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10 Diet Changes You MUST Make to Lose Weight

Written by Nancy Rahnama, MD, MS.

Many people believe losing weight is all about crash diets and hours of painful exercise. Here on Project LIFE, however, we're going to show you sensible changes you need to make in order to lose those few stubborn pounds that won't seem to come off. Read (and heed) the following tips:

1.Breakfast:  Many people skip breakfast, believing that this may help their in their diet goals. This may be easier for some people, as many do not feel hungry when waking up in the morning. This may be due to the fact that most people eat too much for dinner and are still full when it is time for breakfast. The problem with this is two-fold; eating a large dinner is over indulgence and results in a significant caloric intake prior to the time of rest, which requires the most minimal amount of caloric support. Secondly, when avoiding breakfast, people subject themselves to feeling famished when it is time for lunch and overindulge once again.

Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners: the Low-Down

Written by Lisa Brown, MS, RD, CDN & Jennifer Medina, MS, RD, CDE, CDN.

Sugar is everywhere in the American diet. Though it can take different forms and be called different names, most people inevitably consume far more sugar than they realize.

While a certain amount of sugar (and we’re not talking table sugar) is necessary for good health—it is the preferred fuel for the body and certain vital organs, including parts of the brain which require sugar in the form of glucose to run—most of us consume far more refined sugar than we need. Whether it is in the form of soft drinks or processed snack foods, these added sugars, especially High Fructose Corn Syrup, are believed to be a major contributor to the obesity epidemic and related health concerns such as Diabetes and elevated Triglycerides.

Even for the savvy consumer, it can be a challenge to recognize the added sugars in your foods and beverages because sugar has many aliases: dextrose, maltodextrin, and maltose to name just a few. Adding to the confusion is the large number of artificial sweeteners on the market. These are not only found in pastel-colored packets, but also hidden in a wide variety of foods and beverages.