“What is my ideal weight?” Calorie Counters ask in order to set a goal weight and doctors ask to assess degree of risk. Obesity is associated with "risks" like pregnancy complications, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and more, and underweight is risky too. But being a little overweight may not be a problem at all. In a meta-analysis published in The Lancet, overweight heart patients had a lower death rate compared to patients of normal weight. And so it begs the question, what is ideal weight?Continue reading...
Let’s face it—deep down, we all know we’re most likely to get and stay fit when we’re active and eat a nutritious, calorie-controlled diet. But what if we could burn calories, shape and tone our thighs and butts, and enjoy slimmer silhouettes simply by slipping into nylon/lycra underwear? ShaToBu™-The Workout You Wear is one of the latest products that hopes to get a share of the estimated $68.7 billion Americans are expected to spend on weight loss products and services in 2010 according to Marketdata Enterprises.Continue reading...
Do you postpone buying special clothes because you’re not thin yet? Are you delaying that cruise until the weight comes off? Have you missed your high school reunions because you feel self-conscious about your body? If so, what are you waiting for? It’s time to reclaim your power and live your life now!Continue reading...
Do you sometimes confuse wanting to eat with needing to eat? Learning to tell the difference is an essential skill for breaking your eat-repent-repeat cycle.
You were born with the innate ability to know when and how much to eat. Have you forgotten how to use this information?Continue reading...
"I am on the sea food diet. Whenever I see food I eat it!"
Salt is the latest food ingredient to make waves—and for good reason. On average, Americans consume about 3,500 milligrams of sodium each day (sodium makes up 40 percent of salt; the other 60 percent comes from chloride); that’s considerably more than the 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams recommended in the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.Continue reading...
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...
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