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  • Stress and Cortisol: Understanding Their Affects On Your Body Weight

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    Stress and Cortiso Affects Body Weight

    Stress and Cortisol: Understanding Their Affects On Your Body Weight Cortisol is a naturally occurring hormone. While it may be essential to your very survival, under certain conditions it can also be a key contributor to increased belly fat. Cortisol is a product of your adrenal glands and helps your body mount a stress...

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  • You Can’t Always Trust Your Gut Bacteria When it Comes to Weight Loss

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    Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

    You Can’t Always Trust Your Gut Bacteria When it Comes to Weight Loss Most people aren’t aware of the hundreds of types of bacteria that live in their gut. Mostly in your colon, these bacteria come in many types – some good and others not so good. Also known as “gut flora” or “microbiome,”...

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  • No Cheers for Alcohol When it Comes to Weight Loss

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    Alcohol and Weight Gain

    No Cheers for Alcohol When it Comes to Weight Loss Heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages may increase your risk of diseases and lead to excess belly fat. We’ve all heard the reports about alcoholic beverages being either healthful or harmful to our bodies. Here’s a closer look at the latest research and scientific thinking...

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  • Why You Should Drink More Water

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    Why you should drink more water

    Why You Should Drink More Water Water makes up about 60 percent of the average person’s body weight and is the main component of body composition, according to the experts at the Mayo Clinic. In fact, it may be hard to believe, but every single system in your body depends on water. That’s why...

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  • About Sugar Substitutes

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    Artificial and Sugar Substitutes

    DIETER FAST FACTS Artificial & Sugar Substitutes Sugar alcohols like erythritol, maltitol, mannitol, glycerol, sorbitol, and xylitol are all considered neither sugars nor alcohols and have become popular substitute sweeteners for foods we commonly eat. They offer no real nutritional value to one’s diet but instead provide favoring that sweetens foods and beverages. When...

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  • 7 Harmful Effects of Excessive Sugar in Your Diet

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    7 Harmful Effects of Sugar Banner

    7 Harmful Effects of Excessive Sugar in Your Diet Some powerful reasons why you should purge excess sugar from your diet.   1. HIGHLY ADDICTIVE: Recent science studies have shown simple sugars to be four times more addictive than cocaine. A strong case can be made for simple sugar to be considered the #1...

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  • Granola Crispy Cookies Phase 1 – 4 Snack

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    Phases  1 – 4 IP snack : Trail mix and Vanilla Crispy Square recipe: Granola Crispy Square  

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  • What’s Your Plan For Halloween?

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    Avoid Eating Halloween Candy

    What’s Your Plan For Halloween? Don’t let Halloween candy derail or slow your diet down this trick or treat season. Cheating is a slippery slope. Especially when junk food and sugar is involved! Once cheating on your diet, it can easy to fool one’s self into thinking it will be easy to get back on...

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  • Hey Sugar, Gimme the Facts

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    Sugar Facts for Dieters

    Sugar Q&A Hey Sugar, Gimme the Facts. Here’s the straight scoop on refined and added sugars. What is meant by refined sugar? Here are some examples of refined sugars and the source from which they are made. •    Dextrose, otherwise known as corn sugar, is derived synthetically from starch. •    Fructose is derived from...

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  • 8 Tips to Avoid Halloween Candy Binges

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    8 Tip to Avoid Halloween Candy Binges

    8 Tips to Avoid Halloween Candy Binges This Halloween beware of the pitfalls of candy binging. Don’t let Halloween trick you into cheating on your diet this October. The coaches at BodyTech Weight Loss and Health clinic in Rockville, Maryland have come up with eight ways for you to keep your diet on track...

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