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Goals Seem Impossible Until You Achieve Them

This is a limb for me, showing a blast from the past pic, but I also want to celebrate a goal achieved.  Have you ever accomplished something you never thought you could?  Weight loss is hard work.

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Picky Eating May Be Sign Of More

Do you have a picky eater in the family?  While most of us consider that a normal part of childhood (and if we're being honest, a few of us adults qualify in too), researchers at Duke University have found it could be an indicator or bigger issues

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How Much Do You Weigh?

Men and women overall are about 20 pounds heavier now than they were in the 1960's.

So how much does the average guy or gal in the US weigh? How much do you weigh?

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Idaho Is One of the Skinniest States

We've made our way into the Top Ten states not too worried about being fat.  Who joins us?

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Being A Woman Has Its Benefits…Health Benefits

It ain't easy being a girl sometimes.  We psych ourselves out emotionally, hear voices in our heads, struggle with weight and body image issues, stress over guys that aren't worth it, and have to fight off constant cravings for chocolate, granola, and sometimes vodka.  But there are benefits to being a gal!

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The Flu Shot Doesn’t Work

For those of us who followed "doctor's orders" and got our flu shot this year, it's not likely going to be very effective. 

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What Happens After Drinking A Coke

I know we've discussed cutting soda out of our lives before on the show...here's another "helpful" blog that might be additional motivation. 

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Could You Be A Vegetarian?

Did you know October is Vegetarian Awareness Month?  I didn't.

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Really? Some Foods Can Make Us MORE Hungry.

I think I've admitted before that I'm a little OCD when it comes to weight.  I weigh myself every day and I freak out if I get toward the upper end of my self-imposed five pound window because I don't like how my stomach feels above a certain weight and I can't stand tight pants.  I was chubby as a kid and in college and a lot of my weight issues are no doubt tied to that.  On the positive side, it's made me more conscious of the things I eat and it's forced me to make choices that are consistent with health goals, and on the negative side it kinda drives me nuts.

Anyhoo, I just read that there are some foods that can actually make us more hungry.  Crazy! Are there any foods that can trick us into being full?  

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Photo Credit - Think Stock (Ostill)
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Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep May Be Good For You

 

It seems like the need for 8 hours of sleep has been drilled into our heads our entire lives, but that recommended amount of sleep for adults may be changing.

Is it possible that 8 isn't great?

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