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Why You Should Question the FDA’s New Nutrition Labeling Mandate 

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Miriella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its final rules for nationwide nutrition labeling on menus and vending machines. Calorie counts will now be required to be labeled on food and alcoholic beverages that are menu-listed. The guidelines are stricter than expected, as alcoholic beverages, which were not mentioned in earlier drafts, were added to the final guidelines.The FDA’s goal is to combat the obesity epidemic by making Americans more aware of how many calories are actually in their food. Continue reading

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7 Reasons That Will Get You to Quit Drinking Diet Soda

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Roadsidepictures

Sugar is on the brain – from legislation and regulation, to films and books – and stirring up more chance for change every day. We’ve covered a good share of topics regarding sugar recently, so we wanted to touch on a sugar-themed food item that seems to evade macro trackers and calorie counters when it comes to weight and optimal health: Diet soda.

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Unhealthy Gut? 4 Consequences You May Not Know About

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Credit: canva.com

Popular books like Wheat Belly and quantified selfers like Ben Greenfield are drawing more and more attention to gut health and the different factors that impact it. Why? Because the health of your gut is critical to maintaining more than just gastrointestinal function.

When it comes to being a healthy and functioning individual and the food we eat, how does this impact your quest for optimal health and being your best self? Continue reading

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The Data is in: Which Diet Will Help You Lose the Most Weight?

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 6.00.51 PM WellnessFX recently partnered with Lift for the largest crowdsourced diet study ever attempted: The Quantified Diet Project  (aka Quantified Diet, #quantdiet). The goal? Get measurements, for the first time, on every major popular diet, from Paleo to Slow-Carb, to Gluten-Free and everything in between. We’re excited to share the first round of discoveries because, let’s face it, we’re nuts about data. All hail the Quantified Selfie. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Requirements to Get Beach Body Ready (Spoiler alert: No Sit-Up Routine Here)

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Beach body season is coming. Soon. *cue the theme song*

These days, an extreme approach is all-too-common. Our tech-centered culture and lifestyles lend itself to a mindset of instant gratification – think “Lose 30 lb. in 30 days” promises.

What’s even more eyebrow-raising are when popular health and fitness publications hand out deadlines for goals that are seemingly arbitrary in nature: “Toned abs by summer,” “Beach-ready thighs in 30 days.” Or 60 days. Or just “June.”

This is somewhat frustrating for us at WellnessFX because Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Biggest Loser’s Rachel Frederickson: The Real Reason We’re Shocked

When Rachel Frederickson revealed her transformed body on this season’s finale of The Biggest Loser, the 5’4”, 24-year-old woman stunned the audience and viewers.

Frederickson, weighing in on the scale at 105 lbs., had lost a total of 155 lbs. since beginning her weight loss journey with the popular reality TV show. Her starting weight was 260 and, if you’re doing the math at home, that’s a 59.62% loss of her body weight. This weight loss achievement won her the $250,000 grand prize from The Biggest Loser competition, now in its 15th season.

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Credit: Twitter, @Bettykiss

When it came to the reaction over Frederickson’s reveal of total progress made to-date, the media and Biggest Loser watchers (and even former contestants) were buzzing with tweets, blog comments, and articles asking Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.