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What a Two-Year Old Burger Looks Like


Close your eyes and envision a burger. Now envision that burger two years later. After you open your eyes click here.

Is it what you thought?

What you see is a burger from McDonalds accompanied by a taco from Taco Bell that has aged two years. Dr. Jaqueline Vaughn from Vaughn Chiropractic placed the burger and taco on the counter of the reception desk, making it one of the first things people see when they enter the building. What they saw was a fairly intact meal, all things considering.

Additives and preservatives are often littered in food that we purchase from fast-food establishments. MSG, hydrogenated oil, and high fructose corn syrup are only a few examples of the ingredients that are added to the meals that increase the longevity of its shelf life and even make better tasting at times, but are unhealthy things to eat especially if not in moderation. This is one of the reasons that if you are trying to adjust your diet one of the first things you should look at modifying is how much you eat take-out foods.

Dr. Vaughn didn’t do this as a “scare tactic”, but more so to a wakeup call.  A chance to provide a visual to what additives and preservatives can do to food, food that we’re eating. In hopefully increasing consciousness of what we are eating it will help us make better food choices. Quite the interesting approach don’t you think?

Source: CBS Detroit

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Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure


“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

This quote has been said in different ways and echoed by many people, and for good reason. When we enter anything the more prepared you are and the more you learn from your previous experiences could be the deciding factor in whether you succeed THIS time.

The New Year has arrived and for many of us it’s our time to begin again more intelligently when it comes to our weight loss journey. How do we do that?

Let’s start with exercise. One of the most important things that you have to know when you’re making your workout plan is to remember it’s your workout plan! Take ownership of it and have a clear understanding of the results you want from it.

You’re initial fitness level will determine things such as your endurance level and your recovery time after your workout. It also gives you a starting point and you will be able to track your progress in a more accurate fashion.

What about your diet? Finding alternatives to unhealthy delights is a key to your diet. The best way to forget about an old treat is to find a new one. If you don’t monitor how many calories you consume it could be beneficial to start tracking what and how much you eat.

One thing to remember is no matter how long your weight loss journey may be the formula remains simple. Burn more calories than you consume. If you keep that in mind with everything you do (and eat) you’ll find yourself happy with the results.

Remember, if you need help, click here. We wish you a happy and healthy New Year!


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Excess Weight Can Decrease Life Expectancy by Eight Years


Scientific studies have often shown that excess body weight can negatively affect our life expectancy. But many, if not all of us, we were unaware of the actual number of years one would lose due to excess weight. A recent study sought out to put a number to the damage.

The conclusion?

Overweight individuals may shorten their life expectancy by eight years. Moreover, additional medical conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, could arise, possibly resulting in health difficulties lasting up to twenty years.

Equipped with this information, the researchers’ can probe further. “What may be interesting for patients are the ‘what if’ questions. What if they lose 10 to 15 pounds? Or, what if they are more active? How will this change the numbers?” says Dr. Steven Grover, Clinical Epidemiologist at the RI-MUHC and lead author of the study.

The next few years will be used as a trial period for a web-based program spurred on from this study. The program will assist people with the necessary modifications to their lifestyle in hopes to add the years that were taken away from their life expectancy.

Studies such as this one can be startling, yet extremely beneficial. With obesity quickly turning into one of the biggest issues in this country we need to continue to find potential solutions. If providers can present solutions and how they will specifically aid the dieter, it could incentivize the dieter to make the improvements to habits that could be taking away years from their life.

Source: Nutraceuticals World

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