Dieting

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…

The Biggest Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Posted: June 21, 2018

How many times have you tried to lose weight? How many weight loss diets have you been on? Bought any gym memberships? Or made arrangements with a friend to go walking a couple nights a week? It’s like you’ve tried everything. And still, you struggle to manage your weight. Why You Haven’t Been Able to Stay on Track for Weight Loss Think about any other physical change you might want or need to make. Let’s say you fall and twist read more…

Why Essential Fatty Acids are Essential for Weight Loss Success

Posted: May 9, 2018

When you’re trying to lose weight and get rid of fat. It can be difficult to get your head around the idea that you need ‘good’ fats to live, and there are none better for your health and weight than essential fatty acids (EFAs). What Are Essential Fatty Acids? Like we said, your body needs good fats, mostly for energy. The body can synthesize , or make, most of the fats it needs from a healthy, balanced diet. There are two essential fatty acids, those the body also read more…

What to Do the Day After You Indulge & Overeat

Posted: May 8, 2018

When you’re trying to lose weight , you face temptations every day, not just during the holidays and special occasions. That means the potential for you to overeat, either intentionally or without really being conscious of it, is present every day. The most important thing to do if and when you overeat is to not let it ruin your weight management efforts. Yes, it can bring you down, make you feel like you’ll never be slim and even upset your stomach. But you’re only read more…

3 Seemingly Healthy Eating Habits that Might be Packing on the Pounds

Posted: April 30, 2018

Healthier eating habits is the first step towards successful weight loss. when you combine healthier eating with more activity in an effective weight management strategy, you get the golden ‘one -two punch’ of weight loss, which is to healthily reduce how many calories you eat while increasing how many calories you burn. But sometimes the ‘healthy’ eating habits we adopt, while making perfect sense in theory, can actually make you gain weight . To give you a better idea of what we mean, let’s read more…

5 Unusual Weight Loss Tips – Part 2

Posted: April 26, 2018

In 5 Unusual Weight Loss Tips Part 1, We looked at two tips that weren’t necessarily ‘unusual’, but that represented a bit of a departure from the more common ideas for weight loss. Including ‘Don’t Try to Lose Weight’ and ‘Don’t Focus on Weight Loss Exclusively’, the tips are aimed at transforming your approach to weight loss. A transformation that can produce healthy, long-lasting results. Here are three more tips to help you make the transformation. 1. Snack! One big reason why you should beware of trendy diets is that they try to take a shortcut to read more…

7 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight – Part 2

Posted: April 5, 2018

It’s one of the most frustrating and demoralizing things that can happen when you’re trying to lose weight. The weigh scale stops going down, or even goes up, despite all your sacrifices and efforts you aren’t losing weight. But, as we discovered in 7 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight – Part 1 , there can be many reasons for reaching a weight loss plateau. And it doesn’t mean you are doing anything wrong or that you can’t continue to lose weight. Here are four more reasons why you might read more…

Here We Go Again: Beware Yet Another Trendy Diet

Posted: December 8, 2017

Sometimes it feels like we’re just banging our heads against the wall here at Herbal One. From the moment we opened our doors, we’ve been all about managing your weight by eating healthy foods, based on Canada’s Food Guide and commonly available in the grocery store, combined with a program of top-quality herbal weight management supplements. Here are just a few of the benefits of our program, versus other weight loss programs and diets. 1. You Don’t Go Hungry By read more…

7 Tips to Minimize Holiday Weight Gain (And None of Them are ’Eat Less’!)

Posted: October 31, 2017

We would like to put forward a motion to change the name of the upcoming months, those commonly known as late-autumn and early winter, to ‘party season’. Think about it. You’ll probably have more social events between Halloween and New Year’s than in any other two-month period of the year. It’s a great time that many of us look forward to and that helps brighten the first dark days of winter. But, between catching up with friends, company parties, holiday read more…

Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part Two

Posted: October 25, 2017

In Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part One , we talked about the fact that, even though it isn’t quite as common as it was just a year or two ago, dieting myths are still being promoted almost everywhere you look. The problem is made worse when highly-respected publications, like Good Housekeeping (GH), reinforce the myths, like they do in the title of this result from a search on Google. As we said in Part One, in just the 13 words in the title of the search read more…

Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part One

Posted: October 15, 2017

We made the mistake of checking out some of the online headlines about dieting again. It’s depressing. But not for the usual reasons of wishing there really was a fast, easy way to lose weight. It’s depressing because people still seem to be swallowing the myths hook, line and sinker. And as long as they’re gobbling them up, the media and advertisers keep pushing them. We’re not talking just about scam artists trying to cash in on everyone’s burning desire read more…