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Some Foods That Aren't As Healthy As They Seem

By Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated June 17, 2016


Some foods have what's known as a health halo—they seem like smart choices, but in reality, they're not. I call them food fakers! Here are a few of my favorite examples.

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Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?


If you don't drink enough water, you can easily become dehydrated. Many actually mistake their thirst for hunger, and this is one of the basic premises behind the idea that drinking water may alleviate hunger and help you lose weight.

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Atomic Fire Balls

When I'm craving something sweet, my go-to is an atomic fireball. The little red piece of candy is too hard to bite, so it lasts a long time and keeps me from overeating. At only 23 calories, it's a good deal!

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Stay with it!

Get knocked down 7 times, stand up 8!

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Weigh-in

Don't worry about weigh-ins because the scale does lie!

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Change your cooking oil

Replace any cooking oil with canola and/or olive oils. A little more heart healthy.

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Laugh and know the best is Yet to come..

Did you know that your spare tire or muffin-top or what ever you call it.. Myself I use to say I am Fluffy.. but here goes the Secret..Laughing burns up to 50 calories if you laugh for 10 to 15 minutes per day.. The calorie burn is due to the increased heart rate that laughing causes.... That laughi...

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You will always feel better afterwards

On days that I don't feel like exercising or think that I don't have time, I remember that I ALWAYS feel better after I've exercised. I never regret taking that 30-60 mins to exercise but I've often regretted skipping it.

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Be Prepared

I have found that if I prepackage my snacks (carrot sticks, any cut up fresh veggies), cut up fruit, cheese cubes, etc., I have a better chance of keeping my Blood Sugar regulated. No More Digging thru the cabinets for something to Snack On !!!!

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