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4 Ways to Change Your Diet and Your Life

One can become confused and sometimes even overwhelmed by the vast amounts of dieting rituals available.  Here are four ways to change your diet and your life.

In today’s world, there’s a major emphasis on dieting and eating healthy. Everywhere you look, there are ads promoting the next dieting fad or individuals claiming to have the solution for losing that excess weight. Obesity awareness ads have created a weight-conscious population.

One can become confused and sometimes even overwhelmed by the vast amounts of dieting rituals available in society. So which one is the best? Is there a right or …

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9 Tips to Get to and Maintain Your Ideal Weight

Imagine what it would be like to rid yourself of these excess pounds and unhappy feelings as you strive towards your own ideal weight.

By: Harry Papas

Consider the following 9-point action plan to get to and maintain your ideal weight:

1. ACKNOWLEDGE the pain: Accept that you’re upset, sad, tired, and frustrated with your current weight and health.

2. Specifically OBSERVE what causes these feelings: Observe the conditions and situations, and the feelings in- side you and around you that contribute to the unhappiness you feel being overweight.

3. THINK and FEEL about the alternative: Imagine what it would …

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You Can Prevent PMS from Destroying Your Diet

For those on a diet, PMS poses more than a temporary halt in weight loss. Premenstrual syndrome may cause the dieter to abandon her diet.

By: Judith J. Wurtman.

Dieters face situations that threaten their will power or even their ability to get the foods they are supposed to be eating. Catered business lunches, Sunday dinners at a relative’s home, birthday parties, lack of time to go to the supermarket: These are only a handful of the obstacles that stand between the dieter and her food plan. These problems are so common that advice on how to deal with them …

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Bulk Up With Fiber

If you are not used to fiber in your diet, then you may notice bloating, cramping or gas. Start by making small changes in your diet.

By: Bindu Grandhi and Brigid Beitel

Eating fiber-rich foods can help in the treatment of constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis (the inflammation of pouches in the digestive tract) and irritable bowel syndrome. It may also help lower your cholesterol, and reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Not to mention that it keeps you feeling fuller longer after a meal, which can help curb overeating and weight gain.

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Does Cold Weather Make You Store Body Fat?

Many men and women wake up one morning at age 40 or 45, look in the mirror and ask themselves, “How did I get so heavy?”

By: Tom Venuto

Do you get fatter in the cold weather? It’s a good question right now, and the answer is yes!

First there’s the psychological explanation: in warm climates, people are wearing less clothes and enjoying the outdoors and people want to look good when they’re exposing more flesh! In the cold, you’re covered up, so there’s less self-consciousness and no public accountability. Therefore, most people tend to stay on a diet more …

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Dr. Melina's Guide to "Everyday Exercises"

A recent study concluded that 89% of cases of diabetes could be prevented through five lifestyle factors including getting above average amounts of exercise.

By: Dr. Jampolis

30 minutes of Gardening = 15 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 184 calories

30 minutes of mopping = 10 minutes on the treadmill at 3.0 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 139 calories

60 minutes of mowing the lawn = 30 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 337 …

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