You’ve eaten your meals for the day. All is well. Then…there’s that sensation. Hunger. But, are you hungry…or sad? Do you want a second helping…or do you want to feel less anxious? Do you want to eat something…or is something eating at you? Learn a strategy to hold down eating when hunger isn’t the issue.Continue reading...
The phrase “Clean Eating” or “Eating Clean” has entered the vernacular. Clean eating is endorsed by celebrity food writers, chefs and personal trainers. But what exactly is eating clean and why the righteous fervor?Continue reading...
How many rice cakes does it take to satisfy a craving for chocolate?
Lucky YOU if you happen to have plans for a romantic restaurant dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Just remember that what you order and how you eat it will help to make or break a good impression. I know a woman who refused a guy a second date because he slurped his soup (or did he drink from the bowl?), and another who axed her Internet match because he ate food from her plate.Continue reading...
When was the last time you celebrated your body? Have you showered it with praise lately? Do you honor it for all it does for you? Strengthen your relationship with your body and give your diet plan a boost! Celebrate "Honor My Body Day"!Continue reading...
As if the toll on health and beauty wasn't reason enough to lose weight, let’s not forget about the pocketbook. On average, “obese people spend $1400 more a year on health care compared to someone of normal weight,” says Eric Finkelstein, the foremost authority on the economics of obesity in the United States. And whether you, your employer, or the government picks up the tab, obesity is running up the health care bill.Continue reading...
Everyday, people ask, “Am I losing weight too fast?” or “Am I losing weight too slow?” We compare ourselves to others to validate our efforts and to make sure we’re doing the right thing....Continue reading...
Whether you're trying to keep a New Year's Resolution or just need help finding a workout routine that’s right for you, these 30-day quick-start exercise guides give you what you need. Choose from six different fitness plans, each one geared toward a different type of exerciser and all packed with action-oriented workouts to help you meet your goals...Continue reading...
When you decide to make changes in your behavior, you need to set goals. And you should be SMART about it. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic and Timely. Here's how SMART correlates with your nutritional behaviors.Continue reading...
Since it's Christmas, I thought it might be fun to make a Christmas Foods Quiz.
Though active people typically pay close attention to their fitness regimen (proper cardiovascular workout, strength training and stretching) they may be making crucial mistakes in their diet. Not putting the right nutrients in your body could ultimately affect the overall fitness benefits of an active lifestyle. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) shares the following nutrition mistakes commonly made by active people.Continue reading...
Weekend weight-gain seems to creep up on you. How? It's so easy to get in the mind frame of "I've been good all week, so I deserve to splurge this weekend!" Those free-for-all weekends add up to pounds-gained quicker than you'd expect. Here are some simple ways to avoid weekend weight-gain....Continue reading...
‘Tis the season to visit the doctor, be it for a flu shot or the flu. And you know what that means: The Dreaded Weigh-In. Is there any wonder why we cancel our medical appointments? Weight bias in health care exists.Continue reading...
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season places extra demands on our already busy lives. If you’re like most people you may feel pressure to take on more than you can comfortably handle. You may struggle with balancing your needs against increased family obligations. This added stress often results in over-eating and using food to calm anxiety. So, what can you do to prevent this from happening? Set your boundaries! Setting strong boundaries is one of the best ways for you to enjoy the stress-free holiday that you deserve.Continue reading...
Pearls of wisdom from the Calorie Count forums...
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