In a 2007 study, Dr. Brian Wansink, professor and Director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, discovered that making healthy food decisions isn't just a one-and-done deal. In fact, according to his report, the average person makes more... Read more
If you are overweight or obese, there are some powerful reasons to drop 10 percent of your body weight this year. Losing this amount of weight can significantly improve your health and well-being. It may not sound like a lot. In fact, most people try... Read more
Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
Lost weight last week while tracking everything religiously. Then went on an epic road trip (15 hours each way) to a family reunion (ate like ravenous teenager) ... And was shocked and dismayed to have gained weight. So... Net change 5 pounds.... Read more
Dried beans, peas, nuts and seeds, oatmeal, sweet corn, barley, dreamfield's Pasta, orages, pears, plums, cherries, apples, oives and grapes, avocados, bananas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, salad greens, 1 square of dark chocolate brown rice are all slo... Read more
My weight loss has stalled, and I believe that one of the ways to get it moving again is to be more careful with my portion control. I eat healthy foods, but probably portions, especially chicken and fish, are larger than recommended. I've moved th... Read more
Approximately 45 million people attempt to lose weight each year using a variety of dieting approaches. Although most diet plans use the general weight loss formula of calories in versus calories out, exactly how they use and apply that formula can v... Read more
One reason "diets" are so tempting is that they provide a guided plan to help people reach weight loss goals. Sadly, many times the latest fad diet or gimmick includes changes that are drastic and restrictive from normal life. Sometimes&nbs... Read more
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