Although you can improve your strength and gain muscle by using your own body weight, lifting weights with machines or free weights can offer variety that will enhance your fitness regimen and put you even closer to meeting your health and fitness goals.Continue reading...
Despite the increased risk for preventable chronic disease that excess weight carries, doctors and patients are not communicating well when it comes to matters of the scale.Continue reading...
“What’s that?” my husband asked as he prepared to carve my first ever attempt to make the Thanksgiving turkey. The beautifully browned bird was 10 pounds of aromatic heaven crammed full with cornbread and celery stuffing. “What’s what?” I asked.Continue reading...
These ugly words describe a serious problem weight stigma. Our culture is entrenched in the belief that fat is bad, people with fat are bad, people who exceed a BMI of 25 are unhealthy, and that only a narrow range of body sizes are beautiful. Billions of dollars are spent trying to attain the cultural ideal, but the more we diet, the further we move from it.
By 2020, one in two Americans could have diabetes or prediabetes (borderline diabetes) and 75% of Americans could be overweight or obese by 2020. These staggering predictions could be the unhealthy reality for many of us if we don’t take action, according to two reports released last year.
Week 5 on the Biggest Loser ranch is finally here! And in typical form and fashion, it’s go big or go home!Continue reading...
Food Day is calling for Americans to eat real. Not to be confused with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Food Day which just passed on the 16th, this nationwide campaign’s mission is “to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way."Continue reading...
“Dieting” is a drag. Yes, I talk about losing weight. All. The. Time. So I certainly don’t mean to imply that embarking on a effort to shed pounds can’t feel empowering and exciting; I’m simply saying that weight-loss tactics that focus on how much you’re cutting back—the sort of behavior I’d refer to “dieting”—isn’t all that fun.Continue reading...
Don’t blame your weight on how much you eat. So say recent studies that show, it’s your eyes, not your stomach that determines how full you feel after a meal.Continue reading...
You gotta love fiber. Not only does it keep your GI system running smoothly and your heart healthy, it also can keep you from outgrowing your pants. Yes, fiber is a well-known natural slimming aid. While it helps you feel full, fiber has no calories. So if you fill up on high-fiber foods you crowd out less-healthy foods, Larry Tucker, Ph.D., of Brigham Young University, told EatingWell. The recommended daily value for fiber is 25 grams of fiber per day. Of course, this is one nutrient for which more (from whole foods) is better.Continue reading...
Taking his doctor’s advice seriously, Tsquare has managed to control his high blood pressure and normalize his blood sugar (glucose) levels by losing over 70lbs. In his story, he shares his weight loss experience as well as some tips on the necessity of making a lifestyle change, not merely going on a dietContinue reading...
For those who are sedentary trying to lose weight, certain exercise programs require more than they can wrap their minds or their physical ability around. For them, a walking program can be an easy way to get moving. Walking is in fact America’s most popular exercise.Continue reading...
Aside from the discipline that staying healthy takes, a positive mindset is sure to keep things light. In addition to restricting calories and being more physically active, find ways to let the sunshine in your day.Continue reading...
"Cauliflower is ok as a vehicle for the cheese." That is my husband's opinion on the wonderful, and in my opinion, very tasty friend to the person on a quest to reduce calories and raise her overall level of nutrition. Yes its paleContinue reading...
Are you on the third, fourth or fifth time losing a significant amount of weight? Unfortunately this is a reality for far too many people. You may feel like you have the know-how to lose the weight, but maintaining has continued to be a struggle.Continue reading...
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