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A Southerly Course; Recipes and Stories from Close to Home

Excerpted from A Southerly Course; Recipes and Stories from Close to Home By Martha Hall Foose Mazy paths of rivers meander and by disposition I do the same. My lite, aside from little stints abroad and forays to the west a ltd east coasts, has traveled a course dose to the Mississippi River, I've lived up towards the narrow headwaters in Minnesota and down at its yawning mouth in New Orleans As a child and now once more I live in its sprawling delta. Seemingly random e

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What You Need to Know about Real Weight Loss

Excerpted from Never Say Diet: Make Five Decisions and Break the Fat Habit for Good By Chantel Hobbs I actually love my daily exercise. My problem is that I am so hungry afterward. Did this happen to you, and how did you balance this when you were trying to lose weight? I learned about this as I became more fit. When I started, my body had plenty of stored fat, so I didn't experience true hunger as much in the beginning. But by the time I was tr

Liver Detox Diet: Drink Eight Glasses of Water Each Day

Excerpted from The 9-Day Liver Detox Diet: The Definitive Diet that Delivers Results By Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Drinking eight glasses of water-about 48 fluid ounces, or eight 6-ounce glasses-makes an enormous difference to how you feel, especially in your energy and mental clarity. Water helps to dilute toxins in the blood for elimination via the kidneys, so drinking water helps your kidneys to function better. Your water intake can include caffeine-free

Dieting: An Escape From Freedom

Excerpted from Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession By Jane R. Hirschmann As a result of bad body fever, many of you have spent your lives trapped in a painful paradox. You are always trying to make yourselves smaller by dieting, yet you rebel against your own best efforts to be smaller by binging. To us, your binges are a sign that a fight for freedom is alive and well within you. Unfortunately, you have not been able to create a climate in which your fight

End Your Struggle with Food

Excerpted from Taming the Feast Beast: How to Recognize the Voice of Fatness and End Your Struggle with Food Forever By Jack Trimpey Whatever Your Present Weight, You Can Lose Pounds Permanently If You Want To Already, as you read the sentence above, you may notice feelings about your body, about the idea of becoming slimmer, and some uneasy feelings about "dieting." The chances arc that because you arc reading this book on weight control, you h

Food for Thought: Thought for Food

Excerpted from The Only Diet There Is By Sondra Ray Nourishment is certainly the least acknowledged of personal daily miracles. The alchemy of digestion and new cell formation is at the source of the life process itself. "Wonder Bread helps build strong bodies twelve ways" - this is indeed a wonder. I have a friend who has completed a long experiment with diet. After growing to maturity on the average fare of a Brooklyn-born Columbia University

Dr. Atkin's Diet Revolution

Excerpted from Dr. Atkin's Diet Revolution By Robert C. Atkins, M.D. Millions of words have been written and spoken about overweight By now everybody knows everything about it - except what causes it and how to get rid of it. I am constantly amazed at even how few physicians are treating the real cause of overweight No wonder it doesn't go away. Revolutionize your ideas about the cause of overweight. Are you thinking, "B

The DASH Diet May Lower High Blood Pressure

By Margarita Nahapetyan The DASH diet, in combination with regular exercise routine, can boost brainpower and help the mind function better in adults with extra weight and high blood pressure, the U.S. scientists claim. The DASH diet comes from the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension trial, carried out by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The diet includes low-fat dairy products, carbs, fruits and vegetables as well a

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Best Diet Determined By DNA Test

By Margarita Nahapetyan A simple DNA test can now reveal whether a person is more likely to lose weight on a low fat diet or a low-carb diet, American scientists from Stanford University have reported this week. For their study, the scientists analyzed data from 138 overweight or obese white Caucasian women, who provided DNA from a swab of their cheek cells. All women were assigned to one of four popular diets for a period of 12 month

Online Programs Inspire Healthy Diet

By Margarita Nahapetyan Online programs that provide people with information and tips regarding fruits and vegetables inspire them to eat healthier, say experts at Henry Ford Hospital. As part of the study, the professionals recruited members of Health Alliance Plan and four other HMOs in Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis and Atlanta. The age of the participants ranged between 21 and 65 years. For the study purposes, all of them were divid

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The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet

Excerpted from The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet: Plus Dr. Tarnower's Lifetime Keep-Slim Program By Herman Tarnower, M.D. Why the Phenomenal Success of the Scarsdale Medical Diet I, personally, explain the Scarsdale Medical Diet's phenomenal popularity in two words: "It works." A slim, trim lady said to me recently, "Your diet is beautifully simple, and the results are simply beautiful." I just say, "It works." Any goo

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Beer-Belly Not Linked To Alcohol Drinking

By Margarita Nahapetyan The scientists from Sweden and Germany have come to the conclusion that a beer-belly is not associated with drinking alcohol, but is purely the result of genetics. A study of thousands of beer lovers discovered that in spite of the fact that people who drink on a regular basis are more likely to gain extra weight, they do not necessarily accumulate fat around the abdomen. For the study purposes, the investigato

Milk For Breakfast Contributes To Weight Loss

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to a new Australian study, drinking fat free milk instead of a fruit drink for breakfast, can help people eat less at lunch as well as contribute to overall weight loss. The investigators, who carried out the study, came to the conclusion that people who drank milk in the morning, felt more full before the subsequent meal which, in turn, resulted in decreased calorie intake at the next meal, as compar

Weight Loss Surgery Increases The Risk Of Broken Bones

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has not been a secret that bariatric surgery for the purposes of losing weight, may be a life-saving move for many individuals. However, the scientists say that the procedure doubles the risk of suffering from broken bones. It has been known that the lost of bone density after operation is a natural consequence of the fast and significant weight loss that happens in patients, as well as the difficulty some i

Calcium Does Not Help To Lose Weight

By Margarita Nahapetyan It was believed that individuals who eat more dairy products have lower weight and are losing weight much easier. However, according to the new study from the National Institutes of Health, which appears to be the best research to date on the matter, has found that dietary supplementation with calcium have no effect on total weight, body mass index (BMI), or body fat mass in overweight and obese people. Two yea

Low Calorie Diet Doesn't Help To Lose Weight

By Margarita Nahapetyan Experimental psychologists at the University of Bristol have found evidence that individuals who were sticking to special low calorie meals, failed not only to shift the pounds, but were more likely to gain even more weight. The researchers, led by Dr. Jeff Brunstrom, a lecturer at Bristol University, said that the explanation for this phenomenon is very simple - when people choose lower-calorie foods, they jus

Vegeterian Atkins Diet Sheds More Than Just Weight

By Margarita Nahapetyan A vegetarian version of the Atkins low-carbohydrate diet, the one that substitutes meat with plant protein, may help overweight people lose weight and bring down levels of bad cholesterol in the blood, Canadian researchers reported in the June 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A small, 30-day-long study of the so-called Eco-Atkins diet, appeared to work better than a h

Want To Lose Weight? - Eat More Curry

By Margarita Nahapetyan If you are trying to lose weight, scientists would recommend you to eat lots of curry. According to the U.S. researchers, an extract of plant, used as a cooking spice - haldi, or turmeric - which is used in most of Indian dishes, has an active ingredient which could help fight an excessive weight. The scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA), fo

Want To Lose Weight? - Sleep More

By Margarita Nahapetyan People who want to lose weight may want to consider sleeping longer at night, say U.S. researchers, who found that there is a link between sleep habits and weight. According to the investigators, individuals who are 'short sleepers' (meaning they got less than six hours of sleep per night) are more likely to have on average a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) even if they are more physically compared to 'long sleepe

The Best Diet To Keep Your Weight Off

By Margarita Nahapetyan Each person is different. No matter how thoroughly you search, you will not find a universal diet that will be suitable for everyone when it comes to losing weight. The idea of "going on a diet" in order to get rid on an unwanted pounds implies that eventually, you will "go off" the diet and return to your old eating habits. This way you will end up with up and down weight loss and gain, which is not good for your health. The best way

Why French Women Are The Slimmest In Europe?

By Margarita Nahapetyan A report by the National Institute of Demographic Studies in France has revealed that French women, who are the slimmest in Europe, consider themselves as fat, while British ladies, who are the most overweight - are the most comfortable with their size. But while a new research has confirmed that French women are really the thinnest in western Europe, their slenderness comes at big cost: they are also concerned

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Three Day Face-Lift Diet

By Margarita Nahapetyan Those individuals who would love to avoid painful and time-consuming plastic surgery in order to get all the anti-aging benefits of a face lift, might be interested in what Dr. Nicholas Perricone can offer them. His Three Day Diet promises to give a healthier, younger looking skin that everyone will enjoy and stay happy with. In just three days the diet can minimize the unwanted wrinkles and fine lines. No surgery is involved and indiv

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Birth Control Shot Linked To Weight Gain

By Margarita Nahapetyan The birth control shot, which appears to be the most popular contraceptive choice, especially among younger women, can lead to an extreme weight gain and a body fat increase, according to a study that appeared in the latest issue in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), most commonly known as the birth control shot, is an injected form of birth control th

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Want To Lose Weight? Just Count Your Calories

By Margarita Nahapetyan Low-fat, low-carb or high-protein diet does not matter, all that really counts is to eat less and count your calories, according to a new federal study. To come to this conclusion, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health financed a study that involved hundreds of people with extra weight. The research was conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health i

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Healthy Diet Keeps Cancer Away

By Margarita Nahapetyan More than 40 per cent of breast and bowel cancers in rich countries could be prevented through a healthy lifestyle, according to authors of a new joint American-British study. Authors of the study state that about a third of the cancer cases reported every year in the United States could be prevented through a healthy diet, physical activity and by maintaining healthier weights. The stu

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