One of the reasons people following a weight loss plan ‘cheat” is that they feel deprived of their favorite foods. Any sensible program allows for flexibility and makes room for the occasional frosted brownie, chili dog or milk shake.
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Focusing on the first element, it’s important to keep in mind that eating less food doesn’t mean skipping entire meals. In fact, opting to forgo meals, especially breakfast, could be detrimental to maintaining a healthy weight. According to one University of Michigan study, women who ate breakfast were 24% less likely to be overweight than those who did not.
Childhood obesity is becoming a major health issue, and parents everywhere are concerned about teaching their children to eat nutritious meals and maintain a healthy weight. Here are some basic ideas for instilling good nutrition habits in your kids from an early age:
I love “clean” food. I use this word to describe any food that is unprocessed, fresh and loaded with nutrients. I love the taste, texture and aroma of clean foods. I love what they do for my body! Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine.” No better advice can be given or taken when it comes to what we eat and why we choose to eat it.
….Really, I’m Getting Around to it!
Ever since the season officially rolled-in last month, I’ve been thinking about spring cleaning. The truth is I always look forward to it being done, but it’s something I don’t actually want to do. I’m much better at talking about all the closets I’m going to clean out and which colors I’m going to use to spruce up a room, than actually doing it.
My procrastination, though, has gotten the better of me. One area of my home, namely my kitchen, needs my undivided attention. It has nothing to do with cleanliness…I work hand at keeping up with that part. What my kitchen does need is a good clearing out. Out with the old and in with the new.
Something that really helps me out when there is no time to make a meal is having leftovers within arm’s reach that I can reheat and enjoy.
My questions to you: Are you including a variety of foods in your diet? Are you experimenting with different types of food, meals and snacks? (more…)
The government’s latest release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans takes a significant step forward in delivering a strong and simple message on addressing obesity in a healthy and sustainable way, according to experts at Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW).
When your social schedule begins to expand during the holidays, so does your waistline. “Most people attend tons of festive events—and nearly all of them center around fattening food,” says Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. Add seasonal stress and zero time to cook or hit the gym, and you have a recipe for holiday weight gain. Well, not this year. Here’s a plan for dodging diet pitfalls—everything from thousand-calorie eggnog lattes at the mall food court to button-popping family dinners.