Diet and weight loss advice often repeats the same theme like a sacred mantra: take in fewer calories than you burn through exercise, and watch excess weight melt away. Many misinterpret this advice as, “eat less (or nothing) to maximize calories burned through exercise, and watch the weight fall off.” While the fundamental idea behind weight loss is there, this misunderstanding about how to maximize calories burned and weight lost can have a profound impact on your health.
Making New Year’s Resolutions is probably one of the strangest “holiday traditions” in the United States. It’s not really about the holidays at all, of course; it’s really about personal self-improvement which coincides with the start of the New Year. No matter the reason, approximately 40 percent of Americans make these resolutions each year. Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of them will actually achieve their goals.
It’s the time of year you’ve looked forward to for months. It’s a time for family, food, and fun. The holidays can be a wondrous time of year, but they can also be the source of your greatest stress. Planning trips, shopping, cooking and finishing up certain projects before the end of the year can make you forget that you are supposed to be appreciating your time rather than exhausting it.
Have you pulled out your "winter clothes" yet? With the days getting cooler and shorter, it won't be long before you'll need them. Back in March, when you last wore your winter clothes, you might have noticed they were getting snug. That’s because most of us put on some weight over the winter—sometimes as much as seven pounds! If this has you concerned, here are some tips to help you maintain your current weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle through the winter.
Over the past few years, healthy eating has taken the lead over fad diets for people who want to change their appearance and lifestyle. However, all the talk about which foods are healthy and which foods are not, has made healthy eating confusing.