Tagged as Weight Loss

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...
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...
“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...
Bigger isn’t always better. Americans are heavier today than they were just 2 decades ago. The average American man weighs about 196 pounds (approximately 15 pounds heavier than 20 years ago) and the average woman weighs about 168 pounds (approximately 16 pounds heavier than 20 years ago). Even our children are heavier! The average 11-year-old boy is 13 pounds heavier than boys were 20 years ago and...
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...
Weight loss can be difficult to achieve, but the process becomes even harder the older we get. Our metabolism slows down and our bodies just do not handle fats and foods as well as they once did. Unlike fad diets, certain foods and natural essential oils and herbs can be an effective aid in losing weight (and usually in a healthier way). Below are a few you might want to consider. Grapefruit (or Grapefruit...