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Is Your Weight Gain Putting You at a Higher Gout Risk?

Weight and Gout Risk

Health experts are cautioning that gout risk is on the rise due to the current lifestyles that are leading to weight gain. Extra body fat – particularly “visceral fat” – plays a notable role in the body processes that can lead to this very painful condition. 

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How to Choose the Right Weight Loss Plan for Your Body

choose a Weight Loss Plan

Many people wrongfully assume that there is one weight loss plan that will work well for everyone. This is a matter of those situations in which you hear about the success that somebody enjoyed with a diet and, therefore you want to enjoy that same success story.

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The Watermelon Diet: Weight Loss Tip or Just Another Fad?

What is the Watermelon Diet?

For many of us, the watermelon diet sounds like pretty much what we ate during the hottest summer months of our childhoods.  That said, believe it or not, it is actually an eating strategy that promises to provide weight loss results.  That said, before you hop on board, it’s a very good idea to take a closer look at what it’s all about, what it promises, and if it’s safe and appropriate for you.

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Why Summer Weight Gain is so Common and How to Avoid It

We don’t tend to think of summer weight gain as something that is all that commonplace. After all, isn’t summertime a season when we’re all active outdoors and eating foods like salad while chugging gallons of water? It might surprise you to discover that this is actually the season when we’re the most likely to pack on the pounds. Yes, that’s right, even more than bulky sweater and hot chocolate season in winter.

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Lose Weight by Living Healthy, Not the Reverse

Living Healthy and Weight Loss

Many of us are taught that if we want to start living healthy, we need to lose weight.  That said, many experts in the field suggest that it is better to take that perspective and flip it around.  By learning to live a healthful life, weight loss will result.  It is a natural part of adopting these various lifestyle habits and is more sustainable than a plan meant only to reach a goal on a bathroom scale.

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How Much Weight Loss is Possible for You? Ask Your Brain!

Knowing how much weight loss is appropriate and possible for you is one of the very first steps to setting your goals. According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, there are two specific brain networks that have a substantial impact on the success of an effort to drop unwanted pounds.

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Is a Custom Weight Loss Plan the Key to Success?

Is a Custom Weight Loss Plan Important?

New research has examined the difference a custom weight loss plan can make when compared to the benefits of following a more cookie-cutter approach to achieving that goal.  Traditional programs have proven inconsistent in their effectiveness not only in helping people to lose unwanted pounds but particularly in stopping them from returning.

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These 3 Good Snacking Habits Boost Your Weight Loss Strategy

3 Good Snacking Habits

Yes, there is such thing as good snacking habits, and yes, they can help support – or even boost – your weight loss strategy.  The key is to understand that food is not the enemy of healthy weight control. Instead, a healthy relationship with food and nutrition will help you to enjoy food, feel satisfied by what you eat, and still achieve your goals.

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Am I Healthy? Metrics Other Than Weight to Help You Know

Am I healthy Test

When was the last time you asked yourself “Am I healthy?” and honestly knew the answer? It’s not always an obvious thing to know.  That said, many people tend to look specifically at their weight in order to determine their healthfulness.  This is a common mistake, and it’s important to know the difference between being your “ideal” body weight and overall healthfulness.

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Why Fast Weight Loss Isn’t Your Healthy Goal

Fast Weight Loss is Not the Goal

Being on a diet isn’t fun, so fast weight loss always seems as though it should be the natural goal. After all, the more quickly it can be done and over with, the sooner we can get on with our regular lives, right? Unfortunately, while it may seem that we should just be able to focus on dropping the pounds as rapidly as possible, that aim will usually only work against us.

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