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James Ward is the author of The Cruise Control Diet and a reformed health nut. After battling the bulge for years (unsuccessfully) he finally stumbled on to what really works when it comes to weight loss and getting in the best shape humanly possible. Now, his mission is to spread the word to anyone who'll listen. And while quite contrarian, his views and opinions are backed by hard science and have helped thousands get fit and optimize their health.

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1 Trick to Stop Sweet Cravings – Almost Instantly

1 Trick to Stop Sweet Cravings – Almost Instantly

It’s no secret that sugar is addictive. In fact, some studies have shown it to be as habit-forming as cocaine. And just like all addictive substances, the best way to stop craving it is to avoid it altogether. Truth be told, if you can go for a few weeks without sweets, you won’t miss them [...]

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Lower Stress – Lose Fat – and Ways to Fight It

Lower Stress – Lose Fat – and Ways to Fight It

Poor diet and lack of exercise are mainly blamed when it comes to weight gain. And it’s true: those are the primary culprits for packing on the pounds. But there’s something else – often overlooked – that plays a major role: stress. Whether it’s extreme and overwhelming or low-level and “under the radar”, stress is [...]

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Skip Your Morning Walk to Lower Blood Sugar (Do This Instead)

Skip Your Morning Walk to Lower Blood Sugar (Do This Instead)

30 minutes. That’s the minimum (according to health authorities) you should be walking every day to stay healthy. Of course, 60 minutes is even better. Furthermore, adding in some type of higher intensity exercise a few times a week is optimal. Based on these guidelines, many people start their day with a brisk walk. And [...]

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WARNING: Calorie Counting Might Make You Fat!

WARNING: Calorie Counting Might Make You Fat!

Losing weight involves burning more calories than you consume. Given this, the logical thing to do when you want to shed a few (or several) pounds is to eat less and exercise more. In other words, decrease intake, increase expenditure, and reap the rewards: a flat stomach and body you can be proud of. And [...]

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Why Splenda Leads to Weight Gain – Even Though It’s Calorie Free

Why Splenda Leads to Weight Gain – Even Though It’s Calorie Free

Everyone knows that when you eat more calories than you burn, you pack on the pounds. So, thank goodness for zero-calorie sweeteners such as Splenda, right? After all, you get that sweet taste of sugar but without the side-effects (i.e. belly fat). For instance, you can pour generous amounts in your coffee and just about [...]

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The Biggest Mistake You’re Likely to Make When Starting a Diet

The Biggest Mistake You’re Likely to Make When Starting a Diet

Everyone wants fast results when starting a diet. And you’re probably not the exception to this rule. But this eagerness to make quick progress can actually slow you down. In fact, it’s likely to sabotage your progress altogether. This is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) mistake dieters make when starting a new [...]

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3 Home Remedies for Heartburn

3 Home Remedies for Heartburn

If you’re one of the 60 million Americans suffering from acid reflux (GERD) listen up. It IS possible to improve your condition with nothing more than natural remedies. This will not only save you a bundle, but spare you from potential side effects that come with the typically recommended drugs (i.e. H2 blockers, PPI’s, etc.). [...]

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3 Sneaky Sources of Sugar

3 Sneaky Sources of Sugar

The cat is finally out of the bag. Sugar is getting the bad rap it actually deserves. And most everyone is coming to terms with its negative effect on the body. In fact, you could almost say that it’s the “new fat” of our times (i.e. the one thing we’ve been told to avoid for [...]

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1 Spice That Slows Aging and Strengthens Your Heart

1 Spice That Slows Aging and Strengthens Your Heart

The more you investigate, the more you’ll discover that natural foods have an amazing ability to heal your body – oftentimes, much more so than prescription medication. Furthermore, they lack any and all of the side effects of the latter. As such, you should make these “superfoods” a staple of your diet in order to [...]

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What These Goats Can Teach You About Weight Loss

What These Goats Can Teach You About Weight Loss

If you’re constantly craving, even after a meal, you’re eating the wrong foods. More specifically, you’re not getting enough of the vital nutrients your body needs to thrive. As a result, the hunger response kicks in so you continue to eat much more than you should. Naturally, weight gain follows. And as widespread as this [...]

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