Recent Posts in Healthy Living Category

  • Food Myths You Should Stop Believing

    When it comes to dieting, things can get a little confusing. With so much information out there, it can be a little difficult to discern the difference between facts and myths, which might make you feel a little discouraged as you pursue a leaner, healthier body. To help combat the misinformation that is out there, we have compiled a list of common food myths and some facts to set the record ...
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  • Staying Fit During the Cold Winter Months

    Winter is not too far off and, once the family dinners, holiday parties, and gift planning start piling on, you are likely to get overwhelmed and sidetracked from your weight loss goals. Moreover, after the holidays, you might even begin to feel anxious or depressed and lack the motivation to exercise. Given the cold weather, it does not usually take much to convince a person to stay in, stay ...
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  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Weight Loss

    Making the decision to lose weight and get fit is a big first step, but it is often rather difficult to actually make it happen in a healthy and sustainable way. Oftentimes, people end up falling prey to fad diets that are either unhealthy, unsupportable in the long run, or simply do not work. Before you start surfing the internet for quick tips and tricks to lose weight, read the following do’s ...
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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight While on Vacation

    Vacations are an excellent way to recharge and de-stress, but oftentimes, being a jetsetter involves having an overindulgent attitude, leading to the complete abandonment of good and healthy habits. In fact, research has shown that those who take one to three week vacations can pack on as much as seven pounds while they are off traipsing the globe. Of course, everyone should enjoy their vacations, ...
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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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  • 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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  • How to Avoid Re-Gaining the Weight You Lose

    Anyone who has struggled with their weight and battled to lose the extra pounds and improve their health can tell you just how difficult this fight is. While achieving your goals is one of the most satisfying feelings you’ll ever experience, the battle doesn’t end there. Unfortunately, a number of studies have shown that those who were obese have a significantly higher chance of gaining their ...
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  • Lifestyle Changes for Long-Term Weight Loss

    For many people, weight loss is a continual struggle. There are more than 1 billion overweight people in the world, and U.S. citizens spend billions of dollars on different methods, foods, and programs in order to lose the extra weight. Even with quicker ways that cause significant weight loss in a shorter period of time, those who use them might backslide into bad habits, which could cause them ...
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  • Can't Kick Your Soda Habit? Drink these Instead

    Do you love the bubbly sweet taste of diet soda? While the label might tout a calorie free option, that seems perfect for your diet, studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda can be just as bad for you as regular sugar. If you just can’t kick the craving for carbonation, consider these five healthier beverage options. 1. Perrier Sparking Mineral Water Why we love it: lightly ...
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  • Are You Addicted to Sugar? Find Out How to Break the Addiction

    It’s the late afternoon at work, and you’re rummaging through your snack drawer with an intense craving for something sweet. You find that last Hershey’s Kiss left over from Valentine’s Day, unwrap it and are immensely satisfied the moment you taste the sweet chocolate-sugary goodness on your tongue. Many of us have struggled with sugar cravings, but studies show there are several negative effects ...
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  • 5 Filling Low Calorie Foods

    We’ve all had those days when we feel hungry all day. During these days, it can be difficult to keep your calories count in check. The good news is there are plenty of healthy low-calorie foods that are both tasty and filling. These foods are perfect if you are trying to maintain your weight loss or if you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. The three nutritional components of weight loss: ...
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