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What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?

What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?
By Jacqueline Andriakos, Health.com

When you hear the word "fasting," you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling "hangry." But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan ...

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Good choices and Weight Loss

Loosing weight is not easy.. at first you need to make a commitment and follow through.. not just thinking about it but you have to follow through.. Making small changes each day is one way to get started, but it’s important to remember that just because a weight-loss strategy works for someone else...

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Using Low Carb Wraps

I have found that instead of eating carb-laden bread, I can use the low-carb (3-6 carbs) wraps and use a variety of fillings for a very satisfying lunch.

I don't miss the bread, and so long as I don't do it daily, it seems to really aid in my weight loss efforts without affecting gastric issu...

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Scaling Back.....Weight Loss

Hall says that he couldn't have gone lower in his study. Cutting 800 calories' worth of fat trimmed nearly all the fat out of people's diets, he explains. "If we had cut more than 800 calories' worth of carbs, we couldn't have cut the fat calories equally."

A very-low-carb diet might have y...

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Dont Be Afraid Of Monotony

I've found that the secret to my weight loss (75lbs so far) has been the ability to keep a routine, over anything else. And that means dealing with, and even embracing, monotony.

I would never have been able to keep within my calorie budget without being able to bring in food to work, and wit...

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The Weightloss Rollercoaster

Probably by now a lot of us on Spark have read the infamous NY Times article about the biggest loser candidates and how most of them gained back significant portions of their weight if not all of it. A lot has been said and written after it came out. Many have pointed out that the unhealthy way they...

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Scaling Back.....Weight Loss

So Hall recruited 19 obese adults and cut their calories (they had been averaging about 2700 a day) by 30 percent. For one week the people cut about 800 calories' worth of carbs, and for another week they cut about 800 calories' worth of fat.

"It was a short but very well-controlled clinical...

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Routine and habit

Routine and habit, those two words sound terribly boring, I know. They however have been some of the greatest keys to success in my weight loss journey to date.

First of all let me say what routine and habit don't mean. When it comes to food it doesn't mean you have to eat the same thing ever...

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Scaling Back.....Weight Loss

Scientists search for keys to weight loss. Two out of three American adults are overweight or obese. And people who lose weight are unlikely to keep it off. Here's how scientists are trying to tackle the problem.....and how a few successful dieters have managed to beat the odds.

Is Insulin...

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The New Week

Last week was a good week for me until it wasn't. Everything started out well with. Very controlled loss based on discipline eating. But about half way through the week I started to sort of give up. I suppose everyone in Spark has experienced that point where you've been doing this for a while and y...

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