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Technologies for Weight Loss

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Despite US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for screening and treating obesity, there are many barriers. However, several of these problems may be ameliorated through technological approaches, according to a study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center published online August 21st 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM).

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Back to Basics: Counting Calories

Posted by Jane Farrell

Despite all the diet strategies out there, weight management still comes down to the calories you take in versus those you burn off. Fad diets may promise you that avoiding carbs or eating a mountain of grapefruit is the secret to weight loss, but it's really all about calories. CALORIES: FUEL FOR YOUR BODY Calories are the energy in food. Your body has a constant demand for energy and uses the calories from food to keep functioning. Energy from calories fuels your every action, from fidgeting to marathon running.

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Dieting Phrases That Keep Us From Losing Weight

Posted by Steve Siebold

By Steve Siebold They are the seemingly innocent little phrases many of us use to talk about dieting and getting fit, but could they actually be working against us when it comes to losing weight? What might seem like harmless ways to talk about dieting, even just in passing, can penetrate deep into the subconscious and have dire consequences. Here are some of the most dangerous phrases

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Stress Could Equal 11 Extra Pounds Per Year

Posted by Jane Farrell

One or more stressful events on any given day can actually slow the body’s metabolism and potentially lead to weight gain, a new study has found. Researchers from the Ohio State University said that a single high-fat meal eaten the day after a stressor such as an argument or work-related pressure can make unhealthy weight gain easier.

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Sticking to a Diet: Compliance vs. Adherence

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

By Sondra Forsyth You may have noticed that most health care professionals have stopped using the word “compliance” when referring to whether or not people stick with medication regimens or apply sunscreen daily or exercise on a regular basis. The word most often used now is “adherence.” The rationale is that telling patients to comply smacks of issuing a command, whereas asking them to adhere implies that they are partners in their care and can use free will to do what’s best for their health.

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When to Start a Diet

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

By Sondra Forsyth Bathing suit weather is back and you may be wishing you had stuck your New Year’s Resolution to lose some weight. Don’t be discouraged! Here are some strategies for getting kicking off a diet and sticking with it: PICK A START DATE THAT HAS POSITIVE SIGNIFICANCE FOR YOU

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Can Sun Exposure Help You Lose Weight?

Posted by Jane Farrell

Exposure to light in the morning rather than later in the day may be a good way to manage weight, new research shows. The study, from Northwestern Medicine, found that the timing, intensity and duration of light exposure is linked to Body Mass Index (BMI).

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Weight Loss Program in Sign Language Helps the Deaf

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A group of deaf adults using American Sign Language in a healthy lifestyle program successfully lost weight, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions in March 2014 in San Francsico.

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Food and Exercise for Weight Control

Posted by Jana Klauer, M.D.

By Jana Klauer MD   A large study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, surveyed diet and exercise patterns of U.S. men and women over a 20-year period. The participants were evaluated at 4-year intervals for diet, physical exercise, and body weight. Here’s what the researchers found about diet: Higher amounts of vegetables and fruit, whole grains (instead of refined grains), nuts and yogurt protect against weight gain.