Monthly Archives: April 2015

All Calories Are Not Equal

There is no one “perfect” way to lose weight, as the vast array of different diet books will show. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition emphasized that it is not just about the total amount of calories consumed. Instead, the types of foods you eat contributed to weight loss and […]

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More Money Spent in Restaurants than in Groceries this March

According to the Commerce Department, this March, consumer spending was higher in restaurants than in grocery stores for the first time ever. This is especially true for the younger population, since dining out is seen as a social event. This trend could be dangerous, since calorie and portion control is much harder to do away […]

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Get In Shape For Summer

Spring is here! And while it might not feel like it at the moment, we will soon put away our jackets and shed all of our layers for clothing that shows off our figures. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your diet and exercise program and to get back into shape for […]

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Stress Tied to Teens’ Weight

A new study published in Preventive Medicine found that family stressors, specifically financial problems, a mother’s poor health, and family disruption, may increase teens’ obesity and being overweight. Boys and girls responded differently; boys weight increased more when the stressors involved their mother’s poor health, while girls weight status was linked more with finances and […]

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Supplement of the Month: Ginger

What is ginger and where is it found? Ginger is an herb with numerous therapeutic qualities including the ability to decrease inflammation. It has antioxidant properties and has been shown to be effective in alleviating gastrointestinal distress. The stem (rhizome) can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as a juice or oil. Not only is […]

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