Category Archives: metabolism

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

“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

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

Easy Appetite Control with Blue

You have a very unique and personal relationship with your food – one that’s affected by your childhood, your culture, your environment, your hormones, your emotional experiences, etc. But there are also certain aspects of your food friendship that are basic to all human beings, hard wired into all of our brains and driving our eating instincts in ways that… Read More

5 Ways to Enjoy Food More & Weigh Less

If your sweet tooth has a tendency to take over your entire jaw when there’s chocolate cake nearby, or your love of salty snacks has never let you eat just one, than you’ve probably been holding your insatiable taste buds accountable for your inability to lose weight. However, it may be time to bite your tongue. According to the Smell… Read More

Naturally Burn Fat like Young Children Do

When newborns first enter into the world, they’re in for a rude awakening – it’s awfully cold out here! Tossed out of a balmy 98.6 degree womb and shot straight into a significantly chillier room temperature, the change in climate can be a pretty distressing – and dangerous – prospect for a little person who is still unable to shiver… Read More

Kill Cravings in 3 Minutes

Sure, eating clean and cutting out all things sugary, salty and crunchy sounds easy enough in theory. But when a craving hits hard, all theories melt away. You drown in the moment, in the wanting, in the need to have it. Next thing you know, you’ve hit the greasy bottom of the now emptied barbeque corn chips bag that was… Read More