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Vending Machines Showing Calorie Counts of Sodas

NEW YORK — As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out. “They’re seeing the writing on the wall and want...

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| Food, News

Spreading Himself Even Thinner

Maybe you’ve noticed. Randy Halfacre has dropped a few. Pounds, that is, and inches, and most importantly, two of his four medications. In fact, he’s feeling better than he has in years, thanks to Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss & Wellness.“I feel like I’m 40,” Halfacre said. “My blood pressure and cholesterol numbers are within healthy parameters, and that’s the first time I can remember that happening in a long time.” While losing 30 pounds...

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| Weight Loss

The Highest Calorie Restaurant Meals in America

America has a reputation for excessive meal sizes. Which is a major culprit of the obesity epidemic. But none are as fatty, high calorie, salt-laden and sugar-loaded as the dishes presented in this years Xtreme Eating Awards List. The Xtreme Eating Awards List is compiled annually by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. It names the restaurants with the most dangerously high-calorie meals in the country. Which they warn are a woeful indication of...

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Insider Secrets: Do You Think Like an Athlete?

What does it mean to “think like an athlete”? For me, thinking like an athlete is about being focused on your goals.  As well as being a former professional sprinter, I’m from a family of athletes, and I married an athlete, so I know a little something about what makes athletes tick. Athletes think differently. By focusing on the end result, I think athletes are better able to prioritize and we really can apply that...

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Popular Dieting Tools and Techniques

Popular tools and techniques for dieting come and go – and they need to be used properly. Whether it’s low-tech paper-and-pencil diet diary or a more sophisticated app for your phone, the right tool can really help you meet your goals.  Some of these tools – like online tracking devices that allow you to record your daily food intake and activity – work like a virtual health coach.  Others are designed to help you improve...

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