Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from drinking one regular soda drink a week to at least one a day, they gain... Read more
Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections – better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
So you’ve heard of tofu, maybe you’ve read about it, and perhaps you’ve even seen it at the supermarket or hanging around the appetizer table at a party. But even though you know it won't hurt you—and you might even li... Read more
Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free.
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Just wondering - I've heard a lot about people gaining weight while on birth control, but the week that I took it (I've since stopped as it made me nauseous), I had a lot less appetite and didn't crave any bad stuff at all. I was eating around 1000-1... Read more
Quite a few people have told me that really intensive exercise would make me stronger and more toned, and would "melt off" weight. While I didn't really believe in melting weight, I've always believed that 3,000 calories = a pound, so exercising 3,00... Read more
When you brown sugar hardens, don't throw it out. Instead, put the brown sugar inside an air tight container. Take a single slice of fresh bread and lay it on top of the brown sugar. Seal the container with a tight fitting lid. Let it stand overnight... Read more
I have found that on days when I feel my worst, making myself feel pretty ALWAYS improves my outlook on things. Something as simple as washing my face and putting on a little make-up can work wonders. Even if I'm not going anywhere. Before I know it... Read more
I'm happy to announce that the Burn It Off series is back by popular demand!Have you been to your county or state fair this summer? How about a baseball game or even the movie theater? These spots are notorious for their oversized (and overpriced) fo... Read more
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