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Snacking Helps Balance Blood Sugar and Boosts Metabolism

Healthy snacks Snacking is a great way to balance your blood sugar because you don’t overwhelm your body with a lot of sugar all at one time. Eating a huge portion of a so-called “healthy” food, such as beans or lentils, can prompt an insulin surge as easily as a Twinkie.
Posted on March 2, 2011 Read More »

A New Way to Think About Dieting

In a study of over 180,000 dieters, it was concluded that 83% of people who start a diet pick one that is virtually guaranteed to fail. Ninety-eight percent of people who lose weight on a diet gain it all back within five years. Some gain more than that.
Posted on February 23, 2011 Read More »

Are your hormones making you gain weight?

Medical schools don’t teach much about disorders caused by a mild overproduction or hormone deficiency, receptor problems or other ways hormones could go haywire. The result: many doctors forget to look for any type of hormonal disorder. But that can have costly effects for patients in more ways than one.
Posted on February 16, 2011 Read More »

Don’t blame me: It’s all in my genes!

Genes, personal choices and a society that encourages high calorie foods and discourages exercise all play a role in body weight. But, genetic differences may explain why some people gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others stay lean without exercising much or paying much attention to what they eat.
Posted on February 9, 2011 Read More »

Super Bowl Diet Survival Guide

Super Bowl Sunday is the first “holiday” of the year that can derail your New Year’s diet and exercise resolution. You don’t have to let that happen.
Posted on February 2, 2011 Read More »

Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight

Thyroid and stress Did you know that stress can cause thyroid problems? It has been well documented. Stressful situations, chronic stress and even the stress from being overweight can be a major catalyst in disrupting the normal performance of the thyroid. Your weight doesn’t need to be held captive by your thyroid.
Posted on January 8, 2011 Read More »

10 Ways to Get Healthier in 2011

Losing weight and getting healthier is the number one resolution for the New Year. A new year brings a fresh start and new hope when you have been stuck in a rut. My advice for starting off your healthy habits is to just get started. Here are ten suggestions for you to start getting healthier in 2011.
Posted on January 5, 2011 Read More »

Using the Cold to Boost Your Metabolism

Everyone has been talking about a new kind of dieting called thermal dieting. The idea is that when your body is cold, it burns more calories. By going out in the cold, taking a cold bath or swimming in a frigid lake, you force your body to rev up metabolism. Aside from the obvious dangers of hypothermia, the basic idea makes sense.
Posted on December 22, 2010 Read More »

How to Start a Diet in the Middle of December

weight loss scale The middle of December is one of the best times to lose weight. Why? While everyone else is gaining weight, you can get a head start on the New Year’s weight loss bandwagon. You can lose weight now while the world continues to gain. Losing weight in December is like having a double weight loss.
Posted on December 15, 2010 Read More »

Sitting: A New Health Risk

According to the Centers for Disease Control, we are in an epidemic of sitting. Our parents and grandparents spent much less time sitting down we do now. We are not just sitting more…we are moving less.
Posted on December 8, 2010 Read More »