Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Posted: July 30, 2014

You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice the attention given recently to the gluten in our diets. “Fad” or “craze” hardly seem potent enough words to describe it. Even playdough has gone gluten-free. The touted benefits of a gluten-free diet range from reducing inflammation and digestive pain, to helping you lose weight. But many people, including those who have converted to a gluten-free diet, don’t fully understand the effect of gluten on the body, and more read more…

‘Diet’ Foods to Avoid for Better Weight Management

Posted: July 23, 2014

All you have to do is eat fewer calories than you burn. That’s how simple it is to lose weight. Yet weight loss can be one of the most difficult things you ever do. So what makes something that seems so simple actually be so difficult? In the case of weight loss, it has a lot to do with food manufacturers knowing how badly you want to be at a healthier weight, and then taking advantage of the fact. It read more…

The Battle of the Sexes: Male vs. Female Weight Loss

Posted: July 17, 2014

While “vive la difference” might be a celebration of what makes men and women different, when it comes to weight loss, the difference leaves nothing to celebrate, at least if you’re a woman. As many women will attest, while they struggle to manage their weight, their male partners seem to be able to do the same or better without much effort. And it’s the physical differences between the sexes that are to blame. Starting with the basic ‘male’ and ‘female’ read more…

Don’t Make Dinner When You’re Hungry & 7 Other Ways to Avoid Overeating

Posted: July 10, 2014

You know the rule: if you want to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. Simple, right? Not if you LOVE to eat – when you’re happy, when you’re sad, when you wake up, before you got to bed. There’s nothing wrong with loving food. But food isn’t the problem, eating too much of it is. By getting into some simple habits, you can reduce your chances of overeating. 1. Don’t Make Dinner when You’re Hungry read more…

Healthier Fast-Food Food Alternatives

Posted: July 2, 2014

Giving up the convenience of fast food outlets is one of the hidden hurdles to better weight management. Is anything more inviting? Either you spend half an hour or more in the kitchen preparing a healthy meal – not counting the grocery shopping time – or you pop into your local hamburger joint and have a meal made for you in a few minutes. But the price you’ll pay for that fast-food convenience, in your weight and health, far outweighs read more…