by Rita Chaney
For many of us who work and want to watch our weight and eat healthy, lunch can be the most difficult meal of the day. We're "stuck" away from home with very little time to make decisions about where to go for lunch and what to eat that won't totally blow our nutritional program. So, how can we avoid all the fattening foods offered at the local drive-thrus, yet... Read More
By Janet Martin
Some people complain that no amount of exercising or dieting can help them lose their weight. It seems that even if they reduce the amount of calories they take in daily or increase their exercise regimen, the drop in their weight stays marginal at best. There are also a number of individuals who... Read More
By Peter Sams
Many people worry about their weight, what they eat, and how they look. This is especially true for teenagers and young adults, who face extra pressure to fit in and look attractive at a time when their bodies are changing.
In the early stages, it can be challenging to tell the difference between... Read More
You're ready to jump into that heart-pumping activity and intensive cardiovascular exercise session, but are you doing more harm than good? Most people don't realize how important it is to keep your heart rate at a certain level while exercising, and you need to maintain a specific heart rate when you want to lose weight or improve your fitness level.
If you're not increasing your heart rate enough -- or pushing yourself too hard... Read More
Do you spend a little more on organic or stick with the regular non-organic fruit? It all depends on the fruits you are buying. Here's a great rule of thumb to remember -- thin skin, go organic and thick skin, it's ok to go non-organic.
Purchase your organic fruits in the produce, canned and frozen food aisles of your local grocery store. Expect to pay a little more for organic. That's because you're consuming the cost of enjoying organic fruits... Read More
No calorie counting, no special foods to buy -- just pop open a can and nutrition goes in and weight comes off. Are meal replacement shakes (MRS) really that simple and effective? And are they healthy? What are the pros and cons of using them? Do people really lose weight, and, if so, do they keep it off? This article will provide some answers to these questions.
Meal replacement shakes are available at grocery, drug and health food... Read More
September is National Menopause Awareness Month, and many women find themselves packing on the pounds at the onset of menopause symptoms. Lifelong "skinny people" might find themselves gaining weight, seemingly unable to keep the pounds off. But there are ways to control the so-called middle-age spread. Women's bodies do change as they go through the change of life, but weight gain doesn't have to be inevitable. ... Read More
Deciding how best to eat your allotted daily food intake can be a bit confusing if you're dieting. Some experts say to eat a big breakfast; some say a big lunch is better. Some advocate three square meals and no snacks. Who knows, maybe those that say five or six small meals are right. Let's take a look.
Every nutritionist the world over will agree that starting your day off with breakfast is a must. Breakfast jump starts your... Read More
We watch them show off their beautiful figures and fine physiques on the red carpet each year, and maintain their fit and healthy bodies season after season. What does the average celebrity know about fitness and workouts to keep themselves in such great shape? For most men and women who want to get in shape, the prospect of a personal trainer or in-house nutritionist just isn't realistic; celebrity fitness trainers and health food chefs may be in... Read More
The Wii Fit has taken the world by storm, an innovative toy that promises to give you a great workout without feeling like exercise. The Wii Fit is an interactive platform that lets you play different sports on your television and is intuitive enough to register your movements so you can track how many calories you're burning as you get through each fitness challenge. Wii Fit enthusiasts are already jumping into yoga, soccer, tennis and... Read More