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  1. 12 Tips to Lose the Weight for Good

    Want to lose weight, but feel as though you’ve already tried every trick in the book? It’s time to take a different approach to dieting. Here are 12 proven strategies to help you slim down for good.  “Call it whatever you want, but don't call what you’re doing a ‘diet,’ ” says David Grotto, RD, auth

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  2. 10 Surprising Foods That May Hamper Weight Loss

    You poured out the soda, ditched the chips, and broke up with Ben and Jerry. So why is the scale still stuck? The culprits aren't always easy to identify, so you need to do a little sleuthing. See if these 10 items might be part of what's going on with your weight. "When food companies take out one

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  3. 9 Signs You’re on a Fad Diet

    When it comes to losing weight, it's easy to be drawn to diets that promise fast results. But fad diets backfire, because you’ll likely regain any pounds you shed. Does your diet show any of these 9 signs? Then you need to rethink your weight-loss strategy. If a diet lasts only a preset number of da

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  4. 6 Meals a Day for Weight Loss

    You’ve probably heard the advice that eating small meals throughout the day is how you win the battle of the bulge. The claim is that frequent snacking, as long as it’s healthy, keeps your metabolism humming, staves off hunger, and controls blood sugar. The end result: You eat less. Except it may no

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  5. The Real Gains From Losing Weight

    You don’t have to sign on to a grueling diet plan or drop a large amount of weight to see changes in your blood pressure and overall health. Here we break down the three biggest payoffs from taking off even a few pounds. “The greatest gains have more to do with a lower risk of heart attack and strok

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  6. How to Reverse Middle-Age Weight Gain

    Your jeans feel tighter, but you're eating and exercising about as much as you have for years. What's up with that? You have a couple of things working against you. You're probably not burning calories as efficiently as you did when you were younger. That's because your metabolic rate (the number of

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  7. 5 Healthy Snacks to Enjoy (and 5 to Avoid)

    Maintaining a healthy diet is not only a matter of eating good-for-you meals. It’s also about choosing nutritious foods in between. This is especially important if you’re managing type 2 diabetes or obesity. But finding the right snacks can be a challenge. The healthy choices you make for the rest o

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  8. 6 Reasons You’re Gaining Weight

    It happens to just about everyone at some point: Your clothes are feeling snug, and you hadn't noticed a major reason for it. Sometimes, the reasons are sneakier than you think. So if you've put on a few pounds and you're not sure why, see if these clues sound familiar. Over the years, eggs, carbs,

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  9. 9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Food and Dieting

    Think diets are pure torture? Convinced that eating healthy means depriving yourself? Experts explain how your beliefs about losing weight could be holding you back. An extra bite here, a snack in the car there …“It’s surprising how often people don’t know exactly what they’re eating,” says Terese W

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  10. The Truth About Starch Blockers

    When you’re trying to shed pounds and the scale isn’t moving in the right direction, it can be tempting to want to try something else, like a no-prescription weight loss supplement.   Some of those supplements are called "starch blockers" or "carbohydrate blockers." They may seem like a good option

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