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Does Your Personality Dictate Whether You’ll Be Overweight?

Personality traits may play key roles in body weight, according to a new U.S. study. Researchers from the U.S. National Institute on Aging found that people who are impulsive, cynical, competitive or aggressive were more likely to be overweight. And those who are highly neurotic and less conscientious are likely to see their weight go through […]

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7 Reasons to Eat More Eggs

Who doesn’t love eggs? Whether scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, or folded into an omelet, eggs are versatile and tasty. Even better, eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition in a healthy diet and a great low-calorie addition to a weight-loss diet. With only 15 calories each, hard-boiled egg whites, for instance, can help you stick to your diet — […]

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The Benefits of a Brown-Bag Lunch

Packing your own lunch gives you more control over calories than hitting the local deli. Get tips on how to pack a tasty and satisfying brown bag lunch. If you think brown-bag lunches are just a memory from school days, along with your backpack and Mom’s cookies, think again — a new twist on the […]

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Calories: How to Know if You Go Too Low

Cutting calories is the approach most dieters must take to meet their weight-loss goals. But every once in a while people take calorie restriction too far, ultimately making weight loss slower and more difficult by slowing your metabolism. Figuring out the right number of calories for you on a daily basis depends on your age, gender, and […]

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Why Obesity Rates Are Rising Faster Than Ever

It seems everywhere we turn we hear about obesity. The statistics. The dangers. The effect it has on all areas of one’s life. The annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Indexsurvey released this week, which tracks respondents’ self-reported height and weight data, revealed that its tracked national obesity rate has risen to 27.7 percent — up from 25.5 in 2008. Mississippi […]

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