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...
To help you move towards eating a more well-rounded, nutrient-dense and enjoyable diet, as well as help you lose weight if you need to—and keep it off—I’ve put together five of my favorite new nutrition books.Continue reading...
Have you ever showered your body with praise? Do you honor it for all it does for you? If this feels foreign, perhaps it’s because striving to lose weight sometimes feels daunting. You may focus more on what you don’t like about your body and disregard all the wonderful ways your body serves you. Releasing weight doesn't have to be so hard! Give your efforts an inspiring boost and add some fun to your journey.Continue reading...
When you're multi-tasking between meal time and the rest of your to-do list, you may eat more. We offer these tips to help you eat more mindfully even when you can't give your plate your full attention.Continue reading...
It’s the simple formula for weight loss posted on most every health and fitness website: Burn more calories than you consume. Seems easy enough, but for many, this translates to cutting calories way too low or spending hours each day in the gym. Here's how to balance your calorie intake and burn.Continue reading...
Now that the low-carb craze is over, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Your favorite starchy carbs aren’t particularly bad for you or your diet. Here are some pasta and potato additions you can safely add to keep your calorie count in check.Continue reading...
The holidays bring out the best and the worst behaviors around the dinner table. And while snarky, knee-jerk reactions to comments like "You sure can put it away can't you?" can be tough to resist, they also fuel the drama that can make your holidays anything but happy. We went one-on-one with Dr. Susan Albers, author of Eating Mindfully and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, to find out the perfectly polite response for when someone makes your food their business.Continue reading...
Perhaps you’ll finally give up sweets or fried foods, nix that several-times-a-day soda habit, swear off drinking, or workout every day. Unfortunately, rigid resolutions like these are often hard to stick to. But, no matter where you stand when it comes to resolutions, there are ways to re-frame your goals in a way that makes them easier to achieve and maintain.Continue reading...
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