Flavorful salad dressings and sauces can bring healthy meals to a whole new level — they make vegetables, lean meats, whole-grain pastas, and salads taste even better. Store-bought products can be loaded with fat, calories, and sodium, learning to make your own sauces and salad dressings is an important skill when it comes to preparing good-for-you dishes
Regular exercise is essential for managing your weight, reducing your disease risk, and much more. But if you’re not maximizing your calorie burn during your daily dose of activity, you could be selling your health short. Take our quiz and find out if you’re a calorie-torching master, or if you need to make over your fitness routine for more effective workouts.
A picnic always sounds like such a healthy summer activity. And sometimes it is. But then other times it ends up turning into an outdoor junk food fest. Typical picnic food like chips, hot dogs, and high calorie sodas can ruin a diet in a hot minute. If you want to keep your outing healthy, try one of these picnic ideas. The food selections will keep your diet on track and the activities will help to you move more so that you don't fall victim to mindless overeating.
For weeks, you have tracked your food and exercised regularly to improve your health and alter the shape of your body. More than a "diet" or a fitness fad, you've created real lifestyle changes and built the confidence that you can stick with it for the long haul. So why is the winter holiday season so intimidating—even scary—for so many? Read More
Why Am I still Hungry After I have Just Eaten? Hey! I thought I would not be hungry after eating now that I have a Lap Band! What gives? This may be what you are thinking and possibly a bit upset and confused. But there is a reasonable explanation for still feeling hungry and a way to resolve this issue from adding some fill to your band to making better choices in the foods you choose to eat and how you eat them.
It's perfectly normal to indulge once in a while, but it's less fun the next day if you're left to suffer the unpleasant consequences of feeling heavy, sluggish, and downright blah. If you're looking to undo the damage of your holiday splurging, help is here! Bounce back with this easy post-party detox action plan.
It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner -- frosted cookies at the office, eggnog at your neighbor's, jelly doughnuts for Hanukkah or chocolates in your stocking. All these extras add up, and if you're like most Americans, you'll put on a pound or two by New Year's Day. So what's the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it's just a pound? Not only does it knock you off your healthy eating plan you worked so hard all year to establish and maintain. But it can make it harder to get refocused once the holidays are over and the guilt sets in. According to researchers at the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never lose the weight they gain during the winter holidays. The pounds add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor that sets the tine for the rest of the year. But you don't have to fall into this trap. It is possible to enjoy the holidays without putting on a single pound if you have a battle plan.
Bad Habits are hard to break. Especially if we have been living with them for a very long time. It’s not just willpower, or a lack thereof, that makes us overeat and gain weight. Sometimes, it’s that sneaky bad habit you developed without even realizing it that has now become part of your auto pilot routine. Here, are some ideas for fixes for some of the most common bad eating and lifestyle habits that can cause you to pack on pounds.
We all know that carrying around extra weight is not good for your health and can greatly impact your day to day life. But you may be surprised to learn how the growing obesity crisis is impacting Americas future. As a healthy diet and exercise is neglected in the American lifestyle, we begin to see the Consequences in American industry, healthcare and even the armed forces.