The Alkaline Diet – Miracle Cure or Just another Fad?

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by David Greenwalt The “Alkaline Diet” has been touted as a way to lose weight, gain energy and prevent diseases ranging from osteoporosis to cancer. Popularized by celebrities, there is no shortage of marketers willing to sell you books and kits to help you get started. But is there any proof that it actually works? This article will examine the evidence to see whether the alkaline diet lives up to its claims. What Does “Alkaline” Mean Anyway? Alkaline is a scientific term to ...

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The Truth About Negative Calorie Foods

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If you've ever searched for weight loss miracles you've undoubtedly found a website or fifty touting the miracle of the negative-calorie-food diet. The most common "negative-calorie" food touted is celery. A stalk of celery is about six calories. The miracle pitch is that the calories it takes to chew it and digest it are about nine calories. Hence, the six-calorie celery ends up being a negative-calorie food because nine (the calories purported to digest it) is greater than six. Ah, the ...

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Meal Replacements: Are They a Good Option for Losing Weight?

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by David Greenwalt The weight-loss market is loaded with diet shakes and bars that promise to make you drop pounds without any effort. Advertisements for products like Slimfast make the idea of replacing your normal meals with a pre-packaged alternative look pretty tempting if you are looking to shed some extra weight, get more fit, and save some time. But do these kinds of meal replacement products (MRPs) really help you lose weight? And even if they do, are they a smart and healthy option? ...

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Brown Rice versus White Rice:  Which One Is Really Healthier?

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by David Greenwalt Brown rice is a whole grain; white rice is not. Brown rice contains more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients than white rice. Seems like brown rice is the clear winner in terms of health, right? Some have suggested that it may not be quite so clear. All those extra vitamins and minerals in brown rice are accompanied by phytates – molecules that can limit absorption of some nutrients. In recent years, there has also been concern over levels of arsenic ...

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My Certainty is Greater Than Your Doubt

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Hundreds of graduates have told me their thinking, prior to taking a deep breath and clicking the ENROLL NOW button, was “If I don’t start-I can’t fail again.” But over the decades I’ve been coaching weight loss literally hundreds of graduates have personally told me the “don’t start-can’t fail” statement is just a protective cover up and is not what they really feel inside. You know how the other diet-programs end. They end with you regaining some, all, or more than all the weight you ...

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