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Is Marijuana Good for You? The Answers May Surprise You

Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in some states, studies investigating the short- and long-term health effects of lighting a fatty are everywhere. Here’...

Can Specific Proteins and Carbs Keep Weight Off?

We have always heard that "calories in versus calories out" is the hard and fast rule when it comes to weight loss. Of course, being mindful ...

Six Metabolism Boosting Foods for Faster Weight Loss

Metabolism is the process of how the body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Even at rest, the body needs energy provided by calories ...

How Do You Tell a Loved One that They Need to Lose Weight?

With the holiday season here in full force, you will soon be surrounded by long-lost aunts, cousins, family friends and heck-knows-who, maybe even the gentlemen who ...

10 Things You SHOULDN'T Do if You're Trying to Lose Weight

I often tell people the things they shouldn't do if they're trying to drop a few (or maybe several) pounds, rather than tell them what they ...

Who Loses Weight Faster: Men or Women?

Any women who's gone on a diet with her boyfriend, husband or guy pal may recall watching the pounds melt from her man's body while her ...

Artificial Sweeteners Can Actually Cause Weight Gain

If you are simply trying to lower blood sugar, artificial sweeteners can be helpful, but when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that artificial ...

Debunking the Myth of Sports Drinks

A doctor at the hospital where I work likes to say that soda is the same thing as poison. As a dietitian, I would say soda ...

Can You Really Lose Weight with the New FDA-Approved Drug?

For the first time in over a decade, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prescription weight-loss medication called lorcaserin, which will be sold ...

The Skinny on Losing Weight with Green Coffee Beans

The latest buzz brewing in the nutrition world is the recent link between green unroasted coffee beans and weight loss. A recent study found that overweight ...

Skinny Summer Cocktails

A delicious, refreshing cocktail can help you relax after a long day. Whether you're meeting friends or coworkers for drinks at happy hour, or you're whipping ...

Weight Loss Myths Debunked

Myth: I can use a quickie diet or pill to lose weight and keep it off. Fact: Pills and fad diets do not provide lasting results ...

5 Healthy Foods Perfect for the Microwave

The microwave often gets an unwarranted bad rap when it comes to healthy eating. People often think only highly-processed frozen dinners belong in there. However, your ...

Getting Bikini-Season Ready Part 3: Maintenance

In the last part of the three-part series about getting your body bikini-season ready, we'll focus on perhaps the most important and often the most difficult ...

Getting Bikini-Season Ready Part 1: Your Diet

With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering what last-minute steps you can take to get your body bikini-ready. While we want to strive ...

Feeling Full on Fewer Calories

One of the biggest obstacles you'll encounter while cutting back on calories is feeling full throughout the day. Hunger will sneak up on you when you ...

Lack of Sleep: A Weighty Issue

Not getting enough sleep can do more than just make you feel sluggish the next day--it can actually sabotage your weight-loss goals. When you feel tired ...

Spicy Foods: How Pepper Can Help Curb Hunger

Hot peppers not only add delicious heat to your favorite dishes, they can also provide an array of health benefits. Hot peppers contain a component called ...

The 10 Easy Steps to Weight Loss

Over the last 20 years, food portions have increased dramatically. As the size of our plates have grown, so has the expectation that the larger amount of ...

Five Best-Kept Secrets to Include in Your Diet

You always hear about foods that you need to avoid or eliminate from your diet. What about foods that you should be eating, but may not ...

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