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Fast food fluff: Why the McDonalds 400 calorie menu is a joke

6/20/2013 - What can you get at McDonald's that has fewer than 400 calories? Practically anything on the menu, if you believe the hype surrounding McDonald's Favorites Under 400 menu items. It includes a host of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, most of their salads, Chicken...

Walking dos and don'ts: Real ways to lose weight walking

6/19/2013 - Walking is one the most preferred ways to lose weight and stay in shape. It's natural, it's free, and it's effective. Some people try to enhance their walking workouts with exercise accessories and following certain guidelines. There are ways to boost your walking workouts so that you burn more calories,...

High-calorie foods that are good for you (but consume in moderation)

6/15/2013 - When we're attempting to lose weight, it goes without saying that we're going to skip the cheesecake, avoid fried foods and pass on the sweets. However, there are quite a few foods that, while healthy, are also extremely high in calories. In fact, by watching calories carefully and limiting the amount...

Timing of meals influences weight loss as much as total calories consumed

3/22/2013 - Virtually all western cultures are presently fighting an obesity epidemic, as processed convenience foods dominate total calories consumed. Homemade meals that include fresh vegetables, fruits and lean protein sources have become a rare event over the past half century, placing the health of millions...

Calories from sugary soft drinks are more likely to cause weight gain

1/27/2013 - A major soft drink manufacturer is now set to run big ads explaining that weight gain, and more specifically our obesity epidemic, is due to consuming too many calories over all and not to drinking too many sugar sweetened beverages. While this sounds logical, in fact it is not supported by studies...

Here's a great idea: Restrict calories and take 20 years off the age of your heart

6/24/2012 - Nutrition scientists have been closely following the health modifying and life extension benefits of calorie restriction (CR) for decades, as reducing caloric intake by 25 to 40 percent each day is shown to dramatically improve quality of life and add years to lifespan in virtually every animal and...

Supersize your body with restaurant entrees

6/8/2012 - For those of you trying to watch your weight and eat healthier, don't rely on most restaurants to help you out much. That's because portions they serve exceed nutritional recommendations. It's long been known that restaurant portions are larger than most nutritionists would advise, but a new study...

Why drinking alcohol makes you fat

3/22/2012 - There are many factors that affect weight loss, making the process more complicated than it may seem. The body produces different hormones in response to different types of foods and/or drinks. Losing weight is not only about calorie consumption but also about the types of foods and drinks consumed....

Nutrition 101: Part 2 - Macro & Micro Nutrients (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:06:14 PM - Through the process of photosynthesis, plants convert the energy of the sun, carbon dioxide from the air, and minerals and water from the earth into atomic bonds that are solid enough for teeth to sink into. We can consume these forms of energy directly, by eating plant foods, or indirectly, by eating...

The top 10 best foods for burning belly fat

3/7/2012 - For women marching through middle age, belly fat seems a fact of life. However, recent studies on belly fat have revealed that belly fat may no longer be common only among women in their 50's. Certain factors like stress and a sedentary lifestyle have resulted in a rise in obesity and a growing concern...

Starbucks nutrition shocker - many menu items contain more calories and fat than ice cream

12/7/2011 - Your morning cup of joe at Starbucks may have a higher calorie count and fat percentage than a serving of ice cream or a piece of chocolate cake. NaturalNews looked into the nutritional information on Starbucks' website and found that many of the chain's popular latte drinks have the same dietary impact...

Applebees nutrition information - is it healthy to eat there?

11/20/2011 - The Applebee's website is puzzlingly mum on the nutritional content of its food. On the surface, the franchise restaurant chain, with over 1,500 locations and a lengthy menu of mainstream American dishes, hardly seems mysterious. Yet on a nutritional level, advanced detective skills and a testing laboratory...

The top five negative-calorie health foods that burn fat while making you feel full

1/4/2011 - How do you eat more while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best answers is to eat "negative-calorie" foods, meaning that these foods actually take more energy to digest than they deliver to your body. While these foods may be an important source of phytonutrients, they are not sources...

Half the calories consumed by kids in the US come from junk foods

12/30/2010 - Nearly half of the calories consumed by the average US child are empty junk food calories, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Researchers evaluated the diets of children aged two to 18...

Kelp noodles for weight loss? These noodles have just six calories per serving

11/11/2010 - I love to eat noodles, but I don't like all the carbs that go along with them. They're starchy, loaded with calories, and they really pack on the body fat if you eat too many. That's why I got really excited about what I'm about to share with you here: Kelp noodles are made from seaweed and contain...

The Myth of Low-Calorie Dieting for Weight Loss Exposed

9/30/2009 - Anyone who has tried to lose weight has heard the age-old formula: eat less, exercise more. This is intended to create a calorie deficit, where the body is using up more than it's taking in. The idea is to coerce your body into burning stored fat, but for many people low-calorie dieting ends up burning...

Rick Dina Part III: Raw Food Philosophies and Advantages or Disadvantages of Each

8/31/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares on two main raw food camp philosophies and the pluses and minuses of each. Rawkathon with Rick Dina.. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick...

Dr. Doug Graham Part II: No Need to Take Notes on the 80/10/10 Diet

6/7/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares on the 80/10/10 lifestyle and why you'll never have to take notes or do math to follow this lifestyle. Rawkathon with Dr. Doug Graham. Dr. Doug Graham...

Magnesium is Vital for Good Health

2/9/2009 - Very few people are aware of how vital magnesium is for overall health. After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies, activating over 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for your body to function properly. The U.S. minimum RDA for magnesium...

Human Brain Seeks Real Calories; Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Overeating

10/21/2008 - The brain responds to the caloric content of food, not just to its sweet flavor, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University Medical Center. For the study, the researchers compared the reactions of normal mice and mice that had been bred to have no sense of taste. First, they...

Drastically Reducing Calories May Lengthen Your Life

9/29/2008 - There is a growing body of believers, especially longevity-seeking Baby Boomers, who believe that by drastically limiting the amount of food they consume, they will slow the aging process and extend their life. It's a radical, controversial premise; the less you eat, the longer you'll live. CR, calorie...

Counting Nutrients Versus Counting Calories for Weight Loss

6/26/2008 - I have just been to a raw food super foods gathering to celebrate the launch of Kate Wood's new book Raw Magic. It was such a fantastic group of people, and there were all sorts of delicious raw treats being passed around. Not only did I meet some amazing people, but I am even more inspired to consume...

Dr. Doug Graham's Thoughts on Empty Calories and Supplementation (Part 3)

3/15/2008 - This is an excerpt from Dr. Doug Graham's interview for the Raw Summit, a complete interview encyclopedia of cutting edge living and raw food knowledge. You can find the complete transcripts and audios at (http://www.RawSummitArchives.com) and (www.RawSummitArchives.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. Doug...

Dr. Doug Graham - The 80-10-10 Raw Foods Diet and How Much Fat to Eat (Part 2)

3/14/2008 - This is an excerpt from Dr. Doug Graham's interview for the Raw Summit, a complete interview encyclopedia of cutting edge living and raw food knowledge. You can find the complete transcripts and audios at (http://www.RawSummitArchives.com) and (www.RawSummitArchives.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. Doug...

The Cholesterol Battle: How to Win It Naturally

3/11/2008 - When the human blood cholesterol level is higher than that which can be used by the human body, the surplus cholesterol may eventually cause strokes, and or cardiovascular distress. Medications, such as statins, prescribed to lower the blood cholesterol are themselves known to affect our bodies negatively...

Diet Sweeteners Can Make You Sick and Fat

3/6/2008 - If you are among those calorie-conscious consumers who opt for diet sodas or other diet products, you may actually ruin your health and become fat, according to several new studies. A Purdue University study published 10 February 2008 in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience reported that rats on diets...

The Effects of Diet and Metabolism on the Body

12/9/2007 - It doesn't matter whether you are male or female, low calorie dieting slows your metabolism, making it progressively more difficult to lose weight and keep it off. The failure rate of most diets is astronomical, yet people continue to try one after another, always hoping that each new scheme will provide...

Video gaming with Wii burns significant number of calories, supports weight loss

2/24/2007 - A recent study has found that new gaming technology that requires user movement burns a significant number of calories in gaming enthusiasts. The study, conducted by researchers at the Liverpool John Moores University, concluded that regular users of the Nintendo Wii gaming system have a higher heart...

Many dieters try to lose weight by reducing calories rather than increasing exercise

12/28/2006 - According to a new poll, many dieters count calories at the expense of exercising in order to lose weight. Only 59 percent of the 2,000 people surveyed in the recent study -- sponsored by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) -- said that they realized exercise made a greater contribution to personal...

Exercise works better than cutting calories when trying to lose weight

11/21/2006 - Exercising is a more effective way to lose weight than cutting calories alone, according to a new study recently published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology. Researchers from St. Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences recruited 34 people between the ages of 50...

The beverages you drink could be ruining your diet (press release)

9/1/2006 - Think you’ve got your diet under control? You may be gulping down hundreds of unwanted calories without even knowing it. “Believe it or not, more than...

People who restrict calories have 'younger' hearts (press release)

8/28/2006 - The hearts of people who follow a low-calorie, yet nutritionally balanced, diet resemble those of younger people when examined by sophisticated ultrasound function tests, and they tend to have more desirable levels of some markers of inflammation and fibrosis, according to a new study in the Jan. 17,...

Trans fat leads to weight gain even on same total calories, animal study shows (press release)

8/3/2006 - The "apple" body shape that increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease may be accelerated by eating trans fat such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, according to new animal research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. ...

The Honest Food Guide empowers consumers with independent information about foods and health

5/25/2006 - Mike: Hello everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. I'm here with Ben Kage, and we're going to have a discussion and Q&A session about the Honest Food Guide. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it is available for free downloading at HonestFoodGuide.org. You can download it, and take...

Why weight loss requires strength training, even in women and seniors

8/27/2005 - Did you know that strength training is crucial for successfully losing weight and keeping it off? I'm talking about weight-bearing exercise. It doesn't have to be a huge, hulking workout where you're trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, it just has to be some basic strength training....

How to (not!) get fat in five easy steps

2/7/2005 - You may think it's strange to find a "How-To" article focusing on five easy steps for adding fat to your body. You might say that we already know how to do that: two thirds of the people in the United States are overweight and one third are considered clinically obese. Obviously we've mastered this...

Five appetite control foods that suppress cravings without adding calories

1/20/2005 - There is a reality about weight loss that people need to be aware of. Losing weight requires you to feel hungry from time to time. There is no way to lose weight without feeling some degree of hunger. Believe me, I have exhaustively explored this issue. I have tried appetite suppressants. I have tried...

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