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Surprising Weight-Loss Tip: Weigh Yourself Daily

Posted on 11/21/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal Health“Don’t weigh yourself every day” was the advice experts used to give for those of us trying to lose weight, but a growing number of studies find that people actually lose more weight — and keep it off  — if they step on the scale daily. The thinking had been that checking your weight every day might be discouraging and possibly cause eating disorders if you saw that you weren’t making any immediate progress. Weight Watchers, for example, makes the …

Will Going Gluten-Free Help You Lose Weight?

Posted on 10/18/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe popularity of gluten-free food products has soared in the past few years, with supermarkets carrying everything from gluten-free cake mix and crackers to pasta and pancake mix. In fact, sales of these products are expected to hit $10.5 billion this year — a 44 percent jump from 2011, according to the latest estimate. But there’s only a very small number of people who, for medical reasons, need to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains such …

Can an Apple a Day Melt the Pounds Away?

Posted on 10/14/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthI don’t know about you, but most of my family members and friends are trying to lose weight. Some of us are overweight and do not want to see the number on the scale go any higher. Others, like me, have lost weight and want to sustain their downsized profile. Given our single-mindedness, it’s no wonder that millions of dieters will spend $61 billion in 2013 on weight-loss programs, products and gadgets, according to market research firm Marketdata Enterprises. But …

How to Beat Fitness Saboteurs

Posted on 07/12/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthYou may have noticed that for the most part, my articles focus on the positive aspects of getting fit. (I have found the upside so incredible that I wonder why it took me so long to make positive changes.) At the same time, I recognize the downside: when we decide to make changes and get fit, some of us will find ourselves dealing with individuals who seek to undermine our efforts. Related: The #1 Best All-Around Exercise for Every Post-50 …

Losing Weight: When Two Rights Still Make a Wrong

Posted on 07/8/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthDenise, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has a common problem. She is doing everything she can to lead a healthy lifestyle, but the stubborn pounds refuse to leave her body. I’ve read your advice, and I have completely revamped my nutritional intake to high-quality proteins, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and fat-free dairy. I even started buying salmon to cook for myself a couple of times a week. On the exercise front, I am walking and using my pedometer, but the weight is …

Is How You Eat as Important as What You Eat?

Posted on 06/28/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthIn predicting future cardiovascular disease in preschoolers, is how children eat as important as what they eat? The surprising answer is yes. A Canadian study led by Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician, found “a significant association between poor eating habits in kids ages three to five and their levels of non-HDL—or ‘bad’—cholesterol, putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.” The eating habits that place children at risk for heart disease in adulthood are • eating while …