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  1. With Fitness, Size Don't Matter - Weekly Roundup

    Size ain’t nothing but a thing, the psychology behind why your weight loss may have stalled and other top health-related news stories, blogs, celebrity weight loss updates and studies from around the web. Only the best. All in one convenient place.

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    When it comes to fitness, size doesn’t matter
    Vancouver Sun
    By: Helen Vanderburg

    There’s a new trend in fitness, and we like it. It’s based on the idea that fitness is not about being skinny, but rather being in-shape and strong. That’s what’s so great about this article. It’s very forward thinking, and it shows that fitness should not be determined by the way we look, but rather by the way it makes us feel. Read more →

    News & Articles

    Are you too ashamed to lose weight?
    Brisbane Times
    By: Alyce Vayle

    Interesting article about the psychology behind weight loss. Some experts think people’s mindset is preventing them from losing weight, that they feel too much shame when they fail or struggle to maintain weight loss that they just give up. Read more →

    Alcoholic Nutrition Labels: Are You Drinking Away Your Calories
    By: Jake Iversen

    You may have recently heard that alcoholic beverage companies may soon be providing nutritional information to customers. But what do people think of the fact that they are likely drinking hundreds of excess calories every time they go out for a night on the town? Check out this video to get some real people’s opinion. The video →

    Company Recalls Weight Loss Supplements
    Associated Press

    Yet another reason to stop using the quick-fix schemes and just lose weight and get healthy the right way. A supplement company is recalling two weight loss drugs after using a controlled substance - Sibutramine - in its product - a substance that was outlawed after the USDA found that it could lead to coronary artery disease, heart failure and a whole host of other issues. Read more →

    Celebrity Weight Loss

    ‘16 & Pregnant’ Star Starts Hawking Weight-Loss Shakes 2 Seconds After Giving Birth
    The Stir
    By: Lindsay Mannering

    Danielle Cunningham, a star of MTV’s 16 & Pregnant, started tweeting about wanting to lose 30 pounds and trying a quick-fix fad diet to get there, immediately after giving birth to her second child. In poor taste? Read more →

    Christina Aguilera skinny again, but ‘Fresh Diet’ isn’t how she lost weight
    By: Paula Mooney

    Famous singer Christina Aguilera recently lost quite a noticeable amount of weight, which she said she accomplished by eating the Fresh Diet. But wait - that was a lie. Find out what she really did, and why she lied. Read more →


    19 Tips for a Healthier Mind, Body and Start-up
    Under 30 CEO

    Making the commitment to change your body and lose weight is great. But how can you combine that with a commitment to get your mind healthy as well? These 19 tips give you a great guide to losing weight, staying (or getting fit) and applying those same principles to your mind as well. Read more →

    The Weight Loss Secret You’ve Never Heard of
    Shape Magazine

    Hit a plateau? Can’t seem to make your body budge past a certain point? Then Shape Magazine may have the answer why - and it comes down to a part of your body that you may never have thought of before (especially when it comes to weight loss). Your liver. Why? Find out →

    10 Tips for Ordering Healthy Sushi
    U.S. News
    By: Keri Gans

    For a lot of Americans, sushi makes the list as their favorite foods. Who doesn’t love those delicious rolls of fish, rice, avocado and cream cheese dipped in soy sauce and devoured via chopsticks? Sushi is also a relatively healthy option for eating out. But be careful, ordering sushi in certain ways can mean excess calories and fat. By following these 10 tips for ordering healthy sushi, you can still divulge without putting on excess pounds. Read more →

    There’s Always Time to Fit in a Run & New Running Buddies
    Running With the Girls
    By: Jennifer Boudreau

    If you’ve ever loved something more than you can describe and found yourself in a spot where you can’t do it, then you’ll likely relate to Jennifer’s post. Stuck in a conference room all day, Jennifer found herself daydreaming about running, and was lucky enough to be seated next to another lady who was doing the same. A new running partner relationship was formed. Check out this fun post on how there’s always time to fit in what you love. Read more →

    Runnin’ away from “Running”
    Double Chin Diary
    By: Alyssa Curran

    If running’s not your thing, then this is the post for you. Alyssa starts with a comical breakdown of why she doesn’t understand people who wake up at 5 in the morning to jog around the city, but then dives into the underlying issues of exactly why she and running have had difficulties in the past. When she figured it out and altered accordingly, she may have just found out the appeal. What was the problem? Read more →


    Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Second Heart Attacks
    via: News Fix

    A small study out of France found that not only can eating the Mediterranean diet (rather than the Western diet) help reduce your first risk of heart-attack, but it can also reduce the risk of having a second one. And a pretty significant reduction in risk at that. Read more →

    Low protein, low calorie diet reduces cancer risk
    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    via: Food Consumer

    Eating fewer calories and lots of veggies not only can help your waistline, but can also work wonders for ensuring you don’t get cancer, according to a new study. Combine that with endurance exercise, and you are way more likely to have a life full of longevity and happiness. Read more →

    Weight loss improved memory performance in obese women
    via: Healio

    Following a Paleo-style diet (and getting the subsequent weight loss results) had an added benefit to overweight women in this study: it greatly improved their cognitive abilities too. Especially their memory, a key element to performing well at work and living a long life. Read more →

    High-fat diet may increase Alzheimer’s risk
    JAMA Neurology
    via: Fox News

    If you want to avoid developing the debilitating disease of Alzheimer’s later in life, then it might be best to put down the cheeseburger and opt for a healthy salad with grilled chicken instead. A new study found a concerning link between the chemicals found in high-fat foods and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. People who ate lower-fat, lean proteins were much less likely to contract the disease. Read more →

    Go Low-Carb to Maintain Weight Loss
    British Journal of Nutrition
    via: Huliq

    A new study revealed some interesting results: low-carb diets are better for maintaining long-term weight loss than low-fat diets. In addition, low-carb can even be safe and effective for people who have an intolerance to carbohydrates as well as those who are insulin-resistant. All the more reason to put down the French bread and pick up the bacon (and who doesn’t love bacon, right?) Read more →


    Author: Caitlin H
    Diet-to-Go Community Manager

    Caitlin is a journalist by trade and an avid runner. She is passionate about maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle and encouraging people to engage in common-sense eating. Caitlin believes in living a well-rounded life, to include balancing time with family, friends, fitness and food.

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