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Woman Goes on Starbucks Diet for a Year [Video]

Talk about the next Jared maybe?

A Seattle woman fulfilled a New Year's resolution for 2013 by eating and drinking at Starbucks for the whole year. Yikes. Beautiful Existence -- yes, that's really her name -- spent about $500 to $600 on a monthly basis at Starbucks.

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‘Frankenburger,’ World’s First Test-Tube Meat Patty, Taste-Tested in London

The 'Frankenburger' is being tasted on a very public stage in London on Monday.

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Gaining / Losing Weight Via Television

Isn't it interesting that much of America has a diet issue, yet we have two cooking networks on cable TV and ABC soon begins it's all-cooking daytime TV line-up? And at the same time, we have TV shows like "Biggest Loser."

Reality shows focused on weight loss affect more than just the participants. According to a new Thomson Reuters poll, 57-percent of the people who regularly watch these types of shows say the programs have influenced the way they eat. In addition, 48-percent report they've been inspired to change their exercise habits. The affects are the most pronounced on those medically considered to be overweight or obese, and on viewers 35 and younger.

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Another Monday Weight Challenge.

For many of us, Monday means fresh start on that plan to lose a couple pounds.

A new study finds Weight Watchers is twice as effective as other diet programs. The Medical Journal Lancet published the study revealing Weight Watchers dieters lost twice as much weight as those following standard diet plans from family doctors

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Who Says Comfort Food Is Bad For You

The pleasures of comfort food may extend far beyond tickled taste buds. A new study shows eating fatty foods could help ward off the blues, even when people don't know they're consuming fat. Researchers injected fatty acids directly into the stomachs of half a dozen participants and then exposed them to sad music and images

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Back To School Supplies

Most moms know the supplies they needed when they went off to college won't work for their college-aged children today. Just under 45-percent of the mothers taking part in a new Sam's Club poll say a spiral notebook was the most essential thing on their supply list when they started their post-high school education, while 23-percent say a calculator was the must-have item for them

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A Good I-Phone App To Watch Your Weight

Everyone talks about it, but how many really stick to it. Weight management. We know the drill when it comes to losing weight — take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But you also know that most diets and quick weight-loss plans ha

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You Are Where You Eat

Remember those New Year's resolutions to eat better, be in better shape. Eight months in, how is it going? Maybe it is not what you eat, but where you eat it. I've always thought it was easier to lose / maintain weight during the wa

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Wetting The Summer Whistle – A Look At Our Drinking Habits

Andy and I were talking about "wetting the summer whistle" on WTRV this morning.   With so many choices, what do you think is the biggest summer drink?  If you said pop or soda, you are right.  Even though we've been told countless times soft drinks are not in our long term best interest, we drink a lot of them.  Same with beer.

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A Call for Fast Food Commercials to be Banned During Kids’ TV Shows

Do the commercials on TV make a difference in your behavior?  What about the behavior of your children?  The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for TV fast food advertisements to be banned during children's shows.   The group of 65-thousand doctors has written a new policy statement blaming the fast food industry for the nation's growing childhood obesity epidemic.  

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Weight Issues / Answers In Grand Rapids

Who is really to blame for our weight issues?

Sure is nice to get back to routine. Weekends are tough on a calorie budget. As I mentioned in a post last week, and have mentioned often on the Andy and Chuck Morning Show on WTRV Grand Rapids, I am trying to maintain a healthy waistline and lifestyle since losing 30 pounds two years ago

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Successful Diet Stories In Grand Rapids [VIDEO]

Andy and I were talking diets on WTRV this week. Everyone has their idea on what works and does not. I have a friend who is always on whatever fad diet is making the rounds. No-carb, Southbeach, etc

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