11 October 2016 Weight Loss: 3 Pitfalls of Skipping MealsOne misconception of weight loss is that skipping meals helps. Read on for three drawbacks of skipping meals and two tips to avoid skipping meals.
2 August 2016 Tips for Healthier Eating at Chinese American BuffetsRestaurant buffets are not weight-loss friendly. Given that it is nearly impossible to avoid buffets 100% of the time, read this post for strategies on how to minimize the caloric damage when you dine out at your favorite Chinese-American restaurant.
26 July 2016 Do you have to get divorced to lose weight?A BBC series about overweight couples has an unusual strategy for weight loss: separate the couple for awhile so they can develop better food habits. Do couples have to separate to lose weight?
If you are wolfing down a meal in less than 20 minutes, then you might be eating too fast. This could affect your ability to limit calories at meals regardless of macronutrient content (fat, carbs, or protein). Learn some tips to help you feel full.
25 August 2015 Is snitching sabotaging your weight loss efforts?
Have you ever wondered why your weight loss efforts are not working? You eat your fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and don’t eat the skin of your chicken; however, the scale does not seem to budge, and if it does change, it moves in the wrong direction.
30 April 2015 All Obese People are Not Alike
A new study suggests what many people may already suspect: all obese people are not alike, and diet advice is not one-size-fits-all.
9 January 2015 Be Nice: It Will Help Others Lose Weight
Being nice is something we were taught as kids, but being nice can actually help our family and our friends be healthy. Here’s why.
24 June 2014 Oh really? Long Term Weight Loss is Impossible?
A recent study claims long term weight loss is impossible. Our biology always defeats our best efforts. Oh really?
18 February 2014 3 Habits to Change If You Struggle with Your Weight
Restaurant food, processed food, and beverage calories are three factors to keep in check if you are struggling to lose weight. Read more about each factor in this blog post.
17 December 2013 Maintaining Healthy Focus When Life Throws You a Curveball
As a RD nutritionist, I am selective about what passes between my lips. Understanding the importance of nutrients and antioxidants in healthy foods motivates me to make smart food choices.
16 October 2013 Is It Your Birthday Today?
Our nation has the most abundant food supply in the world. Is this a blessing or curse? Your response likely depends on your approach toward the large quantity of food that's available, right? Do you operate in the birthday mindset or the health mode mindset?
14 March 2013 Trying to Lose Weight? Accept Your Body Along the Way
To make your weight loss journey easier, you must learn to love yourself along the way.
21 December 2012 12 Months of Healthy Habits
It's about to happen. Christmas is next week. New Year's the week after, and then we'll all be working toward our newly set resolutions. To help put us in the right frame of mind, here is a recap of a recent article published on CookingLight.com about 12 healthy habits you can make to get you through 2013 with better health.
6 November 2012 Feeling Overwhelmed Before Starting Your Weight Loss Journey?Are you hearing tons of recommendations from your health care providers and don't know where to start first? It can be really intimidating to start a weight loss program. There are dietary changes to make to help you trim calories but there are also basic healthy eating guidelines to ensure an adequate nutritional intake. Then there is the recommendation to engage in moderate-intensity exercise for about an hour a day. And on top of all that, foods you should or should not consume to help control blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose levels. What takes top priority?
7 August 2012 Manage Stress to Help You Manage Calories
Manage Stress to Help You Manage Calories According to HEALTHbeat , a newsletter from Harvard Medical School, people often handle stress in ways that can be harmful. Do you see yourself in any of these pressure-relief tactics – these can directly affect your ability to control weight: - Watching endless...
21 June 2012 The Mental Challenges of Losing Weight
The Mental Challenges of Losing Weight There is an awakening statistic out there from the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania that says 65 percent of dieters will return to their pre-dieting weight within three years. Repeat, 65 percent.
12 June 2012 Don’t Limit Yourself
Don’t Limit Yourself A recently published study found that limiting your choices may not limit your calories. According to researchers at the University of Tennessee, limiting your options for “junk food” may get you to consume fewer calories from junk food, but people made up for...
7 June 2012 5 Things You Can Change to Lose Weight
5 Things You Can Change to Lose Weight It’s not always that one extra big meal or the one day we skipped going to the gym that keeps us from losing the weight we aimed for that week. Instead it’s the small habits we have picked up during our lives that we perform almost unconsciously.
What Helps Adults Lose Weight & Maintain Weight Loss? Did you watch HBO's " Weight of the Nation " earlier this week? It is a four-part film series made for the general public – it combines compelling personal accounts along with accurate, evidence-based information about weight control.
15 May 2012 What Helps Us Make the Better Food Choice?
What Helps Us Make the Better Food Choice? What motivates you to make the better food choice – the one that supports your health, your weight, or even your mental health – despite the huge number of tasty, less healthy options? Is it willpower - a form of mindful eating that allows you to pause and...
6 April 2012 What Else is Making You Gain Weight?
What Else is Making You Gain Weight? Weight gain is fundamentally an issue of energy imbalance – we eat more calories than we burn. But why are we eating more calories than we burn? Most of us have already thought about the obvious culprits regarding too many calories consumed – e.
22 March 2012 Time to Stop ‘Treating’ Yourself?
Time to Stop ‘Treating’ Yourself? As Easter nears, yet another food-laden holiday, perhaps it’s time to stop and give thought to how we “treat” or “reward” ourselves with food. Think back on all those suckers we got at the doctor’s office, the big birthday...
13 March 2012 How to Break a Bad Food Habit
How to Break a Bad Food Habit Last week, I listened to National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" program, " Habits: How They Form and How to Break Them ." To my delight, Charles Duhigg, New York Times business writer and author of "The Power of Habit," was talking about how he finally broke his long standing...
8 December 2011 Are Our Words Contributing to Our Obesity?
Are Our Words Contributing to Our Obesity? How Our Language and Social Status Influence What we Eat Ever hear of statements like "fit for a king" or "breakfast of champions"? For a long time in our history we have equated portion size with social status, and we have promoted an image that "more is better."...
20 October 2011 What behaviors are making you gain weight?
What behaviors are making you gain weight? Most of us know that weight control boils down to calories intake vs. calories expended. If you consume more calories than you burn, then you will gain weight. But it is also helpful to know what lifestyle factors or specific behaviors are associated with weight...
11 October 2011 Chew More, Eat Less, Weigh Less?
Chew More, Eat Less, Weigh Less? Two studies were published this year on mastication and its relationship to how much we eat. Mastication is the process by which we use our teeth to crush and grind food. It is also the first step of digestion and what allows enzymes to break down our food more efficiently...
23 August 2011 Boost Your Willpower by Exercising It (and Feeding It!)
Boost Your Willpower by Exercising It (and Feeding It!) Willpower is that thing inside us that keeps us on track - it's there to help us turn choices into habits and habits into lifestyles. Without willpower, or as some call it, self-control, we would give into every temptation that crosses our path...
28 April 2011 What Changes Can Really Lead to Weight Loss Success?
What Changes Can Really Lead to Weight Loss Success? Last year at this time Cornell University researchers published the results of a three-month study involving 200 participants that examined which changes people could make that would lead to greater successes at losing weight and sticking with those...
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