Category Archives: weight loss

Liquids & Weight Loss: Controversy Finally Put to Rest

A famous Y2K study created quite a stir when it suggested that drink calories may have a higher chance of contributing to weight gain than calories from solid foods. The researchers added 28 spoons of sugar to the daily diets of two groups of participants for one month, spooning it out in the form of jelly beans for one group… Read More

Can Your Gut Bacteria Make You Eat Ice Cream

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? WHO STOLE THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR? Not Me. Yes You. Couldn’t be. Than Who? Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar…no seriously, they inhabited my body, took over my brain and forced me to do it… Lame “invasion of… Read More

Overeating Myths That May Be Holding You Back

As we get older, we eventually figure out how to manage and control all the many important areas of our lives. But, for some reason, when it comes to food, we keep getting stuck. Bombarded with so many ideas about what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, where to eat from, it’s so easy to start feeling… Read More

Healthy Grocery List For Weight Loss

Heading into the store without a well thought-out grocery list in hand usually results in heading back out with a frozen dinner, a tub of Chunky Monkey, canned corn and salted peanuts. Simplify your life by sticking to a baseline grocery list every week that already includes the clean-eating weight loss basics. Not only does this help to make your… Read More

Could Your Poop Predict Your Weight Loss?

If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that losing weight is far more complex than simply balancing calories in with calories out. One’s ability to successfully lose weight is tied into several different factors, like diet, activity level, sleep, stress management, hydration, environmental factors, genetics, etc. A new line of research on the human body’s microbiome is leading to… Read More

15 Weight Loss Strategies That Don’t Involve Diet or Exercise

Diet and exercise get all the glory in the weight loss biz. And, without a doubt, they’re definitely star players. But what about all the little people working behind the camera? What about the support staff behind the scenes, who make it all come together more successfully in a way that diet and exercise alone can’t do? Are you just… Read More

How Eating 3 X More Food Led to Healthy Weight Loss

Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham theorized that our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors may have been eating about 12 pounds of food each and every day! What would likely happen to us, in today’s times, if we each ate 12 pounds of food every day? Weight gain, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer. So what gives? Why can’t we get away with it anymore?… Read More

How Food Containers Effect Your Body

The “BPA-Free” label is starting to appear on more and more plastic and canned products on the shelves, and for good reason. BPA, an abbreviation for Bisphenol A, is a chemical widely used in hard plastics and in the linings of food and drink cans, commonly found in products like water bottles, baby bottles, aluminum cans of soup, soda and… Read More

How to “Drink More Water” the Right Way

“Drink More Water” is one of those well-meant – but extremely vague – pieces of health wisdom that we’ve all heard or read somewhere, along with “Eat Right”, “Be More Active”, “Love Yourself”, and “Live a Balanced Lifestyle.” Each of those health mantras have the potential to transform all of our lives. If only we could just understand what the… Read More

10 No-Calorie Tasty Twists on Plain Water

Drinking more clean filtered water is key to losing weight. And while sweetened beverages, juices and sodas pack on the pounds, drinking plain old water all the time can get boring. What’s the perfect no-calorie solution to shake things up a bit in the drinking department while continuing to promote weight loss? Infused water. Infusing you water with flavorful medleys… Read More