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How To Turn Housework Into a Weight-Busting Workout

Posted: January 30, 2020

Alright, forgive the “weight-busting” in the title. It’s not like anything we mention below is going to produce any major weight loss by itself. But we want you to get pumped for this one because it’s something that you may not take advantage of. And we’re not just talking about turning housework into a workout. If we all got more used to the idea of turning almost every physical activity into a “workout”, we can add significantly to the calories 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…

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…