4 Things Smart People Know about Weight Loss Diets

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Do you consider yourself smart? If you do but you’re on an extreme diet right now, it’s time to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

weight lossIt’s odd, really, that eating healthy and losing weight aren’t always associated with each other. They should be.

Eating healthy should lead to a healthy weight. Weight loss regimens should also focus on healthier eating and lifestyle choices!

4 things you should know about weight loss diets

I heard way too many horror stories about people following fad diets that completely eliminate specific food groups, only for them to end up in the emergency room. Something too extreme may help you lose weight in a short period of time, but it isn’t something you can’t sustain for long.


Healthy epiphany: Variety is healthy

Variety is good! Extreme elimination diets, bad. Even the American Heart Association says you should eat various nutritious food items from all food groups.

healthy fried chickenThis looks like a sinful plate: fried chicken and onion rings! The oil, the oil! But don’t always be scared of oil and fat. As to why, keep reading.

Join the #HealthXPh tweet chat tonight - I’m moderating!

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If your doctor tweeted something you thought was offensive, would you stop visiting him at his clinic? Yes, that’s a tough one to answer, but it’s one of the many questions we will try to answer in this night’s tweet chat, led by the HealthXPh team.

doctor-patient relationship

Oh, and guess what? I’m moderating the Twitter chat! You don’t even have to be a nurse, doctor, or healthcare practitioner to join our chat. Everyone – including you – is welcome to join.

Twitter chat about doctor-patient relationship tonight!

If you want to weigh in on this issue, simply read this blog post. It contains the three topics we will be discussing tonight at 9 PM Philippine time (8 AM EST).

To join our chat, simply use the hashtag #HealthXPh when you tweet! That way, I get to see your tweet on my Twitter feed.

You can tweet your opinions, share facts you’ve discovered about the topics, or ask questions. Anything goes!

(Curious about how this all came to be? I met the HealthXPh team during the first-ever HealthCare Social Media Summit in Cebu! In fact, they were the ones who organized the wildly successful historic summit. More on that after I fully recuperate from the flu.)

Smart Blogger Challenge Finale: 4 Things Bloggers Always Forget

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I can’t believe it; it’s the last day of the 21-Day Smart Blogger Challenge! Hurray! You made it! I made it! (Hey, writing one blog post each day for 21 days is a challenge for me, too!)

Alright, enough exclamation marks – we can’t gloat just yet because we haven’t finished today’s reading task. It’s about four important things that serious bloggers always forget when trying to build a loyal following. I’m also announcing the winners of the PhP10,000 grand giveaway, so make sure you join before it ends tomorrow!

We blog and we blog, but who keeps coming back to our blogs? Do we really have loyal readers, or do they just stumble upon our posts because of Google’s search engine?

And if readers come across our blogs, do they want to come back? If not, why? If so, what makes them keep coming back for more?

vanity metrics

If you’re still focusing on your vanity metrics, stop. I know those numbers are important to some publicists and marketing experts, but those numbers don’t necessarily convert to either engagement or genuine readership.

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