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6 high-fat foods that are better for you than you think

High-fat foods are often viewed as being unhealthy but that’s not always the case. Some foods that are high in fat can be good for your heart and they can also help you to feel fuller for longer. High-fat foods that can be beneficial to your health include hemp seeds, […]
6 high-fat foods that are better for you than you think
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5 ways using Instagram helped me lose more than 120 pounds

I started my weight-loss journey with the goal of losing 120 pounds. I started an Instagram to hold myself accountable for what I was eating. I have found a lot of support and inspiration on Instagram along the way. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. While Instagram certainly has its […]
5 ways using Instagram helped me lose more than 120 pounds
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11 of the best high-protein foods for weight loss

Eating a protein-rich diet can help you reach your weight-loss goals, according to dietitians. Salmon and shrimp can bulk up a meal, and black beans are great for plant-based diets. Opt for quinoa or whole-grain loaves over white bread, and try adding low-fat dairy to your diet. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
11 of the best high-protein foods for weight loss
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5 weight-loss tips celebrity trainers swear by

Celebrity trainers have some tricks up their sleeves. They encourage you to find motivation. They also encourage you to eat more greens. Working out like a celebrity isn’t an easy feat. Most stars have some A-list help to keep them in tip-top shape. The good thing is, you don’t have […]
5 weight-loss tips celebrity trainers swear by
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The most popular diets wealthy people want to try in 2019

Many popular New Year’s resolutions, such as eating healthier or losing weight, are very vague. Most Americans fail to follow through on their goals, and 80% of people drop their resolutions by the middle of February. INSIDER surveyed more than 1,000 people about their 2019 New Year’s resolutions, and some […]
The most popular diets wealthy people want to try in 2019
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BMI may be a better measure of health than previously thought

A new study from the University of Bristol suggests body mass index, or BMI, is a useful way of determining a person’s health and can predict future health issues, like high blood pressure and heart disease. In recent years, BMI’s usefulness has been debated, since the measurement may classify muscular […]
BMI may be a better measure of health than previously thought
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The most popular diets millennials want to try in 2019

Most New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February because they are too vague or unrealistic. People often make resolutions about eating healthier or losing weight. INSIDER surveyed more than 1,000 people about their New Year’s resolutions for 2019, and some respondents said they would like to try […]
The most popular diets millennials want to try in 2019
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10 of the most common myths about weight-loss surgery

There are plenty of myths and misconceptions around weight-loss surgery that can make the decision to have it shrouded in mystery and stigma. Here are a few common misconceptions about weight-loss surgery and the truth about going under the knife to lose weight. MYTH: There’s only one kind of weight-loss […]
10 of the most common myths about weight-loss surgery
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17 tips for staying healthy while working a desk job

Sitting at a desk for eight hours straight can make being healthy difficult. The keys to being healthy are good nutrition and movement. There are little ways to get healthy at the office, like taking the stairs, preparing your meals ahead of time, and doing bodyweight circuits at your desk. […]
17 tips for staying healthy while working a desk job
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10 little ways you’re sabotaging your weight-loss efforts

Eliminating entire food groups you enjoy while you’re trying to lose weight may cause problems down the road. Not getting enough water or sleep can impede your weight loss efforts. Goals that are too extreme can sabotage your weight loss. Weight loss can be complicated and sometimes it can be […]
10 little ways you’re sabotaging your weight-loss efforts
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10 reasons why a vegan diet could be causing you to gain weight

There are different health benefits linked to a vegan diet – including maintaining a healthy weight. Some foods on the vegan diet won’t help you lose weight automatically. Other reasons why you might not be losing weight on a vegan diet has to do with health problems. A vegan diet […]
10 reasons why a vegan diet could be causing you to gain weight
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9 of the best high-protein foods to eat, according to nutritionists

Adding protein to your diet doesn’t have to be a difficult challenge nowadays, especially since there are tons of fortified foods available which ensure you meet your daily recommended amount. And there are tons of foods that naturally and surprisingly boast a big protein content, meaning you won’t have to […]
9 of the best high-protein foods to eat, according to nutritionists
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7 weight loss myths you should stop believing

Weight loss is a common goal of many, but one that can be quite difficult to achieve. This is partially due to the fact that there are many trends and misconceptions related to weight loss, that ultimately lead to dead ends en route to weight loss goals. We’ve debunked some […]
7 weight loss myths you should stop believing
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10 signs your weight loss won’t last

It’s no secret that losing weight is big business. And when you consider that an estimated 45 million Americans are on a diet at any given time, it comes as no surprise that weight loss from dieting is often temporary. That’s why choosing a nutrition program that focuses on permanent […]
10 signs your weight loss won’t last
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8 weight-loss tips that doctors and trainers actually swear by

Losing weight is challenging, especially if you’re not sure where to start. The good news? You don’t have to be a personal trainer or physician to reach your goal; you just have to know one. INSIDER asked the experts to weigh in on their top weight-loss tips. Here’s what they […]
8 weight-loss tips that doctors and trainers actually swear by
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15 fitness ‘tips’ that are doing more harm than good

Regular exercise is essential for health, but there’s tons of conflicting fitness advice out there. Those misconceptions range from outdated ideas about weightlifting to popular myths about the proper amount of time to dedicate to a workout. Make sure you’re not falling into any of these common workout traps. When […]
15 fitness ‘tips’ that are doing more harm than good
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The health war against cheese may be completely misguided

Cheese lovers, rejoice. There’s new evidence that the saturated fat found in cheese, milk, and other kinds of dairy is not tied to an increased risk of heart problems or death from any cause. The study falls in line with increasing evidence that the fat in our diets is not […]
The health war against cheese may be completely misguided
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18 simple tricks people around the world use to avoid gaining weight

People around the world have a variety of simple ways of staying satisfied and healthy without gaining weight – none of which require restrictive dieting. On Tuesday, the Canadian government released a new national food guide aimed at helping people eat less processed food, cook more at home, and consume […]
18 simple tricks people around the world use to avoid gaining weight
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The 7 best exercises for toning your body right now

Trainers know that the exercises we choose, and how we choose to do them, can have a huge impact on body shape. When it comes to getting ready to take your clothes off this summer, some moves are proven to work better and quicker than others at getting a slim, […]
The 7 best exercises for toning your body right now
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12 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet

Fad diets may be popular weight-loss strategies, but they don’t typically work very well. Instead, dietitians recommend sticking to a sustainable healthy eating plan that you enjoy and preparing more of your own food. Other simple weight-loss strategies include staying hydrated, avoiding sugar, and planning ahead so you’re not making […]
12 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet
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12 fitness ‘truths’ that are doing more harm than good

Exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have, but much of the public wisdom surrounding fitness has been either too vague or conflicting to be helpful. Scientists have been studying many of the same questions that you have probably encountered while structuring your workout routine. Learn […]
12 fitness ‘truths’ that are doing more harm than good
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9 foods you thought were healthier than they are

Countless products in the health foods isle of your local grocery store don’t belong there. Many of them boast labels like low or reduced fat. The problem with low-fat products is simple. To accommodate for the loss of flavour that comes with removing the cream or richness in a product, […]
9 foods you thought were healthier than they are
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The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

Sustained weight loss can be a struggle, but there are practical tips that can help. Successful strategies include cutting back on foods and drinks that have been strongly tied to weight gain and increasing your intake of more nutrient-dense foods. Other approaches focus on ways you can set yourself up […]
The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science
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14 ways one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with ageing? Get moving. Exercises that get your heart pumping and sweat flowing – known as aerobic exercise, or “cardio” – have significant and beneficial effects on the brain and […]
14 ways one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have
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Celebrities like Katherine Heigl are praising Australian fitness star Kayla Itsines’ regimen for whipping them into incredible shape — here’s how it works

Actress Katherine Heigl credits a program called BBG developed by Australian fitness star Kayla Itsines with helping her get back into shape after having a baby. The program, designed by personal trainer Kayla Itsines, is based around a science-backed workout regimen called high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. I tried one […]
Celebrities like Katherine Heigl are praising Australian fitness star Kayla Itsines’ regimen for whipping them into incredible shape  —  here’s how it works
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‘Healthier’ ice cream may actually be worse for you than regular

‘Light’ and low-fat ice creams appear to be part of the low-fat diet trend that emerged in the 1990s. There is no evidence to suggest that these products help you lose weight. Studies actually suggest the opposite. To find out how healthy your sweet treat really is, look for three […]
‘Healthier’ ice cream may actually be worse for you than regular
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Ordering egg whites is a huge health mistake

Using only egg whites instead of consuming whole eggs became trendy over the past decade as low-fat diets grew in popularity. The bulk of scientific research on nutrition suggests that this kind of thinking was misguided. Whole eggs can be part of a healthy diet because they’re more filling, high […]
Ordering egg whites is a huge health mistake
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Eating at a certain time of day could be messing with your diet goals

Recent research suggests that when you eat might be just as important as what you eat. Late night meals appear to interfere with weight loss and may contribute to indigestion. One reason? Levels of a “hunger hormone” rise at night. Here’s what a typical weeknight used to look like for […]
Eating at a certain time of day could be messing with your diet goals
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Why you shouldn’t rely on counting calories to lose weight

Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute of Science explains why you shouldn’t rely on counting calories. Following is a transcript of the video. Eran Segal: If you take in less energy than you take out, then you will lose weight. And that idea, of course, it has some truth to […]
Why you shouldn’t rely on counting calories to lose weight
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We’re learning more about why one type of carb is so good for you

Fibre is a key ingredient found in whole grains and produce that appears to help with weight loss and overall health. We’ve known for decades that fibre helps with digestion and keeps us feeling full, but scientists haven’t known why that is. Two new studies suggest that fibre’s most important […]
We’re learning more about why one type of carb is so good for you
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15 ‘health foods’ you’re better off avoiding

Eating healthy can often feel like torture in a country whose crowning achievement in food is the Crunchwrap Supreme. To make matters worse, a lot of supposedly healthy foods aren’t actually very good for you. With that in mind, Business Insider asked Andy Bellatti, a registered dietitian and the cofounder […]
15 ‘health foods’ you’re better off avoiding
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The healthiest breakfasts you can order at 11 fast-food restaurants

If you’re on a budget and low on time, a fast-food breakfast might be your best bet every once in a while. Whether you’re headed to Burger King, McDonald’s, or Starbucks, there are usually a few healthier options to choose from. For this list, we prioritised breakfasts that contain whole […]
The healthiest breakfasts you can order at 11 fast-food restaurants
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What your daily routine should look like, according to science

If you’re trying to align your daily habits with science, you may be struggling to find studies that don’t appear to contradict one another. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of peer-reviewed research which can help you decide which practices are the best for your health. Here’s an easy way to structure […]
What your daily routine should look like, according to science
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The behaviours that affect weight can be explained by economic theories — according to formerly obese economists who lost 120 pounds in 18 months

Many people struggle with losing weight. In “The Economists’ Diet,” two formerly obese economists say it all comes down to understanding fundamental economic theories. Their tips include weighing yourself every day and minimising variety in your diet. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett have […]
The behaviours that affect weight can be explained by economic theories  —  according to formerly obese economists who lost 120 pounds in 18 months
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