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Should You Maintain Your Weight Before You Lose?

A new study found that weight loss might be more sustainable if you first learn to maintain your weight. Becky explains why we might want to put the cart before the horse.
Posted 4/11/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Becky Hand : 132 comments   63,527 views
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Beware the Addictive Cues: How to Fight Food Cravings

In her last blog, Dr. Pam Peeke shared ways to deal with food addiction. But what about situations where you're bombarded by messages telling you to eat--and there's no way out?
Posted 3/28/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 38 comments   39,972 views
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How to Prevent Weight Gain When You're Injured

Don't let injury keep you on the sidelines! Follow these tips to stay active while healing from an injury.
Posted 1/23/2013  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 40 comments   71,071 views
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The Cost of a Cocktail: Up to 18 Pounds a Year

According to a new study, many of us are consuming 300 calories of alcohol daily! Find out exactly how those sippable calories can impact your waistline.
Posted 12/21/2012  12:00:00 PM By: Becky Hand : 39 comments   42,473 views
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Could AC Be Making Us Fatter?

Data suggests that climate control could be among the modern conveniences causing our waistlines to expand. Is that bit of knowledge enough to make you give up AC, like I have?
Posted 7/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 90 comments   22,510 views
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You Asked: ''Why Did I Gain Weight After Starting an Exercise Plan?''

Don't worry--Just because your weight goes up when you start exercising doesn't mean you're actually getting fatter!
Posted 5/21/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Dean Anderson : 21 comments   85,379 views
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Ask Dr. Birdie: Straight Talk about Binge Eating

If you're dealing with an eating disorder on top of a weight issue, it can feel downright impossible to reach your goals. But there's hope! Dr. Birdie offers some advice.
Posted 3/27/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 45 comments   26,578 views
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Study: Women Don't Notice Weight Gain--Do You Agree?

A recent study found that most women don't notice weight gain. What do you think? How closely do you monitor your weight? Do you notice small fluctuations?
Posted 3/14/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 151 comments   31,714 views
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Is The Nutritional State of Our Nation Improving?

Learn why it is so important to focus on healthier living that helps solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.
Posted 2/13/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 21 comments   10,997 views
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Is the Freshman 15 Just a Myth?

You’ve probably heard of the “Freshman 15”, the weight many college students gain when making the transition to life on their own. But is that real or just a myth?
Posted 12/2/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 47 comments   14,774 views
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The Cost of 'Taking a Break' for the Holidays

Think taking a break during the holidays will have little effect on your weight? Think again. The good news, says Dr. Birdie: You can ditch the "all or nothing" mentality!
Posted 11/29/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 108 comments   32,551 views
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Living the Lifestyle during the Holidays

Not even Dr. Birdie is immune to holiday weight gain. Resisting treats and staying motivated to move is difficult this time of year, but you can do it. Here's how!
Posted 11/21/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 50 comments   26,227 views
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The First Day I Decided to Live Again

Bedridden at 460 pounds, Beth had given up. Then one day, she decided to try. "Why not?" she muttered, throwing her hand up in the air. "Exactly," she realized. "Why not?"
Posted 11/18/2011  11:00:00 AM By: Beth Donovan : 80 comments   16,421 views
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News Flash: Maintaining Weight Loss is Hard (There's Proof--and Hope!)

Did you see the study that found that it's hard to maintain weight loss? Dr. Birdie did. Don't give up! She's here to explain it--and offer hope (plus ways to stay on track).
Posted 11/1/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 66 comments   22,095 views
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Mommyrexia: Growing Trend or Trendy Term?

Some pregnant women have a hard time with the weight gain, which has lead to a new trend called "mommyrexia." Is this really a widespread problem, or just media hype?
Posted 8/9/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 65 comments   144,962 views
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