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Weight loss success: Learn how she lost 145 pounds -

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Kari Ianuale lost 145 pounds in three years
• She began exercising at home and cutting portions
• As her diet and exercise intensified, she shed more pounds

(CNN)One day, Kari Ianuale had had enough. The Nazareth, Pennsylvania, resident was embarrassed to discover that her size 24 pants no …

Weight Loss

Healthy restaurant choices: How to decode the menu -

Decoding the restaurant menu: Words to avoid for healthful eating

(CNN) -- For many of us, eating out happens more often than we would like to admit. It's only natural that with our busy, can't-catch-a-break lifestyles we farm out cooking to our favorite local restaurants.

That's OK -- it's not so …


Weight loss success: 'Teacher of the Year' loses 270 -

Man loses 270 pounds, wins 'Teacher of the Year'

(CNN) -- "Gosh, I wanna be that guy again," Jeff Baxter would think when he remembered how it felt to be in shape.

The 66-year-old teacher wasn't exactly accustomed to the extra pounds he was carrying around. He had been a marathoner before what he …

Weight Loss

6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga -

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Slouching over your smartphone can cause a stiff neck, headaches and back problems
• Stretching and realigning your body can improve posture, experts say
• These six yoga poses open the chest and strengthen core and back muscles

As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to …


The 5 biggest breakfast myths

(Life by DailyBurn) -- The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people. For some, it's grabbing a granola bar to nibble on during the morning commute; for others, it includes a big omelet with a cup of coffee at home.

Then there are the millions who forego grub in …


Theater buff loses 121 pounds, nabs lead role

(CNN) — Two years ago, Dino Mazzetti hit the lowest point of his life.

The Lake Zurich, Illinois, middle school music teacher was hovering dangerously close to 300 pounds and was feeling horrible.

Pain radiated in every joint in his body because of his weight. "I could barely bend over to tie my own …

Healthy Eating

Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an obsession -

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Orthorexia nervosa is characterized by a desire for "clean" or "healthy" foods
• Health experts say extreme "healthy eating" can threaten health and relationships
• Signs include heavy spending on "pure" food and eating unbalanced meals

(<a …

Healthy Eating

Photos: 15 superfoods for fall -

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15 best superfoods for fall – The weather is getting cooler, but your produce choices are heating up. These amazing superfoods, picked by our friends at, are either hitting their peak in the garden or can easily be found in your local farmers …

Seasonal Food