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What Does 200 Calories Look Like? [VIDEO]

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to lose weight and get in shape? Have you found it cumbersome to change your eating habits? Maybe this video will help. It shows what 200 calories looks like.

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Getting Into Shape: Diet Derailed

You may have heard me talking about my weight-loss journey on the air in the afternoons, or read my recent blog about my weight struggles over the years. I've recently committed to a 90-Day weight-loss challenge with my co-workers here at the station in an effort to encourage each other to live healthier lifestyles.

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Fork Created to Help You Watch What You Eat [VIDEO]

Studies show that an average of 35% of Americans are either obese or overweight. This includes people of every age ranging from children to the elderly. And no matter how old you are, losing weight and watching what you eat is not easy. Well a company called HapiLabs has just released a fork that's whole purpose is to track what you're eating.

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Weight Loss Program Starts January 7th in Tyler

Every year around the holidays, many of us eat a ton, and then a week later we wonder why in the world we did that to ourselves. Because it tasted good!

If you had to give up the skinny jeans for looser pants this week you're not alone. Carrie Underwood said on Twitter this week, "Had a great Christmas! Lots of family and lots of FOOOOD!!! Had to put the sweatpants on! #stuffedandhappy"

No matter what your size or weight loss goals, a new program will kick off in January in Tyler.

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Area Weight Loss Challenge Kicks Off Today

Here were are, officially in the weight GAIN season.

Those little packs of Halloween candy have been "fun size," but they're not so fun when they're sitting on our thighs and back sides. And looking ahead, there are turkeys and trimmings, pumpkin pies, and Christmas candies, and big steaming mugs of hot chocolate with whipped cream in our future. And perhaps a few festive adult beverages too. Tis the season.

Today is the day to weigh in at Bergfeld Park and gain control of your body!

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Weight Loss Shows Encourage East Texans to Shed Pounds

Have you ever watched one of those weight loss shows and decided to cut the chips and candy bars from your diet the next day?

It's hard NOT to be inspired by the 50, 100, and 200 pound weight loss stories. After one year, Nyla lost 157 pounds on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. The stories have been just as powerful on The Biggest Loser, and casting is underway now if you want to be part of that show during the upcoming 14th season.

Who in East Texas is taking off the pounds?

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Experts: Want to Lose Weight? Have SEX! [VIDEO]

With the stress from wedding planning and the pressure of being a new bride, most newlyweds will gain anywhere between five and 12 pounds. However, new studies indicate new brides will drop the extra weight plus more within the first six months of marriage. Why? Researchers indicate having sex and LOTS of it not only burns calories, but it also relieves stress. Need more  reasons to get down and dirty?

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Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcoholism? [VIDEO]

There’s no denying that gastric bypass can be an effective way to treat morbid obesity, but new research suggests the surgery may actually increase the risk of alcoholism, as well.

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Kelly Clarkson’s 30-Pound Weight Loss Revealed in US Weekly

Much is being made about Kelly Clarkson‘s trim and toned figure, which she has been showing off lately.

The ‘Stronger’ signer isn’t shy about discussing her new shape, dishing to Us Weekly about dropping 30 pounds in the tab’s latest cover story. So, the billion dollar question is: How did she do it?

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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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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce

Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.

Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.

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Dieting Forces the Brain To Eat Itself

When you’re trying to lose weight by cutting down on your food intake your brain  is busy chomping down — on itself.

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