Just 2 Minutes High-Intensity Exercise Could Be as Beneficial as 30 Minutes of Moderate Activity

Pierre Van ZylFitness + Yoga, Learn, Move, Personal Growth + Development, Weight Loss

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Yes, we know it’s good for us but trying to squeeze in an hour at the gym in between a 40-hour work week, family commitments, and a social life can feel near-on impossible. That’s where high-intensity interval training (or HIIT) comes in. HIIT workouts have become increasingly popular in recent years. If you’ve never heard…

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9 Early Warning Signs You Need to Quit Keto

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Weight Loss

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The ketogenic diet has been used to treat certain medical conditions for almost 100 years. Lately, however, it’s been experiencing a resurgence as a magic diet. The keto diet, as it’s commonly referred to, has been used to treat diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and even to help accelerate weight loss. Studies have shown that,…

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Being in a Happy Relationship is Making You Fat, Scientist Confirms

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss

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If you’re married or have been in a long-term relationship, someone over the years has probably half-joked about the weight gain they experienced in the first year or two (or ten). Some people chalk it up to routine, some say they eat (and snack) more, others stop going to the gym and cozy up to…

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Intermittent Fasting for Women: A Beginner’s Guide

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Weight Loss

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Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years. Unlike most diets that tell you what to eat, intermittent fasting focuses on when to eat by incorporating regular short-term fasts into your routine. This way of eating may help you consume fewer calories, lose weight and lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, a number of studies…

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If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat Loss Pyramid Shows What’s Most Important

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Weight Loss

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For years, conventional wisdom has said that cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. After all, running all day, every day, burns more calories, right? Well, now recent research has cast doubt on that theory. What Is The Best Way To Lose Weight? The pyramid below designed by NASM-certified personal trainer Sam Altieri shows…

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Morbidly Obese Man Drops 300 lbs for Wife

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Weight Loss

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The desire to present your best self to your spouse on your wedding day is a common one among couples in love. In the ceremony, you hear the words “Til death do us part,â€� and you want that life together to continue for a very long time. So, if there’s a nagging thought in the back of your…

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LCHF 101: Complete Beginner’s Guide to a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss

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LCHF is a relatively new term to the diet industry, but in reality, the principle is nothing new.  LCHF Diets incorporate both the Atkins and Ketogenic diets which have been around since the 1970’s and 1920’s, respectively. LCHF (low carbohydrate, high fat) Diets are extremely popular for weight loss, but additional health benefits can be…

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7-Day Low-Carb Sugar Detox Meal Plan to Fight Weight Gain, Type 2 Diabetes

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Weight Loss

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Low carb diets come in many colors, flavors, and popular names! The Atkins, Ketogenic, and other low-carb-high-fat diets are all example of low carb diets. This type of diet, as stated in its name, limits the amount of carbohydrates you eat, usually to ~50g of carbohydrates per day.[1] They’re often replaced with foods that are…

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4 Bedtime Drinks to Improve Sleep and Aid Weight Loss (Recipes)

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, DIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Drinks, eat, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Make, Mental Health, Weight Loss

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Do you ever have those days where you leave home only to be hit by a reality you haven’t noticed in a while? Everyone’s walking around with raccoon eyes and blank stares on their faces, looking unkempt and sluggish, seeming like they’ve kind of given up… It’s not just you who has been noticing. Just…

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How to Lose Weight Even If You Have PCOS: 8 Science-Backed Tips

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a common hormonal disorder that affects up to 20% of pre-menopausal women. The exact cause is unknown, but an imbalance of male sex hormones (called androgens) is a big culprit. One of the most common symptoms is weight gain. In fact, 39% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese…

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Top 21 Quickest and Safest Ways to Drop 1-5 Dress Sizes

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Weight Loss

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Want to lose weight and keep it off? You’re in the right place. I’ve put together the most comprehensive list of ways to lose weight… without any “miracleâ€� potions, crazy diets or other scams you usually come across. These are all credible and scientifically accurate recommendations that you can implement right now. But before you…

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4 Must-Follow Steps If You Want to Lose Your Beer Belly

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Move, Weight Loss

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No one wakes ups randomly one day to discover they have a belly, but after years of beer consumption from weekly bar outings and summer evening parties making keg stands or playing beer pong, your poor stomach has now been replaced with the dreaded beer belly. Each beer you consume is about 150 calories, which…

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8 Hormone Imbalances that Affect Weight Gain for Men and Women

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Men’s Health, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Hormones influence several systems in the human body keeping them running properly, but they can also have side effects if not in balance. And although we may think that women are the only ones who become hormonal, the truth is that men’s health is also affected by hormonal imbalances. Our bodies send signals when things…

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Study: Melatonin May Help Burn Calories and Reverse Weight Gain

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss

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When most of us think about melatonin—if we think about it at all—it’s usually in relation to sleeping better. But according to a recent study, melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, can also be powerful against weight gain and obesity. (1) Jump to… New Study Sheds Light on Melatonin Melatonin…

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How Kelly Clarkson Lost 37 Pounds By Managing Her Thyroid Problem

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Kelly Clarkson is well known for being a successful powerhouse singer and the first winner of American Idol, but her weight has also garnered a lot of attention over the years. Kelly recently made headlines for losing weight and she revealed that the real reason she was able to shed the pounds was because she…

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7 Morning Habits That Are Causes of Weight Gain

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Weight Loss

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There are many factors that contribute to weight gain and it can be difficult to pinpoint which ones have caused you to put on a few extra pounds. Here are the morning habits that are contributing to your expanding waistline. 7 Morning Mistakes That Are Causing Your Weight Gain 1. Not Exercising Early In The…

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Woman Celebrates Losing 300 Pounds, Shares Before-and-After Photos

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, Personal Growth + Development, Weight Loss

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Right now, we’re halfway through 2018, so let’s start with a question many of us have been avoiding: Have you kept up your New Year’s Resolutions? All right, that was a rhetorical question… But there is one couple we can hear across the internet screaming a resounding “YES!â€� On January 1, 2016, Terre Haute, Indiana…

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4 Super Powders You Should to Every Smoothie for Maximal Weight Loss

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Drinks, eat, Heal, Make, Weight Loss

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Weight loss is something it seems most of the western world is constantly charging after.  There are many tools people use to lose weight, and the effective ones have something to do with nutrition. It has been said before but it is worth repeating – you cannot out-work a bad diet. This is extremely true…

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The Bedtime Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Pierre Van ZylWeight Loss

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If you’ve been stuck in a constant cycle of losing and gaining weight no matter what you do, you may be focusing on the wrong weight loss tactics. Believe it or not, your bedtime routine may be a contributing factor to your weight gain, but the good news is that by adjusting your routine slightly…

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2 Simple Tricks You Need To Know To Stop Overeating

Pierre Van Zyleat, Weight Loss

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It’s no secret that the amount of food you eat affects your weight. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that for the last 30 years the rise of obesity has been parallel to the portion size of foods. Portion control can be challenging, it’s hard to say no to a second helping especially…

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“I’m Trying to Lose Weight… Can I Eat Butter and Coconut Oil?”

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss

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For years the media has claimed that fat is bad, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. It seems counterintuitive to eat fat if you’re trying to lose fat.  Recently there is increased hype focused on the importance of including fat, (yes, even saturated fat), in your diet regardless of…

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How to Lose Weight and Save Your Own Life — In Spite of Your Desk Job

Pierre Van ZylMove, Weight Loss

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According to research, the average American spends 93 percent of his or her lifetime indoors, and 70 percent of that time sitting. (1, 2) After the Industrial Revolution, it became normal to work in jobs requiring less and less movement or physical exertion. Add in readily available cars, smartphones, laptops, video games, and online shopping…

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Bride-To-Be Loses 60 Pounds in 6 Months Without Ever Stepping into a Gym

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, Move, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Wedding season is upon us and for 21-year-old Connecticut native Kaylene Vymola, like so many others, she wanted to get in better shape for the trip of a lifetime. With plane tickets purchased and the departure date looming, Kaylene had less than six months to transform her body. “I have always kind of been on…

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29-Year-Old Hannah Lester Loses 100 Pounds, Shares 3 Weight Loss Tips

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, Move, News + Discoveries, Personal Growth + Development, Weight Loss

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Old habits die hard. If anyone knows the weight and truth of that saying, it’s Hannah Lester who used to be known as the “fat friendâ€� among her peers. In college, Hannah worked at a fast food restaurant and its convenience quickly transformed her into a 5’6â€�, 285-pound woman. However, it was in 2012 when…

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Essential Guide for Taking Vitamins and Supplements

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness, Men’s Health, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Vitamin supplements, so many forms, brands, and varieties.  While it’s easy to be intrigued with the benefits offered by vitamin supplements, determining which ones are best for you, can be a daunting task.  A multitude of factors are to be considered when purchasing supplements such as age, gender, health conditions, and lifestyle. When possible, attaining…

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Sarah Ate These 2 Lunches Everyday and They Helped Her Lose 50+ Pounds

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Weight Loss

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Losing weight can be incredibly challenging, especially if you’re someone who’s trying to balance a million things on your plate. But it isn’t as impossible as you may think. The proof is in the pudding, and today that pudding is Sarah Grant. Sarah Grant is a busy mom of two who achieved her weight loss…

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6 Non-Wheat Wraps to Help You Burn Fat

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, eat, Heal, Kitchen Hacks, Weight Loss

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At The Hearty Soul, we like to support honest companies that provide excellent products. This sponsored post was brought to you by Sunfood, home of the highest quality superfoods from around the world that promote health and longevity. What sets them apart is their emphasis on quality, sustainability, education, and community. Sunfood is currently offering… View Article

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My Story: “My Doctor Said ‘Don’t Eat Anything White’”

Pierre Van ZylBody, Fitness, Food, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Soul Activism, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Sleep, Specific Diet, Weight Loss

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Many of us are told by doctors that we need to lose a few pounds, however we struggle to actually follow the dietary and exercise advice that we are given. For Caroline Jhingory, she had no choice but to listen to her doctor, as her weight had become such a problem that it was threatening… View Article

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If You Think Ketosis Will Guarantee Weight Loss, Keep Reading

Pierre Van ZylBody, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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High-fat keto diets have become mainstream, or as close to mainstream as 2017 can take a diet that was originally designed to treat epilepsy. Keto’s propel to stardom partly belongs to Bulletproof coffee, a special brew of coffee, grass-fed butter, and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil that founder Dave Asprey calls a “kind of mild ketosis you… View Article

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How One Woman Went from Weighing 657 Pounds and Not Being Able to Walk, to Look Like This

Pierre Van ZylBody, Fitness, Food, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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Whether you have actually watched the show or not, you’ve probably at least heard of the TLC show My 600 Pound Life. This reality TV series follows the lives of people with extreme obesity: Their backstory and how they got to where they are, their daily lives, and their struggles to do simple tasks such as bathing,… View Article

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Dr. Yancy: “Life’s Simple 7” Can Boost the Average Lifespan by 10 Years

Pierre Van ZylBlood Pressure, Body, Cholesterol, Fitness, Heart, Heart Disease, Hearty Alternatives, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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Knowing the simple steps someone needs to take to become (and stay) healthy is one thing. But actually taking those steps – as many people know – is a totally different ballgame. But it’s not impossible; in fact, even the tiniest lifestyle tweaks can make a huge difference. Depending how serious you are about turning your life… View Article

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4 Natural Remedies For PCOS That You Should Consider Before Turning To Hormonal Therapies

Pierre Van ZylBody, Digestion, Estrogen Dominance, Fitness, Food, Hearty Body, Hearty Food, Hearty Lifestyle, Hormone, Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at PaleoHacks. The Paleo diet is well known for being weight-loss friendly, but a bonus is that it’s also an amazing food plan for fertility and reproductive health, including women with PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. Numerous conditions can impact a woman’s or man’s ability to conceive, and diet can’t… View Article

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How to Use Your DNA to Create the Perfect Diet and Weight Loss Plan Just For You

Pierre Van ZylExpert Question Group, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, My Body, My Food, My Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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This article is brought to you by Vitagene, a unique company designed by healthcare professionals and experts of genetics. Vitagene offers completely personally-tailored suggestions for helping people get and stay healthy according to their own DNA coding. Like most people, you’ve probably tried a popular diet, promising supplement, or ‘easy’ workout at some point in… View Article

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How to Use Your DNA to Create the Perfect Diet and Weight Loss Plan Just For You

Pierre Van ZylExpert Question Group, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, My Body, My Food, My Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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This article is brought to you by Vitagene, a unique company designed by healthcare professionals and experts of genetics. Vitagene offers completely personally-tailored suggestions for helping people get and stay healthy according to their own DNA coding. Like most people, you’ve probably tried a popular diet, promising supplement, or ‘easy’ workout at some point in… View Article

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Menopausal Weight Gain: 4 Hormones Other Than Estrogen That Need Your Attention

Pierre Van ZylBody, Food, Menopause, Weight Loss

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This article was written by Dr. Navaz Habib, We encourage you to go check out his website  and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. I’ve worked with many patients who are approaching or have entered menopause. Many of these women are under the impression that once they reach this point, that they are in for… View Article

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Menopausal Weight Gain: 4 Hormones Other Than Estrogen That Need Your Attention

Pierre Van ZylBody, Food, Menopause, Weight Loss

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This article was written by Dr. Navaz Habib, We encourage you to go check out his website  and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. I’ve worked with many patients who are approaching or have entered menopause. Many of these women are under the impression that once they reach this point, that they are in for… View Article

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Mom Loses 215 Pounds By Following This Mantra Every Day

Pierre Van ZylBody, Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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It could be a few pounds or it could be a life-changing experience, but weight loss is something that many people struggle with every day. We’re constantly bombarded with images of perfect bodies and transformations that seem to happen overnight when in reality it takes real time and real work. But the best plan for… View Article

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7 Simple Steps to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Pierre Van ZylBody, Diabetes, Essential Oils, Fitness, Food, Hearty Body, Sleep, Weight Loss

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Your metabolism is one of the most important functions in your body because it turns food into energy, contributes to cellular processes, helps manufacture important proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates, and eliminates waste from your body. If your metabolism dysfunctions or slows down, your health will suffer. Fortunately, it’s in your hands to help… View Article

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7 Simple Steps to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Pierre Van ZylBody, Diabetes, Essential Oils, Fitness, Food, Hearty Body, Sleep, Weight Loss

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Your metabolism is one of the most important functions in your body because it turns food into energy, contributes to cellular processes, helps manufacture important proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates, and eliminates waste from your body. If your metabolism dysfunctions or slows down, your health will suffer. Fortunately, it’s in your hands to help… View Article

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Teenage Girl Loses 143 Pounds In Two Years By Following These 5 Simple Rules

Pierre Van ZylBody, Diabetes, Fitness, Heart Disease, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Weight Loss

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“There are no quick fixes to weight loss,” says Mele Osai, a teenage girl who went from weighing 297 pounds to 154 pounds. Mele had been struggling with her weight since she was a child due to a poor diet and lack of exercise. Children like Mele who are obese or overweight do not just suffer… View Article

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