Obesity has risen exponentially in developed nations like the United States and the United Kingdom and has become a public health problem in most nations. Did you know that 75% of the American population is likely to be overweight and obese by 2020? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36% of American… Continue reading Obesity And Fast Food
It can seem like a daunting task to maintain a healthy diet during the holidays. Thanksgiving dinner will be one of many meals where it seems like it just isn't possible to find healthy choices. If you are going to a loved one's home to share a Thanksgiving meal, or if you are preparing it,… Continue reading Is It Possible To Eat Healthy On Thanksgiving? Absolutely.
Last week we talked about how appetite and hunger increase with weight loss, making it harder to keep losing pounds or maintain the weight loss. I know that was frustrating to hear, so today I want to offer advice on how to decrease those hunger pangs without impacting all your hard work. Here are a… Continue reading How To Decrease Hunger Pangs
When offered a platter of cheese, pretzels, and donuts, most people will probably reach for the donuts, according to a new study. That could be because the brain values foods like donuts, with both fats and carbohydrates, more than foods high in only fats, like cheese, or only carbs, like pretzels. People could be wired to want… Continue reading Eating Out of Habit
I’m not a fan of fad diets or those that require you to pay for food. They may work in the short term, but rarely keep the weight off in the long run. Too often, weight is a roller coaster of starts and stops, highs and lows. Diet and exercise have such negative connotations. Already,… Continue reading Weight Loss: Eating and Exercise Tips that Make the G.R.A.D.E.