Nutrition

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…

What Happens When You Don’t Eat Breakfast

Posted: December 22, 2017

It’s one of those straight-line ideas that seem to make lots of sense for weight loss: if you don’t eat breakfast, you’ll be eating less food overall and you’ll lose weight. We all love the idea of fast, easy ways to lose weight and what could be simpler than skipping a meal you don’t have time for anyway? It’s like weight loss with zero effort. Except there’s a good chance you won’t lose weight, and, when you consider all the 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…

How Inflammation Can be the Enemy of Your Weight Loss

Posted: November 27, 2017

The story of inflammation is one of “too much of a good thing”. The absolutely wonderful thing about inflammation is that it helps your body heal after an injury like a cut or a sprain. While we think of it as painful and uncomfortable, inflammation’s pain and swelling that happens when you twist your knee, or get a sliver under your skin, are all part of your body’s defence system doing its job to prevent further injury and fight off read more…

4 Remarkable Benefits of L-Glutamine

Posted: September 28, 2017

Bodybuilders know all about proteins. It’s the macronutrient that we get from food that helps to build muscle. But protein’s benefits aren’t limited only to muscle tissue. In fact, proteins are found in every cell of your body. Those cells use protein as building blocks to help your hair grow, regenerate your skin and produce hormones, cartilage and tissue. Protein is popular as a nutrition supplement because, unlike the other two macronutrients, fats and carbs, it breaks down in the body, so it’s not as easy 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…

Why You Must Count Calories – Part 2

Posted: August 15, 2017

In Why You Must Count Calories: Part 1 – The Argument Against Counting Calories , we reviewed a Time.com article titled “ You Asked: Should I Count Calories? ” In a nutshell, while the article never actually answers the question in the title, it gives lots of reasons why you shouldn’t count calories, including: It’s difficult to count calories accurately The word ‘calorie’ carries damaging connotations All calories are not equal In Part 1, we pointed out that, while the points above are valid, they have some flaws. In Part 2 below, we’ll look at why it is still read more…

Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Not the Answer – Regardless of the News

Posted: August 2, 2017

Artificial sweeteners are nothing new. Saccharin, the mother of them all, was discovered in 1879. But it remained the only artificial sweetener until demand for no-sugar diet drinks and foods exploded in the 1960s and 1970s. Then, as demand for lower calorie foods increased, grocery store shelves were suddenly packed with processed foods sweetened with sugar substitutes like aspartame, cyclamate and sucralose that offered the sweet taste of sugar without the calories and weight gain they produced. News about the read more…

4 Ways to Change Bad Eating Habits

Posted: July 12, 2017

Every day it’s the same. 10:15 am is time for a coffee. You’ve looked forward to it since you woke up and you counted the minutes as the time got closer. It’s your habit to have a cup at around 10:15. How do you know it’s a habit? Aside from the fact that you do it every day, the real sign of a habit is when you try to imagine going without your morning coffee, or even just pushing the read more…