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weight loss patterns

The Two Weight Loss Patterns – a Universal Picture

Fractals are amazing images because they reflect organized chaos, invoke a sense of art, and show how the universe works on both the macro and the micro levels. What does this have to do with weight loss and you? Well, fractals show two trends, just ... »

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Nutrition Chart of Seeds, Nuts, and Grains – for Weight Loss

There are a lot of amazing resources on the Internet about any topic you wish to look up. Often I find myself looking at nutritive values of foods like seeds, nuts, and grains and so am always honing in on a good nutrition chart. I have found a good ... »

alkaline diet

Alkaline Diet for Weight Loss

What is an alkaline diet mean? Does it mean eating foods that have an alkaline pH, or avoiding acidic pH foods? Not necessarily, because you can eat acidic foods like oranges or other citrus, red wine, and tomatoes, which ultimately raise the alkalin... »

healthy weight loss

Part 2: Healthy Weight Loss – Natural and Fast

Continued from Part 1: Healthy Weight Loss – Natural and Fast, where I covered eating greens, vegetables, and proteins. I will now discuss the issues of carbohydrates and the 50% raw rule for losing weight naturally and speedily. Healthy weight loss ... »

healthy weight loss

Part 1: Healthy Weight Loss – Natural and Fast

There are different ways to lose weight; some of them are not very smart, like yo-yo dieting or taking drugs that could harm your liver or body. However, there are healthy weight loss dieting plans that can help you lose weight efficiently, fairly qu... »

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Lose Weight with Beans

Looking to lose weight? A study conducted by dell’Università Cattolica di Roma in Italy found that incorporating beans into your diet can help lower body weight and reduce fat mass while maintaining lean body mass.  The common bean, or Phaseolu... »

bitter melon

Lose Weight with Bitter Melon

Commonly used in Asian cuisine and easily found in Vancouver grocery stores, the bitter melon is a plant that also has beneficial health properties. In traditional medicine, bitter melon is used to treat a variety of problems, such as stomach, liver ... »

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PART 3: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible

Continued from PART 1 and PART 2: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible. Next are tips #6 and #7 to complete this Weight Loss 101 series of articles… Weight Loss 101 – Tip #6: Eat less, but better Another simple and... »

weight loss 101

PART 2: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible

Continued from PART 1: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible. Weight loss tips PART 1 included: 1) Attitude check!, 2) Get a check-up, and 3) Don’t forget family. Next are tips #4 and #5 of seven… Weight Loss 101 – ... »

weight loss 101

PART 1: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible

Do you think weight loss is too hard, or even impossible for you? Has every diet you tried, failed? Here are some ‘weight loss 101’ steps to make losing weight possible for you. Weight Loss 101 – Tip #1: Attitude check! First of all, check your attit... »

long-term weight loss

Three Necessary Elements for Long-Term Weight Loss

Long-term weight loss requires long-term vision and goals to see you through the process. What this typically means is that a bigger vision needs to be in place, like a weight goal in pounds that you want to lose, or a set weight goal amount for how ... »

when to eat

When to Eat to Lose Weight: How Time-of-Day Eating Affects Weight Loss

Most of us are familiar with the old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But is it true? Does when to eat, or how we eat, or what we eat affect whether we gain weight? More importantly, does it affect when we lose weight? I cou... »


Don’t Be Fooled By Fat-Free!

Fat-free does not mean calorie-free. If you’re trying to lose weight, you must count all your calories, not just the fat. Congratulations if you are obese and have made the decision to lose weight. If you weight 20 per cent or more than the maximum h... »

kelp for weight loss

Kelp for Weight Loss, Especially if You Have a Sluggish Thyroid

Taking sea kelp for weight loss might be a good idea for people with a sluggish thyroid. The thyroid gland is connected to maintaining metabolism and preventing body fat from accumulating. If your thyroid is underactive (i.e., sluggish) or you have a... »

crash diet

Considering a Crash Diet? Why They Don’t Work

With the rising obesity crisis—considered an epidemic by the World Health Organization—many Canadians are becoming concerned about their weight. But it is important not to panic. Panicking leads to crash dieting, a crash diet is not likely to work. O... »

breaking your diet

Tips for Not Breaking Your Diet

Breaking your diet can be a tough thing for a lot of people. Sometimes it seems hard to avoid snack foods, especially when others are eating it in front of you, or you are too hungry, there are not a lot of food choices, or you are just not in the mo... »

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Weighing Adult Obesity Statistics – Where is North America Fat?

North American children are by far more obese than they were a century ago, but people are living longer, too. Part of this shift has been education, economic change, quality of life, advances in medical field and technology, as well as health practi... »

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Not Losing Pounds? Do Not Despair… You May Be Losing Inches!

Are you frustrated because you don’t seem to be losing any weight despite sticking to your diet? Well, stick to it anyway, because you might be losing inches rather than pounds during those weight-loss-lulls! Take it from me… I have lost 75 pounds, a... »


Lose Weight by Snacking on Grain Bars Before Meals

For a simple and effective weight loss strategy, you may want to try snacking on a peanut or grain bar before your next meal. Studies have shown that people who eat at least five servings of peanuts or tree nuts a week are thinner than individuals wh... »

peppermint oil

Peppermint Oil: Weight Loss Via Improved Exercise Performance

What usually comes to mind when someone mentions peppermint (or peppermint oil) are toothpaste and gum. But in a recent study from the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili in Iran, the mint may also enhance exercise performance and, subsequently, benefit... »

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Can Commitment to a Diet Predict Weight Gain?

There are a number of benefits in committing to a weight loss plan. Adhering to an exercise and dietary regimen improves health, reduces risks of diabetes and heart disease, betters sleep and increases energy. Researchers at the University of Alabama... »

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

If you have metabolic syndrome, you could benefit from the advice of a medical expert. Having this serious condition increases your risk of developing fatal diseases. But you can take steps to improve your health. Metabolic syndrome is the name given... »

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Choosing A Diet With Vancouver Weight Loss Specialist

A Vancouver weight loss specialist can explain how choosing, and following, a diet can help you stick to your plan and lose weight. If you’re overweight and have decided to lose weight, congratulations! Experts like registered dietitians, Vancouver w... »

Vancouver weight loss specialist

Calorie Trackers for Weight Loss

Old fashioned calorie-counting has gone out of dieting fashion in recent years. There are hundreds of diets out there, from the Atkins to the Zone, and most seem to have celebrity spokespeople promoting them. But the most important first step in any ... »

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Are You Feeling Fruity, Asks Vancouver Dietitian?

We all know we should eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, says Bettina Mackenbach, a non-practicing Vancouver dietitian and weight loss and wellness coach. But how much? And is fruit really good for us? Health Canada’s “Food Guide” advises ever... »

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What To Eat If You Have Hypertension

Do you have high blood pressure, or hypertension? If so, you must ensure that you have a healthy diet. A weight loss and wellness coach or physician may recommend the DASH diet for lowering blood pressure because of its great success and popularity. ... »

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Should We Snack?

When you eat is almost as important as what you eat, Ask a registered dietitian and they may tell you that this is particularly important if you are trying to lose weight. You probably know that you should eat a balanced diet, high in fruits and vegg... »

Vancouver weight loss specialist

Sleep Deprivation Increases Hunger, Shows a Study

If you’re looking to shed a few extra pounds, consider whether your sleeping habits may be hindering the weight loss process. Sleep helps regulate energy balance and metabolic functioning. Those who are sleep deprived may be more likely to increase t... »

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Eat Chili Peppers to Lose Weight

Add some spice to your weight loss diet with hot red peppers. It is believed that capsaicin in chili peppers reduces hunger, which would help consumers of the pepper to lose weight. Previous studies on the effect of hot red pepper on appetite have us... »

Vancouver weight loss specialist

Consume Grain Legumes to Control Weight

Much like how eating fruit before a meal will increase feelings of satiety afterwards, grain legumes, which according to T Hymowitz, are “plants used as food in the form of unripe pods, immature seed or mature dry seed, directly or indirectly,”... »

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