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7 foods that will help you lose weight over the holidays

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The average American gains nearly one pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to research on holiday weight gain. While one pound may not seem like much, that one pound can easily turn into several more when you develop the habit of indulging and overeating. Fortunately, you can ramp up your intake of fat-burning foods during the holidays to stave off weight gain while continuing to enjoy your favorite holiday goodies! Here are seven foods that …

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10 tips for losing weight before Christmas

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It’s common to gain a little weight during the holiday season — not only are decadent foods everywhere, but you’re likely socializing more and busier in general, which leaves less time to plan and prepare healthy meals. While it may be tempting to put healthy eating on hiatus and get back on track in the new year, doing so can compromise your health — not to mention make it more difficult to reach your health …

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The 6 best tips for losing weight after 40

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Losing excess weight after you turn 40 can be difficult due to a slowed metabolism and loss of muscle — meaning you may have to work harder at losing weight than those who are younger. But a series of simple hacks can boost your weight-loss efforts and help you slim down without your having to modify your fitness routine. Are you over the age of 40 and working toward losing weight? Follow these six weight-loss …

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Best and worst exercises for fat loss

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Surprisingly and contrary to popular belief, not all exercises are ideal for weight loss. Staying physically active is key to maintaining good overall health, but doesn’t always necessarily lead to fat loss — especially if you overtrain, use poor form, or become injured. Weight-loss and fitness experts say that the secret to losing fat is to practice a fitness routine that combines cardio exercise with strength training. Together, these two types of exercise can help …

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7 things to do BEFORE you try to lose weight

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Exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods are healthy behaviors that can help you reach your weight-loss goals. But before you hit the gym or go on a diet, there are steps you can take to set yourself up for success and help you meet your goals. Without proper planning and execution, your fitness routine, diet, and new healthy lifestyle could backfire and halt your weight-loss progress altogether. Looking to lose excess weight? Follow these seven …

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10 tips for avoiding holiday overeating

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The following is an excerpt from our new e-book, Creating a Healthy Holiday Season. Download your copy now and get more great strategies for making healthy choices during the holidays! It can be incredibly easy to overeat during the holiday season. The spreads at holiday parties and buffets can present a wealth of tasty food options that could be detrimental to your waistline, such as cookies, fondues and cheese dips, chocolate fountains, fried appetizers, and …

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How to stop emotional eating

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Indulging in certain foods for reasons of celebration and comfort is a normal part of human culture. It’s okay to treat yourself to a piece of cake for your child’s birthday, or a warm bowl of macaroni and cheese on a chilly fall evening — even when you’re trying to lose weight. But when you frequently find yourself turning to unhealthy comfort foods at times of stress or boredom, it’s possible you may be using …

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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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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 …