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Diabetes and Carbohydrates

October 29th, 2012

I read in a Nutrition book that high carbohydrate, low fat diets help control weight and is the most effective way to prevent type two diabetes. Is this true? I have always believed that carbohydrates add weight. Read more…

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Educating the Educators. Part 2

October 16th, 2012

School district staff. The current state of health of most staffers in the American education system is poor. The majority of educators are sedentary, and many school administrators are also sedentary. This creates a dilemma. Read more…

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Educating the Educators. Part 1

October 15th, 2012

The American educational system is in need of help, which our industry can provide. Schools have three populations that present opportunities for the wellness/health industry: Read more…

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Activity vs. Genetics in Reducing Body Weight

February 29th, 2012

Have your members ever complained of having a predisposition to being overweight? Tell them to get back on the treadmill because a new study has shown that while genetics plays a role, activity level is the main predictor in body weight and fat.

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The Need for Further Research

January 11th, 2012

In the United States, between 300,000 and 400,000 deaths per year and millions of cases of illness are attributable to obesity. Treatment of obesity, regardless of the method of treatment used, requires some degree of semi-starvation. Read more…

The Why

October 4th, 2011

So, when considering weight management, you have to come up with a big “why” or you’ll never stick with it long enough to find the “how.”

As mentioned in a recent article, my friend at the Y, Joanne, who was plodding along in the comfortable land of denial, until her son cried because he was afraid he’d lose her to obesity. Read more…

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For Weight Control, Try the Forklifting Diet

July 25th, 2011

If you reduce the number of times you lift your fork to your mouth, you will either lose weight or choke on too big a forkful. Eating with your hands is not allowed on this diet. If you think we are being facetious, we are. But much truth is said in jest and that is no joke.

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Does Your Teen Have a Weight Problem

May 24th, 2011

Has your teen-ager announced that she will only eat fruit for a week because she is “too fat?” Is your teen-age son using video games instead of basketball games for his entertainment? Are you puzzled about how to help your teen-ager look and feel her best weight without pushing her into an eating disorder? Read more…

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Can We Help These Teens?!

June 23rd, 2010

“I am a teenage girl and I go to a lot of these lose weight sites, but there is nothing there for a teenager to use to lose weight. I am 5’5 and weigh about 140 pds. I would like to lose weight before I start high school next year. If you could help me out in any way I would really appreciate it. Thanks!”
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Use Hoodia Gordonii to Lose Weight

April 19th, 2010

A plant found in South Africa, Hoodia Gordonii has become quite popular as a weight loss supplement. For many generations, African hunters found that if they chewed Hoodia on the day of the hunt, they did not feel hungry. Hoodia can only be cultivated in this environment in the desert, where it helped to combat daytime hunger. How can Hoodia assist with weight loss? It acts as a hunger suppressant. But how does it do this?
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