How To Burn Fat Without Cardio Or Dieting

(Submitted by: Matt Marshall)

I hate cardio.I hate treadmills, exercise bikes and elliptical machines. I hate exercising for hours at a time, just to burn off a few measly calories.Luckily, I recently discovered a way to burn NINE TIMES more fat without wasting ... Read article

Review The South Beach Diet Plan

(Submitted by: James Ellison)

If you have been living beneath a rock for the past one or two years, then you have not heard of The South Beach Diet. For some reason, you have not yet tested it. Perhaps you are concerned that it is a low carb or no carb diet plan, or perhaps ... Read article

Fad Diets and Quick Fixes Vs. Proper Eating Habits

(Submitted by: Lauren Robertson)

Americans spend around 30-50 billion dollars each year on fad diets, quick fixes, and gimmicks. While spending only a small amount each on proper dieting methods like eating healthier foods and exercising regularly. Why is it that we spend so ... Read article

Top Internet Dieting Resources

(Submitted by: Madison Lockwood)

Dieting is a principal health topic in the U.S. and rightfully so. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, almost two thirds of American adults (age 20 years and older) qualify as overweight. That's slightly over 127 million ... Read article

Cellulite Diets

(Submitted by: Peter Emerson)

Cellulite diets may be termed as healthy eating rather than dieting. There are two steps involved - eating healthy foods and avoiding certain types of foods. This type of dieting is more commonly known as detoxification diet. Detoxification diet ... Read article

How Safe Are Low Carb Diets?

(Submitted by: Eddie Tobey)

Low carb diets have become popular due to the fact that they help reduce weight within a short period. Many dieticians advocate reduction in the intake of carbohydrates in order to reduce body weight. Though low carb diets are widely followed, ... Read article

An Easy User Friendly Diet

(Submitted by: Patricia Zelkovsky)

Get out a pencil and notebook, and begin your diet by recording everything you eat; when; and how much. No, this is not a substitute for weight watchers or any other diet plan. There are no rules to follow; no special menus; just you and your ... Read article

Are You Aware of These Negative Results of High Protein Diets?

(Submitted by: Foras Aje)

It will be preaching to the choir to say that we all need a certain amount of protein everyday to remain healthy. However, based on misinformation to this effect, several people view the daily consumption of a high-protein diet as beneficial, ... Read article

Here are Some Effective Diet Techniques

(Submitted by: Foras Aje)

Finesse, skill and common-sense are some of the components needed to succeed at doing anything, going on a diet included.Therefore to avoid the results of most diet trends and excessive calorie-counter dieting suffice it to say anyone ... Read article

Can I Just Exercise Alone to Lose Weight without Dieting?

(Submitted by: Foras Aje)

Well, thats an interesting albeit understandable concept; to just do exercise without worrying about what one eats to lose the pounds.I mean when one considers the problems with most diets today, especially with world being filled with ... Read article


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Obesity Surgery Can Lead To Memory Loss, Other Problems
Weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass surgery, can lead to a vitamin deficiency that can cause memory loss and confusion, inability to coordinate movement, and other problems, according to a study published in the March 13, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The syndrome, called Wernicke encephalopathy, affects the brain and nervous system when the body doesn't get enough vitamin B1, or thiamine. [click link for full article]

Do You Pursue an Hourglass Figure?
Forgive the double entendre. When it comes to the hourglass figure - many women pursue it, and it seems that men pursue women with it. Psychologists at the University of Texas (obviously with way too much time on their hands) have reviewed hundreds of years worth of literature and concluded: Men lust after slender-waisted women. Apparently it all comes down...

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Research In Childhood Obesity In Children Highlights Physical Activity Levels
A British study, involving 5,500 children and published in the latest issue of PLoS Medicine, used accurate methods to measure the 'fat mass' of the children and the amount of physical activity they were taking. The researchers, based at the University of Bristol, concluded that low levels of activity, particularly moderate and vigorous activity, play an important role in the development of obesity. [click link for full article]

Obesity At The Time Of Prostate-Cancer Diagnosis Dramatically Increases The Risk Of Dying From The Disease
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