In our struggling economy, with rising food prices, making healthy choices at the grocery store is a challenging, but attainable goal. Even on a tight budget you can stock your cupboards and refrigerator with fresh, nutrient-dense foods. There are a few simple tricks that will help you make nutritional, affordable selections.
The first healthy choice you can make in the... Read More
You were doing so well on your diet! Now you're covered with cookie crumbs, and the remains of a container of Ben & Jerry's are melting on the coffee table. You've had another eating binge, you feel awful, and you're ready to give up. But you can bounce back. Many people falter several times during a weight-loss program and still attain their goals.
Why We Binge ... Read More
Lipids, also known as fats, make up one group of essential macronutrients. With all the contradictory information available today, the truth on fats can be difficult to discern. Though we need fat in our diets, too much can be detrimental to our health. When we consume a diet high in fats, we increase our risk of obesity, heart disease, and cancer. A moderate intake of fat can... Read More
These days, everyone's stressed. Kids, traffic, gas prices, and work add up to a prescription for headaches and grinding teeth. Another side effect of stress is weight gain.
How Stress Makes You Fat
During ongoing stress, the body's adrenal glands create more of the hormone cortisol than is normally needed. Too much cortisol can make you depressed, which can trigger comfort food binges. Cortisol also stimulates... Read More
by Charlotte Louise Maguire
When your pantry is stocked with healthy staples, it is easy to make smart choices. The following list of non-perishable foods will provide a variety of convenient choices without breaking the bank or sabotaging your diet. These options will keep you feeling full and satisfied while providing optimum nutrition. Mix and... Read More
By Janet Martin
Gym memberships usually increase during the month of January because everybody seems to want to start their year with a resolution to lose weight and become healthier. However, after a few visits to the gym, many people start to become less enthusiastic in their efforts to be buff because of... Read More
By Glenn Freiboth
Before initiating a weight loss program, it is important for people to know how much weight they should lose.
There should be two basic weight loss goals:
1) Initial goal (short term) 2) Long Term goal (approximately 1 year from now)
Both of these goals should be... Read More
Healthy eating behaviors aren't difficult to incorporate into your lifestyle, and they don't mean eating only sprouts and tofu for the rest of your life. A few simple changes to your lifestyle can not only improve your eating habits, but you'll be healthier, and enjoy your food more too.
Here are some helpful hints to get you started.
1. Detecting Hidden and Empty... Read More
Who would have thought a set of dumbbells and a training mat is all you need to start losing weight and gaining muscle?
Of course, you can go the whole nine yards and buy a set of gloves, a weight-lifting belt and a bar bell with a full set of weight disks, but it really is not necessary in order to set you off on the path to burning that excess fat and adding that all-important muscle.
As a beginner the most... Read More
Before your first cup of coffee. Before even wiping the sleep form your eyes. The first thing many people do is step onto the scale to assess the damage from yesterday's overindulgence, or to see if the extra 20 minutes of cardio paid off.
Does this mean you are overly obsessed with the scale? Possibly.
Perhaps the obsession comes from the fact that our society puts so much emphasis on body image, and fitting the "ideal" weight, instead... Read More