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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. How to Help Your Child Avoid "Freshman 15" Weight Gain

    Each month WebMD the Magazine puts your questions about weight loss and fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, Debra Bennetts, a marketing professional from Norwalk, Conn., has been touring colleges with her 18-year-old daughter, Emily, and asked how she could help her daughte

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  7. Diet Truth or Myth: Eating at Night Causes Weight Gain

    Is there something especially fattening about eating before bed, or is this a diet myth?

  8. The Natural Diet: Best Foods for Weight Loss

    It seems natural: You want to lose weight fast, so you do a diet slash-and-burn, eating less and thinking about food more. The usual result also seems pretty natural: You feel denied, so you give up. Repeat as diet fads come and go. Enough already! Why not eat more for weight loss and weight mainten

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  9. Satiety: The New Diet Weapon

    There's nothing new about taking in fewer calories to lose weight. What is new in fighting the battle of the bulge is a diet weapon that reduces calorie intake by managing hunger. It's called "satiety." Not exactly a word that rolls off your tongue (pronounced "sa-TIE-atee"). It's a diet and nutriti

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  10. Diet Myth or Truth: I Don't Need to Worry About Sodium

    What's the truth about low-sodium diets? Too much sodium can increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. And two out of three Americans need to cut back.

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