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Do diet pills work for weight loss?

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Do diet pills work for weight loss?

As an increasingly overweight and obese society, it isn't surprising that companies are capitalizing on people's pains and flooding the market with magic solution diet pills. Splayed across the internet, tv, flyers and stores are targeted marketing ads, promoting the next best way to lose fat and therefore, find happiness.   Typical miracle cure diet pills include Hydroxycut, Green coffee bean, Garcinia Cambodgia, L-Carnitine, Synephrine, random unheard-of ingredients and excessive amounts of caffeine. Not only are these products overpriced, under-researched, obnoxiously marketed and potentially dangerous to our health, but they are also quite ineffective.   If people were to read...

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Why should I eat less carbs?

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Why should I eat less carbs?

With more than 65% of adult Americans currently on some form of attempted weight-loss plan, the carbohydrate question is one we hear very often. You may have heard the news: Carbs are the devil in disguise, sneakily tempting and taunting you in order to make you fat and ruin your life. Although we now know that the Standard American Diet (SAD), overflowing with fat, sugar, salt, refined ingredients and processed foods, is not a health promoting diet, we cannot say that carbohydrates alone are bad and therefore should be avoided. The truth of the matter is that the majority of...

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Yoyo Diet’s a No No

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Yoyo Diet’s a No No

If your weight fluctuates up and down, over and over again, you’re playing a dangerous game. There’s a lot more at stake than looking good.  Sure, it all starts out great! You lean out quickly from not eating much, but it sure doesn’t end well. Not only are you likely to regain the weight, and then some, there are dangerous risks associated with this strategy, things like higher risk for cancer, heart disease and diabetes, not to mention you’re exhausted and weaker, too. Seems like you end up worse than you started because, bottom line, the stress from fluctuating weight...

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Help manage depression related overeating and weight gain with chromium

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Help manage depression related overeating and weight gain with chromium

Have you been struggling with emotional eating, intense carb cravings and weight gain? There are many factors affecting the interrelationship between emotions and behavioural patterns, especially when it comes to food, and although it is a complex and mufti-faceted issue, there is a direct correlation between depression, emotional overeating, carb cravings and weight gain. Interestingly, studies demonstrate that supplementing with chromium helps fight depression, reduce carb cravings and reduce the frequency and intensity of emotional eating. Chromium's Effect on Metabolism Chromium is a natural element which assists with glucose metabolism.  This is how the body creates energy out of carbohydrates.  It...

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Apple or pear, we don’t care

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Apple or pear, we don’t care

Much has been made of body type and weight loss.  A number of studies have outlined the role of genetics, body type and sugar metabolism, to explain all sorts of reasons why it’s harder, for some people, to lose weight and keep it off.  Others seem to effortlessly maintain without even trying.  But how much does it really matter and what can you do to stack the odds in your favor?  Step, by step, here goes: Genetics matters, but not as much as you think. It does not usually determine the ultimate outcome, or at least, the timing of the...

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