Flush the Fat With Fish Oil

It seems counter intuitive, get rid of fat with fat but it works. Omega 3 fatty acids are nature's miracle aid for weight loss. A study in Australia, completed in 2006, showed that taking Omega 3 fish oil every day resulted in weight loss without any changes in diet. One group of the participants were asked to exercise moderately while they took the Omega 3 oil. Another group exercised and took sunflower seed oil. A third group took the Omega 3 oil but didn't exercise and finally a fourth group took no oil, either sunflower or Omega 3, but just did the exercises.
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5 Tasty Substitutes for High Fat, High Calorie Foods

In order to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. There are several ways to do this, but one quick way is to substitute healthy low calorie or low fat foods for the high calorie or high fat foods that you eat.

Here are 5 tasty substitutes for more common high calorie or high fat foods:

1) Soda pop has no redeeming qualities other than it tastes good. It's high in sugar, containing about 3 tablespoons per 12 ounce can, and often contains sodium and caffeine. Switching to diet soda made with an artificial sweetener is better than downing all the sugar. Better yet is to drink water instead. If the flavor of water gets boring, jazz it up by adding a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange juice. Try sparkling water as a change of pace. Add a slice of fresh fruit, like peach, or watermelon and mash it against the side of the glass to release flavors. Do this with fresh mint and lime and you have yourself a nonalcoholic mojito.
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10 Superfoods to a Slimmer You

There are foods that can boost your weight loss program and are super for you. Include them in your diet as often as possible -- try to add at least two or three each day to your daily menu.

Here are 10 "superfoods" to help you lose weight and feel great:
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How to Make a Vegetarian Diet Well-Balanced and Healthy

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of any balanced diet. But nutrition experts also recommend eating a certain number of servings of meat and dairy products each day. It's not surprising that many people who are considering becoming vegetarians hesitate because they fear that they will not get adequate nutrition.
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What's the Difference Between a Vegetarian and a Vegan?

Vegetarianism has been practiced for many centuries. Some are vegetarian for religious reasons, others for ethical reasons, and others simply believe that it is a healthier way to live. As long as one includes all of the necessary vitamins and minerals in one's vegetarian diet, vegetarianism does not cause any health problems.
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Understanding a Vegetarian Lifestyle - 10 Reasons People Go Veggie

There are many reasons why someone might choose to become a vegetarian. Some do so for religious reasons, while others have ethical concerns. Health is another consideration that many vegetarians have. Here are ten reasons why someone might want to be a vegetarian:
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Lighten Up At Lunchtime and Lose Weight

Feast or famine? Is that how your lunch hour goes? You either skip lunch entirely because you're too busy and there are errands to run and chores to get done. Or you chow down on a fast food burger and fries. Neither is good for you or for losing weight.

If you skip lunch entirely, the odds are that a couple hours later you'll be famished and hitting the vending machine for chips and a candy bar. That means a fast rise in blood sugar and drop as well, which means another vending machine run. But if you splurge on a fat-filled calorie laden burger and fries you can use up your entire calorie allowance just on lunch, never mind all the fat and salt. Here are 5 ways to lighten up at lunch and lose weight:
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Seven Simple Ways to Easy Weight Loss

Don't deny your cravings. Decide what your favorite must-have-can't-live-without-food is and include it in your diet. If you love chocolate then include a few Hershey kisses as a snack. Chocolate is good for you by the way. It contains iron. A recent study has shown a small amount of chocolate ingested every day lowers blood pressure. If you have to have something salty, choose air popped pop corn. And if you want creamy and sweet go for nonfat sherbet. You can even have a full calorie full fat treat just keep the portion small.
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Curb Cravings with 5 Little Words

That doughnut has your name written all over it and you're having a hard time resisting. Is there anything you can do to curb your cravings? Definitely! What you need to do is practice the 5 D's of dieting.
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7 Simple Diet Changes to Lose Weight

Taking that first step to lose weight can be tough sometimes. Where do you start? Here are 7 simple changes you can make to your diet today to lose weight.
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