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Aspartame vs. Sugar – Is One Any Better?

aspartame Vs sugarIf you’re focused on weight loss, counting calories may be something that you’re familiar with. In an effort to limit calories, most people cut out fast food and junk food. Many people turn to artificial sweeteners such as aspartame instead of sugar as another way to reduce calories. Which is better – sugar or aspartame?

The difference between … Read More

Fraudulent Slimming Products Exposed!

451239423There’s no denying that weight loss products boom in the health supplement industry. The market is growing and shows no signs of stopping, with Americans spending an estimated $35 billion each year on weight loss products and programs. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 35.7 percent of American adults as obese, along with … Read More

New Weight Loss Treatment That Isn’t A Diet!

459979901Don’t turn to extreme diets or Lap-Band surgery. Try holistic methods to help you shed those unwanted pounds, such as acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years.  Many people use acupuncture to treat various ailments including chronic pain, migraines and nausea caused by chemotherapy. A study published in Acupuncture in Read More

How Regular Sleep Is Linked To Weight Loss

sleep, weight lossA good night’s rest is gold, boosting our energy and outlook for the day ahead. As sleep has become the focus of numerous and ongoing studies, its benefits seem to be multiplying.

Some people need eight hours a night and some claim to only need six or seven hours to feel refreshed, but the fact is we all … Read More

Amanda’s Story: How these simple diet changes transformed my life…


Bel Marra Health’s first sponsored amateur athlete, Amanda Pereira, has been on an incredible health and weight loss journey that has inspired thousands of people to improve their well-being and lifestyle. Growing up as an overweight child and struggling with weight issues her entire life, she shares some of the nutrition and eating tips that have helped Read More

Is Dr. Oz’s Yacon Syrup Really the Next “Weight Loss Miracle Product”?

139897023Dr. Oz has attached himself to yet another new weight loss product and, in usual Dr. Oz style, the media has jumped all over it. This past November 4th, The Dr. Oz Show aired an entire episode dedicated to the new product – yacon syrup – exploring whether this South American root vegetable of little-known reputation … Read More

How to Use Flavor to Lose Weight

178384623If you’re weak for sweet, or can’t say no when presented with salty snacks, than you may blame your insatiable taste buds for your weight gain. But not so fast, friends – your heightened tastes may not be the culprit after all. In fact, you may be able to use your powerful palette to help you lose weight … Read More

Is Weight Loss Safe for Seniors?


Losing weight is a challenge for most people, but it is even harder for the elderly. Due to reduced bone and muscle mass, as well as a greater risk of nutritional deficiency, doctors often advise the elderly to stay away from intentional weight loss. But, at the same time, studies show that the elderly could greatly benefit from … Read More

Amanda’s Amazing Transformation Story: I was always bullied for my weight…

Amanda P - Childhood-Now

I’ve been struggling with my weight since I was a child. I had always been teased and picked on as a kid for being heavier. I weighed 200lb before I was even in high school. Even at a young age, I knew that I needed to do something about my weight issues. I not only disliked my appearance, … Read More

10 Doctor-Recommended Weight Loss Tips that Actually Work

78652298There are nearly as many reasons to maintain a healthy body weight as there are people wishing to slim down. But the desire to lose weight is no longer just a matter of wanting to look better – it’s now become one of life or death. The problem has become so serious that the Centers for Disease Control … Read More

The Secret to Eating As Much As You Want And Losing Weight

Late for Work Stressed Couple Checking Time in Kitchen.A recent study backed by forceful evidence has revealed that when you eat can impact your chances of losing weight for good. It’s being referred to around the world as the “8-Hour-Diet”, and this revolutionary weight loss method has many convinced they’ve finally found the Holy Grail of dieting. The basic guideline is to only consume food within a … Read More

A Stimulating Solution for Binge Eating and Weight Loss!

120075375While the thought of “deep brain stimulation” may bring scary visions to mind of psychiatric patients in straight jackets, it has actually proven to be a helpful treatment therapy for a number of different neurological symptoms. And now, in our current fight against the pandemic of obesity and our personal battles with binge eating and weight loss, there … Read More

Popular Ads Mean Less Women Trying to Lose Weight

86535998According to a new survey conducted by the NPD group, the amount of women actively trying to lose weight has declined vastly over the past couple of decades.  This is problematic because being overweight increases your risk for type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease and fatty liver … Read More

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