Jul 30, 2019 Top Recommended Tips for Portion Control by Dietitians

Portion control is the cornerstone of good nutrition. So how do you learn the right amount of food to eat at meals and snacks? Try these tips to help balance your meals and reduce portion size without feeling hungry.

Jul 23, 2019 Men Share What Helped Them Lose Weight

Two men share tips on what worked for them when it came to losing weight. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, consider these strategies on your journey to regaining your health.

Jul 9, 2019 3 Italian Diet Secrets That Have Them Living The Good Life

With pizzas the size of stop signs and pasta laden with olive oil, why is Italy considered the second healthiest country in the world? Read on to learn what we are missing in translation.

Jun 25, 2019 Sick of Relapsing? Here are 4 Tips to Help You Keep the Weight Off For Good!

Skipping workouts for 2 weeks or going on vacation can equate to a lapse in managing your weight and may easily result in weight gain. Occasional lapses are normal! If a lapse goes unchecked, it can result in a relapse. Here are 4 tips to prevent relapses and regain your momentum after a slip.

Jun 18, 2019 Is Your Self-Talk Helping or Hurting Your Progress with Healthy Lifestyle?

Self-talk is powerful with our thoughts leading to our actions. Do you find yourself using phrases like "I never", "I can't", I always". If you do, you may benefit from reframing your thoughts.

Jun 11, 2019 How to Build Strong Friendships around Your Health Goals

Are your friends supportive of your healthy lifestyle? Or do they make it more difficult to stick with your goals? Find out how your friendships influence your weight and health.

May 14, 2019 How Body Positivity Helps with Weight Loss

Being body positive can increase self-esteem, reduce stress, and empower you to make healthier choices which can lead to weight loss. Body positivity should be a starting point for any weight loss journey.

Nov 20, 2018 The Power of Gratitude

Do you take food for granted? Learn what a little gratitude can do for your health and how you can apply gratitude to food and nutrition. This could help you with weight management.

Aug 21, 2018 Be a Fly on the Wall: Observe Your Own Habits Without Judgement

Have you wondered why we are often blind to our own habits? Learn some new strategies to help explore your lifestyle habits.

Jul 24, 2018 Cuba: More than old Buicks and the Buena Vista Social Club

Are decreasing calories and increasing exercise really effective in losing weight? Learning the history of Cuba and spending time among the Cuban people this summer showed clear support for this old remedy.

May 29, 2018 Make New Habits or Break Old Ones?

Are you interested in strategies for maintaining weight after losing it? Read on for expert tips on successful weight maintenance.

Jan 2, 2018 5 Tips to Help Start Your Weight Loss Journey

It's a new year and you are psyched to get going with weight loss. This post shares tips on how to get started or restarted with your weight loss journey.

Oct 31, 2017 Healthy Eating Tips for Night Shift Workers

Do you work nights? Shift work can wreak havoc on your your appetite, weight, digestion and ability to sleep and feel rested. Try experimenting with these 4 tips to help you to feel your best during and after your shift.

Jul 29, 2019 A Dietitian's Top 10 Recommendations for Healthy Living

Are you looking for healthy lifestyle tips? Learn what a dietitian-nutritionist considers the top 10 fundamentals of a healthy nutrition and exercise plan.

Sep 6, 2017 The Power of Support for Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight we need all the help we can get! These tips will get you one step closer to finding the support you need to be successful with weight loss.

Aug 22, 2017 These four post-vacation tips will make you get back on track quickly for a healthier you

Have you ever waited a few days to step on the scale after returning from vacation? If so, you are not alone. Follow these four post-vacation tips, which will make you get back on track quickly for a healthier you!

Aug 16, 2019 Do You Skip Meals? Here Are 3 Major Downsides of Not Eating!

Intermittent Fasting or Alternate Day Fasting Plans have become popular out there and the scientific support for effects on overall health is mixed. Could the mixed results mean that what works for one person may or may not work for another? Read on for three potential drawbacks of skipping meals and two tips to avoid unintentional meal skipping.

Aug 2, 2016 Tips for Healthier Eating at Chinese American Buffets

Restaurant 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.

Jul 26, 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?

Jun 7, 2016 Slow Down To Help Weight Loss: Your Gut-Brain Connection

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.

Aug 25, 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.

Apr 30, 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.

Jan 9, 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.

Jun 24, 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?

Sep 2, 2019 If you're struggling to lose weight you might want to change these 3 habits

Do you struggle with losing weight? You might want to focus on these three key things for successful weight loss.

Dec 17, 2013 How To Maintain A Healthy Focus When Life Throws You a Curveball

Life is full of curveballs, whether it is an unexpected family crisis, an acute illness, a personal tragedy or some other life event that you may find yourself in. Having strategies in place to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even during unexpected, chaotic times, is important for preventing complete derailment of your health plan.

Oct 16, 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?

Mar 14, 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.

Dec 21, 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.

Nov 6, 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?

Aug 7, 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...

Jun 21, 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.

Jun 12, 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...

Jun 7, 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.

May 17, 2012 What Helps Adults Lose Weight & Maintain Weight Loss?

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.

May 15, 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...

Apr 6, 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.

Mar 22, 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...

Mar 13, 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...

Dec 8, 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."...

Oct 20, 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...

Oct 11, 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...

Aug 23, 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...

Apr 28, 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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