by Elizabeth Kelly
Sometimes it seems like the secret to successful dieting hinges on just a few seconds of your day. You've been so good: writing in your food journal, sticking to the plan, passing up the office snacks. Then it happens. It may be that moment when you get home from work, or just a fleeting thought while you're watching TV. You're craving something, and you're... Read More
Diets often fail because they leave people feeling deprived and longing for more food. With this in mind, it is important to make hearty, yet healthy meals that fill you up and not out. You want a nutritional meal that isn't loaded with empty calories.
There are many ingredients that provide a sense of satiety when you eat them. Beans, lean meats and fish are among some of these staples. A small handful of nuts such as pecans,... Read More
As a psychiatrist I know that there is more to overeating and obesity that meets the eye. One big reason that many diets fail is that traditional weight loss programs don't factor in how we process subtle energy, what Chinese medicine terms "life force" or "chi." Subtle energy penetrates and surround the body. Sensitive people who I call intuitive empaths unknowingly overeat in response to being overwhelmed by negative vibes. Empaths not only... Read More
A nice leisurely stroll is an easy way to burn a few calories, but let's face the facts. A slow walk only helps shed the pounds the same way -- slowly. If you want to rev up your weight loss, you want big numbers.
For maximum calorie crunching, short and intense workouts give you more bang for the buck than long and slow. Here are seven activities that burn up those calories like wildfire, so you can see the results you want, quick as a... Read More
by Ysabel J. Doran
Before you throw that jar of fat-free mayo or those fat-free muffins in your shopping cart, thinking they'll help you lose weight, consider this -- fat does not make you fat.
It sounds like a paradox, but in fact, it makes perfect sense. Fat on your body does not come from the fat that you eat. It comes from calories you consume in excess of what you use... Read More
Many workout and fitness plans get derailed by some common mistakes and bad habits. Be careful to avoid the following mistakes.
Working out without a battle plan -- Some people walk into the gym and wing it -- with no sense of how well they're working out all their muscles, then wonder why they don't make progress. Write down a workout plan: Map out all your workouts to the set. Figure out your goals and set a plan to get... Read More
When bellying up to the bar, pay attention to what goes into your mouth, and you might shed some of the unwanted bulk. Make the wise and attentive choice of drinks and accompanying snacks an ally in your battle of the bulge.
Most importantly, alcohol makes you hungry. It lessens your inhibitions and your ability to keep tract of things. It is easy to find yourself mindlessly nibbling nuts, chips or anything else within reach. As... Read More
by Trent Lorcher
In this age of technology, many fitness buffs have forgotten the benefits of old-school workouts. They've traded gym shorts for spandex, blacktop for treadmills, and t-shirts for sports bras. If you've reached a fitness plateau, want to jump start your fitness routine, or just need to get away from the gym, maybe it's time to go old-school/
JUMP... Read More
You might be surprised to find out foods you thought were "healthy" really are not so much! Your family might have been better off eating chips, ice cream, or a big piece of chocolate cake. Consumers are bombarded everyday with "tricky" foods. Just because a box says that it is "Fat-free" or "sugar-free" does not mean it is good for you. Reading those words on a box can deceive us into thinking that we can eat away totally guilt-free. Take time to... Read More
Fast food restaurants are great, aren't they? You only need to drive through, throw some money at the people in the window and they happily throw grease, salt, and sugar back at you. We all know fast food joints are necessary evils. Everybody is short on time and they can fill you up without breaking the bank.
While fast food restaurants try to deceive us by offering salads, soups, and meals with clever... Read More