Dieting

Want to Lose Weight? Stop Dieting

Posted: January 14, 2020

“Most diet trials in the best journals fail even the most basic of quality control measures.” That line in the heading of a recent New York Times article hit us like a lightning bolt. Before we go any further, generally speaking, a diet trial is a controlled test of different diets on humans. Yes, we’ve told you many times about why it’s so difficult (impossible for many) to achieve healthy, sustained weight loss from weight loss diets. Yes, the best way to lose weight read more…

Are Weekends Ruining Your Weight-Loss Routine?

Posted: December 30, 2019

You have a small, protein-filled breakfast now, instead of skipping it. You’ve started making your own lunches, instead of heading to the food court every day. Dinners are usually at home and you’re quickly assembling a tasty menu of easy-to-prepare dishes. Your TV-time snacks include veggies, fruits and nuts.  And you’re getting 10,000 steps on your fit bit at least a couple times a week. Wow. You’ve made some amazing changes to your eating habits and activity levels. You’re feeling read more…

The Best Bedtime Snacks for Losing Weight

Posted: December 26, 2019

If there’s one thing that everyone should understand about losing weight, it is that, to do it right, to do it healthily, to do it lastingly, it isn’t a simple “eat less, lose weight” proposition. And nowhere is the commitment and involvement needed for healthy, sustained weight loss more evident than in choosing the best bedtime snacks for losing weight. How to Choose the Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss Once you commit to eating a healthier diet and trying read more…

The Biggest Reason Why Weight-Loss Diets Don’t Work

Posted: December 9, 2019

If you’ve tried weight-loss diets and haven’t managed to keep the weight off, you probably don’t feel very good about it. But don’t be too critical of yourself. You’re fighting a losing battle. Approximately 95% of people who lose pounds from a weight-loss diet gain it all back within one to five years after finishing the diet. And they blame themselves for the failure. Here is the main reason that weight-loss diets don’t work. The Focus Should Be on Progress read more…

5 Healthy Weight-Loss Lessons from Experience

Posted: October 17, 2019

  We’ve been helping people healthily lose weight and maintain a healthier weight for over 30 years. We feel like we’ve seen it all. But despite the wide range of people and circumstances we’ve worked with, certain truths emerge time and time again.  We’ve put a few of these together below because we feel they offer valuable lessons for healthy weight loss for everyone.  Healthy Weight Loss Lessons We’ve Learned from Experience Like everything to do with losing weight, there’s read more…

Why You Get Food Cravings and How to Get Rid of Them

Posted: September 30, 2019

It could be because you always go for a smoothie after work. Or chocolate seems to be the one thing that can take your stress away. Or sometimes you just have to eat a pretzel, or potato chips or cocktail peanuts.  When you feel like you just need to eat or drink a certain thing, and you just can’t do anything to get rid of them, you’re in the midst of a craving. Cravings are normal. They don’t mean you’re read more…

How To Lose Weight By Not Focusing On Weight Loss

Posted: September 21, 2019

Do you know how to lose weight?  If you look at the numbers of people who do it, going on a weight-loss diet is the answer. In one online survey conducted in 2017, 42% of Canadian adults said they went on a diet in the past year with the specific intent of losing weight.  But, despite almost half of us going on weight loss diets, Statistics Canada says that over 60% of adult Canadians are overweight or obese. So it looks like the weight-loss diet thing read more…

How to Ruin a Great Weight Loss Diet

Posted: September 14, 2019

Maybe you’ve had some luck with a keto diet. Or maybe you’ve just started eating healthier, balanced meals. If you managed to lose weight and keep it off so far, you’re having more success than most. But, while it’s a great accomplishment, it can become a problem. A problem that most people who are trying to manage their weight aren’t prepared for.  Losing your excess body weight is really just the first step towards living your life at a lower read more…

3 Insightful Things You Can Include in a Food Journal

Posted: August 30, 2019

Anyone who has put in any serious effort to manage their weight knows the benefits of keeping a written journal of what they eat every day. You can get a much better idea of your eating habits by seeing them in writing. And, depending on what information you include in a food journal, you can get surprisingly deep insights that can reveal not just what you eat, but why you’re eating and why you may be overeating Try Tracking the read more…

How Did Melissa McCarthy Lose Weight?

Posted: January 29, 2019

If you’ve struggled with keeping your weight down, you probably cringe a little when you read yet another celebrity success story. But, if you’re a regular reader of the Herbal One blog, or you’re on a Herbal One diet plan , you’ll be very interested to know just how did  Melissa McCarthy lose weight. Melissa McCarthy’s Weightloss Journey Why do we think you’ll be interested in Melissa McCarthy’s experience with her weight? Because it reflects what many of us go through every day. And her road to read more…

How Your Mindset Helps or Hinders Your Portion Control

Posted: October 16, 2018

It’s all very simple. If you’re overweight, you’ve simply consumed more calories than you’ve burned. It’s all very complex. Making the changes you need in your diet and lifestyle is difficult. Transitioning your body to a lower weight means safely and healthily adjusting long-held eating habits, while ensuring your body gets the energy and nutrition needed for its well being as it struggles with the changes. In other words, you need all the help you can get. The Power of read more…

The New York Times Key to Weight Loss is Missing the Point

Posted: July 6, 2018

The New York Times posted an article last February titled “The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds” . Our first response was to wonder why it took the New York Times (NYT), and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), who produced the study, so long to arrive at a solution that we’ve been offering our clients all along. It also made us wonder if they didn’t think that healthy eating was a key to weight loss, what were they thinking? Their key to weight loss read more…