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How to Choose an Activity Tracker

You’ve heard all about how important physical activity is, not just for weight control but for many other aspects of good health. Perhaps you’ve tried to exercise regularly or at least walk more often. So why would you want some sort of monitor to track your every move? That’s what I used to think. But now, for myself and for many of my patients, I know the benefits.

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The Healthy Grocery Cart

Grocery stores are among the most deceptive places out there, filled with confusing and oftentimes misleading front-of-package claims that trick shoppers into thinking their food choices are healthy when in fact they’re not. That’s why it’s left to us consumers to make better choices for ourselves. Here’s a simple guide to the best shopping cart I can think of…

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Even Diet Sodas Can Make You Fat

Even so-called diet sodas make people fat. How so? If losing weight were all about calories, then consuming diet drinks would seem like a good idea. That’s certainly what soda makers like Coca-Cola want us to believe in their ads, pretending to join the fight against obesity. They promote their low or no calorie drinks and that they cut sugary drinks in schools. That should be a good thing, right? In fact, it may be worse than having a regular Coke.

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Food Choices with Focus On Eye Health

The foods we eat have tremendous effects on how well our bodies function, even if the benefits don’t become immediately obvious. Unlike the well-publicized links between the foods we eat and medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes, the connection between nutrition and eye health often gets neglected – until a problem arises.

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For Weight Loss, Start Organizing Your Kitchen

We all know that a cluttered work space can interfere with our productivity and hinder creativity. Turns out, the same is true for the kitchen, where we plan and prepare meals, and store our supplies. As a registered dietitian, I’ve had many clients who were so overwhelmed with the clutter in their homes that it interfered with their ability to incorporate healthful changes into their eating habits and lifestyles. Here’s a sampling of simple changes for streamlining your kitchen.

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For Lasting Weight Loss, Go Fast or Slow?

Shedding pounds too rapidly has long been considered by experts as a recipe for short-lived success, almost inevitably leading to reoccurring weight gain. A better approach was thought to be losing one to two pounds a week, enough time to let the body adjust and make the changes permanent. But the idea that slimming down at a reduced rate produces better outcomes long-term may be delusional, according to a new study that found no differences for participants in so-called crash diets by comparison to their counterparts who took a slower pace.

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