Weight Loss

Don’t Make Dinner When You’re Hungry & 7 Other Ways to Avoid Overeating

Posted: July 10, 2014

You know the rule: if you want to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. Simple, right? Not if you LOVE to eat – when you’re happy, when you’re sad, when you wake up, before you got to bed. There’s nothing wrong with loving food. But food isn’t the problem, eating too much of it is. By getting into some simple habits, you can reduce your chances of overeating. 1. Don’t Make Dinner when You’re Hungry read more…

Healthier Fast-Food Food Alternatives

Posted: July 2, 2014

Giving up the convenience of fast food outlets is one of the hidden hurdles to better weight management. Is anything more inviting? Either you spend half an hour or more in the kitchen preparing a healthy meal – not counting the grocery shopping time – or you pop into your local hamburger joint and have a meal made for you in a few minutes. But the price you’ll pay for that fast-food convenience, in your weight and health, far outweighs read more…

Why Do We Give Up on Ourselves So Easily?

Posted: June 25, 2014

It’s amazing how quickly some people can find ways to “prove” that weight loss doesn’t work for them. It’s the easy way out, but they don’t take it because they’re lazy. They take it because they give up on themselves and don’t have faith that they really can manage their weight. By taking a look at some of the ways people avoid managing their weight, giving up on themselves in the process, you can avoid being one of them. I read more…

10 Tips to Help You Lose 10 Pounds

Posted: June 19, 2014

First, if you’re here hoping to find out how to lose 10 pounds fast, you’re in the wrong place. Each of the following tips are lifestyle changes. Along with others, they create a ‘dietary environment’ that makes it easier for you to lose 10 pounds (or whatever your weight loss goal), and keep it off. Cut it in Half – After preparing a full meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner – literally cut it in half and save one portion read more…

How to Diet Safely

Posted: June 4, 2014

We should start by saying that Herbal One recommends that you lose and manage your weight safely and effectively by eating properly and making sure you get the right nutrition. But if you want to lose weight a little faster, you can do it and still maintain your health and nutrition. As we’ve mentioned many times before, the ‘secret’ to any weight loss is to burn more calories of energy than you get from your diet. But your body needs a minimum read more…

Stress Part II – 5 Ways to Stop Stress From Ruining Your Weight Loss

Posted: May 20, 2014

Have you ever felt anxious about something and then gone for a brisk walk? Chances are your anxiety was gone, or at least noticeably less intense, after the walk. Exercise is the first, and perhaps most beneficial way you can stop stress from ruining your weight management (to learn more about how stress can do so, check our previous post: The Stress Series – Part I ). Exercise – We saw in The Stress Series Part Ithat your body reacts to stress by releasing hormones, like read more…

The Best of All Fast Weight Loss Tips

Posted: March 28, 2014

Want to lose weight fast? Get over yourself. Get out of your own way. Get on with a healthier life. That’s it. That’s the fastest way to healthy weight loss. Want proof? Check our ever-growing ‘Success Stories’ page. These are real stories from real people in Southern Ontario. Most of them have been overweight all their lives. Almost every story talks about how easy and/or quick it was to lose weight and keep it off. But they all made big changes in read more…

How to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Posted: March 19, 2014

If you are trying to manage your weight and don’t know how to speed up your metabolism – or you don’t know the benefits of doing so – then you’re missing out on one of the best ways to lose weight. Your metabolism is the process your body goes through to convert food energy (calories) into the energy it needs to perform all its functions. Each one of us has a different metabolic rate, which is the amount of energy read more…

How to Fight Food Cravings

Posted: March 5, 2014

Whether it’s for french fries or Belgian chocolate, when it hits, you can’t seem to think of anything else except gorging on the object of your food craving. There’re many reasons why we experience food cravings, from nutritional imbalances and emotional stresses, to the fact that some of what we eat, especially sugar glucose, has a similar effect on our body as addictive substances like alcohol, nicotine and cocaine. Food cravings can be responsible for a lot of your unhealthy read more…

The Secret to Using Smoothies for Weight Loss

Posted: February 27, 2014

Smoothies are one of those weight loss tools that seem almost unbelievable: how can losing weight taste so good? But not all smoothies are created equal and many commercial or fast food varieties are about as good for you as a popsicle. For healthy weight loss, the best smoothie is one you make yourself because you can control and track everything that goes into it. That’s not to say there aren’t healthy, ready-made alternatives that will help you lose weight, read more…

Three Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss

Posted: February 6, 2014

You know that the best way to manage your weight is to maintain a healthy, balanced diet that gives you the energy and nutrition you need for long-term  weight loss. And the best way to do that is to prepare your own meals. As simple as that sounds, it’s much easier said than done. But you’ll make healthy eating easier and more fun if you turn it into a search for new and interesting foods and flavours. When you shift read more…

Is Cheating on Your Diet the Easiest Way to Lose Weight?

Posted: February 3, 2014

There really is only one way to lose weight: consume fewer calories than you burn. So, by default, that’s also the easiest way to lose weight. Unfortunately, by default, it’s the most difficult too. But you wouldn’t know it by what you see on the web, in newspapers and magazines. Sometimes it seems like the words ‘lose weight’ only appear in the company of ‘fast’ and ‘easy’. If weight loss really was ‘fast’ and ‘easy’, wouldn’t we all be slimmer? read more…