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4 Ways to Change Bad Eating Habits

Posted: July 12, 2017

Every day it’s the same. 10:15 am is time for a coffee. You’ve looked forward to it since you woke up and you counted the minutes as the time got closer. It’s your habit to have a cup at around 10:15. How do you know it’s a habit? Aside from the fact that you do it every day, the real sign of a habit is when you try to imagine going without your morning coffee, or even just pushing the read more…

Will the Myths About Protein Ever Stop?

Posted: July 8, 2017

OK, this thing might be getting out of hand. Just how ‘trendy’ can a macronutrient get? The prepared foods section of our local grocery market prepares a fresh stir fry made from ingredients of your choice. After you choose from the usual suspects of stir fry fixin’s, you have the option to pick a ‘protein’, which is either chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu. Protein is Just One of Three Macronutrients You Need As anyone who’s trying to manage their weight read more…

How to Win the Mental Game Of Weight Loss

Posted: June 29, 2017

The simple fact is: you can lose weight. The difficult reality: losing weight seems to be impossible. In fact, not only is it tough to shed the pounds, it seems like every time you try, you end up putting on even more weight. But if there’s no physical reason that prevents you from losing weight (if you’re thinking you get a pass here because your metabolism doesn’t let you lose weight, forget it – we’ve told you before that metabolism is not an excuse ), read more…

6 Great Ways to Start Your Day

Posted: June 21, 2017

We have a confession to make. This post is barely a sentence old and we’ve sort of, well, lied to you already. This post really is about only one great way to start your day, but seven ways to do it. Now that we’ve come clean, the great way to start your day, especially if you want watch your weight, want to make sure you’re getting good nutrition and and live a healthier lifestyle, is… Eat a Healthy Breakfast You’ve read more…

3 Quick, Simple Weight Loss Tips

Posted: June 9, 2017

It can be really disappointing when you finally decide to make a serious effort to manage your weight and find that it’s not as simple as going on a quick diet or taking a pill.   The reality of healthy, sustained weight loss is generally somewhat more ‘monumental’ than most people realize. As we’ve said before, while the overall concept of weight loss is simplified to ‘eat fewer calories than you burn’, there is very little that’s simple about successful read more…

Why These Food Packaging Claims Keep You from Your Real Goals

Posted: May 28, 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…

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

Posted: May 7, 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…

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

Posted: April 9, 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 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…