Double Your Weight Loss Efforts in Just 15 Minutes a Day With This Healthy Habit




a tray of food on a plate: A new study finds food tracking increases weight loss and takes very little time.


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A new study finds food tracking increases weight loss and takes very little time.

  • Dietary monitoring, or tracking what you eat, has been proven to help people lose weight, but many shy away from it because it seems too time-consuming.
  • A 2019 study published in the journal Obesity finds that food tracking takes less than 15 minutes a day once you get the hang of it.
  • You don’t need to go overboard on detail, either: Meticulously describing your intake didn’t yield better results—but more frequent check-ins did.

If your goal is to lose weight or eat healthier overall, food tracking—keeping tabs on what you eat and when—is a proven way accomplish those objectives. One study of nearly 1,700 participants back in 2008 found that keeping a food diary can double your weight loss when you’re trying to shed some unwanted pounds.

It works,

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The country is ’rounding the corner into a calamity,’ expert says, with Covid-19 deaths projected to double soon


As Thanksgiving week draws to an end, more experts are warning the Covid-19 pandemic will likely get much worse in the coming weeks before a possible vaccine begins to offer some relief.



a person riding on the back of a truck: Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) administer Covid-19 tests at a drive-thru testing site at the Alemany Farmers Market in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom imposed a curfew on the vast majority of residents to curb coronavirus transmission, deepening measures to stop a rapid outbreak while stopping short of a full lockdown. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) administer Covid-19 tests at a drive-thru testing site at the Alemany Farmers Market in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom imposed a curfew on the vast majority of residents to curb coronavirus transmission, deepening measures to stop a rapid outbreak while stopping short of a full lockdown. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

More than 205,000 new cases were reported Friday — which likely consists of both Thursday and Friday reports in some cases, as at least 20 states did not report Covid-19 numbers on Thanksgiving.

The US has now reported more than 100,000 infections

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US Coronavirus Deaths May Double After Thanksgiving Holiday, Expert Says


KEY POINTS

  • The U.S. may see 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths in the next ten days
  • Coronavirus-related hospitalization hit a new record for the 16th consecutive day
  • Public health officials advise Americans against traveling during the holiday

Public health experts warn that coronavirus-related deaths in the United States could double after Thanksgiving as Americans continue to gather for the holiday weekend despite health warnings.

The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths have hit record highs leading up to the holiday, as Americans travel back home to celebrate Thanksgiving. The country has recorded an average of 176,000 new cases per day over the past week. Authorities have also recorded 2,200 deaths on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University, predicted Wednesday that daily coronavirus deaths could double and reach 4,000 in the next 10 days. 

“When you look at people who are hospitalized today, they were

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Coronavirus-infected nurse endures months-long coma, gets double lung transplant


One nurse is feeling especially grateful this holiday season after recovering from a severe course of COVID-19 that necessitated a double lung transplant.

According to an Indiana-based outlet, 48-year-old Kari Wegg spent the entire summer in a coma and woke up this fall to learn she needed a total repair on her lungs.

Patient Kari Wegg and her husband Rodney Wegg pictured in Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago after a double lung transplant. (Photo courtesy of Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Patient Kari Wegg and her husband Rodney Wegg pictured in Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago after a double lung transplant. (Photo courtesy of Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

NEW MEXICO CORONAVIRUS PATIENT UNDERGOES LIFE-SAVING DOULE LUNG TRANSPLANT

Wegg works in Ascension St. Vincent Women’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, per the outlet, WTHR.com. In her role, Wegg treats critically ill newborns. In June, however, the novel coronavirus landed her among adults with some of the most threatening courses of COVID-19.

Medical staff at St. Vincent supported Wegg with an artificial lung machine, also known as an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

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COVID-19 patient recovers from double lung transplant: ‘I’m thankful every day’


“I never realized how terrifying it is not being able to breathe,” said Werden.

Carl Werden wants to serve as a warning for for others who contract COVID-19 and may not be as lucky as him.

“I never realized how terrifying it is not being able to breathe,” said the 57-year-old, who is currently recovering after a double lung transplant.

Werden developed lung fibrosis, a complication due to his battle with COVID-19, and said he was left with no other choice.

“[COVID-19] damaged my lungs so bad that I got to the point where there was no other option left but a lung transplant, because my lungs were just going to get worse,” Werden told ABC News.

Werden contracted COVID-19 earlier this year and, although he recovered from the virus itself, he

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A new model projects Covid-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months


Covid-19 is running unabated across almost every American community, and one model projects it will take the country just under two months to reach a staggering 20 million cases.



Mandatory Credit: Photo by Allen J Schaben/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11014227b) 360 Clinic health care workers working with the Orange County Health Care Agency and city of Costa Mesa conducts testing at the drive-through self-administered COVID-19 testing super site at the Orange County Fair & Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Costa Mesa, CA. California is approaching 1 million cases, although the spread remains slower in the state than in other hot spots across the country. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Covid Orange County, Orange County Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa, California, United States - 12 Nov 2020


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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Allen J Schaben/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11014227b) 360 Clinic health care workers working with the Orange County Health Care Agency and city of Costa Mesa conducts testing at the drive-through self-administered COVID-19 testing super site at the Orange County Fair & Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Costa Mesa, CA. California is approaching 1 million cases, although the spread remains slower in the state than in other hot spots across the country. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Covid Orange County, Orange County Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa, California, United States – 12 Nov 2020

The US could nearly double its current numbers — about 12.4 million reported

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COVID-19 accelerates tech solutions for lonely seniors, addressing ‘double pandemic’ of isolation


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Even before COVID-19 forced us to stay at home and isolate ourselves, too many older adults were suffering with loneliness. Pre-pandemic, some 43% of adults aged 60 and older reported feeling lonely, according to a national study.

And then it got worse.

University of Washington researchers this summer interviewed dozens of leaders from senior-focused social service and healthcare organizations statewide for a study aiming to better understand the growing challenges faced by older people during COVID.

One participant in the survey shared an exchange with a widower who has one lung and for whom the virus would likely be deadly.

“He has been told by his doctor, ‘You cannot leave your apartment until there’s a vaccine,’ ” said the care provider. “So he’s basically isolated, and he calls us two or three times a week to say, ‘Thank you for the meal, and all you

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