Last week we shared how processed foods are detrimental to your waistline. If consuming whole, fresh foods is ideal, how is one to avoid ingredients that work against the hard-earned gains made from positive lifestyle choices? Cooking and baking don't have to be a downfall to a healthy diet. Here are some common baking substitutions,… Continue reading Baking and Cooking Substitutions That Help Maintain A Healthy Diet
In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that… Continue reading Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines
"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." This myth is pervasive in society today. Breakfast is still perceived as healthy and more important than all other meals. Even today's official nutrition guidelines recommend that we eat breakfast. Many claim that breakfast helps us to lose weight and that skipping it can raise our risk of obesity. This is… Continue reading Does Eating Breakfast Cause Weight Gain?
In a previous post I talked about how too little sleep may be the missing piece in the puzzle for weight loss. Especially if you've tried everything else. So the opposite may sound like the answer. Get all the sleep you can, and poof, the weight will come off. Makes some sense. At least while… Continue reading Sleeping Too Much Causes Weight Gain
I've discussed the serious consequences of sitting and a sedentary lifestyle. When you sit, you use less energy. Even standing or moving can help. Over the past decade, the average daily sitting time has increased by roughly an hour, to about eight hours for U.S. teens and almost 6 1/2 hours for adults, according to… Continue reading 15 Ways To Lose Weight Even When Most Of The Day Is Spent Sitting