Dieting

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…

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…

5 No-Time and Low-Effort Weight Loss Tips that Work

Posted: November 25, 2016

One of the most common reasons given for not bothering to lose weight is the time it takes. While that’s more of an excuse than a reason, if time is standing between you and a healthier weight, then you need to find ways to lose weight that don’t take time. Yet another big reason (excuse) for not losing weight is saying to yourself that this is the weight you’re supposed to be at and you’re OK with it (really?), so read more…

5 Easy Ways to Keep the Pounds Off Over the Holidays

Posted: November 18, 2016

Do you have your holiday shopping done yet? What about meal planning and guest lists for holiday get togethers? And are all your days off booked? Every year the holiday season seems to get busier and more tiring. And planning for it all is no easy task either. But it’s what you don’t plan for during the holidays that can shipwreck a lot of the weight loss you’ve worked so hard to achieve all year long. Few of us realize read more…

The Mayo Clinic’s Suggestions to Make Healthy Food More Convenient

Posted: November 11, 2016

The Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, is regarded as one of the world’s greatest hospitals, earning the number one position in the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report list of ‘Best Hospitals’. The clinic is world famous for its patient care, research and education. In 2015, the flagship clinic and its campuses and health system facilities provided treatment and care for over 1.3 million patients. The organization spends over $660 million dollars a year on research. The Clinic’s educational read more…

How to Stop Making it So Difficult to Lose Weight

Posted: October 7, 2016

Anyone who has tried to lose weight, regardless of what method they used, knows that it’s not easy. Yes, in the first few of weeks of a diet or exercise plan, when you lose the easy water weight, you feel like you’ve conquered your personal battle of the bulge. But then reality sets in, the next few pounds are more difficult and, after that, losing weight becomes a mammoth chore where every pound seems twice as difficult to lose as read more…

Why Carbs Are not the Villain in Your Weight Loss Story

Posted: June 17, 2016

Are carbohydrates the new “fat”? It’s now almost hip to say something like “I don’t do carbs” when someone is offered a roll with dinner. Since when did it become so cool to almost completely reject one of the basic macronutrients that our bodies need to survive? To find out, let’s start at the beginning. Instead of reinventing the wheel, the U.S. National Library of Medicine has one of the shortest and best definitions of carbohydrates we can find “Carbohydrates are one of read more…

How Proper Nutrition Helps You Lose Weight

Posted: June 10, 2016

It usually happens in the spring. You get outside for the first time in months and you go for a nice long walk, or you plant the garden, or you throw the ball around with your children. Whatever the activity, the following day you are sore all over. Why? Because your muscles were asked to do a lot of activity that they weren’t ready for. When you stretch muscles beyond what they have been built up to do, you actually read more…