Haven’t most of us at some point in our lives experienced the heartache of a difficult lover? The push and pull? Have you ever considered that you may be living with an elusive lover every day? FOOD! Have you thought about how profoundly intimate food is? Thought about what is behind this powerful connection that our … Continue reading
You’ve probably already heard that drinking water helps you lose weight, but do you know why? Research suggests that drinking 8-to-10 glasses of water (8 fluid-ounces each) a day can boost metabolism and suppress appetite. Here, how to optimize water’s weight loss potential:
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While never-ending temptations are everywhere, holiday parties and meals don’t have to interrupt your healthy weight loss journey. Preparation is critical. Following are some tips.
Never go to a holiday party hungry. This is a recipe for disaster. Make sure to each some healthy protein before the party to take of the hunger edge. When possible, learn what is being served and write down what you plan to eat. … Continue reading
When is the last time you were asked what you had for dinner last night, only to think, “I can’t remember what I had for breakfast this morning, let alone last night’s dinner!” Many of us are so busy in our daily lives that we don’t pay much attention to what, where, when, or why we eat, according to Dr. Luiza Petre, cardiologist and medical director for three Medi-Weight Loss Clinics. “Being aware of what you eat is a crucial part of the weight loss process. A food diary is an important tool to help you be mindful of your food intake, and take accountability for it. It can also provide insight into your eating patterns and help you identify diet or lifestyle changes that will help you reach your weight goal.”Continue reading
The holidays are here, bringing with them a string of celebrations, chaotic schedules, travel and lots of epicurean indulgences. Our spirits are lifted by the warm feelings that we recall from our childhood: the gifts, the cookies, and the special family times. The invitations and cards are pouring in, and we just want to abandon ourselves to this jubilant romance of year-end. Everything swirls into a relentless eating and partying contest straight through the end of the year! Are you in the mood for the holidays or are you beginning to feel the stress? … Continue reading
More than one-third of American adults are obese 1 . Obesity is a serious health issue. It is associated with the leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers, as well as poor mental health and quality of life. The causes of obesity are complex, involving individual factors like genetics, behavior and medications, and societal factors like education and how food is marketed… Continue reading