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Tums, The Weight Loss Wonder Pill

Are you stuck in the seemingly endless cycle of weight loss? Weight loss can feel tricky, especially if you always feel hungry. But here’s something to consider: in the course of one year, for every 100-calorie difference in your diet, your weight will go up or down approximately 10 pounds. If you think about it, […]

Tums, The Weight Loss Wonder Pill

A No-Cook Type of Protein? Cottage Cheese

Dairy is commonly forgotten for its protein content.  All dairy has some form of protein, and some are higher than others.  Cottage cheese is the dairy option with the highest amount of protein. A half cup serving contains between 100-120 calories, between 10-15 g of protein and a low amount of carbohydrates (3-6 grams). The

A No-Cook Type of Protein? Cottage Cheese

Myth or Fact: Drinking Water Helps You To Lose Weight

There are many myths surrounding weight loss.¬† It’s difficult to tell if the bits of advice about weight loss are true or false.¬†¬† One commonly encountered bit of advice¬† is that drinking a glass of water before a meal will help you lose weight.¬† Is this true?¬† Yes, if you drink a lot of water.

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Calories in Thanksgiving Meal

The holidays are meant for family and friends to be together.  For people trying to lose weight, a worry of the holidays is the Thanksgiving meal.  I’ve outlined the calories of a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  Keep in mind, this breakdown does not include going up for second servings. Thanksgiving Meal: Food                                  Amt     Cal     Fat    Carb   Sugar    Protein Turkey breast                             6

Calories in Thanksgiving Meal

Carbohydrates Increase Your Hunger

As our modern carbohydrate supply becomes more processed, our bodies are experiencing more rapid absorption and intense spikes of sugar into our blood streams.  The elevated blood sugar levels forces our bodies to produce higher and higher levels of insulin in order to maintain a normal level of blood sugar.  The degree to which our

Carbohydrates Increase Your Hunger

How Tortilla Chips Make Us Fat

The caloric density of foods that we’re exposed to has also changed dramatically in the last few decades.¬† The more manufacturers process the food, the greater the caloric density the food product often obtains. For example, let‚Äôs look at the number of calories per pound of corn and corn products: Fresh Corn – 490 calories

How Tortilla Chips Make Us Fat

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Diabetes-related Death Rate

Weight loss (bariatric) surgery has been shown to reduce diabetes-related mortality by 88%. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that weight loss surgery surgery reduced the overall death rate by 34%, disease-related deaths and cardiovascular deaths by 48%, cancer-related deaths by 59%, and diabetes-related deaths by 88% in patients with

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Diabetes-related Death Rate

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