Early in our lives we’re “programmed” with certain beliefs that shape us. For example, if you were praised and supported as a child, you most likely developed a sense of confidence. But if you were repeatedly ridiculed, especially about your weight, deep down you may feel unworthy. This belief may erode your confidence even as you strive to do all the right things to lose weight.Continue reading...
A bright and energetic morning can quickly turn into a midday drag if you don’t have enough to eat. You might think that a second lunch is what you need, but a small, light snack is enough to do the trick. Planning ahead and packing your own will help steer you away from the calorie-dense vending machine. These 10 snacks are no fuss, easy-to-pack options that can be stored in your cabinet, drawer or bag so that you always have something available.Continue reading...
Quality nutrition and exercise information is essential for permanent weight loss. If you're motivated to release weight, you're probably reading books, surfing websites and listening to the experts. That's important, but you already have all the guidance you need to help you release weight.Continue reading...
Perfection is impossible by sheer definition. It’s okay to have high standards and want success; it’s when perfection starts to affect your relationships or becomes a phobia of making mistakes that it becomes a problem. Here are some tips for overcoming perfectionism.Continue reading...
Stress is a common trigger for overeating. When I asked, "What are your top three triggers for overeating?," stress and boredom tied for first place. Since a stress-free life is not possible, it's important to learn to manage it, before it manages you.Continue reading...
Although a lot of things shape kids’ food and fitness habits and attitudes—pervasive food advertisements, unlimited access to high calorie, nutrient-poor foods, and media images that idealize only the slim and fit—parents’ actions and attitudes can also have an impact. Here are three simple steps all parents—even those like me who have some baggage from their childhood—can take to raise healthier, happier kids.Continue reading...
On this 4th of July, as you think about the declaration of independence our forefathers made that created this great country, think about the freedom that you have in making your own food choices.Continue reading...
Over the past few months you’ve probably seen articles urging you to scramble and get your "beach body" ready. While this may appeal to the desire to comfortably wear bathing suits, shorts, and sleeveless clothes, it misses the mark.
Many people are going gluten-free with their diet, in absence of a diagnosed gluten allergy or sensitivity. Traditional foods that contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats, are getting a gluten-free makeover to keep up with demand. While this is a major plus to offer variety for those with Celiac disease, gluten-free foods have adopted a health halo. The truth is that gluten-free foods are typically not healthier than their traditional counterparts.Continue reading...
Being a health and calorie conscious eater, I like to think of nutrition facts labels as my nutrition information go-to, a cheat sheet of sorts. Despite the vast amount of info, there are definitely gaps. A nutrition label doesn’t reveal everything a consumer should know, and can even be misleading.Continue reading...
Do you have windows in your office at work? You may have a new reason to climb the corporate ladder for that corner office. We share the importance of getting sunlight during the day and how you can let the sun shine in.Continue reading...
With warmer temperatures on the horizon, most of us—like it or not—are shedding many of the layers we’ve been draped in over the last several months. Of course some have an easier time than others maintaining a healthy body weight by eating well and staying active during the cold winter months. But national surveys continue to suggest that all of us could stand to cut a few calories and improve our overall eating habits.Continue reading...
It may be five o’clock somewhere, but according to some fitness experts, happy hour could be sabotaging your fitness goals.Continue reading...
Where do Americans rank in terms of healthy or not-so-healthy behaviors? We have the numbers and some tips to overcome being just another statistic.Continue reading...
Were you sexually abused as a child or teen? Do you struggle to lose weight as an adult? If this applies to you, you’re not alone. Sexual abuse is a hidden secret behind weight loss difficulty for many people. But once you understand the deep connection between sexual abuse and carrying extra weight, you’re no longer held back by experiences from your past.Continue reading...
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