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5 weight-loss myths that are holding you back

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More than one-third of American adults suffer from obesity, which is why nearly everyone is talking about weight loss these days. Considering all the buzz about this major health epidemic, it can be hard to distinguish between weight-loss methods that work, and those that don’t — especially when advice is being thrown at you from every direction. Could certain weight-loss myths be holding you back from achieving your weight-loss goals? Here are five common myths …

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7 proven health benefits of chocolate

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Chocolate is commonly enjoyed as a comfort food, and has been used by cultures all around the world for thousands of years in meals and desserts and as a natural remedy. For many years, chocolate was thought to be partly responsible for health problems such as weight gain, type two diabetes, and obesity. But scientific evidence shows that chocolate — particularly dark chocolate — offers several health benefits that could make you feel less guilty …

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Study: HRT safer than previously thought

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Hormone replacement therapy is generally used to boost estrogen and progesterone levels in women going through menopause. Normal levels of estrogen and progesterone help the body function more optimally, and can lower the risk of serious health conditions including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer. HRT has been widely used to treat menopause since the 1960s, but gained a negative reputation in 2002 when a study conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative found that HRT increased …

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7 tips for a healthy Halloween

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Resisting treats and goodies around Halloween can be tricky when you’ve been managing a healthy eating plan. One or two treats may not do much harm on their own, but when you start losing track, small treats here and there can add up, and derail your health goals. By the end of the year, you may once again find yourself back to making New Year’s resolutions surrounding your food choices. But what if you could …

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6 foods that can stall your weight loss

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If you’ve suddenly stopped losing weight despite eating healthy foods and exercising regularly, it’s possible you could still be making a few unsuspecting diet mistakes. Foods that are generally viewed as healthy or non-threatening such as rice cakes, granola bars, and diet soda could actually be impeding your progress and causing your weight-loss plateau. Fortunately, scaling back on these foods or avoiding them altogether often helps people get back on track immediately. Have you recently …

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How long does it really take to lose 10 pounds?

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Many fitness and weight-loss experts say that on average, a person should aim to lose between one and two pounds of excess weight per week. But in reality, no two people are alike when it comes to weight loss. There are literally hundreds of factors that can determine how quickly someone can lose weight — such as the number of hours of sleep they receive on average, and whether they take prescription drugs that can …

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Are Botox parties safe?

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Botox parties can be a fun way to spend quality time with your friends while improving and rejuvenating your appearance at the same time. If you’re new to Botox, hosting or attending a Botox party can help you learn more about the benefits of this minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, and gives you a close-up look into how this procedure is performed in a fun and casual setting. Some healthcare professionals warn that Botox parties are …

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Weird weight-loss tips that work

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If you’ve ever set out to lose weight, chances are you’ve tried at least one crazy fad diet or wacky weight-loss product that failed to deliver on its promise. Sometimes it can be difficult to resist some of these appealing weight-loss methods — especially if you’re aiming for instant results. Unfortunately, the weight-loss market is flooded with useless products and methods largely ineffective at helping you slim down, and that may even hinder your progress. …

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Which measurements should you take to track your weight loss?

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Did you know that weighing yourself on a scale doesn’t always reveal whether or not you’ve lost fat? When fat is replaced with muscle, your body may become slimmer and tighter, but your weight could stay the same or actually increase since muscle is denser than fat. One of the most accurate ways to track fat loss is to take body measurements. This allows you to determine how your body composition is changing. Plus, taking …

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6 things your food cravings may be telling you

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Craving specific foods often indicates that your body is trying to send you a message that has something to do with your current state of health. Since most cravings people experience are for junk foods like candy, pizza, and donuts, suffering cravings regularly can lead to weight gain and health problems like type two diabetes and heart disease. Do you find yourself frequently experiencing cravings? Here’s a look at what food cravings might mean for …