eating habits

 

How Fruits and Vegetables Help Manage Your Weight. Fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Using more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy one. Helping control your weight is not the only benefit of eating more fruits and vegetables.

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.

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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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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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Why am I not losing weight?

 

Why am I not losing weight? Does this question sound familiar? Instead of focusing on the negative, consider all the things you can gain from a sensible weight-loss plan. A positive mindset can get you closer to your goals.

In theory, weight loss should be easy: Watch what you eat, work up a sweat, and reap the rewards. But losing weight doesn’t always seem that simple. You can feel like you’re doing all the right things — and you might lose some weight at first, but then you might reach the dreaded weight-loss plateau.

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