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5 Fad Diets to Avoid

They’re called fad diets because they’re popular for a short while until people realize they don’t work and then they fade away into the past. Some diet trends last longer than others, but they all have this in common: they don’t provide safe, lasting weight loss. Yes, they may help you lose weight quickly, but it won’t be the safe, healthy way, and it won’t stick for long. As soon as the diet stops and you eat regular foods again, the weight comes back.

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How Long Does it Take to Burn off Junk Food?

“I’ll just eat one bite.”

“This time won’t hurt me.”

“What’s one little indulgence?”

Can you hear these words in your head as you reach for the food you love? While enjoying small servings of sweets and high-calorie foods and drinks every once in a while isn’t a big deal, it’s those small servings every day or every meal that can quickly add up to extra pounds.

Sometimes it’s hard to estimate what kind of damage those calories are doing to your waistline. Food labels list the number of calories per serving, but what does that number really mean? If you knew how long you’d have to run to burn off that cookie, you may think twice before indulging.

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4 Tips to Stop Overeating

The chips are in front of you, there’s leftover casserole on the table, the ice cream’s sitting in the freezer…how can you resist? Maybe you don’t want food to go to waste, you think if you eat it now then it’ll be out of the house, or you’re depressed and the food brings you comfort. Whatever the reason you regularly stuff your face, there are ways to help you overcome this weakness.

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How to Beat the Heat and Stay in Shape

It’s summer and it’s hot. What’s new? Whether you’re taking a run on the greenway, your son has football camp for the upcoming season, or your kids are playing in the yard, it’s important to exercise caution when getting out and about in the heat. Exercise combined with high temperatures and high humidity levels cause your body temperature to rise, speed your heart rate, and increase your chance of heat-related illness. Read more

What is a ‘Good Carb?’

Eat carbs or don’t eat carbs? Many popular diet plans recommend cutting out or cutting back on carbohydrates for fast weight loss. But does this mean reducing all carbs or just the bad ones?

Found in grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, carbs are macronutrients that provide your body with energy. When you eat carbs your body converts them to sugar that turns into energy. The science behind low-carb diets shows that when you restrict the number of carbs you eat, your body begins to burn fat for energy instead of sugar.

Restricting all carbs, however, can result in negative health issues. That’s because carbohydrates are a necessary for the health of your brain, nervous system, circulatory system, muscles, and digestive system. The trick is choosing the right kind of carbs. The bad kind is plentiful, tempting, and addicting, but the right kind are healthy, filling, and can even aid in weight loss.

Here’s how to choose the right kind.

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Stay Hydrated in the Summer

Water quenches your thirst and cools you down on a hot day, but it does a lot more than that. Water makes up 60 percent of your body weight and is used by every tiny cell in your body to carry out bodily functions. Without water, you can’t survive more than a few days—at most a week. Your body is constantly losing water through sweating, breathing, and digestion, so you must regularly replenish lost fluids or your body will become dehydrated.

If you’ve ever wondered what the big deal is about drinking water, wonder no more. Here are a few ways water is essential to life and health.

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7 Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

We have talked about this many times before, how losing weight isn’t easy. You know the saying, “if it seems too good to be true it probably is.” If they’re promising you instant results, or that you’ll lose massive amounts of weight in very short amounts of time, you need to get out of there.

The truth is that losing weight takes work and determination. If you’re willing to commit and put in the effort you’ll lose that weight and keep if off. We want to help you get to that point, so here are 7 secrets to successful weight loss done right, no false promises here.

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Recipes: Spinach Salads

Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you could eat, full of vitamin C, iron, antioxidants, and many more vital nutrients. If you’re looking to have healthier eating habits, spinach should be top of your list of things to add to your diet. We’re going to give you some great salads using this amazing green-leafy vegetable down below.

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The Fit Body Boot Camp Promise to Fight Obesity

Today it was brought to our attention that a new study was released on obesity rates in adults around the world, and the results are shocking. Our goal and promise is to help people lost weight in a fun and safe way so that they can live better, longer, more fulfilling lives.

So let’s talk about obesity.

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Are You Doing the Most Efficient Weight Loss Workouts?

In this day and age there are more and more weight loss solutions being offered to you. This is both a good thing, because you have options, and a bad thing, because with so much information how are you supposed to know what really works?

We’re going to tell you exactly what kind of workouts you should be doing for maximum weight loss, and we’ll even explain how it all works.

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