Tagged as Weight Loss

Here is a true confession that I don't include in my bio on my website.  In the not so long ago past I had been carrying an extra 20 pounds on my not so large 5'4" frame.  How much I weighed doesn't matter. It was too much for me, my height, my age and my body type ( I was not a body builder so I hardly had that excuse). So how did it come to be that someone who has extensive training in nutrition...
When trying to lose or manage our weight, we are told to cut back on certain foods. Some of us take this advice to mean "eat less" of a certain food, while others take it to mean "don’t have it at all anymore." The problem with most diets is that the feeling of deprivation triggers cortisol. We are anxious and stressed that we won’t have the dessert, the dip, or the foods that once were part of our...
Stuck at a weight plateau? Try adding -intermittent fasting- to your routine. The use of time-restricted eating (also called intermittent fasting) is gaining popularity for a variety of health reasons, and if you are stuck at a weight and want to lose some more, intermittent fasting might be the help you need. Here’s how it works: In the most basic sense, intermittent fasting means to alternate cycles...
You're likely familiar with the consequences of a terrible night's sleep. You're cranky, feeling awful, and coasting on mammoth cups of coffee along with some high-sugar impact dessert masquerading as breakfast. "It's going to be one of those days," you reluctantly say late morning, assuaging your frustration with your coworker's homemade brownies. That miserable, out-of-whack feeling isn't just in...
A recent systematic review of observational studies looked at the relationship between obesity and cardiometabolic disease. Researchers concluded those who ate full-fat dairy had -NO- greater risk for heart disease or diabetes than low-fat dairy eaters. The review, published in the -European Journal of Nutrition-, examined 25 studies, 18 of which found that - those who consumed full-fat dairy weighed...
“Eat this, but not that, and you will lose weight." “Do this exercise and your body will transform." “Follow this meal plan to reach your goal." Anyone who is unhappy with their body, and has ever gone to a class at the gym, picked up a magazine, or had a conversation with friends, has at some point heard someone say something like one of these statements. In this diet obsessed culture we live in,...
Those intense food cravings, that trigger overeating when you’re stressed, that late night emptiness you try to fill with sweets… they are all caused by “-weight loss blockers.-” - Take this quiz to see how to -get rid of food cravings. Your weight loss blockers have a terrible power over you. They make it almost impossible to stick to any diet. Even diets that work for other people will fail you....
Losing weight and getting healthy doesn’t have to be complex. Purge your pantry of processed food, don’t use oils and stay away from sugary snacks and drinks. My rules to better health are uncomplicated and easy to follow. No need to measure food or count calories or points. Many people who follow my advice are pleasantly surprised at how uncomplicated my ‘diet’ can be. Here are my simple rules to...
Can you relate to any of the following? - I follow all the rules, but I still can't lose the weight. I'm just getting old and my metabolism is slow. It's genetic. There's nothing I can do. Maybe I need to accept that I'm fat, and give up my skinny clothes. Nutrition strategies that work for others don't seem to apply to me. I lose five pounds, and then I regain seven! - I hear these comments frequently...
A -Nutritarian- diet-style is designed to be nutrient rich, protective against disease, and longevity enhancing.  But, the most fascinating discovery is the same diet-style that can push the envelope of human longevity, is most effective for long-term weight loss. It is pretty tough to maintain a healthy weight if you always feel like eating more.  A recent study published in Nutrition Journal of 768...