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5 Tips to Curb Hunger and Control Cravings

One of the biggest obstacles that many people face in their weight loss journey is getting cravings. You start eating healthier with the best of intentions and, the next thing you know, you can’t stop thinking about drinking soda or eating a cookie or stopping for some french fries. The good news is that cravings don’t last forever. In fact, there are many ways to reduce hunger and stay on track, and we’ve got five...

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| Food, Weight Loss

4 Must-Have Tools for Meal Planning

When you’re trying to make positive changes in your eating habits, planning is an important step that can mean the difference between success and failure. It’s not just recipes and meal breakdowns that you need, either—in order to get the most out of your meal planning, you’ll need to be sure that you’ve got the right tools available to you. We’ve put together a short list of must-haves that will make your meal planning a...

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| Food, Nutrition, Weight Loss

Apps Can Help You Get Healthy and Lose Weight

When you first start trying to improve your health or lose weight, it's vital to have the support of a friend—and that friend can be either another person helping you stay accountable or even a smartphone app that keeps you on task and mindful of your progress. What this support is especially good for is helping you build winning habits: habits are what help you succeed. Build New Habits with Apps Habit change can feel...

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| Food, Nutrition

3 Strategies to Incorporate Running/ Walking into Your Routine

Exercise is an important activity many people don't take advantage of due to their busy lives or a lack of motivation—but without adequate exercise, you put your health at risk. Studies show that walking and running can help improve your heart health and even extend your life. The great news is, with a little creativity, you can fit running and walking into your daily routine. Here's how: 1. Take the Stairs Walking up a few...

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The Role of Sleep in Health and Weight Loss

We all know that getting a good night's rest makes you feel better. Turns out, it can also make you healthier! Many studies show that your sleep patterns are linked to your stress levels, calorie intake, and even the foods you crave. Here's a primer on the connection between getting your "zzz's" and a successful health journey. Lack of Sleep Affects Hunger Hormones Ghrelin and leptin are two hormones that affect your appetite and hunger....

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| Weight Loss