Weight Loss

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How I Lost 35 Pounds — Without Giving Up Ice Cream

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one Philadelphian’s transformation story. Want to share yours? Email me at ccunningham@phillymag.com. Who: Alyssa Porambo, 31, […]

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New Study Finds Black Tea Could Have Weight-Loss Powers

Before you reach for your afternoon matcha latte pick-me-up, read this. New research from UCLA found that drinking black tea may aid in weight loss by […]

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Part-Time Dieting Might Be the Key to Reaching Weight-Loss Goals

Much like a full-time job, dieting can screw with your social life and take up loads of valuable space in your brain. So this news […]

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The Checkup: How This Common Weight-Loss Tactic Is Backfiring on You

• Just typing the words “counting calories” makes me die a little inside. It makes eating sound like … work. Yuck. And good news: Nutrition […]

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The Checkup: The Unexpected Side Effect of This Common Yoga Pose

• We all know yoga can double as therapy, but what you might not know is this: There’s one pose in particular that is known to […]

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The Checkup: How You’re Accidentally Torpedoing the Effects of Your Healthy Diet 

•  If you reach for a sports drink with your healthy, protein-packed dinner, you’re going to want read this: A new study, published in BMC […]

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The Checkup: The Essential Part of the Weight-Loss Equation You’re Probably Ignoring

• If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably super on top of what you’re eating, but research suggests that when you eat is also important. [Men’s Health]

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The Checkup: Wait — How Much Avocado Is TOO Much Avocado?

• Healthy fats have been getting lots of love lately — avocado toast is on just about every menu, and who doesn’t have, like, seven […]

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Study: Vegetarian Diet Could Be Twice As Effective As Just Slashing Calories

A win for all the vegetarians out there: A recent study examining weight-loss methods found that, instead of simply cutting calories, going the vegetarian route could […]

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The Checkup: A Full Year’s Worth of Totally Doable Weight-Loss Tips

• BuzzFeed is an unlikely treasure trove of weight-loss tips. And being the kind people they are, they’ve compiled a bunch of their useful weight-loss […]

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The Checkup: Why This Counterintuitive Weight-Loss Tip Works 

• When you’re trying to lose weight, your goal with your workouts might be just that: To lose weight. But trainer Tony Gentilcore makes a […]

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How When You Eat Breakfast and Dinner Affects Your Waistline

I am, without fail, always the first person to fall asleep at a sleepover. Things that should never be drawn on someone’s face have been […]

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The Checkup: How to Choose the Best Beer for Your Waistline 

• Because warm weather means barbecue season has arrived, and with barbecue season comes beer: Here, a registered dietitian dishes on the quick trick to estimate […]

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The Checkup: Common Weight-Loss Shortcuts That Can Totally Backfire 

• When it comes to losing weight, many folks think quickie fixes like cutting out gluten or alcohol — or reaching for low-fat everything — are the […]

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The Checkup: How This Common Ingredient Could Be Making You Fat 

• Put dooooown the salt shaker: New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that folks were hungrier when they were on higher-sodium […]