Category Archives: metabolism

Rainbow Holiday Pancakes

Photo Credit: Fernando Messino The holidays are a tough time to stick to your diet, constantly torn between the desire to stick to your weight loss goals and to gift yourself a free pass to let loose and enjoy all of the high calorie foods surrounding you. So it’s good to have some recipes on hand that satisfy both the… Read More

Low-Fat Diets Don’t Work for Weight Loss

The growing number of health benefits gained from diets that are rich in healthy fats (such as the Mediterranean diet) continue to be reported. Unfortunately, many people still find it hard to move past fear of dietary fat, unable to let go of old nutrition theories that pin dietary fat as the sole cause of weight gain. No doubt about… 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

Can Going Vegetarian Help with Weight Loss?

Question: Meat is high in protein, I know that is good for weight loss, but meat is also high in fat and cholesterol. If I stop eating meat and start eating only vegetarian, will it be easier for me to lose weight?   The SLIMQUICK Coach: Great question! The short answer is: “it depends”. The merits of eating strictly vegetarian… Read More

What You Eat First Affects Your Weight

Now you can have your cake and eat it too. As long as you eat it after your protein and veggies, says a new study. A pilot study published in Diabetes Care found that the order in which you eat your macro-nutrients during your meal – proteins, carbohydrates and fats – has a direct impact on your after-meal blood sugar,… Read More

Keep Carbs from Causing Weight Gain

No matter how many times you’re told to kick carbs from your diet for weight loss, you can’t seem to keep them off the brain. Of course you can’t – that’s because your brain, muscles and all the organs in your body use carbs as their ideal go-to source of fuel for proper functioning and balance. Where you start to… Read More

It’s Harder for You than Your Mom to Lose Weight

If you’ve been struggling to lose weight for a while now, than you’ve likely combed through just about every aspect of your lifestyle, trying to figure out where you’re going wrong. Are you eating too many calories? Have you indulged in too many carbs? Are you not exercising enough? You keep trying different diets, you’re tracking your steps, you’re exercising… Read More

Why Women Lose Out on the Incredible Benefits of Protein

In the last twenty years, the effectiveness of a good high-protein diet for successful weight loss and better health has become fairly common knowledge. And yet, despite this, the U.S.D.A. found that one third of women between the ages of 20 to 40 are still not getting their daily recommended amount of protein – which, according to many nutritionists, isn’t… Read More

DIY Roasted Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

Grocery stores everywhere are pushing pumpkins right now. And even if you aren’t the jack-o-lantern type, don’t let the opportunity for fresh DIY pumpkin seeds (or seeds from any kind of squash) pass you by. Most store-bought pumpkin seeds are over-roasted and rancid, destroying most of the healthy nutrients that make them such an ideal snack to begin with. Pumpkin… 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