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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…

Are Weekends Ruining Your Weight-Loss Routine?

Posted: December 30, 2019

You have a small, protein-filled breakfast now, instead of skipping it. You’ve started making your own lunches, instead of heading to the food court every day. Dinners are usually at home and you’re quickly assembling a tasty menu of easy-to-prepare dishes. Your TV-time snacks include veggies, fruits and nuts.  And you’re getting 10,000 steps on your fit bit at least a couple times a week. Wow. You’ve made some amazing changes to your eating habits and activity levels. You’re feeling read more…

The Best Bedtime Snacks for Losing Weight

Posted: December 26, 2019

If there’s one thing that everyone should understand about losing weight, it is that, to do it right, to do it healthily, to do it lastingly, it isn’t a simple “eat less, lose weight” proposition. And nowhere is the commitment and involvement needed for healthy, sustained weight loss more evident than in choosing the best bedtime snacks for losing weight. How to Choose the Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss Once you commit to eating a healthier diet and trying read more…

The Biggest Reason Why Weight-Loss Diets Don’t Work

Posted: December 9, 2019

If you’ve tried weight-loss diets and haven’t managed to keep the weight off, you probably don’t feel very good about it. But don’t be too critical of yourself. You’re fighting a losing battle. Approximately 95% of people who lose pounds from a weight-loss diet gain it all back within one to five years after finishing the diet. And they blame themselves for the failure. Here is the main reason that weight-loss diets don’t work. The Focus Should Be on Progress 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…

5 Healthy Weight-Loss Lessons from Experience

Posted: October 17, 2019

  We’ve been helping people healthily lose weight and maintain a healthier weight for over 30 years. We feel like we’ve seen it all. But despite the wide range of people and circumstances we’ve worked with, certain truths emerge time and time again.  We’ve put a few of these together below because we feel they offer valuable lessons for healthy weight loss for everyone.  Healthy Weight Loss Lessons We’ve Learned from Experience Like everything to do with losing weight, there’s read more…

Make Halloween the Start of Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

Posted: October 3, 2019

  Whether or not your eating habits are the greatest, you want your children’s habits to be better. But considering that sweets are tied to celebrating almost every holiday throughout the year, from Easter chocolates to Thanksgiving desserts, it can get tough to maintain healthy eating habits for kids. Oh yeah, and then there’s Halloween. That one day a year when we send our children out to get free candy from just about every house in the neighbourhood. There’s probably read more…

Why You Get Food Cravings and How to Get Rid of Them

Posted: September 30, 2019

It could be because you always go for a smoothie after work. Or chocolate seems to be the one thing that can take your stress away. Or sometimes you just have to eat a pretzel, or potato chips or cocktail peanuts.  When you feel like you just need to eat or drink a certain thing, and you just can’t do anything to get rid of them, you’re in the midst of a craving. Cravings are normal. They don’t mean you’re read more…

How To Lose Weight By Not Focusing On Weight Loss

Posted: September 21, 2019

Do you know how to lose weight?  If you look at the numbers of people who do it, going on a weight-loss diet is the answer. In one online survey conducted in 2017, 42% of Canadian adults said they went on a diet in the past year with the specific intent of losing weight.  But, despite almost half of us going on weight loss diets, Statistics Canada says that over 60% of adult Canadians are overweight or obese. So it looks like the weight-loss diet thing read more…

How to Ruin a Great Weight Loss Diet

Posted: September 14, 2019

Maybe you’ve had some luck with a keto diet. Or maybe you’ve just started eating healthier, balanced meals. If you managed to lose weight and keep it off so far, you’re having more success than most. But, while it’s a great accomplishment, it can become a problem. A problem that most people who are trying to manage their weight aren’t prepared for.  Losing your excess body weight is really just the first step towards living your life at a lower read more…

4 Tasty Foods with Magnesium for Weight Loss

Posted: September 4, 2019

We previously gave you three reasons to try magnesium for weight loss . While we told you about the types of foods that are high in magnesium, like dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, and fish, we didn’t talk about specific foods with magnesium that you could add to your diet.  Of course, another great source of magnesium is through an herbal magnesium supplement, like Herbal One’s Ultra Stabilizer . In addition to helping you lose weight, the benefits of a diet high in magnesium-rich foods read more…