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Fit, Food, and Fun

We share weight loss strategies, promote gut health, hormone balance, and reduce chronic diseases. We include healthy eating tips, fitness and physical activity recommendations, recipes, and more.

11Squeezing in a Workout Before Work Even When Your Schedule is Tight
You know that exercise is a great way to start the day, but it can be tough to fit time for a workout into your busy schedule. These are some suggestions for how to free up more time in the morning, along with exercise routines that will make you look forward to getting out of…
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Are you wondering if joining a gym is worth it for you? Are you concerned that a membership is too expensive? Worried that you’ll stand out as the one unfit person in a building full of muscular, fit bodies? You’ll be pleased to know that joining a gym isn’t as intimidating as you might think! The gym…
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Modest changes to your diet add up. Cutting just 100 calories a day translates into a 10 pound weight loss in one year. Deprivation diets set you up to backslide because you can’t survive on grapefruit and celery sticks for long. On the other hand, starting small allows you to make lasting lifestyle changes with less…
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11Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Coworkers Will Want to Steal
When you bring lunch to work, do your coworkers run away because of the smell? Or, do they wish they could steal your lunch? If you try these ideas, you’ll be the envy of the office. Plus, they’re nutritious and healthy! Lunch doesn’t have to be boring, bland, expensive, or unhealthy junk food! Try these healthy lunch…
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1112 Ways to Cope With a Crowded Gym
Does your workout suffer during peak seasons and rush hours at your gym? Most health clubs fill up during certain times like January, when new members are trying to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions, and after work, when commuters are squeezing in a session before taking the train home. If you enjoy the extra hustle…
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11Discover In-Season Foods That Benefit Your Health and Budget
Eating seasonal foods is a healthier choice. You can eat in season by selecting food that is growing at the same time you’re shopping. Eating in-season foods is a wise decision that helps you strengthen your health and save money. Consider these facts about seasonal foods: 1. Eating in season adds variety to your diet.…
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11Overcome Emotional Overeating in 4 Easy Steps
Do you feel like you have a never-ending battle with the scale? Are you tired of gaining weight that stays with you forever? The cause of your weight gain might be emotional overeating.What is emotional overeating? Emotional overeating is a complex topic, but it has essential elements that are easy to recognize.Emotional overeating is defined as…
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11Image for Fitness Experts
Fitness experts see a variety of body image issues in their classes and gyms every day. They have important lessons about how people perceive their own bodies and the bodies of others. The way you view your body is important for overall health and fitness. Use these strategies to develop a positive body image and…
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Too many people resolve to lose weight but never actually have a plan in place for doing it. Therefore, year after year, they have the same New Year’s resolution because their goal was never achieved. Has this happened to you? How can you change this relentless pattern? It’s important when setting goals to follow the S.M.A.R.T.…
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Whether you’re at the point where you need to recover from long-term unhealthy eating habits, or you just want to shed a few unwanted pounds, there’s always a healthy way to lose weight. Especially with today’s technology, it’s very easy to get lost in the sea of information related to “quick weight loss” or “weight loss…
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Being on a diet can zap your energy while your body adjusts to eating less. You fall behind at work because you’re dragging yourself around. You order a bacon cheeseburger instead of a salad as your patience shrinks and frustrations build up. Hang in there. Shedding fat and excess pounds will ultimately put more zip in your step.…
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A recent study found that less than 10% of Americans are eating enough vegetables. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 14% of Americans are consuming the recommended 2 to 4 daily servings of fruit, and less than 9% consume 3 to 5 servings of vegetables.If you’re going to beat the…
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If you want to eat healthy, start planning ahead. A little foresight will help you to learn new habits when it comes to choosing nutritious foods and assembling balanced meals. Take a look at these 5 benefits of deciding what to eat ahead of time, along with strategies you can use when you’re dining at home…
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Surprisingly, it’s very possible that the choices you make in your wardrobe are working against your good health. Bear in mind that designers aren’t in the business of making clothing safe. They’re in the business of making them attractive to the consumer. Making these wardrobe changes can eliminate health issues that your clothes may already be…
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Maybe you’re a pro at planning balanced meals, but things go awry during the hours in between. Excess snacking can put you over your daily calorie requirements and fill you up with sugar and other ingredients you’re trying to avoid. Lose weight and protect your health by changing the way you snack. Check out this list…
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Most doctors and health professionals will agree: there are no foods that are healthier than vegetables. Trouble is, most people find that eating vegetables on a daily basis is challenging. Think back to when you were a child, slapping the broccoli out of your parent’s hands. You weren’t into veggies in the first place. Getting into…
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Imagine a free weight loss tool that doubles your chances of taking off pounds. That’s how powerful a food journal can be. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente studied participants in a weight-loss program, and found that those who kept daily food journals lost twice as much weight as those who didn’t. Of course, keeping a journal does…
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If you’re like many others, Christmas is a time of unparalleled excess! It’s a time when you give in to the good feelings and just let loose with indulgences. Congratulations, you deserve it! You deserve that one time of year when you do what feels right and completely comfortable to you. Of course, high on your…
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So you’ve spent the last few days admiring the muscle tone of people at the gym. You’ve compared their muscle tone to yours. You now realize that your muscles aren’t nearly as impressive!All those months at the gym have unfortunately failed to produce the muscle tone you want. As a result, you haven’t been able…
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Sometimes you stick to your diet and exercise program but the scale stops moving down. If you want to start losing weight again, these are some changes you can make in the way you eat and other lifestyle choices. Check Out Your Diet1. Spot hidden calories.It’s easy to lose track of how many calories you’re really…
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Today, a significant number of individuals struggle with overweight and obesity problems. Unhealthy eating and sedentary living contribute to these undesirable conditions. If you don’t take control of your health, these conditions could bring about serious ill-effects such as fatigue, increase in blood pressure, and heart attacks, and strokes. Some folks rely on extremely low-calorie…
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The most common excuses adults give for not exercising are lack of time and feeling uncomfortable when they exert themselves. While scientists haven’t yet managed to add more hours to the day, there may be new hope for the sedentary. Some endurance experts are advocating caffeine or other substances to help reduce the perception of…
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Constantly suffering from lower back pain is difficult. It’s understandable why you’d want to avoid aggravating it. In fact, you’ve probably avoided any kind of exercise at all. Sure, there are some types of exercise that intensify lower back pain. But you’ll be happy to know that, with certain exercises, you can actually get your workouts…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about tea and discuss if it helps you lose weight and detoxify your body. Weight loss has been a popular topic on magazine covers for decades. In recent years, detox diets have become just as popular. Some of the most popular products for detox and…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how to make endurance training work for you. Endurance training can make you happier, healthier, and more productive, even if you stop way short of running a marathon. To build up stamina, you need to develop several core qualities including patience, commitment, consideration, and control.…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about easy activity boosters to include in your daily routine to stay in shape. As more and more cautions of living a sedentary life are publicized, you may feel challenged to discover ways to incorporate more physical activity into your everyday life. In the busy…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Let’s get real here… In today’s society, it’s easy to feel as though thin is beautiful, as many women have been taught from an early age that being thin is the only way to be beautiful. But thin is not always beautiful. If you have been feeling insecure about…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about about the regular mealtime miracle for weight loss success. If you want to lose weight and eat healthier, the solution could be as easy as watching the clock. A recent study found that adults who eat on a regular schedule have healthier diets overall. Food is…
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Hi! It’s Healthy Supplement Sundays! Today we’ll talk about dietary supplements for weight loss. Learn about weight-loss dietary supplements, what they do, the ingredients in them, how they are regulated, and if they can be harmful. I would love to give you a free resource sheet to support your overall wellness. Click the button below to…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about weight loss strategies for convenience eaters. If you’re a convenience eater, you need a diet that works with your lifestyle. Our culture is inundated with the message that you must eat fast and on the go (snacks and, in some cases, food “on the…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about gaining the willpower to lose weight. You can lose weight if you set your mind to it! Are you ready to take action to achieve the body of your dreams? The biggest barrier you face is actually your self-discipline and willpower. Being overweight is a health…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the surprising benefits to meal repetition. Have you ever considered eating the same type of meals each day? It makes meal planning and shopping easier, and depending on your food choices, supports weight loss as well. There are many benefits to eating the same things…
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It’s often hard to keep up with a demanding life and still find time to work out. You may be wondering what will happen if you stop doing regular workouts. This is a common question. Unfortunately, there are negative consequences to not exercising anymore. So the answer, more accurately, becomes a matter of what you’ll be…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about easy ways to cut calories every day. If your goal is to lose weight rapidly, then it’s crucial to control your calories. The success of your weight loss journey depends on your ability to cut calories on a daily basis. Luckily, it’s not difficult to…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how to look skinnier without losing weight. We all want to look skinnier, don’t we? Don’t worry, you can look skinnier without losing any weight. Just by improving how you look and feel, you can feel more confident and attractive, too. Even if you’re not…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the portion control solution for dieters who’ve tried it all. Restaurants and grocery stores are dishing up bigger portions today. That’s one reason why you may be eating more than you realize if you’re looking up single servings on standard calorie charts. In fact, those…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about getting rid of environmental triggers that make you gain weight. Environmental Triggers: A common reason why people gain weight is the unconscious habits they have developed throughout their lives. Our brains are hardwired to associate certain foods with certain emotions, even if we don’t consciously…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about what every baby boomer ought to know about going to the gym. Visiting a fitness center can be intimidating. You find yourself surrounded by people years younger than you and wonder about which exercise equipment you can use safely. Fitness centers have become an increasingly…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how to lose weight fast with 10 great diet tips! We all want to know how to lose weight fast and have great health, but how do we do it? It’s a complicated problem and no one-size-fits-all solution exists. What works for one person…
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The original randomized controlled trials of gluten- and casein-free diets may have been complicated by parental expectation bias. My video Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect? begins with graphs depicting the findings from the first randomized, controlled trial to put a gluten- and casein-free diet to the test for children with autism. Significant…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll discuss 4 strategies for developing an appreciation for exercise. Do you truly enjoy exercising? Or does it seem more like a chore? If the thought of putting your body through strenuous drills is keeping you from working out, then it’s time to switch things up. It’s a…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about a surprising new ingredient for exercise motivation. Exercise motivation comes in many forms, from managing health conditions to wanting to look good for a high school reunion. Now, researchers have found an especially powerful resource by tapping into emotional memories. A recent study found that…
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Casomorphins—breakdown products of casein, a milk protein, with opiate-like activity—may help explain why autism symptoms sometimes improve with a dairy-free diet. In my last video series on autism and diet, I talked about the benefits of broccoli sprouts, but the most commonly studied nutritional and dietary interventions for autism and diet involve variations of gluten-free…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about giving your exercise routine a spring cleaning. You know the drill. You head to the gym, meticulously plan out your workout, and drag yourself out of bed the next morning to sweat it out. But as spring turns to summer, you find yourself…
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The amount of beta-glucan fiber in just a dusting of nutritional yeast a day is put to the test in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial for the prevention of common childhood illnesses. In 1989, the late Charles Janeway gave a presentation that was to revolutionize our understanding of the immune system. He proposed that we…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about getting a fitness mantra to help with your workouts. This week I was talking to a friend about the fact that I have a “fitness mantra” – something that makes me work harder, which helps me be the best version of myself. The best…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about setting fitness goals that you are excited about. Goal setting is a big part of any fitness plan, but it can also be the most challenging part. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, get stronger, or both, it can be hard to set…
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High doses of lycopene—the red pigment in tomatoes—were put to the test to see if it could prevent precancerous prostate lesions from turning into full-blown cancer. Back in 1980s, the Adventist Health Study found “strong protective relationships” against prostate cancer with increasing consumption of legumes, citrus, dried fruit, nuts, and tomatoes. In the 1990s, a…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how to stay focused on losing weight. What is the hardest thing you have ever tried to do? If you ask 100 people from all walks of life, I’d bet the majority would mention losing weight. Losing weight can be challenging because we all want…
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Are the apparently amazing benefits of amla—dried Indian gooseberries—too good to be true? In reference to amla, also known as the Indian gooseberry, it’s been said that “medicinal plants are nature’s gift to human beings to promote a disease free healthy life.” The fruit has also been described as “the Ayurvedic wonder.” You hear a…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how to break free from emotional eating. It’s an issue that plagues many Americans, and it’s a major reason people are overweight. When people are depressed, anxious, angry, or lonely, they turn to food for comfort. The problem is, food doesn’t really fix…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about how to improve you life through fitness. Exercise is a great way to live a healthier lifestyle. A more nutritious diet can go a long way, but being active and staying in shape can take you even further. As enjoyable as the couch potato lifestyle is, fitness can improve…
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Avocado consumption can improve artery function, but what effect might guacamole have on cancer risk? In my last video about avocados, The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Meal-Induced Inflammation, I described their anti-inflammatory effects and cholesterol- and triglyceride-lowering effects, but what about the Are Avocados Good for You? video I did years ago…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about 7 tips to help you control your impulsive grocery store purchases. Have you noticed lately that your grocery bill is going up? Although the cost of food may be rising, some of your growing grocery store costs might be due to making impulsive purchases.…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about 12 ways to sneak more superfoods into your diet. While there’s no official definition for superfoods, most experts agree that our diet has a dramatic impact on our wellbeing. Whole foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients can help you lose weight, avoid illness, and live longer, which sounds…
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Natural topical remedies for eczema, including licorice root gel, St. John’s Wort cream, and emollients such as coconut oil, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly, are put to the test. Despite the availability of drugs with proven efficacy for eczema, like topical steroids, many patients seek out natural alternatives. Which plant, then, should be used for…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Please read this before trying Tabata workouts. Tabata workouts might sound tempting if you like the idea of getting fit in four minutes. Find out what’s behind the amazing claims surrounding these exercises and whether they’ll work for you. Tabata is the brainchild of Dr. Izumi Tabata, who trained…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the most common reasons why people fail at weight loss. Many people hesitate to take that first step toward weight loss because of so many fears. There are others who have tried losing weight, but their reward is the same weight even after…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the benefits of juicing for weight loss. So many people chase the newest trends in weight loss programs that promise fast results without much effort. The reality is that there is rarely anything new or groundbreaking in the field of weight loss. Those magical…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll try to understand the Dirty Dozen. The Environmental Working Group, or the EWG, recently released their Annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. This includes the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen, which includes lists of fruits and vegetables that contain the least and the most pesticides.…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how to make a breakfast that boosts metabolism. Consider breakfast as the fuel for your body’s energy engine to help you withstand the entire day. Make sure that you eat breakfast foods that will boost your metabolism effectively. Remember that your metabolism is actually your body’™s engine…
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One food may be able to combat all four purported causal factors of autism: synaptic dysfunction, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neuroinflammation. In a keynote address at an autism conference, Harvard neurologist Martha Herbert said, “I think we need to conduct research as if we know this is an emergency.” Already, up to 1.5 percent…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about losing weight the right way. Needing to lose weight is not something to be ashamed of. The bottom line is if you want to lose weight to become healthy, then you have to lose weight. It does not make you self-centered. By recognizing and…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about what to eat for weight loss. To successfully achieve your weight loss goals, it is important to make sure that you are eating foods that promote weight loss. There are foods that can encourage your body to start shedding those unwanted pounds. Ready to chow…
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Might lectins help explain why those who eat more beans and whole grains have less cancer? Lectins are to blame for the great “white kidney bean incident” of 2006 in Japan. One Saturday evening, a TV program introduced a new method to lose weight. The method was simple: toast some dry, raw, white kidney beans…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the benefits of lemon water for weight loss. Are you planning to lose weight? Research shows that drinking a sufficient amount of water each day plays an essential role in losing extra pounds. Moreover, adding lemon to that water can make it even more…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about meatless Mondays. You probably know that a plant-based diet offers a lot of benefits for your health, but it can be hard to give up hamburgers and bacon. In fact, an estimated 4 out of 5 vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat.   There’s also evidence that making the…
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A book purported to expose “hidden dangers” in healthy foods doesn’t even pass the whiff test. I started getting emails about The Plant Paradox, a book purporting to expose “the hidden dangers in ‘healthy’ foods that cause disease and weight gain”—foods like beans, whole grains, and tomatoes. Hidden dangers? The author’s talking about lectins in…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about chia pudding for weight loss. Chia is a member of the mint family and native to Mexico. Chia seeds are commonly consumed as whole grains, but they are actually a pseudo-grain. Chia seeds are carbohydrate-rich seeds found on non-grass plants. When these chia seeds…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the benefits of blueberries for weight loss.You may have been seeing a lot more about blueberries popping up on your weight loss and healthy eating radar as one of those “superfoods.” As more and more research is done into the science of clean, healthy eating, it…
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Those with certain autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease should probably not eat nutritional yeast. Thousands of years ago, some yeast floated down into our flour and drinks, pleasing our palates, and we’ve been regularly exposed to it ever since. Yeast isn’t a problem for most people, but even non-disease-causing microbes could potentially trigger autoimmune…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll look at how inflammation can impede weight loss. People like to think that simply eating less meat, more vegetables and going to the gym is enough to shed all those extra pounds you gained last holiday season. It is not that simple. As we learn more…
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Is the exaggerated reaction of many Crohn’s disease patients to baker’s, brewer’s, and nutritional yeast just a consequence of their inflamed leaky gut, or might the yeast be a contributing cause? “Baker’s Yeast in Crohn’s Disease—Can It Kill You?” is the inflammatory title (no pun intended) of a 1999 journal article. Crohn’s disease is an…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about fasting and weight loss. We all have those times when we feel we need to immediately drop a few pounds. Although some weight loss methods suggest you jump on the treadmill and stop eating, this is not healthy advice. Not only can it make…
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Dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could apparently reverse the progression of prostate cancer for early stage, localized, watch-and-wait cancer. What about for more advanced stage life-threatening disease? Dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could apparently reverse the progression of prostate cancer by making men’s…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the benefits of smoothies for weight loss. One amazing way of kicking off your day is to enjoy one of many smoothies for weight loss. Smoothies are very easy to make, healthy, and delicious. They are also a great alternative to junk food or…
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The effects of coconut oil were compared to butter and tallow. Even if virgin coconut oil and other saturated fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, isn’t that countered by the increase in HDL “good” cholesterol? According to “the experience and wisdom of 200 of the country’s leading experts in cardiovascular diseases,” in a report representing 29…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how to maintain your weight loss. You have achieved your goal of losing weight; now, you have to maintain it. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to avoid things that trigger your previous bad habits, such as poor choices…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about strategies to lose weight. Losing weight is big business. There are so many weight loss programs, ranging from fitness regimens, miracle supplements and fad diets, all promising fast weight loss. Unfortunately, fast weight loss has its drawbacks, including fast rebound when the weight loss program is…
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Arsenic is not just considered to be a carcinogen; it’s also designated as a “nonthreshold carcinogen, meaning that any dose, no matter how small, carries some cancer risk”—so there really isn’t a “safe” level of exposure. Given that, it may be reasonable to “use the conservative ALARA” approach, reducing exposure As Low As Reasonably Achievable.…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about 3 vegan snacks that boost metabolism. When it comes to being healthy and losing weight, increasing your metabolism plays a crucial role. A faster, more efficient metabolism helps burn more fat and aid in digestion, even while you are sleeping. Conversely, a slow metabolism can thwart…
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Getting rice down to the so-called safe water limit for arsenic would still allow for roughly 500 times greater cancer risk than is normally considered acceptable. Given the level of arsenic in rice, how could we figure out how much rice is too much? There are no U.S. standards for arsenic in rice, even though…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the 8 habits of people who lose weight. Some people lose weight easily, while others can’t seem to get any results from their weight loss program. There are plenty of reasons why many people can’t lose weight. Successful people have certain habits that you should…
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I recommend people switch away from using rice milk For kids and teens, the amount of arsenic flowing through their bodies was found to be about 15 percent higher for each quarter cup of rice consumed per day, and a similar link was found in adults. A study of pregnant women found that consuming about…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about 6 reasons to exercise, starting today. People that are not fit today usually have many reasons why they can’t start a fitness program; most of which (if not all) are unfounded. One common reason used is ‘not enough time.’ The truth is, almost everyone…
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When it comes to rice and rice-based products, pediatric nutrition authorities have recommended that arsenic intake should be as low as possible. “The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring the arsenic content in foods” for decades, yet despite the “well-established science describing the health risks associated with arsenic exposure, no standards have…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about how yoga can help you lose weight. Many people believe that yoga is not fast-paced enough to burn excess amount of calories in the body. Others say that yoga is actually extremely effective in shedding pounds. Yoga demands great mental and physical strength, endurance, flexibility,…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll discuss how to follow a unique approach to weight loss. In the very beginning, you already have an idea on what foods to eat to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Nevertheless, there’™s something that’s telling you that you will be judged along the way. This…
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Arsenic levels were tested in 5,800 rice samples from 25 countries.The arsenic found in five servings of rice a week poses a hundred times the acceptable cancer risk. What did the rice industry have to say about that? When the story first broke in the media that U.S. rice had some of the highest arsenic…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about 3 vegan desserts that boost metabolism. If you are looking for a new way to boost your metabolism, try indulging in a healthy and delicious vegan dessert. They can go a long way in revving up your metabolism and supporting your weight loss goals. Desserts…
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Even at low-level exposure, arsenic is not just a class I carcinogen, but may also impair our immune function and increase our risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. When people hear about arsenic, they think of it as an acute poison, and, indeed, a tiny amount—a hundred milligrams, about one-tenth the weight of a paperclip—could…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about gut healthy foods and weight loss. The microbiome, ”or the good bacteria in the gut, ”helps prevent autoimmune diseases. The body is full of more healthy bacteria than actual cells. Since the gut is the core of the immune system, it is important that…
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What was the National Chicken Council’s response to public health authorities calling for the industry to stop feeding arsenic-based drugs to poultry? “Dietary practices influence our exposure to pesticides, toxic heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, and industrial pollutants….A diet high in fish and other animal products, for example, results in greater exposure to persistent organic compounds…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the best fruits and veggies for weight loss. The more veggies and fruits you eat, the better. We also know how important it is to include lots of greens in our diet. A study published in The BMJ revealed that deep red produce such as apples, peppers, berries,…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about clean  eating and weight loss. Getting fit and healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing. Including the following foods in your regular diet is an easy way to naturally detox your body and lose weight fast. Coconut OilCoconut oil is one of the healthy essential fats…
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As I discuss in my video How to Treat Heart Failure and Kidney Failure with Diet, one way a diet rich in animal-sourced foods like meat, eggs, and cheese may contribute to heart disease, stroke, and death is through the production of an atherosclerosis-inducing substance called TMAO. With the help of certain gut bacteria, the…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Probiotics are edible products that contain the beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive system. In your digestive track, the bacteria aid in completing the digestive process. They also support vitamin production. There are different types of bacteria that are classified as probiotics but most of them fall into…
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For busy professionals, when it comes to losing excess weight and taking control of your health, there can be many challenges. I’m conducting a survey about busy professionals for my upcoming Masterclass project. I’m looking to get at least 100 responses for the survey and would love to get your insights on this topic. I…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Let’s talk about why you may not be losing weight. For some people, losing weight can be a lifelong struggle. One by one, they try every fad diet and weight loss treatment but with little to no success. It is discouraging when they are unable to lose weight. They may…
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