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3 Hidden Diet Killers that Ruin Your Weight Loss

Posted: November 24, 2020

Want to know the fastest, easiest and healthiest way to lose weight for good? Consume fewer calories than you burn by eating a healthy, nutritionally-balanced, portion-controlled diet, and getting as much activity as you can. Oh, and watch out for hidden diet killers that can ruin even the healthiest, most nutritionally balanced, portioned controlled diet -and your workout plan too. In our last post, 5 Ways to Lower Your Calorie Intake Without Even Noticing , we listed a couple of hidden diet killers, including mindless snacking and too much dressing read more…

5 Ways to Lower Your Calorie Intake Without Even Noticing

Posted: November 17, 2020

We’re willing to bet this isn’t your first weight-loss rodeo. If that’s correct, then we’d also bet that you’ve had more than your fair share of disappointments in trying to lose weight. Disappointments brought on when the promise of a new diet or weight loss program to give you results you’ve always wanted never materializes. The basic principle of weight loss is that it happens by creating a calorie deficit. That is when you burn more calories than you consume. read more…

How the Domino Effect of Good Nutrition Helps You Lose Weight

Posted: November 12, 2020

The reason most common weight loss techniques, like calorie-cutting crash diets, don’t work is because they over-simplify the problem. It goes something like this: The Problem: extra weight The Cause: too many calories in your diet The Solution: cut calories This straight-line, cause and effect approach makes it irresistible to everyone involved. First, the people and companies who profit from the $7 billion dollar weight-loss industry love it because it makes the solution so easy to sell. And those of read more…

How to Make Healthy Snacking Part of Your Weight Loss

Posted: November 3, 2020

We’ve told you how healthy snacking helps weight loss, and we’ve given you suggestions for healthy snack foods many times over the years. Earlier this year, we even gave you “ Your Mid-Winter Healthy Snacking Guide ”.  But, even if you eat healthy snack foods, you still might not be helping yourself lose weight. For one thing, too much of any food, healthy or not, can pack on the pounds.   Avoid These 3 Snacking Mistakes Overeating is just one way that you might not get read more…

Why Good Nutrition is the Basis of Successful Weight Loss

Posted: October 29, 2020

Straight up, healthy, sustained weight loss cannot happen without giving your body the micro- and macronutrients it needs, in the correct proportions, through a balanced diet. It’s why fad weight-loss diets generally don’t work. Instead of focusing on giving your body the nutrition it needs for health and energy to support weight loss, they opt instead for the easy out of cutting calories.   While crash diets depend on the early, easy weight loss that happens to “prove” their effectiveness, it’s read more…

Health & Wellness Myths Busted by Netflix Series

Posted: October 20, 2020

We’ve been busting weight loss, nutrition and wellness myths here on the Herbal One blog for over 7 years. At times, it’s felt like a lonely effort.  When all you see, hear and read about are “Miracle Cure for Losing Weight”, “Lose 20 Pounds in 7 Days” and “Quick & Easy Weight Loss Tips”, it can feel like we’re the only voice telling people that healthy weight loss and weight loss that lasts, takes more than a crash diet. So when Netflix read more…

3 Easy Diet Hacks to Improve Your Calorie Deficit

Posted: October 15, 2020

The best, most sustainable weight loss happens when you create a healthy calorie deficit between how many calories you consume and how many you burn.  As easy as that sounds, for most of us, it’s anything but easy. If you enjoy your food, completely changing your diet and/or drastically reducing how much you eat is an invitation to weight-loss disaster. And if you actually liked exercising to burn more calories, you’d be on the treadmill right now, right? Increase Your read more…

Your Primer on Metabolism & Losing Weight

Posted: October 6, 2020

Like almost everything you hear about losing weight, a lot of the information available about your metabolism oversimplifies how metabolism works and how it affects your weight.  A Metabolism Primer  The following are just a few facts to help you better understand how metabolism works and how it affects your weight loss and your body. What is Metabolism? Your metabolism is the process your body uses to break down the food you eat for energy and nutrition. Your Basal Metabolic read more…

4 Easy Ways to Support Weight Loss & Improve Your Health

Posted: September 24, 2020

Let’s be clear. These are not “easy ways to lose weight”. But, unless this is your first weight loss rodeo, you know by now that healthy sustained weight loss doesn’t come from any single action, like a calorie-cutting diet, or over-the-top gym program. There are tried and true ways to support weight loss that take time.  Instead, you will increase your chances of successful weight loss by making it a focus in as many different parts of your life as read more…

How Does Weight Loss Work?

Posted: September 15, 2020

You might read the title of this post and wonder why we’d be asking a question that has such an obvious answer. It’s easy, you eat a lot less food, and/or exercise like crazy. Isn’t that how you lose weight? How does weight loss work anyway? Yes and no. The idea that you must eat fewer calories than you burn every day to lose weight is absolutely true. But, as simple as it sounds, it isn’t easy to put into read more…

Top 3 Trending Nutrition Myths

Posted: September 10, 2020

There are two basic reasons why so many trending nutrition myths about weight loss and nutirition keep surfacing and resurfacing. First, many myths can seem to make a lot of sense. If you gain weight by adding too many calories, then cutting calories is a great way to lose weight, right? Wrong. Cutting calories for weight loss might produce some weight loss in the short-term, but it is not a healthy option for long-term results. In fact, there’s a good read more…

This is Where Healthy Weight Loss Begins

Posted: September 3, 2020

The first step towards any destination is always the most difficult. Remember when it was OK to hop on a plane and take a vacation? Then you’ll remember how much ticket buying, hotel booking and clothes packing you did before you even set foot outside the house. Taking the first step towards successful, healthy weight loss can be one of the most difficult first steps you’ll ever take. Among many other hurdles, you have to wade through the conflicting advice, read more…