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I'm a 225-Pound Weight-Loss Editor. Get Over It.

By Shaun Chavis I’ve had a weight problem since I was 6. I’ve weighed as much as 256 pounds, and I’m currently around 225. At that weight and standing 5’4″, my BMI is 38.6, which makes me “obese” or “extremely ...

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Should You Cut Nightshade Veggies From Your Diet?

As a sports nutritionist who works with pro athletes, I fully expected to be bombarded with questions after Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s personal chef told Boston.com all about the power couple’s strict diet. But instead, most of my clients ...

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The Virgin Diet: Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days?

Getty Images Can’t lose those last ten pounds? It might be time to give up some of your go-to “diet” foods. Think soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts and artificial sweeteners. According to nutritionist JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet, ...

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Fitness Star Anna Victoria Doesn’t Weigh Herself. Here’s the Number She Pays Attention to Instead

Anna Victoria has made it clear she’s not a fan of scales. The superstar fitness blogger and trainer doesn’t weigh herself, and urges her followers not to obsess over how much they weigh either.  Victoria’s onto something: A scale can tell ...

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Strengthen your immunity with these tops foods

Lifestyle factors such as exercising regularly, reducing stress and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking, all have a positive impact on your belly bacteria. However, food should be your top priority and is the best first-line treatment to boost the ...

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Ultimate protein pancake recipe

Squash sweet cravings and give your workout a boost with these decadent (yet healthy) recipes, courtesy of Goddess Nutrition. Ingredients 100g blended oats 2 egg whites 200ml almond milk 1 scoop Goddess Nutrition™ Complete Recovery Lean Protein in Vanilla Milkshake ...

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Healthy turmeric latte recipe

Want to make sure you reap the benefits of wonder-spice turmeric? Try making your own turmeric latte to ensure you get the nutritional values while knowing exactly what’s in your cup.   Ingredients (Makes 10 cups) 5 tsp ground turmeric 2½ ...

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How I Found My Feel-Great Weight—and Lost 63 Lbs.

Laura Kelly, 27, 5’3″, from Melrose, Mass.Before: 196 lb., size 8/10After: 133 lb., size 4Total pounds lost: 63 lb.Total sizes lost: 2/3 Laura’s wearing: Under Armour Geo Run Tank Top ($ 27; underarmour.com), Under Armour Fly-By Capri ($ 38; underarmour.com) and SpeedForm Gemini 3 running shoes ($ ...

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Can Losing Weight Really Slow Down Your Metabolism?

It’s true that losing weight can reduce the number of calories you burn, but I wouldn’t dwell on it. It’s tough to predict just how much your metabolism will drag and how long the slowdown will persist; the scientific research ...

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Can You Really Think Yourself Thin?

Master temptation You know that classic diet advice “Everything in moderation”? Well, it may be failing you, says Robb Wolf, author of Wired to Eat ($ 27; amazon.com). For starters, it’s an ambiguous concept; research shows we tend to have varying ...

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