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I Lost 80 Pounds!
“I lost 80 pounds at Body by Design and I was so impressed with the program that now I work here! It feels amazing having my life back! Not only do I look better, but I feel great too!”
-Donna G
Norwood, MA

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Botox – It’s For More than Just Wrinkles

Botox – It’s For More than Just WrinklesHistory Most of us are familiar with Botox, but here is a little history about this product. It has been around for over 17 years. It has been approved in more than 75 countries for different medical uses. It is currently the most studied botulinum toxin and one of the most wildly researched medicines in the world. Botulinum toxin is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscle it is injected into.  The cosmetic effect it could have on wrinkles was discovered by a plastic surgery in California in 1989.1 After several other independent studies, Botox was granted FDA approval in 2002 for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Alternate Users Believe it or not, Botox can be used for more than just wrinkles! Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome  - it is a common treatment for those with UMNS (common in those with... read more

7 Diets You Should NEVER Try

7 Diets You Should NEVER TryI am sure we have all considered it. On those nights when we become depressed about our weight. Looking online for a ‘miracle diet’ that help us shed those pounds quickly and easily. We all know though, deep down, losing weight AND keeping it off will take a real change and will power. But over the years there have been some CRAZY ideas about how you can lose weight. Check out these 7 diet plans that have somehow had a following: Cotton Ball – Yes you heard that right, there is a diet where you EAT cotton balls. For this diet, you get a cotton ball, and then dip it into a liquid such as orange juice, or even a smoothie and then swallow it. The concept is is that the cotton balls will help fill up your stomach to make you feel full without consuming extra calories. I don’t think... read more

Gluten Free – Healthy Lifestyle or Just Another Fad Diet?

Gluten Free – Healthy Lifestyle or Just Another Fad Diet?This past weekend I attended a gluten free expo. My husband recently found out that he is gluten intolerant. So we thought, why not check this out? This expo features booths and booths of companies with samples of their product, touting ‘Gluten Free!’ and ‘It’s more healthy!’. But, one recurring theme we saw and we passed booth after booth after booth picking up samples was processed food! Almost all of it was baked goods (breads, pastries, cookies, cupcakes, etc) and SUGAR! I was SHOCKED how much sugar was in everything. We thought to ourselves, how is THIS more healthy??? I kept thinking back to the 90’s fad of all fat is bad! As long as there was little to no fat (animal fat, plant fat, it didn’t matter) it was good for you! Those 26 grams of sugar per serving, that is okay! ;) Body By Design, Norwood MA You even see... read more

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