Category Archives: metabolism

7 Simple Morning Habits that Jumpstart Weight Loss

A wise woman once said: “The best way to finish what you start is to start the way you want to finish.” The same holds true for weight loss. The things you do in those first few hours after waking can either set you up for a day of high spirits, endless energy, good health and easy weight loss, or… Read More

How $1.99 at the Grocery Store Could Help You Lose Weight & Prevent Diabetes

What do sushi, potato salad and Italian bread dip all have in common? Foods you wish you had packed for lunch today – check. Party appetizers that never fail to please a crowd – check. Proof that delicious culinary genius emerges from places all over the world – check. Dishes chock-full of high-carb white starchy foods that, when eaten alone,… Read More

This Cleansing Veggie Incinerates Winter Weight

Cabbage first caught the attention of determined dieters back in the ‘80s with the rise of the pungently infamous Cabbage Soup Diet. While a diet of nothing but boiled cabbage for seven days is unsustainably extreme, insufficient nutritionally and hardly appetizing, don’t throw the baby out with the smelly bathwater just yet – when eaten in a well-balanced diet, cabbage… Read More

Fat Facts You MUST Know to Lose Weight Successfully

Just thirty years ago, we were told that eating any kind of fat was a death-march to weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack and disease. Ten years later, we were told that unsaturated fat was good, but saturated fat was a death-march to weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack and disease. Ten years after… Read More

What’s Better for Weight Loss: Cutting Calories or Eating More of THIS Food?

We’re now seeing that a wider waist-line and fattier mid-section is more than just a simple issue of how you fit into your pants and how you look in the mirror. It’s now becoming clear that eating an unhealthy diet, not being physically active and being overweight (especially when that weight is being carried around your belly area) is strongly… Read More

Top Weight Loss Foods that Really Fill You Up

One of the most common things that puts people off of “dieting” is the fear of dealing with constant nagging hunger pangs. It’s true, hunger can be a dieter’s worst enemy – but not necessarily for the reasons you think. Certainly, eating for weight loss involves adjusting what, when and how much you eat throughout the day. However, a constant… Read More

“Healthy” Breakfast Foods that Keep You Fat

Breakfast has established an excellent reputation for itself these days – Mr. Most-Important-Meal-of-the-Day, sir, yes sir. That’s because starting your day off with a good breakfast can help determine your mood, your energy level and your appetite for the rest of the day. However, it may be worthwhile changing breakfast’s status to “the most important meal of the day to… Read More

Are “Negative-Calorie Foods” Real or Myth?

Most weight loss diets ask you to practice some form of portion control, and this is usually the part that dieters find to be the most challenging (or a compete turn-off from the very concept of dieting all together). That’s why a far more appealing weight loss strategy for many people is the idea that you can eat as much… Read More

High-Protein Hot Chocolate (Sugar-Free!)

Whether you’ve just been outside shoveling the driveway, walking home through freezing temperatures, digging yourself out of a snow bank – or whether you’re inside watching others do all the heavy lifting – it’s all worth it once you finally get to curl up in a cozy armchair with your fingers wrapped around a mug of steaming hot chocolate. If… Read More

5 Surprising Reasons You Put On Winter Weight (& What to Do About It)

Why does it seem like you gain an extra layer of pudgy padding from more than just your puffy coat every winter? Cold weather seems to bring out the bear in all of us, causing us to want nothing more than to slow down, move less, eat more, curl up, get cozy and take a long snooze until it warms… Read More