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The Checkup Archive: Guest Blogger

Me Minus 10: Finally reaching 'there'

Bethesda-based nutrition and fitness guru Pam Peeke has offered me invaluable advice about "removing" -- not just losing -- weight throughout my Me Minus 10 campaign to lose 10 pounds before I turn 50 in December. As I write in today's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column, I have achieved...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 8, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Me Minus 10: Keeping the change

Guest blogger Brian Wansink offers advice on how to maintain Mindless Eating habits after such habits have helped you lose weight, as they have for me during my Me Minus 10 campaign. "Losing weight is easy. It's keeping weight off that is hard." I didn't believe this the first time...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 6, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Family Health , Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Is that right? Nutrition Facts are enough?

Whether you're trying to lose 10 pounds (as I am) or just trying to feed yourself and your family better, checking Nutrition Facts panels on packaged foods is an important way to keep tabs on what you're about eat -- or to make an informed decision not to eat it....

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 16, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Is That Right? , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Me ... as I'm meant to be?

Will losing 10 pounds really deliver all the goods I expect? Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor at the University of California, Davis, an advocate of the Health at Every Size movement, urges me to reconsider my campaign. Dear Jennifer, It can be such a heady feeling when you're ready to...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , Women's Health  
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Fido minus 5

(Courtesy of Ernie Ward) When I embarked on my Me Minus 10 campaign, several people recommended I start walking my dog as a way to augment my physical activity routine. Turns out they were on to something. But walking the dog isn't just about me. Today's guest blogger, Dr....

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 13, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Conquering food cravings: a tips list

When I'm trying to lose weight, sometimes I'll be tripping merrily along when suddenly, out of nowhere, a craving calls. Whether it's for pizza, a cheeseburger, a Snickers bar or a bowl of Ben & Jerry's, a craving can call my weight-loss campaign to a screeching, if temporary, halt. Is...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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The Seven Secrets of Highly Obese People, Jennifer LaRue Huget , August 19, 2009
In Defense of Goldfish, Jennifer LaRue Huget , August 18, 2009
 
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