Blog Posts in 2018

  • Simple Ways To Cut Out Junk Food Completely

    Junk food is addictive. More often than not, it is also the easier option when your mid-day cravings start to hit and you cannot wait to prepare a healthier alternative. Unfortunately, food manufacturers make a point of creating foods that ignite a cycle of addiction in their consumers, which is also known as the “bliss point.” Giving in to your cravings might seem inevitable, but the truth is ...
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  • Common Misconceptions About Exercise

    On our quest for better health and a leaner, fitter body, many of us will try just about anything and often fall prey to common misconceptions, especially when it comes to our exercise regimen. With so much information available these days, it be hard to discern the difference between truth and myth and, unfortunately, many of us often give up out of frustration and disappointment. To help set the ...
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  • How Protein Intake Can Help You Lose Weight

    Protein is an essential macronutrient that every individual must incorporate in their diet. However, adjusting your intake to include more lean proteins can be helpful when it comes to achieving your weight loss goals. That said, simply eating more protein will not result in weight loss, so it is important to understand what it can do for your body and how you can use it to shed some extra pounds. ...
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  • Does Alcohol Consumption Cause Weight Gain?

    If you are trying to lose weight, chances are you have reevaluated your diet a bit, reducing your intake of carbohydrates, eating lean proteins, and paying more attention to the portions you eat. However, another facet of your diet you should examine includes your alcohol intake. Whether or not you exercise or eat right can easily get derailed if you continue to drink too many alcoholic beverages, ...
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  • Make Your Exercise Routine Fun

    Having a consistent exercise routine is a key element in weight loss and staying healthy, but many of us often have a difficult time finding what works for us and sticking to it. Having to work out can often seem like a chore and something that we tend to force ourselves to do. How can you make your exercise routine more fun, so you can look forward to it and stay committed? Below are some tips to ...
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  • Helpful Tips for a Healthier Summer

    Summer is here, but that does not mean it is too late to look and feel great. This sunny season is also packed with fun holidays that might make it seem impossible to stay healthy, given all the barbequing and drinking that seems to go hand-in-hand with pool parties. This summer, make sure you stay on track as you work toward your health goals, so you can not only feel confident in a bikini now, ...
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  • Snacking Wisely at Work

    Controlling your diet can be difficult at work. You might find yourself halfway through the workday, feeling tired and willing to snack on almost anything to stay awake and energized so you can make it to the end. How can you snack wisely on the job without breaking your diet? We have compiled a list of healthy and tasty snacks that can fuel you throughout the day that will not leave you feeling ...
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  • Turning Off the Stress Hormone with Your Diet

    Everyone knows stress can do some crazy things to your health and overall well-being, but did you know high stress can also cause your body to store more fat, particularly belly fat? According to researchers at Yale, the stress hormone known as cortisol is the culprit responsible it. While you cannot magically make your stress disappear, you can eat certain foods to counteract the effects of the ...
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  • What Happens in Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

    Everyone knows that consuming too much sugar is bad for their health and will absolutely derail their weight loss goals. However, it is estimated that the average American consumes about 32 teaspoons of sugar on a daily basis, according to Euromonitor’s study from 2015. What exactly happens to your body when you eat too much sugar? The Effects of Too Much Sugar The body is able to safely ...
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  • Fat Burning Foods That Can Assist Your Weight Loss Goals

    While there is no single food that will be able to target your belly fat or make you shed pounds fast, there are some foods that, when paired with a good fitness regimen and healthy diet, could give your fitness goals the little nudge they need and help you burn fat and keep the weight off. Below is a list of foods that could help rev up your metabolism, keep you feeling fuller longer, and turn ...
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  • “Healthy” Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

    How we approach health and lifestyle habits is constantly evolving and, oftentimes, what we might have believed was good for us, turns out to be far from it. There was once a time when sugar was not as looked down upon as it is today, but as research methods change, so do the opinions of nutritionists. Make sure you are not derailing your weight loss goals with diet-derailing habits you were told ...
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  • A Nutrient-Dense Approach to Managing Weight

    Having a steady exercise routine is important for your overall health and it can certainly offset some of what you eat, but ultimately, proper nutrition is the real answer to effectively fighting fat. The problem with a lot of fad diets is that they emphasize simply eating less and limiting the number of calories consumed rather than on losing weight the right way, through nutrient-dense meals. ...
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  • The Myth of Negative Calorie Foods

    You might have heard about foods with negative calories, but what might sound like the answer to your weight loss problems is actually just an incredible myth meant to encourage fad dieting. The fact is that although foods like celery, lettuce, and broccoli are super low in calories, no food can subtract calories from your body. Where did this food myth come from? Well, when you consume food, your ...
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  • Are Smoothies Bad for Weight Loss?

    Smoothies have a pretty major reputation as a healthy food. After all, they are often mostly made of fruit, leafy greens, and sometimes protein. However, smoothies are actually not as good for you as you might have been led to believe. Why? The sugar content is frequently as high as your average soft drink. For example, Coca-Cola contains 39 grams of sugar, whereas an average smoothie can have ...
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  • Tips to Moderate Your Carb Intake

    We have all heard that too much of the wrong carbohydrates can have some negative effects on your health, particularly on your waistline. If you are trying to lose weight, control diabetes or prediabetes, chances are you are looking to reduce the intake of unhealthy carbohydrates. Remember, carbs are an essential part of your diet, so you should only seek to reduce the ones that do not positively ...
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