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These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey... Read more
28 year old male, 232lb starting weight, 221lb today weight, relatively healthy.
Had issues with heart palpitations/weird heartbeats last year around this time when I started dieting and exercising and increasing my water intake.
Doctor is... Read more
What helped me to balance blood pressure was having water with a cinnamon stick in it all day, ask your doctor first, or search and read but I can tell it helped me a lot! But too much of it may not be too good.... Read more
That being said, it looks like you're eating a healthy balanced diet in an appropriate range and losing around a pound a week? Sounds like you're right on track. A differential too high isn't necessarily best. The two pounds is just fluctuation.... Read more
Don't skimp on sleep by trying to add more events to the days. It's a stressor & gets everying out of balance.andDon't repeatedly hit the snooze button, either go to sleep earlier or take a nap. Don't let the snooze button become a habit that needs... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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Fiber plays an important role in your health. Most adults need to eat between 25 and 35 grams of fiber each day. (To learn more about fiber sources and health benefits, read Figuring Out the Facts on Fiber.) Despite all its health benefits, you can o... Read more
After 8 years of low carbing, I've experienced great success, a few "emotional" set backs, the carb laden foods I chose at that time I've identified as the same type of foods that my mother used to bring comfort in my early childhood, especially ice... Read more
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