How a Bento Box Can Help Your Diet

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Dieters across America are turning to a Japanese lunchbox, called a bento, as an innovative way to help with counting calories and weight loss. The bento has been used for centuries in Japan to carry a delicious, nutritious, and visually appealing meal to eat on the go — kids take their bento boxes to school; employees take their […]

Does the Cheat Day and/or Cheat Meal Work for Weight Loss?

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“I can resist anything except temptation.” For most of us, that quote feels most applicable when we’re in the middle of changing our eating habits — also known as going on a healthy eating diet. Let’s face it: cutting out foods like refined sugar, carbs and anything #coveredwithcheese from our diet can be a challenge, particularly when […]

How to Turn On Your Fat-Burning Switch, Leptin (Your “Starvation Hormone”)

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urrently, a major topic in the field of obesity research is the link between obesity and the hormone leptin. Some evidence suggests that obese-prone individuals don’t respond to increasing leptin levels in the same way that non-obese-prone individuals do, which is the reason obesity is now being associated with possible “leptin resistance.” Scientists first discovered leptin in 1994, after […]

How to Stop Overeating: 7 Natural Ways to Try Now

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If you’ve ever reached for another serving of that lasagna even though you feel full (it tastes so good!) or reached for that second slice of cake, congratulations. You’ve overeating. Sometimes it’s painfully obvious that we’re overeating, but other times you might not even realize it’s happening. So why are we overeating, and how to […]

5 Ways To Track Progress Without Using A Scale

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People often consider the scale the holy grail of weight loss. They hop on, stare at the number, then measure their daily, weekly, or monthly progress by how quickly that number changes. While it’s fine to have an idea of where you stand, relying solely on the scale is a mistake. From fluctuations in water weight to […]

Gochujang: The Spicy Condiment that Boosts Metabolism & Burns Fat

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If you’ve tried kimchi or bibimbap, there’s a good chance you’ve tried gochujang. This spicy paste is common in many types of Korean food, and for good reason. Besides bringing a unique flavor to the table, it is also jam-packed with health benefits. It’s good for your heart and waistline, can help stabilize blood sugar levels, and […]