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A Warning About Sugar & Heart Disease

16 Sep
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Did you know that the average American gets at least 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars—and 1 in 10 people get as much as 25 percent or more of their calories from added sugar? Added sugars have no benefit to our health and can contribute to weight gain. Even more concerning, eating […]

Six Weight Loss Plateau Strategies

29 Jul
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The dreaded weight loss plateau: Most of us will experience at least one plateau on our weight loss journey. It seems we are doing everything right, but the scale just won’t budge. Our bodies are smart and extremely adaptable – for better and for worse. After every workout, your body not only becomes stronger but […]

Understanding the Liver

24 Jun
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The human liver doesn’t get much attention, but it is a critical organ. Weighing about 3 pounds, the liver is the largest solid organ in the body. It’s located in the right upper abdomen, below the diaphragm. Even though you probably don’t think about your liver when you think about weight loss, the liver has […]

Obesity Paradox was Wrong

19 May
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Have you heard the term “obesity paradox”? In several studies researchers had observed what they thought was an “obesity paradox,” a phenomenon in which moderately obese people seemed to have a reduced risk of early death compared to those who were of normal weight.  Researchers reported that people with obesity who had chronic diseases were […]