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  When most people want to lose weight, the first thing they do is go on a diet. While that may seem to make the most sense, here are 20 solid reasons why you shouldn’t take this route, especially if your goal is weight loss: It slows your metabolism, making it even harder to lose weight. The feelings of deprivation increase your cravings. It doesn’t prepare you for when you “go off” the diet. You become absolutely obsessed with food. Even if the diet does work, it’s a short-term fix. Most people who diet gain the weight back…and then some....

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  The thyroid gland is important for many reasons. For instance, it helps your body effectively use energy so you’re not tired all the time, it keeps your brain and other organs functioning at optimal levels, and it even helps regulate your body temperature. That’s why doctors sometimes test its function if there is the potential for problems in any of these areas. Fortunately, determining whether your thyroid is overactive (hyperthyroidism), underactive (hypothyroidism), or working just fine can be done with a simple blood test to determine your various thyroid hormone levels. The specific hormones assessed in these tests are...

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There are a number of different health benefits to eating yoghurt. Not only is it a low in fat, low in carbs, and high in protein, but it also contains probiotics, the active ingredients that boost your immune system and keep your digestive tract healthy. While a number of people just eat their yoghurt straight out of the container, it actually works well in a number of different recipes. Therefore, if you’re looking for ways to incorporate this super-healthy food in your diet more often (and with more variety), here are the best five recipes that all contain yoghurt: Chicken...

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  In this day and age, most of us are more than aware of some of the negative effects of carbs. While refined carbs like cakes and chips are the worst, even some unrefined options such as white potatoes and wheat bread aren’t always the best for us. One solution is to swap them out for pulses. A pulse is a member of the legume family and it refers specifically to dried seeds, with some of the most common pulses being chickpeas, beans, lentils, and dried peas. They can be consumed whole, split, or ground, and they contain protein, starches,...

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      If you’ve searched online for the “secret” to weight loss, it is highly likely that you’ve encountered your fair share of articles that talk about metabolic rate. They tell you that in order to raise yours, you need to lose your excess weight. However, it isn’t quite that simple. Size Matters Certainly, you don’t want to overeat if your intention is to drop pounds, but what most health “experts” fail to tell you is that as you get smaller, your metabolism gets slower. That’s right. The bigger you are, the faster your metabolism. Does this mean that...

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