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3 Hidden Diet Killers that Ruin Your Weight Loss

Posted: November 24, 2020

Want to know the fastest, easiest and healthiest way to lose weight for good? Consume fewer calories than you burn by eating a healthy, nutritionally-balanced, portion-controlled diet, and getting as much activity as you can. Oh, and watch out for hidden diet killers that can ruin even the healthiest, most nutritionally balanced, portioned controlled diet -and your workout plan too. In our last post, 5 Ways to Lower Your Calorie Intake Without Even Noticing , we listed a couple of hidden diet killers, including mindless snacking and too much dressing read more…

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…

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…

Strength Training for People Who Would Never Strength Train

Posted: August 4, 2020

So how are your weight loss activities working for you? If you’ve tried your fair share of fad diets, weight loss pills and starving yourself without any long-term success, what will you try next? One thing’s for sure, why would you try another diet or different pills if they haven’t worked so far? If you’re looking for a way to lose weight and can’t find it, sometimes it helps to look in places you never thought to look. Benefits of read more…

Our Top 3 Immune Boosting Supplements

Posted: March 26, 2020

With spring finally here, you might be chomping at the bit to get outside for a bit of fresh air. But, even though the cold and flu season is behind us, you still need to worry about maintaining a healthy immune system to fight off viruses and infections.  Viruses can attack anytime and anywhere. To help you stay healthy, you need to support your immune system all year round. How? Give immune-boosting supplements a try!   Herbal Supplements That Boost read more…

What to Do Instead of Dieting for Sustained Weight Loss

Posted: March 10, 2020

Following our last post about “ Why Dieting is Worse for You Than Being Overweight ”, we thought that many of you might be wondering what you can do to help you manage your weight. The first step would be to get yourself out of the “dieting” mindset of drastically changing your diet for a short period of time, hoping for long-term results. Sustained weight loss can only happen with sustained transformations to your diet and lifestyle.   4 Things You Can Do Instead Of Dieting  There are way 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…

How to Stop Gaining Weight

Posted: November 29, 2019

How does it happen? Everything’s fine. You haven’t changed sizes in a while and you’re okay with your weight, even if you’re a little over where you should be. Then, one day, seemingly out of the blue, you can’t button up your jeans. Or your shirt is too tight in all the wrong places.  You’ve just entered the world of a select group of people: those who don’t necessarily want to lose weight, but just want to not gain any read more…

4 Ways to Lose Weight After Age 50

Posted: November 22, 2019

What gives? It seems like once you get to a certain age, everything starts going downhill. Suddenly you need reading glasses, you can’t get up off the couch without groaning, and, no matter what you do, you seem to be getting – how shall we say? Plumper? Yup, no matter how young you feel otherwise, age becomes an increasingly unavoidable factor in your life. And it can affect your fitness, health and, yes, your weight. Here’s our top four ways 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…