Food

Studies Show Ditch the Bagel and Eat Eggs to Lose Weight

Posted: June 5, 2018

First, it was eggs are good for you; then they were high in cholesterol and not so good, then that didn’t matter. Now we start hearing about eggs for weight loss. What is it with eggs that their story keeps changing so often? Just in case you’re concerned about cholesterol, eggs and your health , the results of most recent studies tend to show that eggs weren’t as bad for cholesterol levels in our bodies as once thought. In fact, many studies find little read more…

5 Great Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

Posted: May 15, 2018

You might not like them so much when you chomp down on one, but they might be the healthiest part of a grape, and there’s no denying the benefits of grape seeds for weight loss and your overall health. Best consumed as grape seed extract , the heart of the many benefits it delivers are its powerful antioxidants. What is Oxidation & Why is it Harmful to Us? Despite the fact that we need to breathe it in every few seconds to continue 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…

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…

The Case for Slowing Down Your Eating to Help You Lose Weight

Posted: February 16, 2018

While we’ve told you before that one of the main reasons why weight loss diets don’t work is the complex mechanisms in your body whose sole purpose is to keep you alive and everything running normally. Yet, as complex as all those internal systems are, they’re still just one of the reasons why it’s difficult to lose weight healthily and sustainably. Weight gain can be also triggered or made worse by any one or more of hundreds of external factors. read more…

Why That One Little Drink May be Ruining Your Weight Loss

Posted: February 7, 2018

It’s the one thing you do for yourself each day. After managing to deal with everything that comes your way and still keep a smile on your face (until no one’s looking!) and making sure everyone around you, at work and home, has everything they need, all you ask for is that one moment at the end of the day where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail and simply unwind. That said, we really, honestly don’t read more…

How to Manage your Emotional Eating to Help Manage Your Weight

Posted: November 24, 2017

We all do it. Even if you’re slim as a rake, if you spot a favourite food after not having it for a while, you can get excited about the flavour you’ve missed and scarf it down before anyone knows its there. That’s just one example of emotional eating. And we could fill lots of blog posts with other examples. Having a bad day at work, or a good one; relationship problems and relationship success; a sad movie and the 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…

The Food Marketing Ploys that are Making You Pack on the Pounds

Posted: October 10, 2017

How come the food you get on your plate in a restaurant never looks nearly as inviting and appetizing as the images of the same food you see on the menu or in advertisements? It turns out there are a few reasons for the phenomenon, and they’re not all shady marketing ploys. As any Instagrammer will tell you, it’s very difficult to take a good-looking picture of even a very attractive presentation of food. So companies like McDonald’s go to read more…

5 Healthy Ways to Control Your Appetite

Posted: September 14, 2017

You know if you want to lose weight, you need to eat less, or eat healthier foods, or use a combination of the two. But there’s one problem. When you’re hungry, no one better get in your way. You gotta eat. If you want to put a label on the problem, it’s your appetite. Simply put, your appetite is your desire to eat. Whether it’s because you haven’t eaten all day, or you just can’t resist chocolate, your appetite kicks read more…