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  • The Mediterranean Diet: Healthy & Delicious Eating

    The word “diet” brings forth a lot of negative connotations. It could mean cutting out food groups entirely or adopting restricted ways of eating. Diets like this rarely produce long-term results and often leave you feeling discouraged. That’s why the Mediterranean diet may be perfect for you! Rather than looking at it as a diet, look at it as a lifestyle. The Mediterranean diet consists of ...
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  • Creating Healthier Habits in the New Year

    We’ve all heard the saying “new year, new me.” However, too many of us continue to struggle with diet, health, and exercise plans each year. Losing weight and getting into shape is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions people make , yet they rarely get accomplished. To make this year’s resolution into an actual solution, go beyond the classic promise of “losing weight in the new year.” ...
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  • Why Do Nutrition Guidelines Change So Often?

    With so much confusion and so many contradictions when it comes to nutritional advice, how can you be sure what’s good for you and what’s not? Americans constantly hear what’s right and what’s wrong when it comes to what we eat, yet paradoxically, two-thirds of the U.S. adult population is overweight or obese. More people than ever suffer from obesity-related chronic disease than ever before, to ...
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  • How Busy Adults Can Find Time to Work Out

    You likely already know how it’s important to exercise for your health and wellbeing. But who has time to exercise when they have a full-time job, 2.5 children, and a busy social life? You may think you simply have no time to juggle all these, but the good news is you do have time, with a little creativity and by following our tips to “fit” fitness into your routine. Making the Commitment to ...
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  • How Do I Stop Emotional Eating?

    Do you find yourself looking for a bite when you’re feeling down? It’s a familiar scenario: you feel stressed, you grab a quick snack. You feel sad, you go through the drive-thru to get some comfort food. Even if you’re just bored, you might sit in front of the TV with popcorn in hand. But why? What causes us to eat when we’re not hungry to cope with these feelings? Everyone has engaged in ...
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  • The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

    When it comes to physical activity, how you fuel your body counts. “Fuel,” in this case, means calories. By eating food that helps you with your fitness goals, you can maximize the benefits of all your hard work. Without proper fueling, your body won’t be properly prepared to work out, with adequately refueling, you can’t fully recover from the exertion and build muscle mass. What to Eat to Fuel ...
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  • Binge Eating Disorder Series, Part 2: Does Weight Loss Mean I’ve Recovered from Binge Eating Disorder?

    Last week, we discussed how it is possible to be overweight and suffer from an eating disorder . This week we will delve into the topic of whether weight loss is an indicator of a successful recovery from binge eating disorder (BED). Although it is just as serious as the more well-known eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, binge eating disorder is often dismissed as just a food addiction ...
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  • Binge Eating Disorder Series, Part 1: Is it Possible to Be Overweight and Have an Eating Disorder?

    The common misconception is that only very thin individuals can have eating disorders. The sad truth is an eating disorder can affect anyone of any weight, even the obese. Although many think of anorexia or bulimia as the most prominent eating disorders, the fact is there are actually many eating disorders. Some of the most common eating problems among the overweight include emotional eating, ...
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  • 5 Tips for Easy Meal Prep for the Working Professional

    Let’s face it, it can be a challenge to find time to prepare meals in advance when you’re balancing work, family, and a social life. One way to help save yourself time and money is by meal prepping. This isn’t just about eating healthy, it’s about the freedom you get from having to make any sort of decision about what to eat for that time. This saves you the time and money from having to go to a ...
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  • Why Weight Loss Starts in the Kitchen

    Most people are aware to achieve weight loss, you need to burn more calories than you consume. This teeter-totter of calories in versus calories out seems easy in theory, and anything but easy in practice. That’s why it helps to know the facts that you can more easily control the calories that go “in” rather than the calories that go “out.” To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you ...
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  • I’m Pregnant. How Much Weight Should I Gain?

    Pregnancy should be a joyous time in a woman’s life, but it comes with plenty of questions, from what the baby’s gender will be to whether you should have a natural birth, and many more. Women often wonder whether about how much weight they should gain during their pregnancy, but the answer varies, and is largely dependent on the mother-to-be and her pre-pregnancy weight. Most women, though, ...
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  • Teaching Children About Obesity

    The sad truth is, one-third of U.S. adults are overweight. Even more alarming, as many as 20% of children and adolescents between the ages of 6 to 19 are obese, a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. Unfortunately, the habits we adopt in childhood often follow us for a lifetime, and the same can be said for overweight children, who typically grow up to be overweight adults. As a ...
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  • The Dangers of the Keto Diet for Weight Loss

    Like most fad diets, the ketogenic diet, more commonly called “keto,” promises quick weight loss results. Those who promote the diet say it works because seriously cutting back on carbohydrates (the body’s primary source of fuel) puts the body will go into a state of ketosis, in which the body must burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The body is forced into ketosis because the body must begin to ...
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  • Why Your Eating Habits Must Change After Bariatric Surgery

    While some are under the mistaken impression that bariatric surgery is a magic bullet for weight loss, it’s simply untrue. Yes, bariatric surgery can effectively alter your physique, but patients should view it as a weight loss tool and not a lifelong cure for obesity. Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is a commitment you must take seriously, as it isn’t a quick fix to effortlessly shed pounds ...
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  • Guidelines for Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals

    If you’ve decided it’s time to kickstart your weight loss journey, you likely want to know how quickly you can get down to your goal weight. Although you likely wish you could lose 10 pounds with the snap of your fingers, fast weight loss is often unrealistic, unhealthy, and unsustainable. Getting your mindset on track for successful weight loss means strategically setting your goal weight and ...
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