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Stay On Track Over the Weekend

For most people, working on weight loss during the weekdays is much easier to accomplish by the routines we all maintain. Work, lunch time, leaving work and our relaxing time when the day is over stays pretty consistent Monday through Friday. But oh boy when the weekend rolls around and the normal weekday routine takes a backseat to a different kind of busy and temptations you are not normally exposed during the week, you can find yourself unraveling all your hard work of the previous five days.

Monday, September 21, 2015|Tags: , , , |

What to Do About Food Cravings

We All Crave the Same Foods (More or Less) When you get hungry, you crave food, but this is different from having a craving. A craving is defined as a desire for a specific food or selection of foods, but not just food in general

Thursday, September 17, 2015|Tags: , , , |

What Can Cause a Weight-Loss Plateau After Surgery?

If you’ve ever experienced a weight-loss plateau, you know the disappointment of stepping on the scale after another week of eating well and exercising only to see the same exact number as the week before. The truth is, weight-loss plateaus happen to almost everyone trying to lose weight–even those go-getters with plateau prevention plans. In order to overcome one, it’s important first to understand why they occur even when you have stuck to your weight loss plan religiously.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015|Tags: |

Make This Your Healthiest Summer Ever

With summer’s unofficial Memorial Day kickoff behind us, it’s the perfect time to set some health goals and embrace new opportunities to eat smart and get fit. Here are 18 ideas to motivate and inspire you throughout the sunny months ahead

50 Non-food Ways to Reward Yourself During Your Weight-Loss Journey

Rewarding yourself for your healthy efforts will reinforce your new habits and inspire you to continue your journey. There are countless ways to reward yourself, and while it may seem trivial, research shows that rewards that are personal to us do in fact help us stay motivated and establish long-term habits. It's worth the time to come up with a system and a list of rewards for your own milestones! Read on for some tips on getting started.

Getting Ready to Kick-Start Your Journey into Fitness

If you’re getting ready to kick-start your journey into fitness—whether it’s starting a strength training workout for the first time, finally lacing up your running shoes and hitting the pavement like you’ve talked about all these years, or taking a group fitness class like kickboxing or yoga—there’s likely a little voice in the back of your head giving you doubts. The voice might make you wonder if you can really do this—are you really prepared? Do you really know what you’re doing? Will you really see success? Very often, these doubts simply come from the fact that you don’t have experience with what you’re about to do and are worried there’s too much you don’t know. To help ease these doubts and make the transition into fitness easier, here are a few of the big things to learn during your journey to fitness.

Stop Your Kryptonite Food From Getting The Best Of You

Even the most committed health devotees have them: a kryptonite food. Your kryptonite food is that one delectable food, savory or sweet, that is decidedly indulgent, definitively unhealthy and seems to be wired directly into your brain’s “eat more” neurons. It’s that food to which you are so vulnerable, you find yourself completely helpless to resist – so you don’t. One bite, and it’s a wrap. It’s the food that you feel has the most potential to totally derail your “eating right” efforts. Here are a few tricks, tools and insights for how you can keep your own kryptonite food from derailing your efforts to eat healthfully:

Nutrition 101 – Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals)

When you pick up a new food in the grocery store and look at a nutrition label, where do your eyes first land? Do you instantly look at the calories or grams of carbs, protein and fat per serving? You’re not alone. We often choose foods based solely on their macronutrient content (carbs, protein and fat) without thinking much about what micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) they provide. Find out more about micronutrients and what role they play in your bodies health.