Eating a Bigger Breakfast May be Vital to Weight Loss Success

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Do you feel like you’re making all the right moves with diet and exercise and still not achieving the success you desire? Perhaps the problem isn’t what you eat — so much as when you eat. In fact, a new study, published in the research journal Obesity, indicates that this is precisely the problem for [...]

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Role of Weight Loss Surgery in Diabetes Treatment

Posted in Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or prediabetes, you are no doubt hoping to stave off full-blown diabetes — but you may not be sure of how to do so. Or, if you have diabetes, you know what a struggle it can be to manage the condition and keep your sugar [...]

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The Obesity and Cancer Connection

Posted in Living Healthy

Obesity has been linked to a wide range of health issues. From diabetes to heart disease, high blood pressure, gout, sleep apnea, and more. New evidence — based on the largest study to date between body mass index (BMI) and cancer — poses the prospect of even greater health risks related to obesity. A recent [...]

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Jenni Murray’s Life Changing Decision

Posted in Living Healthy

People make life changing decisions all the time. Often, these decisions are made without deliberate thought or even realizing the monumental nature of that choice. Other times, it is a result of a calculated decision. In the case of Dame Jennifer (Jenni) Murray, broadcaster, journalist, author, and host of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since [...]

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Exploring Coca-Cola’s Obesity Image Predicament

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

As we move into more of a health-conscious era, Coca-Cola is embracing the realization that obesity is a big problem in Canada, and a growing problem worldwide. In particular, the company has decided it’s time to take an active role in doing something positive about it while simultaneously rebranding its image, as reported by Business [...]

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The Importance of Support

Posted in Weight Loss Surgery

Even if you are highly motivated to lose weight and keep it off, actually losing the weight, maintaining your weight loss, and preventing future weight gain is more difficult if your friends, family members, or other members of your support network don’t back your efforts. A great way to keep yourself inspired to achieve your [...]

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Weight Bias in the Workplace

Posted in Obesity

Obesity in the work place costs companies an alarming amount of money. That’s a fact. One estimate puts the costs associated with employing obese people at $285,000 per year for a company with 1,000 employees. As a nation, obesity is costing Canada roughly $4.3 billion dollars in direct costs according to the most recent 2005 [...]

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Realistic Goals will lead to Success!

Posted in Losing Weight

We all want to fit back into the pair of jeans we loved to wear in our junior years. They hugged our hips right, made us look good, and gave us that confidence we have been missing. However, we at Slimband ask: is this a realistic goal? A recent study on weight loss expectations found [...]

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The Truth about Protein

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

We often hear that protein is essential for the maintenance and repair of muscles, organs, skin, and hair. The most common diet plans are based on findings that suggest increased amounts of protein may decrease hunger and increase the feeling of fullness. Many people who want to build muscle and lose weight also believe that [...]

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Fat Does Not Make You Fat

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Contrary to what you’ve been taught most of your life, experts now claim that fats do not make you fat. While this goes against the grain and several decades of education based on flawed assumptions, the truth is this. Sugar, not fat, makes you fat. New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Mark Hyman, discusses on [...]

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