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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 »

P.I.N.K. Method Diet: Pros and Cons

Sarah | February 27th, 2013
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Cynthia Pasquella developed the P.I.N.K. method – one of today’s more popular diets – to help women overhaul their eating habits and reshape their bodies. The components of this program – power, intensity, nutrition and “kardio” – are said to help women lose weight and help them feel better about themselves. While this weight loss program may work for some women, it is still important to consult a physician before beginning any exercise regimen or eating plan. Plan emphasizes whole foods The P.I.N.K…. Read more »

Health Experts Review the Medifast Liquid Diet

Neil Donaghy | February 20th, 2013
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Medifast has been a straightforward, low-calorie way to lose weight for nearly 30 years. As a mostly liquid diet, with portion-controlled products provided by Medifast, it suits people who don’t want to worry about counting calories, salt levels, grams of fat or carbs. There are more than 70 meal-replacement options available, providing high-protein, low-carb nutrition with all your daily requirements. Most Medifast reviews claim dieters can lose between 2 and 5 pounds per week on the plan. Products, advice and support are available… Read more »

Dr. Oz Takes New Look at HCG Diet Plan

Whitney | February 15th, 2013
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Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show, recently stated that new data on the HCG diet plan makes this program worth a serious look by dieters and doctors. Last year, Dr. Oz challenged the medical community that subscribes to the HCG diet to come up with more evidence that HCG is an effective weight loss tool. After weighing some of the new data that has been compiled during the past year, Dr. Oz has announced on his program that HCG for… 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 »