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Why These Food Packaging Claims Keep You from Your Real Goals

Posted: May 16, 2017

If you’ve been trying to lose weight for any length of time, you know that’s it’s not as simple or easy as it’s often made to be by the claims of weight loss diets and food manufacturers. On other words, there’s no ’90 days to the perfect body ’. In fact, for most people, healthy, sustained weight loss is the opposite of simple and easy. It’s a complex process and that requires education and dedication. The ‘simple, easy’ myth starts with the term ‘weight loss’ itself. read more…

How to Not Let an Energy Crisis Ruin Your Weight Loss

Posted: May 16, 2017

Your body’s energy levels probably have a lot more to do with your ability to slim down than you think. They probably affect your weight loss in more ways than you realize too. And it’s certainly not only about having too little energy to do any extra activities. In fact, the idea of energy being only for extra activities is part of the problem. Even if you did absolutely nothing all day; didn’t even lift your little finger, you’d probably read more…

Why It’s So Easy to Gain Weight & So Difficult to Lose It

Posted: May 15, 2017

You know how it goes. You find a diet that seems doable. You get into it. For 90 days or more, it feels like you’ll be hungry for the rest of your life. You think of little else but food and what it used to be like; its wonderful smell; its delicious flavour. You feel like you’re living in a dream world where nothing’s quite normal. But you push through. You meet your target weight, or close enough that you’ll read more…

3 Critical Reasons to Stop Paying So Much Attention to your Weigh Scale

Posted: May 13, 2017

Whether or not we realize it, we’ve been trained from a very young age to keep close track of lots of the things that we do every day. From the moment we arrived in Kindergarten, where our report cards and marks started tracking how well we were learning, there have been all sorts of ‘trackers’ in our everyday lives. The speedometer in our cars tells you how fast or slow we’re driving. The ‘likes’ on our Facebook pages tell us read more…

How to Make a Habit of Losing Weight

Posted: April 19, 2017

If you’re like most people, you hate it when someone tells you ‘you’ve got to get into the habit of…(insert the thing they want you to do, but that you don’t want to do)’. Whether it came from your Mom, your teacher and/or your boss, it’s never gone over well. So you’re probably not going to like this next line: If you want to finally start losing weight for real, you’ll need to get into the ‘habits’ of losing weight. read more…

3 Big Reasons to Lose Weight that Have Little to Do with Weight Loss

Posted: March 28, 2017

If you’ve tried and failed to get rid of unwanted weight, just about the only good news is that you are not alone. While that’s not much consolation, the fact that lots of people have trouble losing weight might be the key to turning around your own weight loss fortunes. If so many people can’t conquer their weight, it leaves one big question: Why? If Something Doesn’t Work, It’s Broken When you are repeatedly defeated in your attempts to reach read more…

Weight Control Without Feeling like You’re Losing Control

Posted: March 17, 2017

Yup, you get it. If losing weight was easy, we’d all be rail thin. But does it have to always to involve things that are so against your groove? Here’s a couple examples of what we mean. You know you need to watch your calories if you’re ever going to lower your weight. But every diet you come across either tells you to eliminate (Eliminate? You’re always starved as it is, how the heck are you going to ‘eliminate’ anything?) read more…

8 ‘Healthy’ Snack Foods That Aren’t as Healthy as You Think

Posted: March 8, 2017

Snacks are not the enemy. Healthy snacks and healthy snacking habits are a great way to cure hunger pangs between meals and get a host of extra nutrients and fibre that you might not get elsewhere in your diet. But there are forces at work that can make snacking an enemy of your health and weight loss efforts. From the plainly obvious to the sneakily hidden, you should do everything you can to avoid these pitfalls of snacking. 1. Unhealthy read more…

What You Really Crave When You Have a Craving

Posted: February 26, 2017

Many people consider them to be one of the worst enemies in the battle of the bulge. Attacking unexpectedly and never relenting until you surrender, the food cravings you experience everyday can make losing weight seem almost impossible. Can anyone withstand the constant desire to eat a certain something that cravings bring on? Will power is one thing, but if you learned more about the causes of the cravings you have, maybe you’d be better equipped to give your body what it really craves – instead of read more…

Adopt These 5 Easy Habits to Be Healthier

Posted: February 18, 2017

One of the biggest hurdles many people face when trying to reduce weight is simply finding the energy to do what it takes. The reason for that is the same habits that have ended up causing extra weight are also robbing you of energy. So the easy answer is to change your habits. But, we know, adopting any new habit in any part of your life is never easy. Everyone has a variety of stresses in their lives and who read more…

3 Revelations That Change What You Think You Know About Metabolism

Posted: February 12, 2017

It might be the most cited, yet least understood excuse for weight gain ever. Experts tell you to ‘speed up’ your metabolism to help you burn more calories and lose weight. And you tell yourself, and anyone who will listen, that your extra weight is due to a slow metabolism. But what if the entire idea of a ‘fast’ or ‘slow’ metabolic rate is wrong? Dr. Dan Reardon M.D, the CEO and co-founder of  DNA testing company FitnessGenes thinks that many of the commonly read more…

Why Fitness Trackers Are Not the Answer to Weight loss

Posted: February 3, 2017

It wasn’t long ago that many of us thought that the wrist watch would soon be a thing of the past . Wrist watches were first worn by high society women about 500 years ago, and, following their emergence at the start of the 20th century as a ‘must have’ accessory, at one time over 90% of North Americans owned one. Enter the iPhone in 2007. Suddenly, with the ability to tell time, take photographs, record video, track your appointments, call your Mom, or do anything that thousands of apps read more…