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Exploring Coca-Cola’s Obesity Image Predicament

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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 Truth about Protein

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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

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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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Fruits and Vegetables: Are They Helping You Lose Weight?

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If you are trying to lose weight, you are probably always looking for diet tricks that can make your job easier. Often, these strategies involve restricting your diet, but one tip to help you lose weight is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Not only do these food groups help you with your weight loss [...]

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Gaining Weight with Every Bite

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Imagine if you saw the immediate and quantitative consequences of everything you did in life? Would you still do a lot of the things you do now? With not so much as an afterthought? Let’s take our food choices for example; after all, we do live in a fast paced society that revels in the [...]

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Portion Sizes Are Ballooning – And So Are Our Waistlines

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There’s a huge misconception out there about how food portion sizes have changed over the years. Contrary to what you might presume about restaurants and food makers paring down portion sizes in order to save money, portion sizes aren’t getting any smaller. In fact, they’re getting bigger with every passing year. And as a result, [...]

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What’s the true price of dieting?

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Most of us already know that diet foods that are “Fat free” “Sodium free” and “Free of carbs”, all equate to more cash at the register. But the true cost of dieting doesn’t stop there, think about the diet industry as a whole; gym memberships, exercise equipment, and diet books, the list goes on and [...]

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Weight Loss: Are Burger King’s New Lower-Fat Fries Really a Better Choice?

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A few weeks ago on the Slimband blog, we examined three different methods for helping maintain your weight loss when eating on the run, specifically at fast food restaurants. If a new innovation from Burger King catches on, that choice could get a little more interesting in the months to come. On September 30, the [...]

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Weight Loss Management: 3 Ways to Make Better Choices When Eating on the Run

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Let’s face it, fall is a tough time for weight loss management. Whether you’re headed back to school or dealing with a more hectic work schedule, you’ll likely find yourself pinched for time to cook—and lining up at a fast-food restaurant or food court more often. Truth is, it’s difficult to make truly healthy choices [...]

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Chocolate cravings for women may start earlier than you think

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Do you love chocolate? Is there a woman in your life who does? The answers to the both these questions are most likely a resounding yes. It seems that there may be more to this phenomenon than just common knowledge. In fact, according to new research presented by an Italian research team, a woman’s craving [...]

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