits a common term we hear is “eat in moderation.” But what does that mean? If I put a bag of chips in between two people and ask them to take out a moderate amount it’s unlikely they’d be the same. How different would the two be? Should they […]

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‘On/Off’ Switch for Obesity-Related Cancer Found

on March 7th, 2017 Leave a Comment

As research continues to show, the connection between cancer and obesity continues to be proven. However, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston believe they may have found an answer in stymieing the process of cancer growing in people overweight. The answer comes in CXCL1, a signaling molecule that regulates cell […]

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