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The Religious Way to Diet

The ancient Greeks warned that excessive consumption of food would disrupt the four humors in the human body. The ancient Buddhist and Confucian traditions, as well as Christianity and Islam, encourage moderation and disparage gluttony, as well. The Jewish Talmud teaches that people should eat enough to fill a third of their stomachs, drink...
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Gum Doesn't Help You Lose--It Makes You HUNGRY

Chewing gum may keep your jaws (and mind) busy, but it's no substitute for food--in fact, in makes you HUNGRIER. Even worse, it creates a craving for chips, cookies and candy, rather than fruits and vegetables.

Gum may evoke thoughts of food and get digestive juices...
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Why We Crave Sweets

Is one of your resolutions (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show) for 2013 to lose weight? If so, one of...
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Combinations That Work

Some foods just seem to go together naturally, like red wine and steak, soda and hamburgers, pickles and pastrami sandwiches, chocolate cake and milk (or coffee!). Researchers are studying our taste buds to try to figure out why.

One theory...
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Starvation Not Necessary for Long Life

Scientists once thought that a restricted calorie intake led to a longer lifespan, but this has now been discredited (thank goodness!) While lots of us...
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Eat Dessert After Breakfast

A weight researcher claims that dieters have less hunger and cravings throughout the day and are better able to keep off lost weight if they eat dessert after breakfast.

Endocrinologist Daniela Jakubowicz says, "The goal of a weight loss diet should be not only weight reduction but also reduction of hunger and cravings, thus...
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Why You're Picking Fights With Your Loved Ones

Think you're arguing over money? Nope, you're fighting because you ate too much fatty food for supper.

Today's busy families often rely on fast food and take-out to keep everyone fed and on schedule. Researchers suspect that those types of food, which are often high in saturated fat, impact the body's reaction to stress, leading to...
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Want to Lose Weight? Eat Chocolate!

New research reveals that the assumption that eating chocolate makes people fat is wrong--it turns out that adults who eat chocolate on a regular basis are actually thinner than those who don't.

How can this be? Modest, regular chocolate consumption might be calorie-neutral, meaning that the metabolic benefits of eating modest...
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Odd Cures

You may be eating and drinking some odd things in the future. There is striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a...
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Do You Have Fat Hairs in Your Brain?

We learn something new about obesity every day. We've learned that being fat starts in your brain, and now scientists say that appetite regulation has to do with the HAIRS in your brain. In other words, if you have fat brain hairs, you'll have a fat...
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Fat? It's all in your BRAIN!

Traditional diet and exercise advice is all wrong. The best of diet intentions fail in late afternoon and evening because dieters fall for certain traps that sabotage success. For instance, you come home from work and turn on the TV news, which shows commercials for fast food that could make anyone hungry. In fact, manufacturers make foods...
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Don't Get Caught Snacking

Snacking, especially drinking sodas, continues to increase among Americans, accounting for more than 25% of calorie intake each day. The amount of secondary eating and drinking--consumption while engaged in another activity--has also increased. And beverages account for 50% of the calories consumed through snacking.
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An Apple (or a Sandwich) a Day

Eve was pretty effective with an apple--is the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" really true? Do apples contain specific health benefits? It turns out the apple PEEL ...
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Sometimes the Fat Comes Back

Losing weight is HARD WORK, but it can be especially frustrating when you GAIN IT BACK (Anne Strieber talks about how to solve this problem in her famous diet book What I Learned from the Fat Years). Lately women who have had lipsuction have discovered...
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What Are We REALLY Eating?

The Japanese may be ingesting radiation with their milk, but in general, they have a MUCH healthier diet than Americans do. Are we eating too much...
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The Best Way to Lose Weight is Feeling Full

One problem that overweight people have is that they don't know when to stop eating. Now researchers have identified a signaling pathway in the brain that may cause leptin resistance, which decreases the body’s ability to "hear" that it is full and should stop eating. Leptin is a hormone released by fat cells that is known to...
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YOU May Be an Addict

You say, "What, me? I don't use drugs," but FOOD be just as addictive, and people DO get "hooked" on certain foods. Psychiatrist Ashley Gerhardt examined the links between food addiction symptoms and neural activation in 48 young women ranging from lean to obese...
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Another Reason to Keep a Diary

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to LOSE WEIGHT, and if it's yours too, here's something you should know: The first step to reaching your ideal weight in the New Year may be as simple as writing it down--Keeping a daily journal of meals and snacks is one of the best strategies of successful dieters.
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Can You Think Yourself Thin?

Since Valentine's Day is coming soon, when many of us will receive gifts of chocolate, this is something that is important to know. We DO know on the same diet, some people gain weight, while others do not. So why are Americans so fat? New studies show that about half of the US population has a version of a gene that causes them to gain weight...

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Why Low Carb Diets Work

Newswise - Many dieters have found that a diet low in carbohydrates,such as the Atkins or Protein Power diets, are the only waythey can lose weight and some people have lost an amazingnumber of pounds by following this regimen. But scientistswere skeptical about how and why they worked. It was thoughtthat a high protein diet...

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Sleep, Drink & Lose Weight

Want to lose weight? Get enough sleep. Instead of spendingan hour a day jogging, new research shows that if you spendthat time in bed, your diet is more likely to be a success.

Leptin, a chemical released during sleep, controls body fatby letting us know we're full. Lack of sleep also affectsthe hormones which help burn off calories...

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You Eat What You Are

We've always been told that we are what we eat, but in the future, we'll be told what to eat based on what we are, genetically. "...You may in the future choose your breakfast cereal based on your genes," says geneticist Peter Singer. "It is hypothetical today but possible that if you have a particular gene, you will be advised to use a cereal...

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The Right Oil Helps Men Lose Weight

We've been warned that supersaturated tropical oils, like palm oil and coconut oil, are bad for the heart. These are often used in manufactured baked goods, because they keep them fresh and moist longer. Now a new cooking oil has been developed containing these "dangerous" oils, plus some olive oil and flaxseed oil, which helped men lose a...

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Desperate? Three New Ways to Lose Weight

A natural hormone, shock treatment and marijuana are the basis for three promising new ways to lose weight. An injection of a hormone normally found in our intestines can cut the calories we consume by one-third. "The discovery that the hormone suppresses appetite could be of huge benefit to those struggling with weight problems," says Stephen...

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New Snack Food Disease

A new and deadly condition affecting 5 million people in England has been called Syndrome X, the Snack Food Disease. It can cause tiredness, problems with concentration, make you age faster than normal, and can increase the risk of severe heart problems, Alzheimer?s disease, cancer and heart disease.

Essentially, Syndrome X is a group...

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