10 Ways to Stop Cravings

Nothing weakens diet willpower faster than craving sweet, salty, or fatty foods. Find out how to stop cravings and stay on your diet.. Everybody has weak moments in their diet when they can practically taste the salty, sweet, crunchy, or fatty foods they crave. Yet these are often the very foods that undermine your efforts…

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What’s Your Diet Personality?

If your approach to dieting is standing between you and weight-loss success, there are steps you can take. Start with a critical assessment of what you think diet savvy is, and then tweak it with advice from our experts. There are many things that can keep you from reaching your weight-loss goals, but the most…

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Men, Women, and the Race to Lose Weight

Men seem to win the weight-loss race every time, but that doesn’t mean women should get discouraged. There are some strategies you can use to level the dieting field. Ladies, if you’ve ever tried to lose weight alongside your husband, partner, boyfriend, or any male acquaintance, you’ve probably experienced a little frustration when you compared your weight-loss…

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Ready, Set, Lose Weight

Weight loss is a journey. Make sure you’re in the right frame of mind by mentally preparing yourself for the road ahead. Losing weight — and keeping it off for good — requires both physical and mental preparation. You need to determine a weight-loss planthat you are able to stick with for the long haul. It’s not easy,…

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Mid-Morning Snacks May Thwart Diets

Dieters may want to reconsider that mid-morning snack. In a 12-month study of 123 overweight or obese women, those who snacked between breakfast and lunch lost less weight than those who skipped a mid-morning nosh. The finding may not relate to time of day as much as the short interval between breakfast and lunch for these…

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Extra Calories, Low Protein Are Culprits in Weight Gain

Participants on higher-protein diets gained more muscle mass in small study. It’s too many calories, not too much protein, that leads to unhealthy weight gain associated with overeating, new research suggests. In a “do-not-try-this-at-home” study, 25 healthy participants followed diets containing different levels of protein — plus nearly 1,000 extra calories — for eight weeks. The study took…

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Medicare Will Pay for Obesity Counseling

Medicare will cover costs for obesity screenings and behavioral counseling for those with BMI levels of 30 or more. Medicare will pick up the tab for obesity screening and intensive behavioral counseling, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced late Tuesday. CMS, which first floated the obesity coverage plan last September, said it expects more than 30% of…

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Is It Hunger or Stress?

Stress can make you feel as though you’re hungry when what you really need to do is find a non-food solution to the problem facing you. Try these zero-calorie stress busters to ease your emotions. Have you ever noticed that when you get stressed about work or family, you find yourself reaching for the nearest…

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