Monthly Archives: January 2014

Don’t Turn Up the Thermostat

This winter has been especially cold in the Northeast. Everyone is looking for ways to keep warm and to stay cozy. However, recent Dutch research shows that our attempts to stay warm may be thwarting our weight loss efforts. A Dutch researcher found that reducing external temperature causes the human body to burn more calories […]

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Don’t Eliminate Your Favorite Foods

LIMIT but do not ELIMINATE your favorite high calorie, high fat foods. You will only crave them more and feel like you are depriving yourself. Watch your portion size and limit the frequency of splurging. Remember the 80/20 rule and set your goal to eat properly 80% of the time.

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Chocolate, Berries, and Tea May Protect Against Diabetes

Flavonoids are compounds found in many fruits, vegetables, and beverages that have antioxidant properties. There are over 4000 flavonoids, including anthocyanins and flavones.  A recent study in the Journal of Nutrition found that a high intake of anthocyanins and flavones, especially in berries, tea, and chocolate, was associated with lower insulin resistance and better glucose regulation.  This […]

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Drink Water!

If people do not drink enough water, they may become dehydrated and have symptoms such as dry and sticky mouth, sunken eyes, decreased tear production, little or no urine output, and lethargy. They may also develop low blood pressure and a rapid heart rate. Humans cannot cannot survive without water. Water is necessary for breathing […]

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Sensa Based on Faulty Science

The FTC just ordered Sensa Products to return $26.5 million dollars to consumers since the company used faulty science in order to market their weight loss supplement to the public.  Sensa is a powder that you sprinkle on your food; the company claimed it was a safe and effective weight loss tool based on 25 […]

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