No calorie counting, no special foods to buy -- just pop open a can and nutrition goes in and weight comes off. Are meal replacement shakes (MRS) really that simple and effective? And are they healthy? What are the pros and cons of using them? Do people really lose weight, and, if so, do they keep it off? This article will provide some answers to these questions.
Meal replacement shakes are available at grocery, drug and health food... Read More
Looking for help with losing weight? Help that goes beyond the usual lifestyle changes, portion control advice and exercise routines? Weight-loss supplements touting names like "fat burner" and "thermo max" can be enticing. But do they work? And even more important, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent ban on ephedra, are they safe?
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You need only to visit the section in any department store that displays bathroom scales to discover very quickly that analog scales are becoming dinosaurs. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find an analog scale these days. However, with all of the new scales on the market today, how do you weigh the scales in terms of their performance?
Weighing the Scales
The current digital models of bathroom scales come in a variety... Read More
When it comes to dropping those extra pounds, are you unknowingly sabotaging your own efforts? Below are 10 mistakes that people make that throw them off the path to successful, permanent weight loss.
1. Not doing the math When it comes to counting calories, there's no eyeballing those mashed potatoes for a rough estimate. A reliable calorie calculator will tell you how many calories you are allowed per day based on age, gender,... Read More
You have one of those natural, slender bodies that most people can only look at with both longing and envy. If this is you, and you have not had to fight tooth and nail to achieve this body, then you are very lucky. Think being so slim means that you do not have to be careful about your diet and exercise? Try again. Having a healthy body requires more than just being slim or thin.
The Importance of Exercise
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Junk in the trunk or a beer gut - which would you rather have? When it comes to your health, where you store fat makes a big difference. New research indicates that storing body fat in the hips, thighs and backside instead of the abdominal area may be healthful. In fact, when weight is more heavily distributed in the lower body, it may help protect against heart disease and diabetes. Belly fat increases the risk of high blood... Read More