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Benefits and Drawbacks of a Liquid Diet

Ava Lawson | April 10th, 2013
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Remember ages ago when Oprah Winfrey dropped 67 pounds on an all liquid diet? At the time – in the early 90’s – it seemed like the best way to lose weight, and do it fast. When America’s biggest celebrities shrink their frames right before our very eyes, it’s hard not to be intrigued – but can liquid diets work miracles for weight loss, or are they unsafe? Some purport to detoxify the system, cleansing the body of all impurities, while others simply… Read more »

Can the Ancient Aztec Diet Work in Today’s Modern World?

Ava Lawson | March 28th, 2013
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Medical columnist and physician Dr. Bob Arnot authored the NY Times best-seller, “The Aztec Diet Chia Power: The Superfood That Gets You Skinny and Keeps You Healthy,” a book that is making headlines as one of today’s most popular diets. Based on the chia seed –  a primary food source for the Aztecs – the diet eschews many of our beloved Westernized meals in lieu of ancient superfoods consumed by this once powerful people. Besides chia seeds, what are you eating on the Aztec… Read more »

The Truth About Raspberry Ketones

Ava Lawson | March 21st, 2013
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Raspberry ketones are the latest craze to sweep the dieting world, thanks to Dr. Oz, who seems to have the Oprah effect when it comes to mentioning a new product on his popular TV show. Since the natural weight loss supplements were featured on his national program, raspberry ketone diet pills have been flying off the shelves in record numbers. This frenzy has sparked many respected nutritionists and physicians to speak out against the diet pill, calling it nothing more than “TV hype.”… Read more »

Top 10 Fad Diets of 2012

Ava Lawson | March 1st, 2013
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In our constant quest for the best way to lose weight, we’ll try just about any program or pill that promises quick results. Media personality and registered dietitian Keri Gans recently reviewed the most popular diets of 2012. In the U.S. News article, Gans outlined Google’s top trending diets, giving her expert take on the pros and cons of each. Here’s what she had to report: Top 10 fad diets of 2012 1. Michael Phelps Diet Pros: Michael Phelps can apparently consume up… Read more »

Obesity Researchers Reveal 7 Top Weight Loss Myths

Neil Donaghy | February 8th, 2013
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A team of obesity researchers have published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine exposing what they consider to be some of the most persistent weight loss myths around. Their aim is to better educate people on the best way to lose weight and help them avoid wasting time on methods that simply don’t work. However, critics of the findings suggest that the researchers may have an agenda to promote diet drugs and bariatric surgery products manufactured by companies for who they receive consultant… Read more »