Common Mistakes Made in Weight Loss

Common Mistakes Made in Weight Loss

1. Only Focusing on the Scale Weight: Many factors can affect scale weight, including fluid fluctuations, muscle mass gain and the weight of undigested food. You may be losing body fat even if the scale reading doesn't change much. 2. Eating Too Many or Too Few...

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You Don’t Have to Fear Carbs

You Don’t Have to Fear Carbs

Carbs are now accused of causing weight gain, heart disease, and various other problems — just as fat once was. It’s true that junk foods tend to be high in carbs — particularly refined carbs — and that low-carb diets can be incredibly beneficial, especially for...

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Real Numbers that Matter

Real Numbers that Matter

There is more to being healthy then just the number on the scale. BMR Basal Metabolic Rate uses your muscle mass to gauge your healthy caloric needs, but even that's not foolproof as calories are not equal. Your body type, age group, and muscle mass can change the...

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6 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

6 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

Hormones have profound effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. These chemical messengers play a major role in controlling your appetite, weight and mood, among other things. 1. Eat Enough Protein at Every Meal Consuming an adequate amount of protein is...

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5 ways to Curb Late Night Eating

5 ways to Curb Late Night Eating

1. Identify the Cause Some people eat most of their food late in the evening or during the night. To change this habit, you need to identify the cause of the problem. Nighttime eating may be the result of overly restricted daytime food intake, leading to ravenous...

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4 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed By Science

4 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed By Science

1. Promotes Blood Sugar Control by Reducing Insulin Resistance Several studies have found that fasting may improve blood sugar control, which could be especially useful for those at risk of diabetes. In fact, one study in 10 people with type 2 diabetes showed that...

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The 5 Best Foods To Eat In The Morning

The 5 Best Foods To Eat In The Morning

Despite what you may have heard, eating breakfast isn’t a necessity for everyone. In fact, skipping breakfast may be better than eating unhealthy breakfast foods. However, a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much...

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6 Ways To Increase Your Metabolism

6 Ways To Increase Your Metabolism

More than 60% of Americans blame a sluggish metabolism for excess pounds, according to a recent Calorie Control Council survey. We have identified six simple strategies that can stoke your calorie-burning fire. Give them a try and end the metabolic blame game once and...

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Why Should You Cut Out Sugar?

Why Should You Cut Out Sugar?

1. Find Out Why You Personally Eat Sugar Do an experiment for a few days. Every time you eat sugar, ask yourself why you want it at that moment. Is it just out of habit? Are you bored? Once you get to the root of your sugar addiction, you will find more personalized...

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I have yo-yo dieted all of my life and I have been on every diet out there. This class has taught me it’s not about drastic dieting, but eating healthy. I plan to continue with the tools I have learned. I am not able to take the next class (work issue) but I would like to come to the class after that if you come back to Coppell. I am getting cholesterol checked this week and I know I will see improvements. Dana Chandler Coppell, TXTaught me it’s not about drastic dieting

"A FWISD teacher shared information with us in our Sunday School classroom. We wanted to be a part of a healthy lifestyle change. We wanted to learn the 'secrets'. Our expectation was to lose weight in a healthy manner." In June 2011, Leon weighed 227.51 lbs., and Karen weighed 186.81 lbs. By November, Leon was down to 189.61 lbs., and Karen weighed in at 166.21 lbs. "HLS is a program that helps you lose weight and fat mass by consuming proper food, drinking plenty of water, eating lots of vegetables, and watching intake of fats, carbs and sugar. The programLeon & Karen Hudgeons

"In February 2011, HLS came to Kirkpatrick Middle School and invited us to try out their program. A friend of mine was interested in trying it out and asked if I would join her. I have always had trouble with my weight, and I had tried numerous diets to try to get the weight off, all to no avail. I figured, “Why not try yet another diet? It couldn't hurt. And if nothing else, maybe I’ll lose 10-15 pounds.” Nine months and 115 pounds later, I realized that this isn’t a diet. This is a lifestyle. I have changed howSally Kelley

This is my second time attending the class and I learned a lot of new information. I am now on a good path to living a healthy lifestyle that I can sustain. Tiffaney Clark Fort Worth, TXOn a good path

I have lost weight and fat mass and want to continue the process so that I can continue on the road to feeling better. Callie McDole Dallas, TXContinuing on the road to feeling better

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