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I am in recovery for a restrictive eating disorder. At treatment a year and a half ago, they made me gain 30 pounds in 2 months. Now I am considered borderline obese based on my BMI. I want to lose weight, but don’t want to trigger myself. Help?

Updated 10 December 2020 under Ask Us.

The “BMI” which stands for Body Mass Index is a public health tool that is used to assess population health, but isn’t a great tool for assessing an individual’s health. […]

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Weight, Health, and Weight Stigma

Updated 29 July 2021 under Health Guides.

If your health care provider (HCP) told you that your weight or BMI falls in the “overweight” or “obese” range you may be experiencing a variety of emotions. It is […]

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High Cholesterol

Updated 23 August 2022 under Health Guides.

As with many aspects of health, your cholesterol can be impacted by your diet. Levels of physical activity and genetics also play a role in your cholesterol levels. While you […]

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Fast Food Facts

Updated 25 January 2022 under Health Guides.

Fast food refers to food that can be prepared and served quickly. It can come from many places: sit-down restaurants, counter service, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery. Fast food is popular […]

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I exercise and eat pretty healthy, but I’m still overweight. Why?

Updated 21 November 2013 under Ask Us.

I exercise 3 times a week for an hour and eat a pretty healthy diet, but I’m still overweight. Why can’t I lose weight? Losing weight is really hard for […]

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Energy Drinks

Updated 9 June 2022 under Health Guides.

Many drinks at convenience stores and supermarkets claim to give you energy. Common brands of these drinks, known as energy drinks and energy supplements, include Red Bull®, Full Throttle®, Monster®, […]

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Is it ok to be a little overweight?

Updated 5 September 2014 under Ask Us.

Being healthy isn’t just about how much you weigh. Being healthy is about doing things such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, feeling good about yourself, managing stress, not watching […]

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