Four Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for Weight Loss & Nutrition

Posted: December 28, 2014

Maybe you should blame the ancient Babylonians, who made promises to their gods to at the beginning of each year to pay back debts and return borrowed items. Or maybe you should blame the almost as ancient Romans who started the year with promises to Janus, the god for whom January is named. Whoever started the tradition, today we all feel some pressure to resolve to better ourselves at the beginning of each year. If you’re planning to eat healthier read more…

A Quick Nutrition & Weight Loss Tip for the Holidays

Posted: December 21, 2014

Do you like baking? Or do you just like to enjoy the baked treats that seem to be everywhere during the holidays? Whether you’re the chef or the devourer, the holiday season is a time for baking and baked goods. Whichever end of the baking spectrum is yours, there’s a way to get more nutrition and less weight gain from baked foods. Use Whole Grain Flour Whether it’s bread, muffins, pie crusts or any other foods made with flour, it’s read more…

Tips to Turn the Holidays into Your Weight Loss Friend

Posted: December 17, 2014

As the 2014 holiday season gets into full swing, anyone trying to manage their weight will probably approach it with mixed emotions. Of course we all look forward to getting together with family and friends, going to company parties and finding just the right gifts. But for those who are watching their weight, each of those activities can be full of food temptations that could ruin their weight management program. Every party and social gathering is full of sweet treats read more…

Three Simple Tips to Avoid Unhealthy Diets

Posted: December 17, 2014

“I’m on a diet”. It’s a statement that’s as interesting as it is common. In one sense, it’s like saying “I breathe air”. Of course you’re on a diet, everyone’s on a diet just like everyone breathes air. We all eat, so we all have a diet of some sort. But everyone understands that being ‘on a diet’ means you are trying to lose weight. So how did a sentence that states the obvious come to refer to something that read more…

How to Make Sure You Eat Only Healthy Fats

Posted: December 15, 2014

Most people go through three steps in their understanding of fats and the role they play in your diet. At first, we think fat is the enemy. Fat has a bad name. If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re trying to get rid of excess fat, so why would you eat it? Because of how many people think this way, food manufacturers label their products as ‘no fat’ or ‘low fat’ to boost sales. After that, we usually come to read more…

Learn How to Fight Food Cravings

Posted: December 11, 2014

It’s not just you. Even people with the strongest willpower can be defenseless against one of the most powerful urges we know: the food craving. By itself, there’s nothing wrong with a food craving and you don’t need to always fight them. But if you’re trying to manage your weight, you’ll notice that your cravings are usually for the sorts of foods that you’re trying to avoid. That point is part of our first tip for ways to fight food read more…

Foods with Unexpectedly High Levels of Sugar Can Cause Unexpected Weight Gain

Posted: December 9, 2014

If you stay away from desserts, fizzy soft drinks and chocolate, you’ll probably feel like you’re doing a lot to get rid of sugar from your diet and the weight gain goes with it. And you’re right. But, when you give up the types of foods listed above, you are not necessarily eliminating all the major sources of sugar in your diet. Very often, after giving up the typical high-sugar foods, many of us still find it difficult to lose read more…