The Surprising Link Between Dehydration and Obesity

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Water might be a secret weapon for dieters, research involving nearly 10,000 adults suggests. “Those who were inadequately hydrated had higher body mass indexes (BMIs) than those who were adequately hydrated,” said study leader Dr. Tammy Chang, an assistant professor of family medicine at the…

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Many U.S. Teens Taking Risky Supplements to Bulk Up or Slim Down

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products—including protein powders, steroids, and diet pills—are often useless at best, toxic at worst, said the American Academy of Pediatrics in a new report. “Doctors…

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3 Easy Mind Tricks to Help You Beat Cravings

You know the feeling: You’re in the middle of your favorite show, and suddenly you have a hankering for a cupcake—even though you just finished dinner.  Most cravings are not actual hunger cues. They are often rooted in emotions (we’re looking at you, anxiety), and they are tough to beat with willpower alone, especially when you’re feeling tired. But the…

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How Mindful Munching Can Help You Shed Pounds

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Along with diet and exercise, mindful eating may benefit overweight people trying to shed excess pounds, new research suggests. “Mindful eating practices promote awareness of experiences related to the desire to eat, actual sensations of hunger, fullness, satisfaction and enjoyment,” study author Jennifer Daubenmier, from the University of California, San…

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