Weight Loss

All About Sugar

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“Sugar is not just an empty calorie, its effect on us is much more insidious”, says Robert Lustig, a childhood obesity expert at University of California, San Francisco. “It’s a poison by itself,” and “the most demonized additive known to man.” This public insistence, backed by Lustig’s impressive credentials, makes the decision to ‘eat sugar or […]

Don’t Let Your Salad Deceive You

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Avid dieters will be the first to tell you that the key to successful weight loss includes cutting out the fat and upping your greens intake. Want to lose weight? Eat a salad. Want to get healthier? Eat a salad. Sounds like a safe bet, right? But what so many people don’t realize is just how deceiving […]

Diets Don’t Work

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If you’ve been struggling with your weight for years, you probably already know this: DIETS DON’T WORK! Need Statistics? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 35.9% percent of Americans are obese and an additional 33.3% are overweight. In fact, Psychology Today reports that about 95% of people who do lose weight gain it […]

10 Ways to Manage Portion Control

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Maintaining an optimal weight is essential to sustaining overall health and wellness, and drastically reducing the chances of developing serious health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Those who are overweight or obese will also find their energy levels compromised, which can have a negative effect on their overall enjoyment of life. For […]

All About Fat

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The role and requirement of dietary fats is a big jigsaw puzzle. New controversies and the latest research findings fuel an already confusing fat debate. Let’s attempt an accurate understanding of this complex ‘fat jigsaw puzzle’ by first identifying the essential puzzle pieces (the different types of fats), then understanding which pieces fit together (the […]

Tips for Eating Out

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Eating out can present a challenge when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your current weight. Super-sized portions, high-fat sauces, and carbohydrate-heavy ingredients significantly increase the calorie count of many of your favorite restaurant foods. Add a few alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and you just might find that you’re eating your entire daily calorie […]

10 Small Changes That Will Yield Big Results

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Don’t have time to go to the gym on a daily basis? You might not have to. There are a lot of little things you can do to become more active. The best part: many of those things are small and won’t disrupt your routine. In fact, they can be easily incorporated into your day-to-day […]