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Valerie Orsoni

Blog Entries by Valerie Orsoni

Countdown to Look Hot in Your LBD

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 5:15 PM

With LBD season just around the bend, women worldwide are looking for quick-fixes to slim down and glam up. After all, who has time to diet? Certainly not the average American juggling a hectic work schedule with meals on the go.

This year, I've selected the crème de la crème...

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The French Soda Tax, a Fizzling Measure

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 9:55 AM

Higher tax on soft drinks is one of the most unexpected measures for the French budget deficit austerity plan published last week. The objective seems credible: to fight against obesity. But is this really effective?

With annual costs accounting for 2% of health expenditure in France -- that is

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Too Much Calorie Info Will Fatten America Up

(10) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 11:24 AM

Unless you live in a faraway cave, you cannot have avoided hearing about the FDA's proposal for a formal regulation to impose calorie counts in chain restaurants with 20 locations or more (think your favorite fast-food joint), along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains.

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Schifoodphrenic Nation

(20) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 10:54 AM

The average adult human stomach can hold comfortably about 32 ounces (or 900 ml) at any given time.

In 2010, not deterred by two shocking documentaries, "Food Inc." and "SuperSize Me," and though one might have thought some sort of collective consciousness had been aroused, the Seven-Eleven chain launched its...

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Weight Loss: 8 Signs That Your New Diet Might Be Dangerous (PHOTOS)

(86) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 12:42 PM

Here are eight signs that your diet may be dangerous.

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A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2010 | 4:37 PM

Here is a simple, well-thought-out nutrition and exercise plan for the four-day holiday weekend to help anyone avoid guilt and stress -- and the weight gain that threatens to accompany it -- on Thanksgiving Day. This plan is straight-forward and goal-oriented, based on the following figures:

To gain one...

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How to Succeed in a Macho World

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 4:49 PM

Did you know that there was a time when women ruled the world? When the most revered figures were females: goddesses, empresses, and mothers?

But three thousand years ago, the vast majority of humanity abandoned goddesses for gods as our ancestors settled and developed agriculture, marking the end of direct...

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Is a Strawberry Healthier Than a Twinkie?

(28) Comments | Posted October 20, 2010 | 12:21 PM

If you are reading health magazines or watching shows on how to eat better, you might have become accustomed to reading the food labels you find on a can of beans, a box of cookies, or the packaging of a processed meal as an easy way to determine the nutrition...

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Counter Your School's Lunch Counter With Healthy Options

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 4:47 PM

While schools are scrambling to feed our children on mere pennies a day, parents should take a hard look at what they are feeding their children at home (or sticking in their lunch bag).

Currently, the #1 meal that schools served to students is chicken strips and fries, which is...

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Ramadan: 5 Ways to Break Your Fast and Not Your Scale

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2010 | 3:20 PM

With this year's Ramadan well underway, many observers of the Islamic month of fasting have the same question on their lips: If I'm eating but one meal a day, why the sudden weight gain during this annual holiday?

Indeed, though Ramadan observers traditionally refrain from food and drink from sunrise...

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Weight Management: How to Handle Summer Weight Gain Traps

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 11:30 AM

As we round out the summer season in just a few weeks, it's time to reflect and realign our health and fitness priorities. Unfortunately, the temptations of warm weather often triumph over our good intentions, with the average person emerging from the summertime with an extra three pounds on their...

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The BBQ That's Good for You: This July 4th, Claim Independence From Unhealthy Grilling!

(3) Comments | Posted July 2, 2010 | 10:10 AM

The lazy, hazy days of summer have arrived and with them come a few favorite seasonal accessories -- beach chairs, patio furniture, bathing suits and, of course, the barbecue grill. As that barbecue grill is brought out, so is the lingering question "Is barbecuing healthy?" and, you'll be happy to...

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The Vampire Diet

(7) Comments | Posted June 24, 2010 | 2:32 PM

With Eclipse, Twilight's third film installment just around the corner, you may be tempted to sink your teeth into Hollywood's newest weight loss sensation: The Vampire Diet.

Though celebs, would-be stars and other "one-natured" folks know that reducing caloric intake while increasing energy expenditure is the only way to lose...

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The Baby Food Diet ... Is It a Viable Plan for Adults or Merely Kids' Stuff?

(8) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 12:00 PM

Once again, Jennifer Aniston is in the eye of the celebrity gossip storm; but this time, it's not for wanting a baby ... it's for eating like one! Aniston's life has always been one of dietary restrictions, with very few nutritional faux-pas and no excess (apart from her beloved unhealthy...

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