Weight Loss Tips

Cut Salt and Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

According to a recent set of guidelines released by Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Americans should eat more fruits and vegetables, while cutting the salt and fat in their diets. Studies suggest that two-thirds of all United States Adults are either obese or overweight — over one-third of children are obese or overweight. Clearly, Americans need to lose weight.

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Common-Sense Tactics for Losing Weight

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If you’ve gained a few pounds during the holiday season, you’re not alone. Drinking eggnog, and over-indulging in other delicious goodies can play havoc with your weight loss plans. Fortunately, some common-sense strategies can help rid you of those extra holiday pounds.

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Consulting a Physician Before Exercise

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For many, exercise is something they have not done regularly for quite a while. It becomes important to know what exercises are safe to start off with and what exercise should slowly be worked into a weight loss routine. There may also be health conditions that require medical consultation prior to exercising to lose weight.

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A Guide to Super Vegetables and Fruits

4 Reasons Why People Gain the Weight Back After Dieting

Most of us in New Jersey were brought up hearing “five a day” in regard to servings of fruits and vegetables. Now, however, the Centers for Disease Control are telling us seven servings a day is better. We all know we could use more fruits and vegetables in our diet, but which kinds provide the greatest health benefits and the most help with weight loss?

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How to Make Exercise Fun

Get More Flexible With Your Workout Routine

You know that exercise can help you lose weight. You may even know that it can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, improve your energy levels, and reduce your risk for depression. But if you find the idea of a workout routine boring, it’s still difficult to get motivated to exercise regularly. If you dread going to the gym but understand the importance of physical activity, check out these tips for making exercise fun.

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Surviving the Holidays Without Sacrificing Your Weight Loss Goals

Stay Zen as you lose weight in New Jersey

Around the holidays you may feel the urge to stay home to resist the temptations of all the food at the holiday parties, which can make it tough to maintain your weight. The holiday season lasts approximately two months, and by the end it gets harder and harder to stick to a plan. However, by preparing a well thought out plan, a holiday feast does not have to be feared. Setting weekly goals and monitoring your eating and exercising habits will help keep you on track throughout the holiday season.

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Flax: A Healthy Source of Fiber and Nutrients

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Have you been hearing about flax—or flaxseed—lately? There’s a good reason. This trendy seed is full of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and B vitamins. These important vitamins and nutrients are known to boost health throughout life. Fortunately, flax is easy to come by and easy to incorporate into a variety of foods.

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Tips For Permanent Weight Loss

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Although some people want to lose weight for a special event, most people who start a weight loss plan are looking for long-term results. We want to lose weight once and keep it off for life. Permanent weight loss success is the result of lifestyle changes and creating new habits, not short-term diets. Use these tips to achieve weight loss that lasts.

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