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Diana Le Dean

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Why the First Five Pounds Are Always the Hardest

(26) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 8:36 AM

I lost few pounds last month. I had no idea, until my daughter remarked that I was looking thin. I didn't believe her but she was insistent, so for the first time in a few weeks, I stepped on the scale. Guess what -- even weight loss consultants can get...

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Use Spring Fever to Kick-Start a Healthier, Fitter 2013

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 8:53 AM

No matter what kind of shape you're in, the warm springtime air and greening landscapes are sure to get your blood pumping. Each spring gives us a present, a restorative bundle of energy that helps us shape up, innovate, and prepare for warm-weather activity. It might be the best gift...

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Sugar, 1; People, 0: The Soda Ban Wasn't Perfect, It Was a Start

(45) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 4:31 PM

On Monday, if you believe many commentators, a state Supreme Court justice rolled back the New York City "nanny state" when he struck down the proposed ban on soda containers larger than 16 ounces. It was a win for democracy, or at least for anyone who doesn't like...

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Eating Right During National Nutrition Month

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 1:48 PM

March is a month that needs a little identity boost. It's not exactly winter, not yet spring. The wind comes, the wind goes. It seems like an in-between cluster of weeks.

So the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has furnished March with an honorific: National Nutrition...

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Healthy Living for a Healthy Heart

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 3:52 PM

For 50 years, the American Heart Association and the CDC have pointed out an obvious link between Valentine's season and public health by declaring February American Heart Month. "A" for effort, I say. But really: A month, out of 12, for the heart? It deserves the best you...

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Yes, You Can Enjoy Losing Weight!

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 5:07 PM

The word "diet" isn't often used in its simple, pure form. A diet is what we choose to eat and should not be a synonym for restriction.

Once we're "dieting," though, everything changes. Now it's about measuring how much we eat, setting strict guidelines and likely not enjoying life....

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