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I Didn’t Realize It Would Be This Hard

On Monday, I went to my cardiologist.  After an exam, he had good news:  “You’re practically perfect,” he said, beaming.  I beamed too:  “My wife might disagree with you, at least some times.” Then he added:  “But I do have … Continue reading

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How to Lose 120 Pounds without Pills or Surgery

For much of his life Tom Hoppensteadt thought the best thing to do with a scale was to avoid it. When he was diagnosed with a low-grade lymphoma at age 50 and learned he weighed over 300 pounds, it sounded … Continue reading

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Practical Hints for Fasting — or a Summer Slim Down

Fasting Catholics face the same challenge someone seeking to lose weight faces.  We have to get enough calories to be able to do our daily work, while giving up the excess. To get the needed calories  you need, adopt the … Continue reading

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Halloween Can Spell Disaster for Those Trying to Lose Weight

For Catholics, those fun-sized chocolates handed out during Halloween can spell both a diet disaster that marks the beginning of months of uncontrolled eating and the opportunity to practice a small mortification. Uncontrolled eating is a mortal sin — gluttony.  … Continue reading

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For Biggest Losers, Exercise + Diet Works Better Than Diet Alone

Exercise and healthy eating reduce body fat and preserve muscle in adults better than diet alone, according to a study funded and conducted by National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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Yo-Yo Dieting Doesn’t Thwart Weight Loss Efforts: Study

A history of yo-yo dieting doesn’t negatively affect metabolism or the ability to lose weight long term. That’s the conclusion of a new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online in the journal Metabolism. Yo-yo dieting … Continue reading

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How Healthy Foods Can Lead to Weight Gain

How Healthy Foods Can Lead to Overeating It’s possible to overeat healthy foods, according to Loyola University Health System registered dietitian Brooke Schantz. “While fruits are nutritious, too much of even a healthy food can lead to weight gain,” Schantz … Continue reading

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Losing Weight as Easy as Keeping a Food Journal: Study

Want to lose weight? It’s as easy as keeping a food journal, according to a new study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  The study appears in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Researchers studied the eating behaviors … Continue reading

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Frequent Exercise, Weight Loss Key to Reducing Obesity Risk: Study

Obese older adults can reduce their chance of developing the metabolic syndrome by losing weight through dieting alone, but adding exercise to a weight loss program has even more benefit, a new study finds.  A combination of diet-induced weight loss … Continue reading

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