Weight Gain

Why You Must Stop Drinking This to Improve Your Weight Loss and Health

Posted: August 22, 2018

Of course, generally speaking, you tend to be healthier when you lose weight. But the one thing you must stop drinking if you want to lose weight is not only bad for weight loss, it’s very bad for your health, regardless of how much you weigh. It’s a superstar of beverages. Water not included, it’s the fifth most popular drink in the world, after tea, coffee, orange juice and beer. Each person in Canada drank 67 litres of it in 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…

The Food Marketing Ploys that are Making You Pack on the Pounds

Posted: October 10, 2017

How come the food you get on your plate in a restaurant never looks nearly as inviting and appetizing as the images of the same food you see on the menu or in advertisements? It turns out there are a few reasons for the phenomenon, and they’re not all shady marketing ploys. As any Instagrammer will tell you, it’s very difficult to take a good-looking picture of even a very attractive presentation of food. So companies like McDonald’s go to read more…

Can’t Lose Weight Even with More Exercise? Here’s Why

Posted: March 18, 2016

For many people, exercise is the last weight loss method they want to try. Some people simply aren’t inclined towards extra physical activity, and the idea of “working out”, let alone going to a gym to so, is like someone telling them they need to drag their finger nails across a chalkboard all day. But, if you are one of these people, and truly determined to manage your weight, you may have been convinced to add some measure of exercise to help you lose more weight . read more…

Ask Yourself “How Are You?” & 5 More Tips to Minimize Weight Gain This Winter

Posted: January 8, 2016

It’s become an “auto-response” phrase. “Hi, how are you?” is a standard greeting we give each other, but it’s rarely taken literally. No one who asks really wants to hear the answer, which could include the problems you have with your flaking skin rash or the issues you have with your pain-in-the-butt neighbour. But, by asking yourself “how are you?”, and taking the time to get a complete and honest answer, you could avoid at least some of the weight read more…

Why You Might Need to Lose Weight Even if You’re Not Overweight

Posted: November 26, 2015

If you’re lucky, you haven’t had to struggle with weight gain. Some people manage to stay trim even while they seemingly eat anything they want. And they don’t have to worry about getting any extra exercise because they’re always in the right weight range for their sex and age. But a study released on November 9th found that even those who seem eternally slim might need to better manage their weight . The study shows that people who are considered to be at a normal weight, but who carry an inordinate amount of read more…

Foods with Unexpectedly High Levels of Sugar Can Cause Unexpected Weight Gain

Posted: December 9, 2014

If you stay away from desserts, fizzy soft drinks and chocolate, you’ll probably feel like you’re doing a lot to get rid of sugar from your diet and the weight gain goes with it. And you’re right. But, when you give up the types of foods listed above, you are not necessarily eliminating all the major sources of sugar in your diet. Very often, after giving up the typical high-sugar foods, many of us still find it difficult to lose read more…

Diets Help you lose weight, Nutrition & Attitude Keep it Off

Posted: November 5, 2014

How many diets have you tried? Did they all work? Did any of them really work? As reported in the Huffington Post UK , a recent poll reveals some shocking statistics: The average 45-year-old woman has been on 61 diets since the age of 16 The average diet lasts about two weeks 35% of women report gaining more weight than they lost once the diet was over As shocking as the numbers may be, they reveal what anyone who has ever been on read more…

Seven Causes of Overeating

Posted: September 17, 2014

If you’ve lead an ongoing battle to control your weight, at some point you’ve probably asked yourself “why me?”  After all, it doesn’t seem like you eat any more food than other people who don’t face the same challenges. But overeating isn’t always easy to identify – especially by overeaters – who often don’t realize that they’re eating too much food, or at least the extent of their overeating In a way, it’s not really “over” eating. You eat in read more…

Why We Skip Breakfast and Why We Shouldn’t

Posted: August 20, 2014

Ahhhh, breakfast! A couple fresh eggs, crispy bacon, maybe some sweet melon and cantaloupe, all washed down with delicious, hot coffee. Is there any meal that hits the spot better than a good breakfast? So why does over 10% of the population (it’s almost one-third in males 18 to 34 years old) choose to avoid breakfast every day. Bad Rap. Breakfast foods suffer a poor reputation for their lack nutrition and health benefits. Eggs are considered high in cholesterol, bacon read more…

Stress Part I – 3 Ways Stress Causes Weight Gain

Posted: April 30, 2014

Is anyone out there not stressed? If so, please let the rest of us know your secret. From getting the kids ready in the morning to preparing a healthy meal when we get home, we never seem to have enough time to do everything we need to do. And that’s not to mention the stress we feel at work, in our relationships and when trying to manage our weight . Our body deals with occasional stress very well, but it’s when stress is read more…