3 Questions You Should Answer Before Eating Anything

Posted: August 24, 2017

Mindfulness seems to be taking over the health and wellness world. From pain relief to making you a kinder person, people are applying mindfulness techniques and mediation to a broad range of daily activities to improve their overall wellbeing. If you’re wondering about what is mindfulness, you already do it. If there’s anything you already do that totally engrosses you, so you think of nothing else, that’s a form of mindfulness. One of the key causes of overeating, and/or eating read more…

Why You Must Count Calories – Part 2

Posted: August 15, 2017

In Why You Must Count Calories: Part 1 – The Argument Against Counting Calories , we reviewed a Time.com article titled “ You Asked: Should I Count Calories? ” In a nutshell, while the article never actually answers the question in the title, it gives lots of reasons why you shouldn’t count calories, including: It’s difficult to count calories accurately The word ‘calorie’ carries damaging connotations All calories are not equal In Part 1, we pointed out that, while the points above are valid, they have some flaws. In Part 2 below, we’ll look at why it is still read more…

Why You Must Count Calories Part 1 – The Argument Against Counting Calories

Posted: August 7, 2017

Not only does an article on the Time magazine website titled “You Asked: Should I Count Calories?” never answer the titular question, it concludes with the line “The rest of us could do well by cutting the word ‘calorie’—but not calories themselves—from our mouths.” Not only is the conclusion confusing, it is very frustrating for anyone who’s looking for healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight. Here, with a title hinting at a definitive answer to a crucial weight loss question, one of the most respected read more…

Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Not the Answer – Regardless of the News

Posted: August 2, 2017

Artificial sweeteners are nothing new. Saccharin, the mother of them all, was discovered in 1879. But it remained the only artificial sweetener until demand for no-sugar diet drinks and foods exploded in the 1960s and 1970s. Then, as demand for lower calorie foods increased, grocery store shelves were suddenly packed with processed foods sweetened with sugar substitutes like aspartame, cyclamate and sucralose that offered the sweet taste of sugar without the calories and weight gain they produced. News about the read more…