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  • Healthy Eating
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Fitness from the Inside Out
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • The Fit Family
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Healthy Alternatives
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

Sensa Weight Loss System

Sensa Weight Loss System

Almost three decades ago, Dr. Alan Hirsch - a licensed neurologist and psychiatrist founded the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago - devoted his time to finding the reason Americans eat too much. Dr. Hirsch’s research has revealed that the way our brains are programmed is the main reason we overindulge.

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The Biggest Loser Club

The Biggest Loser Club

This popular television reality show has been both difficult and inspiring to watch, allowing us to cringe, laugh, and cheer all in each two-hour episode.

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Jenny Craig Diet Plan

Jenny Craig Diet Plan

Jenny Craig is both a diet and lifestyle program, intent on changing the way you eat, exercise, and live your life. The goal is to change the way you think and act, keeping in mind your overall body health.

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Spark People

Spark People

SparkPeople is a one-stop shop for people looking to lose weight, become fit, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It doesn't subscribe to one type of diet or program, but rather encompasses a wide variety, helping you to find what works best for you.

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Joy's LIFE Diet

Joy's LIFE Diet

The LIFE in Joy’s Life Diet stands for “Look Incredible, Feel Extraordinary,” which is what Joy Bauer tries to help clients achieve. The diet is broken down into four simple steps, most of which are the basic tenets of any diet: Release, Relearn, Reshape, and Reveal.

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Medifast Diet Plan

Medifast Diet Plan

The Medifast program, founded in 1980, set out to break the popular myths about dieting by helping the dieter understand pitfalls and how to avoid them, and providing the tools and prepared meals to achieve weight loss.

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eDiets Diet Plan

eDiets Diet Plan

eDiets offers a variety of online diet programs, including fitness programs, meal plans and optional meal delivery. Find out if they have a diet for you.

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Duke Diet

Duke Diet

The Duke Diet is a self-care plan comprised of four components: diet, fitness, behavioral strategies, and medical expertise.

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The Zone Diet

The Zone Diet

The Zone Diet, created by Dr. Barry Sears, is a somewhat scientific approach to dieting, which at its core focuses on controlling the hormone levels in your body that are key to weight control and health. The basic tenet, in bold headlines on the Zone Diet website is that it "… is not a diet. It’s a healthy, balanced lifestyle."

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Nutrisystem Diet Plan

Nutrisystem Diet Plan

The Nutrisystem Diet Plan has created a program that makes it easy for you to diet. Food is provided, there are no calories to count, and it is easy to follow.

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South Beach Diet Plan

South Beach Diet Plan

The South Beach Diet is a weight-healthy lifestyle designed by a cardiologist. Originally developed as a weight-loss plan for his overweight heart patients, he found additional health benefits that led to further diet research and refinement.

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Weight Watchers Diet Plan

Weight Watchers Diet Plan

Weight Watchers is another of the old-time standby diet programs, with over forty years in the business and an estimated 1 million followers across the globe at any given time. One of the reasons this weight loss plan has continued success is the focus on overall health: mental, emotional and physical.

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Optifast Diet

Optifast Diet

Optifast is a serious weight loss program for individuals who need to lose 50 pounds or more. It is a medically-based, liquid diet that has proven results, with over 80 clinical studies and 1+ million participants since its inception in 1974.

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Glycemic Impact Diet Plan

Glycemic Impact Diet Plan

Glycemic Impact Diet is based on the glycemic index, which is a ranking system of how carbohydrates affect the glucose levels in the blood.

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Sonoma Diet

Sonoma Diet

The Sonoma Diet is a weight loss plan that promotes using smaller plates and portions to enjoy Mediterranean-style foods as the way to a slimmer waist and healthier lifestyle.

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