For weeks, you have tracked your food and exercised regularly to improve your health and alter the shape of your body. More than a "diet" or a fitness fad, you've created real lifestyle changes and built the confidence that you can stic... Read more
I don’t want to be the Grinch who stole Christmas dinner, but we have to ask. Just when did holidays like Hanukkah and Christmas morph from messages of love and giving to ones of food and gorging?
Whether it’s one, three or seven pou... Read more
Imagine that it’s April. The weather is warming up and it’s time to pull your spring clothes out of storage, including the bathing suit you shoved in the back of your closet in September. While doing your spring cleaning, you start to try... Read more
A gathering of close friends and family is one of the happiest times of year for all of us. Celebrations like Thanksgiving can distract us from our everyday worries…but they can distract us from our diets too. Here’s what you need to kno... Read more
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Everyone was eating…even the mouse!
The most wonderful time of the year is back, and that means one thing: notorious holiday parties! ... Read more
Please only truly functional alcoholics reply to this post. I'm not looking for a lesson from a dietitian, or a lecture from a stranger concerned about my health, or input from people who can take it or leave it. I'm sorry if that seems rude.
He... Read more
I've been really diligent with tracking and staying in my goal range for food and exercising tons... But the scale just doesn't move. It is stuck and I fear nothing I do will best this weight of my body. I want to give up before I even started. Any a... Read more
A Prayer to Lose Weight***
Guide me Father, as I strive to lose weight You are my light and my anchor, and with you I know all things are possible. Help me this day to make healthy choices and give me the strength to fight against destructive cravi... Read more
With the holidays approaching quickly, it is more realistic to change your weight goal from wanting to drop some pounds to trying to maintain your weight. The holiday season is the greatest test of portion control ever. Sure there are things that a... Read more
It's the time of year we both love and dread. For people who celebrate, the holidays are a time of joy, fun, volunteering and parties; but they're also associated with overindulgence, sweets and weight gain. Is it possible to stave off weight gain d... Read more
Now that the Pumpkin Spice Latte craze has passed, Starbucks has rolled out a new set of hot drinks for the winter season. With enticing names like Gingerbread, Eggnog, Caramel Brulee, and Peppermint Mocha, these sweet sips sound like a fun way to ki... Read more
Along with Thanksgiving and Black Friday and shopping for bargains havenít tipped you off yet, the holidays are here! And, as usual, they brought along friends like cold weather, a lack of daylight, visits from family and friends, and lots of junk f... Read more
Not just hoping it won't happen. I have made a commitment to do cardio exercise 6 days per week and to do strength exercises 3 days per week. I made a commitment to eating at least 5 fruit and veggie servings per day. I will reward my good behavio... Read more
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