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Weight Loss Strategies

Popular Weight Loss Strategies Stand the Test of Time

By Patricia Ryan, MS | March 30, 2020 |

How many times during a week do clients tell you they want to lose weight or talk about what they are doing to change their body weight? Among 48,026 U.S. residents over the age of 20 who answered the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2015–2016, 42% responding said they were actively trying to lose weight.

Optimism and Food Choices

That Half-Full Glass Tilts Toward Better Eating

By Patricia Ryan, MS | March 30, 2020 |

A new report in Nutrition Journal reveals that dispositional optimism—expecting that more positive things will happen in the future—may lead to better food choices. At baseline and every 6 months, 19,335 volunteers participating in France’s NutriNet-Santé study completed at least three online 24-hour diet records (2014–2018).


Is Soy Good for You?

By No Author | March 30, 2020 |

The growing popularity of soy products in U.S. and European diets has raised considerable controversy. While the soy-rich diets of Asia generate documented health benefits, questions persist about the safety of soy in some products.

Chili peppers and heart health

Chili Peppers for Heart Health?

By Patricia Ryan, MS | March 30, 2020 |

People who are fond of adding hot chili peppers to their stews and sauces may be adding to their heart health. Among 22,811 women and men living in southern Italy, 24.3% regularly ate chili peppers four or more times a week. These peppers are part of the Mediterranean diet.

Greens and beans

The Editor Cooks: Greens & Beans

By Sandy Todd Webster | March 24, 2020 |

Need a quick-and-easy recipe to add to your COVID-19 shelter-at-home cooking repertoire? Try this take on greens and beans. You likely have everything you need in your pantry and may only need to source a dark leafy green for the fresh part.

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IDEA Fitness Journal

IDEA Fitness Journal

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December 2019