Recent Posts in Weight Loss Category

  • 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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  • Healthy Carbs That Won’t Derail Your Diet

    When it comes to embracing a healthier lifestyle, many of us are often overwhelmed with food myths, particularly carbohydrates and how important it is to avoid them. However, the fact is that not all carbs are created equal and there are some you should absolutely keep or incorporate into your diet to ensure you are consuming all of the nutrients necessary for maintaining a healthy body. To ...
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  • Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Eating Healthy Fats

    It seems to make perfect sense that eating fat is a bad idea. After all, fat contains 9 calories per gram, compared to carbohydrates or protein, which both contain only 4 calories per gram. However, there is more to weight gain and weight loss than simple calorie counting. Fat is a crucial part of one’s diet and a structurally integral part of every single cell membrane in the human body. The fact ...
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  • The Role of Sleep in Keeping Weight Off

    It happens all the time – you are doing everything right, you have a fitness routine that involves cardio and weights at least three times a week, your diet is focused on lean proteins and vegetables, and you know which foods to avoid, but still cannot achieve the body you desire. No matter how hard you work, it feels like your body will never change and, when you look at friends who have ...
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  • The Biggest Obstacles on Your Weight Loss Journey

    If you are beginning to embark on a weight loss journey, you might feel intimidated at the mere prospect of having to endure what you might have once believed to be unachievable. This is particularly true for individuals who have experienced long-term struggles with their weight and have never achieved success in losing it or keeping it off. However, it is sometimes this state of mind and ...
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  • 5 Holiday Health Tips

    The holidays can be tough if you are trying to watch your weight or stay healthy in the midst of a season that is practically defined by overindulgence. That said, there are ways to maneuver around this time of year without completely derailing your health while participating in the festivities that bring joy to so many. Here are some helpful holiday health tips you should keep in mind this ...
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  • Things You Didn't Know About Rapid Weight Loss

    When it comes to losing weight, the general consensus is that we should aim to lose it slowly and steadily rather than rapidly. While this might be better for some, slow weight loss is not necessarily superior to rapid weight loss since no two bodies are exactly the same. In fact, it is best for individuals to have weight loss programs tailored to their own needs and, in some cases, this means ...
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  • Fad Diets You Should Avoid

    Everyone wants to look their best and, in our quest for the better body of our dreams, we sometimes fall prey to unhealthy fad diets that promise fast results. It seems that a new diet pops up every other day, but more often than not, they are impossible to follow and endanger the health of anyone who attempts to adhere to their arbitrary rules. You should avoid these types of diets at all costs. ...
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  • Experts Say Behavioral Changes Aid Weight Loss

    Everyone is aware that making dietary changes and exercising can contribute to weight loss, but oftentimes this is not enough. Losing weight is not just about being on a particular diet or following a workout regimen, but rather about adopting healthier habits that sometimes have nothing to do with the food you consume or the time you clock in at the gym. Changing your behavior can help ensure ...
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  • Exercise: Does It Help Weight Loss? Why Do It?

    Many of us are familiar with the phrase, “Eat less, move more,” which is certainly good advice, but which is actually more critical when it comes to weight loss? Of course, we should all exercise for the benefit of our overall health, but how much of an impact does an exercise routine have on one’s aspirations to shed off some pounds? The truth is that your diet has more of an influence on the ...
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  • 3 Examples of Superstition Versus Scientific Nutrition

    If you are concerned with your weight and overall health, chances are you are probably doing what you can to research which foods are better for you and how you can still enjoy life while losing weight and getting into shape. The problem is many food myths are prevalent, often setting dieters on the wrong path and, in some cases, hindering their ability to achieve their goal weight. Here are some ...
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  • Why Non-Exercise Weight Loss Works

    If you are trying to shed some pounds and get in shape, but cannot endure a fitness camp or strenuous exercise, do not be discouraged. Not everyone is able to engage in these types of aggressive weight loss exercise programs, whether because they have a disability, or simply do not have the time or interest to invest in six weeks of boot camp training. The fact is that weight loss can be achieved ...
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