Category Archives: weight loss

Who’s Your Sugar, Baby?

Most Americans eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  As I mentioned last week, there is a LOT of research out there regarding the Pros […]

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AS SWEET AS SUGAR

No getting around it, we Americans have a sweet tooth. Most of us eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  Artificial sweeteners are consumed daily […]

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“I Don’t Have Time for That!” …But you SHOULD

Currently, with everyone being busy, planning in advance can help all of us become more successful at staying on track with our health.  A few hours on the weekend can make a major difference in the ability to eat healthy during the week.  To make it easy for us to eat healthy meals at home, […]

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Between the Sheets

If you are serious about your body, optimum health begins between the sheets… Sleep is one of the most important factors in maintaining optimal metabolism, supporting normal endocrine function and regulating appetite.  Research noted in Psychoneuroendocrinology, suggests that sleep deprivation may sabotage healthy eating efforts, wreak havoc on your metabolism and weight management efforts, and […]

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The Wrap on the Fads

Over the past four weeks, we have discovered that a fad diet is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as fat loss and a longer life, but in many cases offer an unbalanced nutrition profile.  Fad diets are often restricted to certain foods and may work for a short while, […]

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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is simple, according to Marion Nestle, who expresses the mainstream view of healthy eating: “The basic principles of good diets are so simple that I can summarize them in just ten words: eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables. For additional clarification, a five-word modifier helps: go easy on junk foods.  Follow these […]

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The Problem Is…

The weight often comes back. Most fad diets promote a “quick fix” and don’t teach healthy eating plans. They tend to be restrictive, boring, and difficult to follow over the long term. Once the weight is lost, a dieter often returns to old eating patterns and habits, causing him or her to regain the weight […]

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