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Diabetes Drugs Could Also Help in Weight Loss

Researchers have found two popular diabetes medications — Byetta and Victoza — reduce appetite in patients both with and without the disease, possibly making them viable weight loss drugs.

 

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10 Tried-and-True Ways to Lose Weight

If you're like most people, you've probably made a New Years resolution to lose weight. Unfortunately, most people – 80 percent – tap out before they really get started. To help you maintain your goal through 2012 and for years to come, we've compiled a list of tips the experts want you to know to get on the right track to weight loss.
 

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Don't starve

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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Can Experimental Drug That Helped Monkeys Lose Weight Work on Humans? — Health Check

Researchers have used an experimental drug to help obese monkeys lose weight — and it could work for humans too.

The medication, Adipotide, works by finding and sticking to proteins on the surface of blood vessels that feed white fat cells, and then releasing a synthetic molecule that kills those cells.

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The Donut Diet
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Donut Diet and the 3 Ton Challenge

Had my first weigh-in since the initial one for the "3 Ton Challenge," at Hurley Health and Fitness Center.  My donut diet seems to be paying off; down almost 4 pounds, to 237.8.

(If you look closely at the picture, you'll see that I wiped off the frosting

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Before Hurley Health and Fitness 3 Ton Challenge [PHOTO]

About six years ago, I entered the "DJ Diet Challege" sponsored by Hurley Health and Fitness Center.  (I edged out WHNN's Blondie, and WWCK's Andrew Z, losing 12 pounds.)  It spurred me on and I lost about 50 pounds total. 

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