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Metabolic Rates: What your body does when no one is looking

You might think metabolic rates are simple. It is just an input to output ratio. It is actually far more than that, and is essential to every healthy human and animal. It governs how your body assimilates food intake and distributes the energy, and is a vital component in regulation of your essential organs and the well being of your …

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Rubber Gastric Band or an Iron Will?

When losing weight seems difficult it can be tempting to look into surgical options like the gastric band. However, this weight loss surgery is not a miracle cure or an easy way to lose weight, and you should make sure you educate yourself about the procedure, its risks and less invasive alternatives. The first step to achieving weight loss will …

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How to Stop Overeating Once and For All…

You had one too many drinks last Saturday evening because it’s the weekend anyway! At dinner last night, your dessert craving for chocolate cake turned out to be a binge – one tempting slice after another. And today,  you stuffed yourself with five buttery rolls at the office potluck. You originally intended to have only two of the tasty rolls, …

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4 Big Fat Food Lies that Make You Fat and Sick…

4 Big Fat Food Lies that Make You Fat and Sick I’ve noticed recently fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, eating vs. avoiding fat and genetics. When it comes to overall health and weight loss, there’s an excess of advice out there. Unfortunately, most of it is terrible, misguided, outdated and scientifically …

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What’s Better For Fat Loss… Weight Lifting Or Cardio Work?

Once upon a time, if you asked a fitness professional how to lose weight, they’d reply with four simple words: get on a treadmill. Cardiovascular work – long, slow, and (for some) boring – was the go-to option for anyone who needed to lose weight. Whether it was running, cycling, rowing or even walking, any exercise that tested your stamina …

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Muscle Weighs More Than Fat… Doesn’t It??

One pound of mashed potatoes weighs the same as one pound of raw potatoes. No matter how you slice, scallop, deep fry or roast it, a pound is a pound. So why do the tens of thousands of weight-watching women across the western world preach the misinformed belief that lean muscle weighs more than fat? It is something I hear …

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I Hate Breakfast…

We had a patient not too long ago who struggled to lose weight. A quick look at her food diary revealed why. To save calories, she skipped breakfast and simply sipped on coffee or one of those “skinny lattes” that actually contain a fair amount of sugar. “I hate breakfast,” is a common phrase we hear from patients. It’s unfortunate, …

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