Health Archive

Slimming Tip: Whole Grains

Whole grains such as brown rice, barley, oats, buckwheat, and whole wheat also belong in your stealthy weight loss strategy. They help fill you up with fewer calories and may improve your cholesterol profile, too. Whole grains are now in many products including waffles, pizza crust, English muffins, pasta, and soft “white” ...Read More

Slimming Tip: Sleep More

Sleeping an extra hour a night could help a person drop 14 pounds in a year, according to a University of Michigan researcher who ran the numbers for a 2,500 calorie per day intake. His scenario shows that when sleep replaces idle activities — and the usual mindless snacking — you can ...Read More

Slimming Tip: Time Your Meals

Set a timer for 20 minutes and reinvent yourself as a slow eater. This is one of the top habits for slimming down without a complicated diet plan. Savor each bite and make it last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body’s fullness ...Read More

Bad Day Binge

  Emotional eating is also common at the end of a bad day. You may use “comfort foods” to soothe feelings of anger or sadness. In extreme cases, emotional food cravings can lead to bingeing — eating large amounts of food without stopping when you’re full. Better Bet: Look for emotional comfort ...Read More

Nervous Nibbles

  Do you find yourself reaching for the cookie jar before a visit from the in-laws or a presentation at work? Sometimes food cravings are not triggered by hunger but by unpleasant emotions, including stress and anxiety. This is called emotional eating, and if you do it regularly, it’s likely to undermine ...Read More

All About Calories

I thought that this would be a good time to address a few common misconceptions about calories and what they mean to you. So lets start with figuring out what a calorie really is. A calorie is a measurement of energy. Like saying a gallon is a measurement of liquid. Basically, when food says ...Read More

Cold & Flu Season Tips

The weather is starting to get chilly around here, and it feels SO good. I love the cooler weather because it is a good excuse to break out my slow cooker and start making those super savory soups and sauces again. Unfortunately, it also brings cold & flu season around. It is ...Read More

Breast Cancer Special

The most obvious risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman. Men get the disease, too, but it is about 100 times more common in women. Other top risk factors include being over age 55 or having a close relative who has had the disease. But keep in mind that up ...Read More

Heart Healthy: Salmon

A top food for heart health, it’s rich in the omega-3s EPA and DHA. Omega-3s lower risk of rhythm disorders, which can lead to sudden cardiac death. Salmon also lowers blood triglycerides and reduces inflammation. The American Heart Association recommends two servings of salmon or other oily fish a week. Some people ...Read More

Before and After Workouts

Some of my most common questions are about nutrition and supplements before and after your workouts. with so many products on the market it can be very hard to choose what you should try and what to pass by. Personally, I like it pretty simple. I stick with basic nutritional needs, and leave ...Read More