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Feb 21st, 2014

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ALCOHOL PUTS THE BRAKES ON FAT LOSS

Q: I’m trying to lose weight and have been working out at the gym and watching what I eat. I have 3 to 5 cocktails a few nights a week and on the weekends. My boyfriend says alcohol is turned right into fat. Is that true? A: Less than 5% of the alcohol calories you […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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GLUCOMANNAN: MAGIC WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT?

Q: Have you heard of a supplement called glucomannan that’s supposed to help you lose weight? – John R., Pompano Bch. A: Glucomannan has been getting a lot of attention since national talk show celebrity Dr. Oz gave it his stamp of approval as an appetite suppressant. Derived from the root of a plant found in sub-tropical […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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AVOID THESE FOODS TO LOOSE WEIGHT

A: That’s a great start. You also want to stay away from fried foods, white flour products, sugar, anything made with high fructose corn syrup (including many soft drinks), regular pasta, white rice, alcohol, pastries, cakes and other store-bought baked goods and, not least of all, processed foods. Skipping meals and starving yourself isn’t the […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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BEST CARDIO: TREADMILL OR LIFTING WEIGHTS?

Q:  Which is more effective in burning fat – running on my treadmill or lifting weights? A: Resistance training plays a vital role in burning fat and should be a central part of your weight loss program – even though high intensity cardiovascular activities such as running burn more calories than an equal amount of […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR METABOLISM AND WEIGHT LOSS

Q: I love your column and enjoy reading it! I’m a 40 year-old-male who is about 15 pounds overweight. I eat virtually nothing, am constantly on a diet, and keep count of my calories – but nothing happens! Why can’t I drop the fat? – Glenn H. A: Let’s start with three doses of cold, hard reality: […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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WHAT TYPE OF PROTEIN IS BEST?

Q: Should I be taking a protein supplement to build muscle? Is whey protein better than casein protein? A: Protein doesn’t build muscle directly: strength training using heavy weights and resistance exercises are responsible for muscle growth.  Consuming protein alone, in the absence of weight training, will not result in muscle growth.  However, protein does […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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Is cardio better than weight training to loose fat?

Q: Whatever happened to plain old yogurt? Everything now seems to be Greek yogurt which costs close to twice as much as my store-brand. What’s the difference? A: There are many differences ranging from how each is made to texture and nutritional value – and yes, Greek yogurt wins hands down. Let’s compare a 6 oz. […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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Is Greek yogurt better or just more expensive?

Q: Whatever happened to plain old yogurt? Everything now seems to be Greek yogurt which costs close to twice as much as my store-brand. What’s the difference? A: There are many differences ranging from how each is made to texture and nutritional value – and yes, Greek yogurt wins hands down. Let’s compare a 6 oz. […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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The Power of the Camu Berry

Q: I get colds all the time and my doctor says I should get more Vitamin C. The problem is the best source, orange juice, gives me heartburn. Can you recommend another source of Vitamin C? – Glenn, Wilton Manors. A: The Camu Camu fruit is reported to be the plant world’s most abundant natural source […]