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...
A new study sheds light on how a workout partner can motivate or deflate a workout session. Here's how to avoid the dark side and be the best workout partner ever.Continue reading...
You've heard of superfoods and I'm sure you've been told the only place to get fresh foods are farmer's markets, but here's what's real and not-so-real about getting the healthiest foods in your diet. We debunk some of the most common food myths once and for all.
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...
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