Weight Loss

It’s a New Decade – Let’s Put These Weight-Loss Myths to Rest

Posted: March 19, 2020

It’s hard to believe that we’re in the third decade of the 2000s! Like with each new year, the start of a new decade means looking forward to what it has to offer and looking back at some of the changes we experienced. We started writing the Herbal One blog in 2013. Today, more than 350 posts later, we’ve covered a lot of topics, trends and tactics. But we’ve covered none of them more so than the myths that surround read more…

Looking for Motivation to Lose Weight? Check These Headlines

Posted: February 25, 2020

Maybe you’ve just decided to go easy on yourself and just be you. Maybe you’re tired of the disappointment of trying one fad diet after another, and never seeing any long-term results.  One way or another, many people, who really would rather live life at a healthier weight, give up on doing so because of the difficulties and disappointment they experience have sapped their motivation. Headlines You Can Use to Motivate Your Weight Loss Losing weight isn’t just about looking read more…

5 Reasons Why Yoga is a Great Start to Your Weight Loss Journey

Posted: February 12, 2020

While getting things done is always a challenge, there are some things where just getting them started seems impossible. You know the feeling, the house is a mess and you’re wearing the same thing for the third time because the thought of cleaning or doing the laundry in unbearable. What’s perhaps most interesting in these situations is that, once you get finally get started, the cleaning or laundry aren’t nearly the chores you made them out to be Few things read more…

Good News if You Don’t Like Exercising for Weight Loss

Posted: February 4, 2020

One of the worst things about being overweight or obese is that the news always seems to get worse. A quick example is exercising for weight loss. First, they told you you need to get more physical activity so you can burn more calories than you eat. Ugh.  Then, someone somewhere decided you needed at least 150 minutes of “moderate to vigorous” exercise – every week – if you wanted to be healthy. Double ugh. Today we change all that. read more…

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…

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…

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…

Why You Should Ignore Weight Loss Headlines Like These

Posted: November 4, 2019

Looking for a sure-fire way to stimulate weight loss? Read all the articles and blog posts that are published every day that tell you how to lose weight. You won’t have time to sleep, much less eat. There’s so much weight loss advice, tips and tricks coming at you at ever-increasing speeds that you need to find ways to filter out the sensational from the beneficial. It’s impossible to avoid all the time-wasters, but here’s a way to steer clear 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…

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…