It's that time of year when we're all celebrating..a lot! Between weekend weddings, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and school graduations, many of us are likely to face—and perhaps succumb to—a lot of temptation. Because we have little say about what’s on the menu at such events, unless we’re hosting, it’s important to arm ourselves with strategies to eat and enjoy without going to extremes.Continue reading...
Do you ever get discouraged about your weight loss progress? Do you worry your efforts aren’t good enough? If you lose sight of the steps you’re actually taking, this simple and powerful tool can help bolster your confidence. Keep track of your progress with a success journal so you remain committed and positive when self-doubt gets in the way.Continue reading...
My mother isn’t the poster child for physical fitness or good nutrition. I still struggle with some of the eating tendencies practiced in my childhood. To stay healthy and whole, I had to find new purpose and motivations for eating right. Here's how I rewrote my eating philosophy.Continue reading...
You already know that a healthy diet is synonymous with healthy skin. But what about vegan diets? Can you chalk up a youthful, glowing complexion to ditching chicken and ice cream? Whether you nix animal products for health reasons, ethical reasons or both, we got the lowdown from our experts on how this affects your pretty face.Continue reading...
Learning to drive is challenging and scary but it is necessary for freedom and independence. Similarly, when you’re ready, transitioning from counting calories to mindful eating will offer you unimaginable freedom and flexibility.Continue reading...
Everyone is searching for that magic bullet when it comes to weight loss, but adding an exotic ingredient to your pasta carbonara won’t miraculously melt away the fat. That said, there are certain foods and eating strategies that, when used together, can naturally help dial down your appetite. Take a look at what works—and why.
Studies show that although there are many ways to lose weight and keep it off, reducing energy density—that’s the amount of calories you’ll find in a specific amount of food—is an effective calorie-cutting strategy. While there are many strategies that can effectively reduce overall dietary energy density, here are 4 easy ones.Continue reading...
Nourish your mind and body with a diet of forgiveness and release your pain along with the pounds.Continue reading...
In a highly publicized study published last month, researchers in Spain found that, among those at high risk for cardiovascular disease, eating a Mediterranean diet with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts reduced the incidence heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular causes. So what exactly is the Mediterranean diet and is it right for you?Continue reading...
Do you know how to make your weight loss journey easier? Accept your body the way it is right now. When you criticize and rebel against your body, you remain stuck. Losing weight feels draining and frustrating. When you accept your body the way it is, you paradoxically free yourself to release weight more easily.Continue reading...
Move over Paleo, there’s a new diet attributed to an ancient culture. It’s called the Aztec Diet based around the power of the Aztec superfood, chia seeds. According to the book’s author Dr. Bob Arnot, the Aztec’s diet was composed of “the healthiest foods on the planet and fueled one of the most powerful empires in history.” But it is right for the modern-day you?Continue reading...
Many of us who count calories become obsessed with the scale, hoping for a change in the right direction. But pounds up or down isn't the only test of the success of your healthier lifestyle. If the scale is your stumbling block, try these methods to see just how far you've come.Continue reading...
What's the hardest thing for you to overcome to reach your weight loss goal? Many wonder if they are not eating the right foods or not getting enough exercise, but there's a third aspect of weight loss to be considered: your emotions. Here are three ways you can keep your emotional meter more balanced, without turning to food for comfort.Continue reading...
Many people have lost the instinctive ability to know when their body needs fuel and instead eat in response to environmental and emotional cues. Manage your eating for life by re-learning to listen to and honor your hunger rhythms.Continue reading...
It's official; a square of dark chocolate won’t dig you out of depression, but there are ways that your diet can help keep you happy. With new research and old insight, we give you a better understanding of how what you eat can alter your disposition.Continue reading...
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