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  1. Obese More Likely to Survive This Serious Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese seniors are more likely to survive a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis than those who are at a normal weight, according to a new study. The results are surprising because obesity often leads to wo

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  2. 5 Tricky Diet Situations, Solved

    You're working on your weight, and certain situations make it really challenging. Usually, it's a social situation where food is front and center. You can still join in the fun and stick to your diet. Use these strategies to keep yourself on track. The problem: It's a co-worker's birthday -- or baby

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  3. How They Lost 478 Pounds

    Weight loss is about numbers: Burn more calories than you eat or drink. But it's also personal. Everyone is different, and there are so many diets and workouts to choose from. What's right for you? It can help to get inspiration from people who have been where you are now and have lost the weight. S

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  4. Trying to Lose Weight? 8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    Your doctor can be a partner when you're working to lose extra weight. You may need to start the conversation, since she might not spend a lot of time on the subject unless you bring it up. Use these questions to begin the discussion. Everyone is different, and there may not be one magic number. "No

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  5. Set the Stage for Weight Loss Success

    Calories, check. Exercise, check. But have you considered the places where you spend time and the people you're with? They are powerful influences on you, and they may be affecting your weight. “So many hidden pitfalls in the environment can lead to obesity, which is why your weight isn’t entirely y

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  6. How to Choose the Best Frozen Dinners

    Cruising the freezer aisles in your grocery store in search of dinner? Frozen dinners are convenient and have built-in portion control. The downside: You'll need to sift through the options to find items that aren't too high in calories, fat, or salt. Use these tips to find the healthiest options wh

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  7. 9 Secrets of Successful Weight Maintenance

    You lost the weight -- congratulations! Now it's time to shift your strategy to make it last. Maintaining weight loss takes a different approach than losing the weight. You can do it, and you can make it easier by following advice from people who have been there and kept the pounds off for years, an

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  8. Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests. Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less we

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  9. 5 Surprising Facts About Willpower

    If only you had more willpower, you would easily stick to your diet or exercise program, right? Nope. It turns out you need a lot more than willpower to do things like that. It's not just about self-control. In fact, willpower might be the most misunderstood of virtues. Once you get wise to how will

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  10. 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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