Nutrition

5 Ways to Lower Your Calorie Intake Without Even Noticing

Posted: November 17, 2020

We’re willing to bet this isn’t your first weight-loss rodeo. If that’s correct, then we’d also bet that you’ve had more than your fair share of disappointments in trying to lose weight. Disappointments brought on when the promise of a new diet or weight loss program to give you results you’ve always wanted never materializes. The basic principle of weight loss is that it happens by creating a calorie deficit. That is when you burn more calories than you consume. read more…

How the Domino Effect of Good Nutrition Helps You Lose Weight

Posted: November 12, 2020

The reason most common weight loss techniques, like calorie-cutting crash diets, don’t work is because they over-simplify the problem. It goes something like this: The Problem: extra weight The Cause: too many calories in your diet The Solution: cut calories This straight-line, cause and effect approach makes it irresistible to everyone involved. First, the people and companies who profit from the $7 billion dollar weight-loss industry love it because it makes the solution so easy to sell. And those of read more…

How to Make Healthy Snacking Part of Your Weight Loss

Posted: November 3, 2020

We’ve told you how healthy snacking helps weight loss, and we’ve given you suggestions for healthy snack foods many times over the years. Earlier this year, we even gave you “ Your Mid-Winter Healthy Snacking Guide ”.  But, even if you eat healthy snack foods, you still might not be helping yourself lose weight. For one thing, too much of any food, healthy or not, can pack on the pounds.   Avoid These 3 Snacking Mistakes Overeating is just one way that you might not get read more…

Why Good Nutrition is the Basis of Successful Weight Loss

Posted: October 29, 2020

Straight up, healthy, sustained weight loss cannot happen without giving your body the micro- and macronutrients it needs, in the correct proportions, through a balanced diet. It’s why fad weight-loss diets generally don’t work. Instead of focusing on giving your body the nutrition it needs for health and energy to support weight loss, they opt instead for the easy out of cutting calories.   While crash diets depend on the early, easy weight loss that happens to “prove” their effectiveness, it’s read more…

4 Easy Ways to Support Weight Loss & Improve Your Health

Posted: September 24, 2020

Let’s be clear. These are not “easy ways to lose weight”. But, unless this is your first weight loss rodeo, you know by now that healthy sustained weight loss doesn’t come from any single action, like a calorie-cutting diet, or over-the-top gym program. There are tried and true ways to support weight loss that take time.  Instead, you will increase your chances of successful weight loss by making it a focus in as many different parts of your life as read more…

Top 3 Trending Nutrition Myths

Posted: September 10, 2020

There are two basic reasons why so many trending nutrition myths about weight loss and nutirition keep surfacing and resurfacing. First, many myths can seem to make a lot of sense. If you gain weight by adding too many calories, then cutting calories is a great way to lose weight, right? Wrong. Cutting calories for weight loss might produce some weight loss in the short-term, but it is not a healthy option for long-term results. In fact, there’s a good read more…

This is Where Healthy Weight Loss Begins

Posted: September 3, 2020

The first step towards any destination is always the most difficult. Remember when it was OK to hop on a plane and take a vacation? Then you’ll remember how much ticket buying, hotel booking and clothes packing you did before you even set foot outside the house. Taking the first step towards successful, healthy weight loss can be one of the most difficult first steps you’ll ever take. Among many other hurdles, you have to wade through the conflicting advice, read more…

Your Mid-Winter Healthy Snacking Guide

Posted: January 22, 2020

Ok. That’s it. The holidays are over. It’s time for full-on hibernation mode. Except, while the animals in the woods eat a lot of food before hibernating, human hibernation can mean going on a Netflix binge while huddled under blankets with a big bowl of cheesies. Hibernation also means you’re probably less active. The combination of increased time in front of the TV, computer or Instagram, and simply not getting outside as much, delivers a double whammy to your weight 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…

Do Plant-Based Burgers Help You Lose Weight?

Posted: January 6, 2020

One of the most difficult hurdles faced by anyone who’s trying to lose weight is the temptation of fast food. It’s hard to beat the combination of great taste and not having to cook it yourself. But if you’re trying to lose weight, you know that the majority of fast-food options are not a good idea. By itself, a Burger King Whopper packs almost one-third of the recommended daily calorie intake for adults, and when you have it in a read more…

Honey Instead of Sugar: The Good News & The Bad News

Posted: November 13, 2019

It’s one of those solutions that seems perfect. You try honey in your tea or coffee for the first time and, happy surprise, it tastes great. But can it be true? Can a solution that tastes so good actually be good for you? You’ve been hearing so much about how bad sugar is for your weight and health. Normally that would mean giving up something you love for something that tastes, well, blah. But honey has its own special sweetness read more…

Is Drinking Fruit Juice Bad For You?

Posted: October 26, 2019

  It seems like the perfect answer to getting yourself off of sugary drinks and away from all their bad health effects. If you switch to fruit juices, like orange juice or apple juice, not only will you get something sweet and refreshing to quench your thirst or wash down your meals, you’ll get all the great health benefits of the fruit. Except the fact is that drinking fruit juice can be just as bad for you as sugary soft read more…