Have you Fallen into the Portion Pitfall? How to Avoid Portion Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight. When eating at many restaurants, it’s hard to miss that portion sizes have gotten larger in the last few years. The trend has also spilled over into the grocery store and vending machines, where a bagel has become a BAGEL and an “individual” bag of chips can easily feed more than one.

Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This can mean significant excess calorie intake, especially when eating high-calorie foods. Here are some tips to help you avoid some common portion-size pitfalls.

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what is stress

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it?

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of stressor—such as exercise, work, school, significant life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can affect your health. It is essential to pay attention to how you deal with minor and significant stress events so that you know when to seek help.

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living a healthy lifestyle


What’s the Truth about Happy Weight vs. a Healthy Weight? Odds are you weigh more than you did 20 years ago. Most of us do. And not only has your waistline grown, but your ideal weight has increased, too. In a recent Gallup poll, 60% described their weight as just about right. That’s just about the same percentage of Americans who are overweight or obese.

What’s the truth about happy weight vs. a healthy weight? Are they closer than you think? Or further apart than ever?

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How does Exercise Maintain Weight Loss?

It’s a fact: You have to burn more calories than you eat and drink to lose weight. For weight loss, it matters that you cut back on the calories that you eat and drink. That matters most for taking the pounds off, according to the CDC.

Exercise pays off in the long run by keeping those pounds off. Research shows that regular physical activity will increase your chances of maintaining weight loss.

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HOW TO START Losing Weight. Are you frustrated by all of the unhelpful information on diet and exercise out there? Do you find that you go from inspired to apathetic in a matter of days when it comes to losing weight?  It’s the plight many of us face. We want to lose weight, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Inspired to make a change finally, many of us end up following an all-or-nothing approach to weight loss that’s not sustainable. Research shows that having clear objectives is one of the best tools one can have when starting a weight-loss program. It means putting some work in on the front end of your journey to make way for the path of least resistance.

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