Tag Archives: Overweight

Healthiest Loser 21-Day Challenge

I only dieted (I mean seriously dieted to lose weight) once in my life, and it was such a negative experience. I was starving all the time! I felt deprived and miserable and to make things worse, I lost maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Eating for the Health of it, Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How I barely escaped my family legacy of obesity

Without a doubt, the cards were stacked against me growing up. My mother and grandmother were morbidly obese, other relatives were overweight, and our eating environment was not what I would call healthy. Meals mostly revolved around white bread with … Continue reading

Posted in Eating for the Health of it, Sugar-Free, Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Top 10 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Consciously or not, the average American consumes 28 teaspoons of added sugars a day – that’s more than 90 pounds of sugar per year. The American Heart Association recommends women limit their added sugar to just 100 calories per day … Continue reading

Posted in Eating for the Health of it, Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Healthy Heart Quiz

February marks the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, and it’s not just about Valentine’s Day. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US. Each year, more than two million heart attacks and strokes take place resulting in … Continue reading

Posted in Heart Health, Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Tis the Season to Eat and Not Gain

Do you tend to gain weight during the holiday season? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, research suggests that Americans, on average, gain about one pound during the holiday season and those who … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Standard American Diet is SAD

Without giving it a second thought, many Americans eat a diet that is both nutrient-poor and calorie-dense. We choose foods simply because they are “convenient” without giving much thought to the fact that they are full of nutritionally bankrupt ingredients … Continue reading

Posted in Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s So Fattening About Fat Anyway?

Americans are clearly obsessed with low-fat and fat-free foods. A walk down the aisle of any grocery store will confirm this obsession. There have never been so many options. You can’t get away from all the supposedly guilt-free foods: fat-free … Continue reading

Posted in Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Your Weight Loss Diet Making You Fat?

Are you in that continuous cycle of gaining – losing – and regaining weight no matter what diet you follow? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Research shows that although many dieters do lose weight initially, most tend to … Continue reading

Posted in Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weight Loss Resolution Re-Do

Have you gone off track already with your New Year’s resolution? Well, it’s not too late to do something about it. If you’re like many Americans, you started out the year with a resolution to shed those extra pounds. And … Continue reading

Posted in Weight Management | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment