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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond slimming the waistlines of morbidly obese patients, weight-loss surgery also may help reverse the aging process in some patients, turning back the clock on a key sign of decline in the body's cells, a small, early stud

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  6. 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Lose Weight

    Mindfulness could be the key to your weight loss success. Being mindful simply means to give your full attention to your environment, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. “When you bring awareness to your internal and external environments, and you do so without judgment, you also have the opportun

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  7. Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women who shed pounds after weight-loss surgery gained a more satisfying sex life, researchers report. Two years after their procedure, known as bariatric surgery, women reported improvements in their arousal, lubrication, sexu

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  8. Removable 'Gut Sleeve' a Future Weight-Loss Tool?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with severe obesity are increasingly turning to bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. But the procedure is invasive, irreversible and not without risks. A new study conducted on rats describes a nonsurg

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  9. Stay Focused on Health: Have Backup Plans

    You've been sticking with your food and exercise plan for a while -- and feeling confident with it. Then, bam! There's an office birthday party or bumper-to-bumper traffic, and your dinner plan or gym time is derailed. The best way to fight unexpected temptations is to have a solid backup strategy t

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  10. Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet & Exercise

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests. The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, s

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