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.
4 October 2016 How to Handle Sandwich Bread for Weight & Carb ControlIf you are a sandwich lover, then it’s time to take a look at your choice of bread. You do not have to cut out bread if you are trying to lose weight or control carbs for diabetes but you do need to choose wisely to avoid excess calories, carbs, and sodium.
4 September 2015 Tips for Losing Weight
The following practices will help you lose weight - whether you are just starting out, trying to break out of a weight stall, or simply want more tips or ideas.
Eating tapas, gazpacho soup, and paella rice dishes and interviewing two Spanish dietitians during my sabbatical in Spain have given me the opportunity to look into the Spanish way of living and bring back new ideas for my weight loss clients in the states.
6 November 2014 Quick Weight Loss or Gradual Weight Loss?
When we want something, we want it now. But this might not be the best approach to losing weight. Find out if rapid weight loss or gradual weight loss is the best road to success.
22 July 2014 Very Low Calorie Diets are a Bad Idea
Very low calorie diets sound tempting: lose a lot of weight in a short time. New research shows a lot of that weight loss is actually muscle.
Are you feeling tired all of the time while trying to lose weight? Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot why this might be happening.
26 June 2014 How to Spot Fake Weight-Loss Scams
Lots of people get drawn into these “miracle cures” because they seem to be the easy, quick fix we’ve all wanted. We like these simple tasks because they are almost fairy-tale like, and if a doctor gives his seal of approval, especially on national television in front of millions of viewers, then all the better, right?
From creating exercise points in your home to tips on how not to sabotage your weight loss efforts, I interviewed my Norwegian friend, Hege, who now lives in the States for readers of MyNetDiary about 5 Tips on How to Lose Weight from a European Perspective.
30 April 2014 What's Your Strategy?
Healthy living requires self-discipline, awareness and planning. Let's face it, in our modern society filled with conveniences, temptations and luxuries, strategies are the answer to keeping us on track to meet our personal health goals. Make your healthy lifestyle strategies work for you. Take the time to step off the rollercoaster of life and develop some simple, personalized strategies.
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.
9 January 2014 A Grain of Salt: Information Overload with Diets
It’s always best to take all information with a grain of salt, especially when claims are made that seem too good to be true.
5 February 2013 "Facts" about Obesity
There is so much information (and misinformation) about nutrition that it makes my head spin. Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine published a review article, "Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity." I was curious to read how this article was summarized by so many health journalists – an almost exclusive focus on Table 1 – "Seven Myths about Obesity." After reading the entire article, I feel that Table 3, "Facts about Obesity" is just as important to share with those who struggle with their weight. Although I cannot copy and paste the authors' entire table directly into this post, I will summarize four key concepts that apply to adults seeking to control their weight with their own resources. Quotations are statements made by the authors.
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?
1 November 2012 Wait to Lose Weight?It may sound strange, but a new study put forth by Stanford researchers is suggesting that long term weight loss may benefit from having a little patience. But why wait? To learn the tools you'll need to know post-weight-loss before you actually lose weight.
New Study: Weight Cycling Doesn’t Affect Ability to Lose Weight A new study in Metabolism shows that one’s past experience with “weight cycling” (aka. “yo-yo dieting”), doesn’t wreck one’s metabolism and make it impossible to lose weight again.
19 May 2011 Losing Weight - Step by Step
Losing Weight - Step by Step In every good plan there are steps. If you have chosen to take control of your health, you've already taken a step - the step to take action on your idea. You have a positive attitude and self-confidence in your decision. These are needed for the journey ahead.
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