Last week, we presented 13 simple strategies for filling the tank when you’re running on empty, and today, we present 13 more. Tip One: Do Interval Exercise in the Morning, Researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University, in England, found that exercising before or during lunchtime leads to a more productive workdayContinue reading...
It’s not just what you eat that can make you more satisfied—it’s how you eat, too. Try these tips to feel fuller longer.Continue reading...
A glass of red wine is frequently recommended as a beverage that has a myriad of health benefits. But is there any truth to the buzz around drinking red wine everyday? The answer is yes. Truth: red wine contains antioxidants that have major health benefits including heart and brain health. Truth: red wine has been shown to help control weight gain. Truth: red wine has been connected to increased cancer risk in women. While the health benefits of red wine are valid, don’t be misguided into believing red wine is a diet-must.Continue reading...
Simple strategies for filling the tank when you’re running on empty. Tackle a Dreary, Do-I-Have-to-Get-Out-of-Bed Day With a Burst of Color. The Morton Salt Girl got it right in her yellow raincoat. “There are days we need a shot of adrenaline before we even get out of bed, and colors can help with that,”...Continue reading...
Proper planning makes getting it all done a reality. A strong CEO must report to their desk before their employees each day. You may be reading that statement and asking yourself, “But what does this have to do with weight loss?”Continue reading...
Change is good. It is change that allows us to reach new heights in life and overcome negative behavior. And there is a process to changing your life with ease. One strategy to explain the shift is called Change Theory. Put forth by James Prochaska, a psychologist, professor and author, this theory is a blueprint for lifestyle change...Continue reading...
Processed foods have long been criticized for the amount of sugar, salt, artificial flavorings, and preservatives they contain, as well as their lack of beneficial nutrients compared to fresh, natural alternatives. Until recently, few have worried about an additional item found in many processed foods - soy. From soy-based oils, to lecithin, to textured protein, soy has found its way into nearly every manufactured food in the supermarket, including cookies, candies, pastries, pastas, cereal, and ice cream. Should we be concerned about the increasing number of soy-based products in our diet?Continue reading...
They’re under 200 calories, healthy, satisfying, and pro-approved―what’s not to love?Continue reading...
Having trouble with recall? Here, experts offer techniques to enhance your memory. You tend to forget appointments, addresses, PINs, and passwords. Take heart―the brain wasn’t designed to store such data, called declarative memories, for a long time unless you make a concerted effort to do so. This type of information, which by nature isn’t special or exciting, has a short shelf life.Continue reading...
If revving up your sex drive is your goal, then you might want to seek out aphrodisiac foods. While ads for performance enhancing drugs flood TV and computer screens, that’s not the role of aphrodisiac foods. Think of these foods as an added boost, not a cure-all, for your sex life. Still, incorporating aphrodisiac foods into your diet is a natural way to increase your interest in going all the way, without the potentially harmful side-effects found in enhancement pills.Continue reading...
Visiting a dietitian is one of the best ways to demystify nutrition and figure out what to eat. But if that’s not an option for you, getting specific tools to change your daily diet just got easier. You can now create a personalized meal plan simply by going to MyPyramid.gov. Because it’s administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), consider the site your tax dollars at work and take advantage of it for free. Using interactive tools, multimedia presentations and print materials, you can create a meal plan based on the USDA’s dietary guidelines.Continue reading...
Celebrity sponsors continue to crop up in weight loss commercials, but none was more shocking to me than Jennifer Hudson becoming the spokesperson for Weight Watchers. The singer, who has said she will always have curves multiple times, lost a significant amount of weight seemingly overnight.Continue reading...
Whether you venture out to sports bar or throw a shindig, Super Bowl Sunday shouldn’t mean ‘super’ eating. It may be called the big game, but you want to play it small. Play it smart and consider Super Bowl Sunday a W in your playbook.Continue reading...
Follow four smart eating strategies that celebrities follow and swear by.
We all understand that portion control is the key to reaching our weight loss goals, but many of us don’t know how to successfully manage our portions. When given big bowls, even nutrition experts fall for bigger portions, as exposed in a study by Brian Wansink published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. So how do regular Janes and Joes choose the right amount of food to eat at a meal? The answer is simple: they get help.Continue reading...
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.