7 Tips to Minimize Holiday Weight Gain (And None of Them are ’Eat Less’!)

Posted: October 31, 2017

We would like to put forward a motion to change the name of the upcoming months, those commonly known as late-autumn and early winter, to ‘party season’. Think about it. You’ll probably have more social events between Halloween and New Year’s than in any other two-month period of the year. It’s a great time that many of us look forward to and that helps brighten the first dark days of winter. But, between catching up with friends, company parties, holiday read more…

Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part Two

Posted: October 25, 2017

In Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part One , we talked about the fact that, even though it isn’t quite as common as it was just a year or two ago, dieting myths are still being promoted almost everywhere you look. The problem is made worse when highly-respected publications, like Good Housekeeping (GH), reinforce the myths, like they do in the title of this result from a search on Google. As we said in Part One, in just the 13 words in the title of the search read more…

Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part One

Posted: October 15, 2017

We made the mistake of checking out some of the online headlines about dieting again. It’s depressing. But not for the usual reasons of wishing there really was a fast, easy way to lose weight. It’s depressing because people still seem to be swallowing the myths hook, line and sinker. And as long as they’re gobbling them up, the media and advertisers keep pushing them. We’re not talking just about scam artists trying to cash in on everyone’s burning desire read more…

The Food Marketing Ploys that are Making You Pack on the Pounds

Posted: October 10, 2017

How come the food you get on your plate in a restaurant never looks nearly as inviting and appetizing as the images of the same food you see on the menu or in advertisements? It turns out there are a few reasons for the phenomenon, and they’re not all shady marketing ploys. As any Instagrammer will tell you, it’s very difficult to take a good-looking picture of even a very attractive presentation of food. So companies like McDonald’s go to read more…