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7 healthy grocery splurges worth the cost

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A common complaint about eating a healthy diet is that it’s too expensive. If you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health, and you’ve noticed your grocery bill increasing, it may help to know which foods are worth spending a little bit more on. Grass-fed beef? Go for it. Organic gummy bears? Leave them on the shelf. Not only will investing in healthy foods provide immediate benefits such as increased energy and an improved …

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5 reasons you have food cravings — and what to do about them

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If you’re trying to lose weight, food cravings can be a major obstacle. You know all the rules for healthy eating, but it’s hard to resist when you get a craving for something sweet or salty. You may think that cravings just mean you miss your favorite junk foods, but actually they are often an indication of a nutritional deficiency or other medical issue. The good news is, they can often be controlled through changes …

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4 common questions about vitamins and supplements

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Vitamins and supplements can play an important role in a healthy lifestyle. Certain supplements can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and combat stress. If you’ve ever used supplements as part of your health and wellness plan — even if you’ve been taking them for a long time — you may have questions about their proper use and effectiveness. The following answers to 4 common questions about vitamins and supplements will help you …

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Why “everything in moderation” is bad advice for weight loss

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What’s the piece of advice you hear most often from well-meaning friends and family when you talk about trying to lose weight? We bet it’s something like “everything is okay in moderation” or “just eat a balanced diet.” But when it comes to your weight and your health, most people’s idea of a “balanced” or “moderate” diet is far too permissive — and following it could destroy your weight-loss efforts. It turns out that more …

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5 reasons drinking more water may help you lose weight

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Is drinking more water the secret to losing weight? It can certainly help. Water may be one of the most overlooked components in weight loss and overall health. Drinking enough water is important, but it’s easy to forget. In fact, dehydration is much more common than most people realize. Studies show that up to 75% of Americans aren’t drinking enough water, which can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps, and joint pain. …

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Plant-based diet weight-loss tips

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When you think of vegetarians or vegans, what comes to mind? While many people adopt vegan and vegetarian diets due to animal welfare concerns or environmental reasons, there may be another reason to adopt a plant-based diet: it can help you lose weight. A review of several studies found that individuals on a vegan or lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet (those who still eat dairy and eggs) lost more weight than individuals in a control group, who had no …

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How to get more greens into your diet

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Green foods are some of the healthiest foods you can eat (and no, that doesn’t include green M&Ms). Green foods like spinach, kale, asparagus, broccoli, and cucumbers offer numerous health benefits: they can help regulate blood pressure, lower cancer risk, promote bone strength, aid in vision, protect against heart disease, and strengthen your immune system. Eating a diet high in plant foods also helps protect the digestive tract and keep things running smoothly. Boost your …

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Easy steps to make your meals healthier

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With all of the conflicting nutritional advice available today, it’s no wonder so many people are confused about what constitutes a healthy diet. Trying to make sense of all of the information available can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. There are very simple steps you can take to make sure that your meals are supporting your health and keeping you on the path to reaching and remaining at your ideal body weight. …

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5 bad habits that are ruining your efforts to lose weight

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Does this sound familiar? You’ve followed all your doctor’s instructions. You’re eating all the right foods and working out. But you’ve hit a wall, and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to lose the rest of the weight. You’re not alone. The changes that most people make when first trying to lose weight — starting a new exercise routine, changing their diet, and eating smaller portions — are all beneficial lifestyle modifications, but …