Weight Loss

Eat Your Breakfast

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Would you like to feel happier, more energized, experience improved memory and concentration, and more easily achieve your weight loss goals without feeling hungry? Then eat breakfast! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as studies referenced in the June 2011 Harvard Health Newsletter, eating a healthy breakfast each morning provides multiple benefits. A […]

Battling Peer Pressure

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It’s hard to resist temptation when everyone around you is indulging in chicken wings and fries while you’re eating a salad. One of the biggest threats to your new healthy eating plan is the influence of your friends. No matter how old you are, peer pressure never quite goes away. Although you no longer have […]

15 Ways to Curb Cravings

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For those struggling with their weight, cravings tend to originate not from the stomach but from the brain.  TV commercials, time of day, stress, and boredom are just some cues that trigger us to crave certain foods, often subconsciously.  So how do you battle those triggers that follow you around wherever we go? Here are […]

Weight-Loss: Gain Control of Emotional Eating

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Do you ever find yourself reaching for the potato chips in the middle of a stressful workday? Do you drown your stress in a pint of ice cream over the weekend?  Do you rely on a hit of heavily-sweetened caffeine to get through the afternoon? If you said yes to any or all of these, […]

All About Carbs

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Critical to fueling your muscles and your brain, carbohydrates are a primary source of the energy that gets you through life. While carbs have gotten a bad rap in the era of high-protein diets, the truth is that you need them. Carbs to Glucose All carbs are made from sugars. Simple carbs, like table sugar, […]

Understanding The Role of Your Heart Rate

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For overall fitness, it pays to get your heart pumping. When you elevate your heart rate for at least 10 minutes at a time, you reap the benefits of aerobic exercise, boost heart and lung health, and fight illnesses. If you’re trying to lose weight, aerobic exercise (also called cardio) can be your best friend. Running […]

Fitting in Fast Food

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You know the drill. You wake up late and are rushing off to work without grabbing a healthy breakfast, or you only have a 30 minute gap between the end of the meeting you’re in and the beginning of the next one across town. You have to eat something to sustain your energy, but the only options along […]

Maximizing your Metabolism

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Metabolism is essentially the combination of chemical changes and reactions that occur in our living cells to create energy required for various bodily functions and activities. It is our metabolism that gives us our energy to keep our bodies functioning. The efficiency of the metabolism is determined by the food that is used to convert […]