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Question: I have tried every diet in the book and am finally starting to educate myself on healthy weight loss.  I think some of my diets probably hurt my metabolism.  How can I naturally (no pills!) speed up my metabolism?

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The latest buzz in the nutrition field is the term "superfoods" or "functional foods". These terms refer to wholesome foods that provide a high level of nutrients in each serving, particularly antioxidant vitamins, healthy fats, and/or phytochemicals that help fight disease. There are no strict guidelines yet as to what qualifies as a "superfood".  more ...

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Trans fatty acids (TFA's), also known as funny fats, are formed when oils are subjected to heat, pressure, chemical solvents, or a process called hydrogenation. This process of hydrogenation exposes an oil to high heat and high pressure in the presence of hydrogen gas. Functionally, it makes an unsaturated fat more solid at room temperature, which extends its shelf life and improves texture in many processed goods.   more ...

Body Composition Testing
Getting your body composition measured is an excellent way to help you monitor your progress in an exercise and nutrition program. When most people undertake such a program to get in shape, what they are really attempting to do is to "re-shape" their body. This "re-shaping" occurs when you lose body fat and gain muscle mass - either of which will change your body composition. Sometimes this is accompanied by an actual loss of body weight, but not always.  more ...

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