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...
Eat pizza or Chinese? Sleep in or exercise? Find out which is the better choice. Order Dessert or a Second Glass of Wine? Eat Dessert! Sweet tooths, rejoice! While no one is suggesting that it's healthy to eat a rich dessert, the research is pretty clear: Women should have no more than one drink a day.Continue reading...
Fitness guru Jack LeLanne has died. He was 96. His wife of 51 years, Elaine, shared the news through LeLanne’s agent Rick Hersh with this: "I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for."Continue reading...
If you are curious about how you can exercise more efficiently and get the best results, a heart-rate monitor may help. But if RHR, MHR and THR don’t sound familiar, chances are you have some learning to do before buying one. While professional athletes and heart disease patients are familiar with heart rate monitors, you may benefit from using one too.Continue reading...
Nutritious morning meals you can eat while driving, walking, or sprinting out the door. For instance, try Fruit and Cheese, a balanced, easy-to-assemble make-ahead morning meal: Grab an apple, wrap 1 to 2 ounces of Cheddar in plastic, and toss ¼ cup of fiber- and protein-rich walnuts into a resealable plastic bag.Continue reading...
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