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  1. Best Fast-Food Salads: How to Choose Them

    Fast-food meals are parts of life for many people, at least occasionally. When you're trying to eat healthy, you probably pick the salad. A bowl of greens and vegetables seems like the best option on a menu of burgers, nuggets, and fries. But depending on your choices, you can get a salad that has m

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  2. Emotional Eating: What Helps

    Does stress, anger, or sadness drive you to eat? Do you turn to food for comfort, or when you're bored? Many people do. If you often eat for emotional reasons instead of because you're physically hungry, that can be a problem. Obeying the urge to eat more than you need is a sure-fire way to gain wei

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  3. The Truth About Agave

    You've seen agave syrup in your grocery store or in products sweetened with its nectar. It's about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar and comes from the same plant that's used to make tequila. Should you reach for it instead of sugar, honey, or maple syrup? What if you're working on losing weight or have

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  4. 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. These12 proven strategies will 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, author

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  5. 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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  6. 9 Signs You’re on a Fad Diet

    It's easy to flock to diets that promise fast results with little effort. Reality check: Fad diets backfire, because you’ll likely regain any pounds you shed. Does your diet show any of these 9 signs? Then it's time to rethink your weight-loss strategy. If a diet lasts only a preset number of days,

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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. You start getting health payoffs way before that happens.  Three of the biggest perks don't even involve the scale. “The greatest gains have more to do with a

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  10. 5 Snacks to Enjoy (and 5 to Avoid)

    We all snack. But some snacks are better than others, especially if you’re managing type 2 diabetes or obesity. An ideal snack gives you protein or fiber -- or both -- to help you feel full, says Gillian Culbertson, RD, certified diabetes educator at the Cleveland Clinic. It should give you plenty o

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