On the table before you sits a spoon, a new and improved lemony flavored food product, and a glass of cold water. To the right of that is another glass of cool water, aContinue reading...
Let’s face it—most American adults like to relax or celebrate with a drink (or two) in hand. And few give drinking a second thought because of it’s popularity as a pastime not to mention possible health perks. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report, moderate alcohol intake is associated with not only a lower risk of death, but with reduced risks of both diabetes and heart disease in middle aged and older adults. But could regular intake of wine or cocktails with dinner, or beer at a ballgame sabotage you when it comes to your weight?Continue reading...
Very rarely do you get advice to add to your diet, but that's exactly what star of the new "Get Extremely Ripped: Revved to the Max" DVD, Jari Love's easy diet secret is. She swears by psyllium seed husks, which are high in belly-filling fiber, and flaxseeds, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, for helping her stay at a healthy weight.Continue reading...
It used to be that food in small rectangular form was called candy and relegated to a section next to the checkout line in the grocery store. Not so these days. There’s a whole aisle of bars now, but they aren’t the Snickers or Crunch bars you’re used to, we’re talking protein bars,Continue reading...
You already know drinking water is good for your overall health, but fitness expert, celebrity trainer, and star of “Personal Training with Jackie: 30 Day Fast Start" Jackie Warner has a tip to take it up a notch in the weight-loss department. She recommends drinking 3 liters of water with lemon each and every day.Continue reading...
Ever have something catch your eye in an aisle at the grocery store, only to experience sticker shock when you read the nutrition label on the back? You’re not alone.Continue reading...
If you've been overdoing it throughout the holidays you may be tempted to go to extreme measures to undo the damage, but the truth is a few smart, reasonable adjustments you can actually stick with can loosen up those too-tight jeans. Here's how to get started:Continue reading...
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Those are very happy words to expectant Moms. However, for Jrlaronde those words brought her to tears. Realizing that she had to lose weight, she completely changed her lifestyle. She quit smoking, started to eat right and along with a strict workout routine lost 45lbsContinue reading...
This week was a toughie wasn’t it? In addition to dropping a couple pounds after pushing yourself to the limit this week, you may have this other byproduct of hard exercise: muscle soreness.Continue reading...
There’s a very famous eatery I go to every time I visit family in Chicago. It’s a part of the nostalgia so I allow myself this treat, knowing full well it’s not the healthiest option calorie-wise. The trouble is, it no longer tastes as good as it once did.Continue reading...
I wanted a sandwich for dinner. Specifically, a toasty warm whole wheat bun piled high with perfectly seasoned and sauced filling - and of course a few veggies on the side. Many of our family's favorite sandwiches meet my caloric goals; butContinue reading...
The New Year offers us a fresh start to create healthy lifestyle habits and release excess weight. With holiday challenges over, you may finally join the gym, start counting calories or eliminate certain “trigger” foods. To ensure your resolutions stick, start with the most important one of all.Continue reading...
I’ve been struggling a bit recently with old, not-so-great eating habits. I’ve made a few halfhearted attempts to stem the tide, but it wasn’t until last week, when I found my favorite jeans a little hard to button, that I realized I’d gotten pretty far off track. So I turned to a simple mantra for help: It’s not an option.Continue reading...
I’ve been reading a lot from both popular press and scientific publications about how certain craveable foods, such as those that include sugar, fat, or a combination of both (e.g. ice cream, chocolate, and most desserts) may cause druglike responses in our brain. Animal-model research shows that when animals are given all-you-can-eat access to junk food, they can’t seem to get enough of it—and they’ll forgo normal activities such as exercise and sex to eat the sugar- and fat-rich foods.Continue reading...
Courtney Cox told the Los Angeles Times that her run during ‘Friends’ involved eating a Cobb salad “doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans” every single day.Continue reading...
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