Whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain a recent weight loss, or prevent future weight gain, it’s likely you try to abide by a few food rules. But while following certain rules—keeping snack foods like cookies or potato chips on a high shelf, behind closed doors, or not allowing certain foods you can’t control your intake of, such as ice cream or peanut butter, into your home—may help you stay on a healthy eating track, you can bend or break a few rules without sabotaging your healthy eating habits.
Think it's time to make some healthy lifestyle adjustments? Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, is right behind you. Buettner is crossing Iowa in a bus, attempting to change American towns into healthier places. "More than 40% of Americans smoked in the ’60s, and only 20% do now," he points out. "We can turn around our diet and lifestyle, too."Continue reading...
You may think the strategy you choose to change what you eat to lose weight may seem like what’s standing between you and a healthy weight, but the real question to be answered is how you eat.Continue reading...
We are pleased to announce that Lisa Lillien, AKA. Hungry Girl, will be sharing one of her delicious recipes with us each week. You will be able to find these recipes in our database for easy logging…and enjoying. Take it away, Lisa!Continue reading...
Almond blooms are gracing the landscape of the Central Valley of California a little early this year, so we had to put you on notice 10 days in advance of a very important day.Continue reading...
After a conversation with his doctor, Yvar found Calorie Count and has been hooked since. Realizing that he was actually over consuming his daily caloric needs was the eye opener. He’s lost over 24lbs by simply using Calorie Count’s tools and throwing in extra exerciseContinue reading...
Whether you venture out to sports bar or throw a shindig, Super Bowl Sunday shouldn’t mean super eating. It may be called the big game, but you can strategize to play it small and smart. You can make Super Bowl Sunday a big W in your playbook!Continue reading...
When supermarkets opened self-checkout lanes I was upset. Not because I had to scan and bag the items myself, but that I had to go to the grocery store at all. I figured if no one was going to smile at me at the register, what was the use of even being there.Continue reading...
If you enjoy the flavors and textures of fish, you have a tremendous nutritional edge overContinue reading...
Do you ever wish that you could love your body completely? Even if it seems difficult, you can learn to do this. Loving what already feels good about your body inspires you. But loving what seems unlovable transforms youContinue reading...
If you woke up thin, your life would not change very much. It’s nice to think so when you’re trying to lose 50 pounds, but the truth is your new life begins at the point you decide to make a positive change and seek a better life. While weight loss appears to be the goal, many who want to lose weight want a better life.Continue reading...
You swore this was the year you’d stick to those resolutions, but that jumbo tin of caramel popcorn and comfy couch are calling your name. Join the club: About 40 percent of Americans make a life-enhancing vow on January 1—and half “relapse” within the first 21 days. How to sail through that critical launch period and keep on going? Start with these five no-fail strategies.Continue reading...
Tomorrow February begins--the month when we see red and pink hearts adorning shopping centers, stuffed animals, and boxes of chocolate. With that kind of built-in association, it's only natural that The American Heart Association (AHA) observes February as Heart Health month.Continue reading...
The title is one tip that our this week's featured member, Hotmama_06 would like to share with you. She has lost over 40 pounds and is now thrilled with her new figure. Here she tells us how she made lifestyle changes that included regular exercise, portion control and eating healthier - all of which helped her shed those unwanted poundsContinue reading...
If you are struggling with making exercise a part of your lifestyle, please don’t stop now. Your overall health and fitness is so worth fighting for. Here's a kickboxing routine that will keep you in fighting form.Continue reading...
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