Series

7 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight – Part 1

Posted: March 31, 2018

The good news is you don’t need to blame yourself if you’re not losing weight even though you’re trying. Weight loss is never easy and keeping the weight off is just as difficult. One of the great injustices of going on a weight loss plan is that the first few pounds come off so relatively easily. Just when you feel like you’re on your way to the weight and shape you’ve always wanted, the plan stops, or the weight loss read more…

Why Sleep is so Important for Losing Weight & How to Get More of It – Part 3

Posted: March 21, 2018

In Parts 1 and 2 of Why Sleep is so Important for Losing Weight & How to Get More of It, we looked at several reasons why sleep is crucial for your weight loss, including the fact that lack of sleep actually changes how your fat cells work, that it reduces how much benefit you get from healthy changes in your diet, that it increases cravings and it reduces your level of activity. But, way back at the beginning of the series, in the read more…

Why Sleep is so Important for Losing Weight & How to Get More of It – Part 2

Posted: February 27, 2018

A good night’s sleep does a lot more than help you look your best and feel great. In Part 1 of Why Sleep is so Important for Losing Weight & How to Get More of It we told you about how a good night’s sleep actually helps you reduce the levels of fat in your body. And we pointed out that, in addition to losing all the advantages of a good night’s sleep, a lack of sleep can increase your feelings of hunger, decrease your feeling of being full and actually change how your fat cells store fat 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…

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food – Part 2

Posted: January 31, 2018

In Part 1 of ‘7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food ’ we talked about the fact that food isn’t the enemy of your weight loss and that improving your relationship with it can be a great way to not only lose weight, but be healthier too. Here are five more ways to start having a better relationship with the food you eat. 1. Eat Well When You’re Physically Hungry This is an off-shoot of the mindful eating we told you about in Part 1. Your body read more…

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food – Part 1

Posted: January 30, 2018

Have you ever had friends who only called you when they needed something, like when they had a problem, or wanted someone to party with, or wanted to borrow your hair dryer? It’s like they take you for granted and it can make you feel like you’re being used. If food had feelings, it would feel the same way. We often mindlessly eat food to make us feel better after a bad day, or we ‘chow down’ at parties, or read more…

11 Takeaways from a Retiree’s Weight Loss Journey – Part 2

Posted: November 16, 2017

You see them in magazines, on TV and on the web. Weight loss success stories seem to be everywhere. But, if you’ve always struggled with your weight or with eating a healthy diet, they can be frustrating. They can make you feel like you’re the only one who can’t find success. But, as we learned in “11 Takeaways from a Retiree’s Weight Loss Journey – Part 1 ”, by reading about weight loss successes, and failures, can give you the lessons and motivation that helps you turn read more…

11 Takeaways from a Retiree’s Weight Loss Journey – Part 1

Posted: November 7, 2017

It can make you just avoid weight loss journey success stories. It feels like you’ve tried everything they talk about in all the stories, but you’ve never been able to get the same results. But reading about the efforts, successes, and failures, of other who are trying to reach the same goals as you are can give you yet one more level of motivation, perhaps the one that finally pushes you to enjoy your own success. Make no mistake. Many read more…

Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part Two

Posted: October 25, 2017

In Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part One , we talked about the fact that, even though it isn’t quite as common as it was just a year or two ago, dieting myths are still being promoted almost everywhere you look. The problem is made worse when highly-respected publications, like Good Housekeeping (GH), reinforce the myths, like they do in the title of this result from a search on Google. As we said in Part One, in just the 13 words in the title of the search read more…

The Latest in the Ongoing Nutrition Label Saga

Posted: October 21, 2016

An article listed on the CBC’s website about nutrition labels on food products begins with a very difficult to answer question: “If three-quarters of a cup of Reese’s Puffs cereal has 110 calories, one gram of dietary fibre and two grams of protein; and one cup of Kellogg’s Special K cereal has 120 calories, no dietary fibre but six grams of protein, which one should you eat for breakfast?” If you can’t figure it out, don’t feel bad. Very few of us either have the capacity or desire to take the time and read more…

Think Pop is Bad? Here are 10 Ways it Can Shorten Your Life – Part Two

Posted: September 30, 2016

In Part One, we looked at five ways that pop can cause health concerns that can ultimately reduce your life expectancy. If the only reason you would cut down on the amount of pop you drink is to lose weight, it’s time to rethink that position. From increased risk of diabetes to the decreased absorption of essential nutrients, like magnesium, which helps your body rid itself of harmful toxins, pop simply does nothing for your health and nutrition, but it does a lot to ruin them. Perhaps most read more…

Think Pop is Bad? Here are 10 Ways it Can Shorten Your Life: Part 1

Posted: September 23, 2016

The ‘real thing’ can be really bad for you. If you’ve been trying to manage your weight , you know that one of the fastest and best ways to reduce weight gain is to stop drinking high-sugar pop and fruit juices. The bottom-line reason is the off-the-scale sugar content of most brands of pop. A 355ml can of Coca-Cola has 39 grams of sugar, which is just shy of 10 teaspoons. The World Health Organization recently changed its recommendation for sugar consumption to no more than 5% of read more…