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  1. How I Got Myself to Eat Cilantro

    Of all the bright green herbs out there, cilantro -- the fresh, leafy stalks of the coriander plant -- may be the most polarizing. The millions who love cilantro pile it on soups, salsas, wraps, and roll-ups. And the people who hate it really hate it. "I couldn't get it out of my mouth fast enough,"

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  2. Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals might be able to coax cafeteria customers to buy healthier food by adjusting item displays to have traffic light-style green, yellow and red labels based on their level of nutrition, new research suggests. "Our c

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  3. DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- Once Again

    Jan. 7, 2014 -- Just in time to help us with those New Year’s weight loss goals, the new annual ‘‘best diets'' list is out from U.S. News & World Report. Once again, the tried and true plans won over fad diets to receive top spots on the experts' lists. The DASH diet repeats as best diet overall. It

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  4. Review: The FullBar Diet Plan

    FullBars: Do they work for weight loss? WebMD reviews the Full Bar diet plan, including how it works, what you can eat, and whether it’s healthy.

  5. Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests. British researchers said their findings could help shape public health policies, including campaigns to promote healthy e

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  6. Change Your Habits and Lose Weight for Good

    You know you want to make a change. You want to see what life is like without extra weight on your body and on your mind. You're committed to making a change for the better. To make it happen, think of your habits like a road trip. Your next steps become clear, and you start to see your destination

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  7. Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Placing five acupuncture needles in the outer ear may help people lose that spare tire, researchers report. Ear acupuncture therapy is based on the theory that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. One type us

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  8. Sugar Trumps Fat in Driving Unhealthy Eating: Study

    Sugar, not fat, is the major reason why people are drawn to unhealthy treats, a new study says. Researchers monitored the brain activity of more than 100 teens as they drank chocolate-flavored milkshakes that had the same number of calories but were either high in sugar and low in fat, or the other

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  9. Tracking How Much Food We Eat Can Be a Challenge

    Dec. 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) -- Anyone who’s ever belonged to a weight loss program knows the value of keeping a food diary -- a written record of every morsel or sip that enters the mouth.  The problem is, what people say they eat isn’t often the whole truth. Sometimes they knowingly omit an emba

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens

    Dec. 10, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) -- Fifteen-year-old Jacob Miller’s body mass index, or BMI, was off the charts. More than 6 feet tall, Jacob weighed 702 pounds at his heaviest. An online BMI chart from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute goes up to 443 pounds, which, for a 6-foot-4 indivi

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