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Why Does TV Make You Fat?

The couch potato stereotype might not be so far off-base. According to a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who watch more than three hours of TV a day are more likely to carry extra inches around the midsection than those who watch an hour a day or less.

Television And Belly Fat : The Study

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Can Jumping on the Scale Deter Weight Gain?

Some people dread looking at them, touching them, and certainly standing on them – they are the dreaded SCALES. If you’ve been trying to lose weight on any diet plan, chances are you may have been advised to not step on a scale for fear of jeopardizing your weight loss.

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Can Sitting Make You Fat?

Chances are that when you read this you will be sitting. Have you wondered if sitting can make you fat, especially over long periods of time? I must admit that as a person who writes and does most of my work sitting it has occurred to me on numerous occasions, especially when I worked in corporate America, sitting at a desk for long periods of time. So I decided to dig a bit further into this question to see whether sitting could in fact be a contributing factor to obesity in of itself.

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Are Weight Loss Supplements Safe?

If you’re struggling with your weight, the many weight-loss supplements marketed on the Internet can be appealing. Some of these diet pills, however, may contain stimulant ingredients that can have dangerous effects on the heart. Because online sales of nutritional supplements aren’t regulated by the FDA, they don’t have to pass the usual safety tests. Before you try them, consider one thing: are weight-loss supplements safe?

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