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?
This exercise is called the "good morning" because of the movement that resembles the rise out of bed. This movement works the lower back, hamstrings, and glutes. You can vary the exercise by how much you bend your knees. The straighter they are, the more the hamstrings are utilized. The more your knees are bent,… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: “Good Morning” With A Resistance Band
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
Using dumbbells while on a stability ball instantly adds a new element to the exercise. This week's variety of exercise is a simple bent over, one-arm row while on a stability ball. Grasp a dumbbell in one hand and position yourself so the exercise ball is under your stomach and hips. You'll know the ball… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: One-Arm Dumbbell Row With An Exercise Ball