Why Your Cleanse Could Be Making You More Toxic

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  Your best friend just bought a one-week detox kit from Whole Foods, your sister raves about this lemon-juice-and-pepper cleanse, and your mom swears by a “colonic purging” she gets at her neighborhood spa. Break the news to them gently. They’re all doing potentially irreversible damage with these programs that are heavy in price but […]

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Can Weight Loss Ever be Harmful to Health?

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Long time readers of The Health Hound certainly have come to know the many health benefits to be gained by losing weight. My readers also know that The Hound is an advocate of “healthy” weight loss, so it stands to reason that there is also “unhealthy” weight loss. For sure there is a right way […]

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5 Reasons Eating Chocolate can Help You Stay Lean and Healthy

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  You can hardly open a health magazine these days without finding an article touting dark chocolate’s health benefits. Whereas once it mostly existed as a health-food store staple, dark chocolate today resides in drugstores and grocery aisles alongside milk chocolate and all sorts of other candy concoctions. Dark chocolate’s benefits come from flavonoids, the […]

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A Calorie is A Calorie… Or is It?

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Remember that professor who lost 27 pounds on the “Twinkie Diet” and argued it didn’t matter how you lost weight if you just reduced your calories? A recent study from Harvard University knocks that bogus theory on its poorly supported head. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, followed 120,877 men and […]

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5 Reasons Snacking Can Stall Fat Loss & Fast Metabolism

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  People who attain and sustain fat loss and fast metabolism stick to protein shakes and meals consisting of lean protein, healthy fats, lots of leafy greens and cruciferous veggies, and high-fiber starches like legumes. Most lean people I know rarely snack. They have a 400 – 600 calorie protein shake for breakfast and then […]

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My Secret Weapon for Fat Loss & Fast Metabolism

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  Want my number-one fat burner? It’s not sexy, your favorite magazine probably won’t be touting it as the weight loss “miracle” de jour, and I guarantee it won’t be the hot topic at your next dinner party.   But for fat loss and fast metabolism, it works.   Yes, fiber keeps you regular. You […]

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Program Yourself To Lose Fat – Body Restoration Fat Loss

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by Dr. Kareem F. Samhouri, CSCS, HFS Neuro Metabolic Fat Loss & Fitness Expert Your body is programmed to hold onto fat. You’ve designed it that way… I did the same thing, once. Now, it’s time to break the cycle.  Your body needs to understand that it’s time to shape itself, shed fat, and build […]

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Slow Down for Fat Loss & Fast Metabolism

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  I was doing some research recently and stumbled across an interesting article in the Washington Post that revealed some “secrets” of highly obese people.  What researchers discovered provided a primer about what not to do for fat loss and fast metabolism.   For instance, obese people begin eating sooner, devour larger portions, skip breakfast, […]

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Hound Review of the Omni Diet

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  Henry’s rating 4.5 out of 5   Fitness Guru Tana Amen appeared on the “Today” show this past week, and a bunch of other media outlets, hawking her new book, “The Omni Diet,” which hit the shelves in April.   The full title of the book including the subtitle is a bit of a […]

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Orthorexia: Don’t Be Alarmed

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Do you scrutinize labels for high-fructose corn syrup in all its disguises, buy organic veggies whenever possible, and avoid trans fats like the plague? You might be orthorexic. Menacing as it may sound, please don’t be alarmed.   Dr. Steven Bratman coined the term “orthorexia” in 1997 to describe people really focused on eating healthily. […]

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