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Six Tips to Avoid Weight Gain at College

“Weight Gain at College: Avoiding the Freshman 15” One out of 4 college freshmen gains 10 to 15 pounds during her first semester at college– commonly referred to as the “Freshman 15”. Beginning college often means added stress, decreased physical activity, increased snacking, and access to unlimited food options and alcohol at all hours of the day.…

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Four Simple Steps to Help Reduce Anxiety and Stress Eating

Often weight gain is associated with emotional and anxiety eating.  Here, the Huffington Post gives us 4 ways to calm our selves:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/stress-management-reed_n_5609727.html

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Healthy School Lunch and Snack Ideas

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Teach Your Children Moderation When it Comes to Eating Junk Food

Listen to how important it is to teach your children moderation when eating junk food:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/junk-food-kids-health_n_5523642.html

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Exercise for Fun

Often patients will say they gain weight with exercising more.  Studies show that when people exercise they feel a need for a reward afterward.  Viewing exercise as “pleasurable” can help stop us from thinking exercising gives us a license to eat more and can help promote weight loss:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/losing-weight-may-require-some-serious-fun/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health&_r=1&

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15 Ways to Help Boost your Metabolism

See 15 ways you can help keep your metabolism working efficiently:  http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/ways-to-boost-your-metabolism-besides-exercise

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Foods to Eat After a Workout

Check out Cooking Light video on the best foods to eat after a workout:  http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/nutrition-101/what-eat-after-workout-00412000068380/?accnum=LADB5KRGkA8Ypwbx&emaildiff=pqR9Y2RGk08%3D

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Seven Side Effects of Drinking Diet Soda

Drinking diet soda may have 0 calories, but it does not come without side effects: http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/7-side-effects-of-drinking-diet-soda

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Can Proper Sleep Help you Lose Weight?

Research shows that proper sleep can prevent excessive weight gain:  http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/29/health/upwave-weight-sleeping/index.html?sr=fb043014sleeploseweight12pStoryLink

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The Lure of Forbidden Food

The New York Times shares a research study that shows how restricting food can create more desire, stronger obsession, and greater craving, particularly in children.  Rather than restricting foods, offer plenty of healthy options:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/the-lure-of-forbidden-food/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

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