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  1. For Savvy Weight Loss: Know Thyself

    A weight loss plan only works if you stay with it. And as any successful dieter can tell you, it's much easier to lose weight and firm up when the diet plan you choose fits your lifestyle and personality. Hate to cook? You won't last long on a diet plan better suited to budding gourmets. Living in a

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  2. How to Design Your Own Diet

    Prescribed diets plans, such as Jenny Craig, The Zone, and The South Beach Diet are wildly popular, and often quite successful, at least in the short term. But they don't adequately address personal eating styles, family and work schedules, or exercise preferences. Do you crave a diet that caters to

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  3. Diet Myth or Truth: Fasting Is Effective for Weight Loss

    Can fasting help you lose weight fast while you detox your body? Or is it a potentially dangerous, and not very effective, way to lose weight?

  4. Expert Q&A: Can Your Diet Help You Avoid Flu?

    During the cooler months when we spend more time indoors, the odds of getting the flu increase. The CDC estimates that up to 20% of Americans get the flu each year. And now, the H1N1 flu pandemic has pushed those odds even higher. Health experts recommend an annual flu shot, but Americans want to kn

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  5. Expert Q&A: Tips from 'The Biggest Loser'

    Watching contestants on NBCs The Biggest Loser slim down can be motivating to anyone who wants to lose weight and get healthier. Although The Biggest Loser contestants enjoy the advantage of constant professional supervision, people at home can also succeed at weight loss by following the same basic

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  6. How to Whittle Your Middle -- Even After Menopause

    Each month, WebMD the Magazine puts your questions about weight loss and fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, 62-year-old Maria B., a travel consultant and mother of two grown children in New York City, asked for help dealing with her slowing metabolism. Long an active woman

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  7. How to Cheat on Your Diet and Still Lose Weight

    Many of us think that starting a weight loss diet means forsaking the fattening foods we love. No sweets, no cream sauces, no chips, no wine, no fun!  But this kind of weight loss plan can actually lead to more cravings, fixating on forbidden foods -- and goals abandoned long before their time. The

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  8. The Worst Diets Ever: Diets That Don't Work

    "Eat what you want, when you want, and watch the pounds disappear!" You've heard of them, maybe even tried them: miraculous-sounding diets that claim to melt off pounds with minimal effort. There are hundreds of these quick-fix diets out there, from the grapefruit diet to the detox diet to the "cave

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  9. Weight Loss Gear for the Kitchen

    Want to shed pounds and keep them off? Stocking your shelves with healthy foods for low-fat meals is only half the battle. The right weight loss gear for the kitchen is a staple of a healthy lifestyle, too. "People who lose weight and keep it off are meticulous about tracking their food intake and p

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  10. Butternut Squash: Packed With Vitamin A and Delicious!

    Butternut squash -- a member of the cucurbitaceae family, which includes gourds and melons -- is native to the Western Hemisphere and most likely originated in Mexico. Once called "the apple of God," the butternut squash was prized by American Indians, who believed its seeds increased fertility. Alt

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