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A Facebook C Diet participant sent information on BJ Fogg, a computer-behavior professor at Stanford University. She told me that Mr. Fogg’s theories reminded her of the Facebook C Diet. So I took a look. She’s right!

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What is a habit? It is a tendency that is hard to give up. Good or bad, habits are addictive and the more we practice them, the easier they become.

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Weight loss using fad techniques that are perceived — or simply are – difficult, inconvenient and bland, makes losing weight an often failed endeavor.

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Did you know, the “C” in the “C Diet” stands for “choice”? Since the Facebook C Diet was created in January, people have learned to make mindful food choices simply by taking a picture and describing what they see.

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One person who signed up for my Facebook C Diet — and paid — sent no photos on the first day of class. They mistakingly thought I would be sending everyone individualized, daily meal plans.

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Can your camera phone help you to lose weight? The Facebook C Diet is a social media experiment in mindful eating using a cell phone camera and Facebook. It was created to see if food craving compulsions could be controlled through community-based, online coaching.

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Most people don’t eat enough and those that do, eat too much — of the wrong food — at the wrong time. And, consuming poor quality food will result in a poorly performing person.

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Ever felt full? You know, the I-just-can’t-eat-another-thing full feeling? Unfortunately, some people only hear “oh hell, what’s one-more-bite going to do?” Those people eventually end up staying fat.

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Does Thanksgiving serve as a time to justify over eating? Should we be more vigilant of how much we eat on Thanksgving Day?

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Having no time to eat could mean eating food fast, but this does not mean you must always eat fast food. With some astute thinking and careful planning, you can quickly map your way through the food maze when you need food-to-go:

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Necessity is indeed the mother of invention and when hard times strike, budgeting for food can be especially difficult. Avoid the “hungry man is an angry man” blues and stock pile these ten healthy foods that won’t ruin your wallet or your waistline.

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Sometimes, when I write an article that has to do with what I eat, I show what I eat on Facebook (ok, most times). The article on The Men’s Health Abs Diet generated questions pertaining to which brand of protein powder I prefer and what about women? Well, what about women? 

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If you like to eat, you probably hate to diet. Strict guidelines and unappetizing, often unsatisfying, meals do little to convince us to start one, let alone complete it.

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Proper weight loss management or just a radical approach using a quick-fix elixir? With often unbelievable assertions of extreme weight loss, liquid diets are fads, maintaining their timeless appeal.

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A reader wrote on Facebook that she was on a diet and was feeling depressed. Although she admits to losing weight, she felt that her mornings were no longer met with enthusiasm and wondered if it could be her new food choices.

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How easy is it to lose something? Very. In an instant, you can lose your job, your money, your house, your pet, your loved one. We can even instantly lose ourselves. And this, we know.

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Ditch the ready-made shakes which can be high in fat and empty calories. Carefully use this “hour window” to feed your nutrient starved muscles with these power-packed foods to replenish energy and build muscle:

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If breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day, why do so many people casually skip it? According to recently published studies, breakfast skipping combined with fast food consumption rapidly and significantly increases weight gain in adults and teens.

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Everyone should eat at least six servings of vegetables a day–and no, lettuce is not a vegetable. Nor are tomatoes, the shredded cabbage mixture from coleslaw or those decorative carrot shavings we get with our sushi sashimi. I am speaking here about real vegetables: broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach. Those are vegetables.

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People don’t spend time on Google, they spend time on Facebook. After all, the goal of Google is to have people leave “as quickly as possible.” And believe it or not, when people aren’t searching, they’re poking – an “average of four hours and 39 minutes per month,” according to Mashable.

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More common during times of over indulgences and substance abuse, a detox is often synonymous with eliminating the body of toxins. A toxic body could lead to a weakened immune system and weight gain. Dr. Cheryle Hart, an obstetrician /gynecologist and author of The Feel Good Diet, A Weight-Loss Plan to Stop Yo-yo Dieting, shares her knowledge on the benefits and effectiveness of detox diets.

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(originally published on Examiner.com) Arena Pharmaceuticals (Boston) has filed for approval of its experimental weight loss drug, lorcaserin. 

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Playgirl asked me to pose for their magazine on Christmas Day. It was via a text message from the photographer, and it simply said, hey merry xmas pics r gr8 when can you come to LA?

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When I first started going to a gym, I hated it. I could not even ride the stationary training bike for five minutes without feeling as though I would suffer a premature stroke.

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