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Volumetrics Diet: How Does it Work?

Neil Donaghy | January 17th, 2013
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With the holidays officially over, everyone is searching for the best way to lose weight. The Volumetrics diet is a different approach to shedding those extra pounds. It promises one to two pounds of weight loss a week, without being too restrictive about what you can and can’t eat. Instead of providing a structured diet, Volumetrics teaches you how to recognize foods that are low in energy density, but keep you feeling full. It focuses on satiety and healthy eating, rather than abstention…. Read more »

2013 is Your Year to Lose Weight

Emma Gonzalez | December 28th, 2012
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You may have had an extra slice of pie or one too many cinnamon buns over the holidays, but January 1 marks the start of a new year. In 2013, you’re going to drop pounds and get in shape. By this time next year, you’ll be a slimmer, trimmer, healthier you. Just as soon as you finish this last serving of marshmallow sweet potatoes. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. About 33% of New Year’s resolution-makers promise to lose weight. But making a promise… Read more »

HCG Diet Recipes Pose Health Risks

Jacky Gale | December 27th, 2012
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The old adage that you should try everything once certainly does not apply to dangerous fad diets. The use of HCG for weight loss is a perfect example. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that pregnant women naturally produce. Although approved as a fertility treatment, the use of hCG has not been approved by the FDA as a weight loss treatment. In fact, the FDA has issued warning letters to companies that sell hCG products and make unsubstantiated claims about their efficacy… Read more »

How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat

Ava Lawson | December 21st, 2012
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Our body fat is a little like real estate – it’s all about location, location, location! In addition to an unsightly pooch, excess belly fat is responsible for all sorts of troubles, as this deep layer affects hormones and proteins that can make your cholesterol levels worse, and contribute to insulin resistance. Everyone has what is known as visceral fat, but problems result when there is too much of it. Did you know that big bellies are linked to an increased incidence of… Read more »

HCG Diet “Dangerous,” Says Yale Doctor

Neil Donaghy | December 20th, 2012
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The medical community is continuing to warn the public against the controversial HCG diet, a health fad first begun in the 1950s that has experienced a recent resurgence in popularity. In an ABC News item, Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, called the diet “appalling, irresponsible,” and “plain dangerous.” HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin – is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy to help nourish the developing embryo. It works by re-routing calories from the mother to… Read more »