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How Can I Safely Lose Weight Fast?

Q: I have a wedding coming up in a month and I want to lose 15 pounds before then. What’s the safest way to quickly lose weight? A: You can safely lose 3 or more pounds a week at home with a healthy diet and lots of exercise, says weight loss counselor Katherine Tallmadge, RD. […]

What exactly does it mean to burn fat?

Q: What exactly does it mean to burn fat?  I’ve heard working out turns fat into muscle, so how is this really burning fat? A: Fat is not turned into muscle, as the popular myth suggests. In short, everybody has fat cells underneath their skin.  It’s these fat cells that actually hold the fat.  When […]

Are sweet potatoes better for you than white potatoes?

Q: Are sweet potatoes really better for you than regular white potatoes? A: Not necessarily.  They are both good for you, but in different ways.  Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and vitamin A while white potatoes contain more essential minerals like potassium and iron.  The reason white potatoes get a bad rap is because […]

Is there a such thing as a healthy cookie?

Q: My friend eats these Kashi cookies like they are going out of style.  She says it’s not a big deal because they are “healthy”.  Is there a such thing as a healthy cookie? A: There are cookies that are healthier than others, but that doesn’t mean you should scarf them down like they are […]

Are there any dangers with a low-calorie diet?

A low calorie diet is a healthy lifestyle plan that will help you lose weight, transform your body and feel great. But, as with anything, if not followed properly it can have some negative side effects. More specifically, if you try and cut too many calories (without proper supervision), or don’t eat a wide range […]

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