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10 diet changes to make if you’re over 40

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If you’re around the age of 40, you may have started to notice that keeping off excess weight is more difficult for you than it’s ever been before. That’s because women in their 40s generally start to experience a decline in estrogen and metabolism as part of the natural aging process. Without regular exercise and good nutrition, these factors can increase the risk of weight gain, along with heart disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive problems. If …

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Eat fat, lose fat: 6 ways to add healthy fats to your diet

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It may sound like a contradiction, but certain dietary fats are healthy. In fact, healthy fats are necessary for many functions throughout the body. For many years, all foods high in fat were thought to be the driving factor behind weight gain and obesity. It’s true that foods high in trans fats like donuts, French fries, and cookies can lead to weight gain, since these unhealthy fats increase LDL “bad” cholesterol, and suppress levels of …

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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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From the doc: Are you consuming the right healthy fats?

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Are you eating enough healthy fats? It might sound counterintuitive, but including the right sources of fat in your diet is essential for weight management. Your body needs dietary fats to keep your organs functioning optimally, absorb nutrients, provide energy, keep your heart healthy, and even help the body burn fat. What are healthy fats? We’ve been told for decades that fat is bad, but actually, certain fats are good for you — in fact, …

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Do you know what these common food labels really mean?

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Grocery shopping for healthy foods can often be confusing, since many unhealthy foods are labeled with misleading terms and phrases that make them sound good for you. What many consumers don’t realize is that some food labels are deceptive, and that food companies are often able to stretch the truth to convince health-conscious individuals to buy their products. Knowing what these types of food labels really mean can help you arrive at healthier choices when …

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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 …