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Easy ways to boost your metabolism

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Do you have a slow metabolism? Have you always been one of those people who gain weight just by looking at chocolate cake? While your metabolism is partially controlled by genetics, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s completely out of your control. Certain diet and lifestyle changes can help you speed up your metabolism so that you can burn more calories and lose weight faster. Try some of these easy tips to get your metabolism running …

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Are fat-free foods making you fat?

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If you have a choice between two foods — one that’s “regular” and one that’s low-fat — it’s better to choose the low-fat version, right? Not necessarily. There’s a lot more to a food’s overall health value than whether it can be considered low fat. The low-fat mentality is so ingrained in our culture that most of us reach for these products without even thinking, but in some cases, they could be worse for you …

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How to stay motivated to lose weight

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Fifty-one percent of American adults say they want to lose weight, but only half of those people actively work towards their goals. We get it: weight loss requires a daily commitment, and when healthy fat loss happens at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week, it can take a long time to reach your goal. During some weeks, you may even gain some weight back, making you wonder if it’s all worth it. But don’t …

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Frequently asked questions about dermal fillers

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Injectable dermal fillers are a popular option for those wanting to reduce visible signs of aging in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose fat, and facial skin loses its firmness. This leads to sagging skin, loss of volume in the face, and fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be injected into the skin to restore volume and diminish wrinkles. If you’ve started to notice signs of aging in your skin, dermal …

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How to eat healthy while you’re on vacation

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We all love vacations. They’re a chance to relax, spend time with the family, and explore a new place — maybe even a new culture. They’re also a time notoriously associated with indulging. Calories consumed on vacation don’t count, right? Unfortunately, they do. Have you ever gone on vacation only to come home and realize you’ve gained weight, or you feel terrible from eating too many sugary treats and simple carbs (or drinking too many …

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Do vitamin B12 injections help with weight loss?

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Adequate levels of vitamins and nutrients are important for keeping all systems in your body functioning properly — including functions related to weight and metabolism. One vitamin that plays a vital role in many of these processes is vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin. Because it helps boost the metabolism, improve oxygenation, and increase energy, B12 is often included in comprehensive weight-loss and wellness programs. What is vitamin B12? B12 is one of the 8 …

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Should you stop weighing yourself?

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Losing weight isn’t easy. It requires a daily commitment to making healthy choices and sometimes doing things you might not feel like doing — like exercising every day. So it makes sense that you want to see proof that all your hard work is paying off. But if you’re relying on the number on the scale to give you that proof, you may be disappointed. Weighing yourself every day may actually do more harm than …

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Liven up your meals with these non-boring salads

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Salads are a great way to get more nutritious, healthy greens and vegetables into your diet. And they’re easy to make, whether you’re throwing one together for a quick lunch or making a family-sized version to take to a summer picnic. Think salads are boring? Try mixing it up — literally! — with some unexpected ingredients to create a seriously flavorful dish that works as a side dish or a main dish. Many of these …

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Do vitamins and supplements actually work?

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Vitamins and supplements make a lot of health claims: boost your energy, lose weight, combat stress. But do they really work? And how effective are they? Health experts say that vitamins and supplements definitely play a role in our diets, but it’s important to understand what they can and cannot do. Supplements — as the name suggests — should add to and complement your diet, but should not be expected to take the place of …