We’re several weeks into spring, the season of rebirth and renewal. Along with cleaning closets and clearing clutter from your home, take time to revitalize your spirit as well. When you sweep out the negative thoughts, words and beliefs, you stay more committed to your weight-loss journey.Continue reading...
We have some good news: healthy desserts exist. They even look as good as the typical perfectly baked sugary cakes and creamy ice cream desserts. The difference lies in the ingredients used, which add a dose of healthy nutrients, cut calories, or remake a well-known dessert with completely new textures and flavors. Use these ideas to alter the macronutrient content in your favorite recipe, or just bring a new dessert idea to life.
I sometimes hear people say they eat a healthy diet most every day and then designate a “cheat” day to eat foods they normally avoid. If this applies to you, I really want you to reconsider this practice.Continue reading...
If you monitor your weight loss progress, you probably look to your bathroom scale for feedback. Or perhaps you gauge pounds lost by how your clothes feel. While these visible indicators show you’re releasing weight, they don’t reveal the whole story. As any yo-yo dieter knows, these progress markers may come and go. Some other signs of success, however, aren’t so obvious, but once you achieve them they’re with you forever.Continue reading...
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dir="ltr">Promises for quick weight loss, various health claims and celebrity endorsements make fad diets seem like the best method for losing weight, but most of us know better. The recently popularized Werewolf Diet is just one of many options continuously taking center stage since the 1820’s. It promises followers up to a 6 pound weight loss in just 24 hours...Continue reading...
As you well know, February is the month of love! But as you're honoring friends, partners and loved ones with hearts, cards, and roses, I'm going to urge you also to honor your most important relationship: the one you have with your own body.Continue reading...
Most people realize they need more veggies, but tend to leave them out of their meals. They simply need a little help or encouragement to actually get them! Once people see how easily vegetables can be deliciously incorporated into their lives, they start to bump up their intake. You end up eating less of the heavy stuff and fill your stomach with the lower calorie, fiber-and nutrient packed veggies.Continue reading...
Happy New Year! Instead of making challenging resolutions (like losing those last 10 pounds or getting up for the gym every morning at 5:30 a.m.), I recommend starting the new year with a recommitment to your weight-loss plan and goals. In honor of 2014, here are 14 of my favorite ways to recommit—that have nothing to do with eating and working out.Continue reading...
With the holiday season now in full swing, weight-loss plans are often the first thing to be abandoned. The combination of schedule changes, added responsibilities and an abundance of available food can be potent. Are you worried you’ll overeat to cope with increased demands on your time? Do you dread visiting that one relative who grates on your nerves sending you for extra helpings to calm your anger? If you eat for emotional reasons, this added stress may feel especially challenging.Continue reading...
If you’re like most people struggling with their weight, you probably don’t like your body so much. You hate looking in the mirror. Getting dressed makes you frustrated and angry. And your thoughts toward your body are anything but loving. You know how lousy those thoughts make you feel, but do you realize that criticizing yourself actually undermines your weight loss efforts, too? Try replacing even a bit of that self-criticism with an attitude of gratitude and start losing the weight with ease.Continue reading...
Do cakes, ice cream, or chips hold power over you? Once you start eating them, is it hard to stop? Do attempts to enjoy just a single bite result in guilt-ridden overeating episodes? If so, it may be time to say good-bye to this love-hate relationship.Continue reading...
Weight stigma awareness involves recognizing, combating, and supporting those affected by weight stigma. You may see it as an outward campaign to help others, but it’s also important to examine if you hold a weight stigma toward yourself.Continue reading...
If you’ve ever been overweight, felt badly about your body, or felt as though carrying around excess weight (and body fat) was your fate, you’re likely to relate to—and be inspired by—the new book, The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life. Written by the popular “Deals & Steals” Good Morning America contributor, successful entrepreneur, and bestselling author Tory Johnson, The Shift takes readers on the author’s yearlong journey during which she lost more than 60 pounds and gained a new sense of confidence and self-respect.Continue reading...
The goal of Weight Stigma Awareness Week, September 23-27th, is to increase awareness of the pervasiveness and destructive nature of weight stigma, and provide effective strategies for combating it. The goal of this article is to inspire you to address weight stigma that you may direct toward yourself.Continue reading...
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