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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 …

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6 hidden reasons you’re gaining weight

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Weight gain can be ultra frustrating when you’re exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. Gaining extra pounds after having worked so hard to become healthier can be demotivating, and make you want to quit moving ahead with your weight-loss journey. However, there may be some surprising reasons you’re gaining weight that can usually be corrected by making a few lifestyle changes. Are you continuing to gain weight despite exercising and eating healthy? Here are six …

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7 things to do before bed to help you lose weight

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Eating healthy foods and exercising consistently are important elements when it comes to losing weight and improving your health. But don’t overlook the impact of making small changes in other areas of your life as well. One important factor that is often overlooked in weight loss is sleep quality. All the other changes you make will have little impact on your weight if you’re not getting enough sleep. Countless studies show that lack of sleep …

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How to get past a weight-loss plateau

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Hitting a weight-loss plateau can be frustrating and demotivating, especially if you feel like you’re doing everything right. And while certain nutrition and fitness mistakes can cause a plateau, sometimes there’s no real reason for your weight loss to stall. We tend to think of weight loss as a steady decline, when in reality weight is always fluctuating. It’s natural for weight loss to sometimes stagnate or for your weight to even go back up …

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What to do when your spouse doesn’t want to get healthy

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There are countless benefits to living a healthy lifestyle, such as having more energy, experiencing improved mental health, and reducing your risk for illness and disease. But when you’ve decided to become healthier and your partner isn’t on board, you may face several road bumps trying to achieve the healthy lifestyle you want. In addition, if your spouse is unhealthy and at risk for major health problems, it can be difficult to persuade them to …

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How to get over your need for comfort foods

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Many people use food to cheer themselves up when they’re under stress or having a bad day. Enjoying comfort foods like pizza and ice cream isn’t necessarily bad when done in moderation, but can be detrimental to your health and weight-loss efforts when it becomes a regular habit. Indulging in comfort foods to relieve feelings of stress, sadness, and anxiety is also known as emotional eating; for sustained weight-loss and improved health, it’s important to …

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10 benefits of gardening

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Gardening is more than just a hobby, and offers a number of lifelong health benefits. This highly therapeutic activity involves lots of movement and exercise, and works all your major muscle groups as you perform tasks such as raking, digging, and planting. Better yet, gardening allows you to produce fresh, healthy foods that drive weight loss and improve overall health. National Gardening Exercise Day is observed every year on June 6. In honor of this …

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From the doc: The link between stress and weight gain

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Scientists have known for some time that stress is related to weight gain. When faced with a stressful situation, our adrenal system is designed to release a hormone called cortisol, which regulates or modulates many changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Cortisol influences blood sugar levels, macronutrient metabolism, blood pressure, and the central nervous system, as well as many other functions throughout the body. When cortisol is released, our energy, metabolism, …

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Tips for managing stress

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Stress is an unavoidable part of life — your responsibilities are demanding, you have bills to pay, and it never seems like there are enough hours in the day. But even though it may seem like you can’t get away from stress, you do have more control over it than you may realize. Learning how to prevent and cope with stress in a healthy way is not only important for your psychological health, it can …

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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 …