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We get a lot of questions about nutrition and healthy eating, from clients, relatives and friends. Most people are overwhelmed by all the information available. One “expert” says to reduce sugar in your diet. Another one says to eat “super foods” (whatever those are). Still another says to eat little or no carbohydrates. Who do you believe?

Countless diet strategies have been proposed over the years. In fact, if you search the term “diet book” on Google, you get 1,630,000 results! There is the 8 Hour Diet, the Mayo Clinic diet, the Glycemic Index diet, the Volumetrics diet and the … Read the rest

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A new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that “dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solution to the nation’s weight problems.”

Among other beliefs that people have about obesity and weight loss, this study claims that skipping breakfast will not lead to weight gain, and that school gym classes don’t make a big difference in kids’ weight. The study claims these are myths.

But, there is a “catch.” Independent researchers say that the authors of this study have deep financial ties to food, beverage and weight-loss product markers, and that “taints” their results. In fact, … Read the rest

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Most of us inherently know that people who watch a lot of television are more likely to be overweight, but how bad is it? Well according to Brian Wansink in Mindless Overeating, watching television is considered a “triple threat.”

Aside from leading you to eat, it leads you to not pay attention to how much you eat and it leads you to eat for too long. It’s a scripted, conditioned ritual – we turn on the TV, we sit down in our favorite spot, we salivate and we go for a snack. Eating or drinking gives us something to … Read the rest

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There may be more risks associated with obesity than you think. According to a recent poll by the Associated Press, only a few people knew a majority of the risks associated with obesity. Even scarier, about one quarter of people think it’s possible for someone to be very overweight (i.e., obese) and still be healthy!

Most people know that being obese has serious health consequences, including heart disease and diabetes. But other consequences aren’t so well known. For example, only 7 percent of people surveyed mentioned cancer, although doctors have long known that weight increases lead to higher risks of … Read the rest

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It’s hard to believe, but a new year is upon us! If you’re like most people, you’ve probably set some goals for this year. If you haven’t, I encourage you to sit down and set some right now! I believe that it was the white rabbit who told Alice, “If you don’t know where you’re going, then any road will do!”

In order to move forward with your life, you need to have goals so that you know what “roads” to take during the year. That’s especially important when it comes to your health. We often don’t notice health changes … Read the rest

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