Tag Archives: weight gain

Do you know all the risks of obesity?

In a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most Americans fail to recognize that the risks of obesity go beyond heart disease and diabetes. According to the poll, only 7 percent of the people surveyed knew that there was a link between obesity and certain forms of cancer, such […]

Your Odds of Weight Gain

With 60 percent of the United States overweight or obese and the numbers rising everyday, you may have asked yourself, “What’s my risk of weight gain?” A 2011 report says certain factors of life play a role – outside of the traditional eating right and exercising habits. Lower your risk of weight gain by identifying […]

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Effects of Alcohol Include Weight Gain

Alcoholic Beverages Equal Soda as Contributor to Obesity You may not drink much soda, but when you stare at the red number glaring up at you from the silver scale in your bathroom, you know something is causing those excess pounds to hang around. While it is the season to drink and be merry, you […]

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Weekend Damage Control: Skipping Breakfast

Don’t Skip Breakfast. . . The best thing about the weekends is sleeping in. For many people however, this change of pace also means skipping breakfast. You already know just how important breakfast is – it truly is the most important meal of the day. Studies have proven that skipping breakfast increases consumption throughout the […]

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Weekend Damage Control: Happy Hour

When I was in my twenties, I used to believe that as long as I ate right and exercised Monday through Friday, I could splurge on the weekends. At that time, I was an optimistic nutritional counselor and most of my clients were women in their mid to late 30s and 40s. I could impart […]

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A Word About Detox and Obesity

On Saturday, my post about my experience with Dr. Oz’s 3-day Detox, brought some thought-provoking comments. One reader discussed why she did not believe a detox was ever necessary and another agreed –  stating that it is about eating clean, not filling up on junk and then trying to remove it fervently from our system. I […]

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Battle of the Holiday Bulge

The happy, happy holidays are upon us! Although that means lots of wonderful moments with friends and family, it also presents a very classic challenge: The Battle of the Bulge The truth is that most people only gain about five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but an extra five pounds can add up fast […]

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Is Stress Making You Fat?

Many tired, over-worked Americans are suffering from the effects of a naturally occurring hormone inside your body known as cortisol. Cortisol can cause fatigue, impaired immunity and stubborn weight gain. If you have pounds that won’t budge and no energy to boot, it is time to reconsider your strategy for successfully regaining your health and your […]

How Social Media Makes You Fat and Unproductive

Is Facebook making you FAT? A new study, to be published in the June 2013 issue of The Journal of Consumer Research, shows that Facebook impedes your self-control. The study concluded that people who maintain a tight network of friends on Facebook, ie., people you really know, you experience a self-esteem boost. That boost can […]

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The Real Reason Diet Soda Makes You Fat

Diet soda. A crisp, cold refreshment without the fat, calories, sugar or side of guilt……err, wait, maybe not. For years experts have battled over the impact of diet soda on your waistline and your overall health. Research published last month suggests that not only should your curb your sugary soda habit, your diet soda habit has got […]