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Becky Hand

Entries by Becky Hand

What They Don't Want You to Know About Raspberry Ketones

(18) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 11:01 AM

Before you jump on the raspberry ketone bandwagon, there are a few things you should know about this over-priced, proclaimed weight-loss miracle in a bottle.

What is it? Raspberry ketone is the natural phenolic compound found in red raspberries (Rubus idaeus). In simple terms, this chemical compound gives berries their...

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Why Putting Kids on The Biggest Loser Is a Bad Idea

(16) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 6:12 PM

For the first time in its 14 seasons, the hit weight loss reality show The Biggest Loser is featuring obese children. If you've seen the show, you know that the producers have made some changes to the show's formula for these kids.

The three teens, who are clinically obese,...

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Why Downplaying the Obesity Epidemic, Even in a Single Story, is Hazardous to Public Health

(15) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 4:44 PM

With this being January, chances are good that you're more interested than usual in health and well-being, and that you're reading and hearing about diet and weight loss more often as well. The headlines this time of year usually tell us how to shed pounds fast and get healthy with...

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Tiny Tastes: A Surefire Way to Gain Weight During the Holidays

(3) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 7:30 AM

Sneaky holiday calories are everywhere this time of year. With travel, parties, big buffets, holiday baking, and extra snack foods at the office, a challenging environment is around every corner. These extra calories don't always come in full-size servings or large-distorted portions. No, these extra calories tip-toe in amid the...

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