Both under-eating and overeating can interfere with sleep. Hunger pangs disturb sleep but are easily corrected with a bedtime snack. High carbohydrate foods, such as milk, cereal andContinue reading...
Binging is usually a misguided attempt to self-sooth. When you first think about binging, ask yourself, "What am I feeling?" Are you lonely, fearful, frustrated, or bored? Try to describeContinue reading...
Go to My Pyramid, the website of the USDA, to learn about the types of food that make up a balanced diet as well as the servings you need from each food group at your calorie level. Read about how
When you have a cold, drink plenty of warm fluids and get enough rest to repair your body. Eat chicken soup because a study in the medical journal Chest showed that
Every supper is a picnic and that takes organization. A tote must live in your car packed with plastic utensils, paper plates and bowls, napkins, seasonings and condiments, serving spoon, kitchen knife, ladle, zip lock bags, trash bags, paper towels and moist towelettes. Your meals must beContinue reading...
You’ll have to plan for exercise, as well as sneak it in whenever you can. By exercising at home in the morning instead of at the gym, you can save time commuting and dressing. You can use exerciseContinue reading...
If your family is not ready to change, don’t push them. Practice your own healthy habits and lead by example. Since you control yourContinue reading...
My favorite source for exercise DVDs is Collage Video. Their ACE-certified instructors review the latest videos and they show youContinue reading...
Love handles are those areas of stored fat that bulge slightly over the sides of your jeans. Both men and women can have them. Losing weightContinue reading...
Only a doctor or mental health therapist can say if your “obsession” is a disorder, but obsessing about food is a psychological sign of semi-starvation. You might be experiencingContinue reading...
While quietly sleeping, you would burn 42 calories per hour at your ideal weight of 115 lb. The calories are used to sustainContinue reading...
You probably stopped losing weight because you are at your natural set point for 'this point set in time'. Don’t bother using a scale to assess your weight; measure your body composition instead. MuscularContinue reading...
The body ordinarily converts 90% of the calories in dietary fat into body fat, but there is no simple relationship between the rates of calorie burning and fat deposition. We are in a constant state ofContinue reading...
One of my favorite books is Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success from People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept It Off by Anne Fletcher, RD. The author interviewed hundreds ofContinue reading...
Cellulite occurs when fat cells protrude around the connective tissue that attaches skin to muscle. Weight loss can reduce some of the fat and exercise can make the muscle compact, but creams and dietsContinue reading...
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.