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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Three Ways to Cook Salmon

    Vibrantly colored, tenderly textured, and richly flavored, salmon is loaded with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These polyunsaturated fats may help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of heart disease. And in the area of brain development, they’re thought to be beneficial for a develop

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  5. 10 Ways to Lighten Up Your Favorite Fatty Foods

    Chips, ice cream, french fries, pizza, cheeseburgers -- they’re all so tempting and, unfortunately, can be loaded with fat, sugar, and salt.   Luckily, you can easily replace them with tasty, but healthy, alternatives. Make these 10 smart swaps so you can enjoy some of your favorite fare, without al

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  6. 7 Things Never to Do to Lose Weight

    Fighting the battle of the bulge can range from following a sensible diet to making ill-guided efforts that can have serious health consequences. “People get so focused on weight loss they are willing to do unproven and potentially dangerous things that can backfire and cause serious health problems

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  7. The Truth About Sensa

    Sensa isn't a diet. It's a product that you sprinkle on your food that promises to help you feel full and lose weight. Sensa ads have been misleading, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which took action against Sensa's marketers. In January 2014, Sensa agreed to pay $26.5 million to s

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  8. The Truth About Bread

    Do you have a love/hate relationship with bread? It's a staple of many people's diets, and also a top source of calories. So which is it: Is bread OK to eat, or is the idea that bread is good for us half-baked? Here's what you should know. Is bread to blame for your extra pounds? Maybe. "We go overb

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  9. The Truth About Belly Fat

    Surprise: Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs. That's normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn't. Some of your fat is right under your skin. Other fat is deeper inside, around your heart, lungs, liver, and other organs. It's that deep

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  10. How I Lost 100 Pounds

    I've been heavy my entire life. Even in my kindergarten photos, I was chubby. In late high school, I gained more weight. In college, I reached 260 pounds -- I think because I was on my own. I had a driver's license, a job. I could go out to dinner, eat when I wanted. Nobody was watching over me. Bei

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