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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 l

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  5. 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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  6. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for Some?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis. "Bariatric surgery is asso

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  7. Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that weight-loss surgery is more helpful to obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long term than regular care is. "This important study demonstrates what many of us in weight-loss surgery have su

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  8. 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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  9. 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 be

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Prevent AFib

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research. Scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that

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