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Flavonoid-rich foods include bananas, strawberries, grapes, pears, prunes, parsley, onions, peppers, green tea, celery and others. Chocolate and wine are also heavy in flavonoids, but it is best to probably keep those to a minimum.
Reset for Success Studies have proven time and time again that restrictive diets lead to weight gain in the long run, but how do you change your thinking to be more accepting of slight deviations from your diet? Even when you are not actively on a diet plan, your dieting mindset can cause you to eat more and gain weight. You may eat more than you normally would, anticipating that soon you will be back on a restrictive diet. Two easy fixes to your dieting mind: no restrictions and more self love. When you add items in your diet, and remove thinking foods are “bad,” as well as stop the negative thinking, keeping the weight off and sticking to the diets tend to last longer.
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There’s an App for That If you’re one of the 97 million dieters in the United States, you’re likely familiar with the relentless battle to lose weight as well as its accompanying refrain: Eat less and exercise more. However, there is evidence that weightloss apps may be an answer. LoseIt!, MyFitnessPal, SparkPeople, Noom and Fitbit are just a few of the more than 20,000 weight-loss apps on the market available for download that give dieters the ability to be active participants in their struggle to lose weight. Such apps that take a lifestyle intervention approach allow users to log and track their progress and to access helpful educational resources to support their weight-loss goals. Source: www.cnbc.com.
In Defense of Wine What do berries, onions and wine have in common? They all aid in weight loss. People who eat a diet rich in flavonoid-heavy foods tend to gain less weight, according to a new study in The BMJ, a medical research journal.
Side Effects of the Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its positive effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health. But according to new data from the World Health Organization, childhood obesity rates in the Mediterranean region are among the highest in the world. The researchers believe that it is due to the loss of the traditional Mediterranean diet patterns in the south and to the increased intake of sugars and energy-dense foods, combined with particularly low levels of physical activity. The takeaway? As with all diets, you have to find what works best for you. Source: www.cnn.com.