Dieting

What to Do Instead of Dieting for Sustained Weight Loss

Posted: March 10, 2020

Following our last post about “ Why Dieting is Worse for You Than Being Overweight ”, we thought that many of you might be wondering what you can do to help you manage your weight. The first step would be to get yourself out of the “dieting” mindset of drastically changing your diet for a short period of time, hoping for long-term results. Sustained weight loss can only happen with sustained transformations to your diet and lifestyle.   4 Things You Can Do Instead Of Dieting  There are way read more…

Why Dieting is Worse for You Than Being Overweight

Posted: February 27, 2020

If we live in an information age, the downside is that a lot of the information is a bit of “the same old, same old”. If you’re battling to manage your weight, you probably see headlines like “Lose weight fast”, “Blast away belly fat” and “Lose weight for good”, almost daily. But, suddenly one headline leaps off the screen at you, one like you’ve never seen, and one that is at polar opposites to all the others . “Dieting Will Kill You Faster than Obesity” Wow. read more…

Towards a Better Understanding of Emotional Eating

Posted: February 17, 2020

It’s not like being overweight isn’t frustrating enough by itself. But, to add to the stress, many people don’t understand why they are overweight. It may not be in their family history, they may eat a healthy diet and they may be active regularly. But still, they carry the extra weight. From the barrage of unrealistic media images to human genetics, there are many factors that may not be immediately apparent, but that can make it more difficult to manage read more…

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…