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  1. 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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  2. Juicing for Health and Weight Loss

    Ready to give juicing a whirl? It's an easy way to get more fruits and veggies into your diet. Before you get started, you should know a few things about what you can expect juicing to do for you, and what's just hype. “If you’re not big into fruits and vegetables, it’s a good way to get them in," s

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  3. Hidden Sources of Gluten

    Going gluten-free? You'll need a little know-how to figure out which foods you need to avoid. You probably know that gluten -- a protein -- is in anything made from wheat, rye, or barley. But did you know it's also in some less obvious products, such as lunch meats and soy sauce? Here's what to look

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  4. Diet Resolutions for the Whole Family

    We make a lot of New Year's resolutions around food. We vow to eat less sugar, less fat, and less salt. We promise ourselves we'll eat more veggies, whole grains, and fish and cut down on burgers and second helpings. These are good first steps, but you can make other kinds of food resolutions, too,

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  5. U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity still looms large in the United States but the scale's relentless climb may have leveled off, according to the latest results of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. One-third of adults an

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  6. 8 Fun Facts About Grapes

    1. Brought From Spain  Spanish explorers introduced the fruit to America about 300 years ago. 2. They're Berries! Yes, grapes are a kind of berry. They have a leathery covering and a fleshy inside, similar to blueberries. 3. The Grape Family There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 sp

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  7. Gut Bacteria and Obesity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in cold, northern regions of the world have more gut bacteria linked with obesity than those in warm, southern areas, researchers report. The findings are from an analysis of gut bacteria in more than 1,000 people

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  8. Food Price Hikes and Type 2 Diabetes

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Food prices are linked to blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. To reach this conclusion, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) merged information from two giant stu

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  9. Want to Keep Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People trying to lose weight should pay close attention to what they eat during the week, and not worry as much about enjoying themselves during the weekend, a new study suggests. Nearly everyone gradually loses weight

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  10. FDA Wants to Update Food Labels

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- America's food labels may get their first makeover in more than 20 years. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency is working toward publishing proposed rules to update nutrition labels and servi

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