A Big City Mayor’s Weight Loss Success Story

Posted: February 27, 2015

If you’re trying to lose weight, you don’t usually tell the world about it. If you did, you open yourself up to the never-ending questions about “how much have you lost so far?” and “how’s the diet going?” – even on those weeks where you actually gained back a couple pounds. And then, if you decide to stop, or you just couldn’t manage to do it on your own, everyone will think you “failed”. So imagine what it’s like to read more…

Three Dangerous Diet Fads

Posted: February 19, 2015

We all want three things from a weight loss program: easy, fast and noticeable results. We would stampede to the store if some new program guaranteed 20 lbs. of weight loss overnight. And no one in the rush would think twice about the ill-effects on their health that comes from losing a significant amount of body weight in an unreasonably short time. The blind desire to lose weight means we are all taken in by fad diets that promise fast, read more…

Four Ways to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Posted: February 18, 2015

In a way, weight loss is a lot like cleaning your house. When the place is an absolute mess, it can look a lot better just by quickly putting everything back in its place. While you imagine hours of housework, after just 15 minutes of simply picking up and straightening the couch cushions, you’re amazed at how much better the place looks already. But then the really tough cleaning starts and, indeed, it ends up being a lot of work read more…

Looking for Weight Loss Advice? Ask Zach Galifianakis

Posted: February 5, 2015

While he’s an accomplished actor, comedian and philanthropist, Zach Galifianakis is best known as the awkward, inept – and chunky – Alan Garner in “The Hangover” movie trilogy. 

There’s no denying that a major part of the ‘Garner’ character is Galfianakis’ extra weight. If Galifianakis had either Bradley Cooper or Ed Helms’ (the other lead actors in the films) trimmer body type, he’d have a more difficult time getting the laughs and generating the sympathy. If you’re trying to manage read more…

An Iron Chef’s Day-To-Day Guide to Healthy Eating

Posted: February 3, 2015

As a child, Chef Marco Canora always looked forward to enjoying his mother’s harvest of herbs and vegetables. Today, after learning the chef’s trade on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching the finals of TV’s “The Iron Chef” and receiving many nominations and awards for his culinary creations, those long-gone harvests are reflected in the healthy and tasty dishes he creates. And in between TV appearances, restaurant openings and developing new dishes, Chef Canora manages to do some writing and read more…