Nutrition

How Losing Weight Can Be Easier Than You Think

Posted: July 16, 2018

Yeah, right. You’ve seen the words ‘easy’ and ‘lose weight’ in the same sentence before. And when you followed the plan to ‘easily lose weight’. You probably didn’t lose as much weight as you hoped. You probably didn’t stay at your lower weight for as long as you hoped, and no part of the whole thing was ‘easy’. Losing Weight is Never Easy Think about it. Think about how long you’ve had extra weight that you would like to live read more…

Ways to Use Mindful Eating to Help You Lose More Weight

Posted: June 14, 2018

We’ve told you before about how eating ‘mindlessly’, including emotional eating, can make it more difficult to lose weight. So it stands to reason that by practicing more mindful eating, it can help you lose weight. We chose our words carefully in that first paragraph. In our search for ways to lose weight, we tend to gravitate to anything that promises big results, especially sooner than later. Make no mistake, there are studies that show mindful eating can produce weight loss results. Mindful Eating Isn’t read more…

How Bentonite Powder Helps Your Liver Help You Stay Healthy

Posted: May 25, 2018

Many of those who have ‘detoxed’ their bodies don’t realize that the body does a great job of detoxing itself. In fact, in addition to the many other roles it plays in you body (at least 500 by some estimates!). Your liver is a powerful detoxifier and your body’s main ‘filtration system’. But how do you clean that filter; or detoxify the great detoxifier? The Benefits of Bentonite Powder It can raise a few questions when people hear that bentonite powder comes from bentonite 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…

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…

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…

Why Sleep is so Important for Losing Weight & How to Get More of It – Part 1

Posted: February 26, 2018

You know you need a good night’s sleep. In fact, you’ve probably developed a routine to help you relax before bed and prepare yourself to sleep well. You might do your stretches and yoga poses to get yourself tired, pour yourself a glass of wine, and slip into a nice, warm, relaxing bath. Wow, we’re getting sleepy just thinking about it. Except everything you just did can make it more difficult to fall asleep. But that’s no biggie, right? You’ll 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 Stop Your See-Sawing Hormones from Ruining Your Weight Loss

Posted: December 28, 2017

Pity your poor hormones. They get blamed for everything. Experiencing mood swings? It’s your hormones. Having hot flashes? It’s those darn hormones. Always feeling tired? It could be your hormones again. While moodiness, physiological changes, fatigue and many other symptoms are indeed caused by hormonal imbalances, it’s not like your hormones wake up one day and decide to make life difficult for you. The role of hormones is to keep all your systems stable, balanced and functioning normally – a read more…