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Stay Active Even When You're Busy!

Courtesy of Your Weight Matters

It’s hard to stay active when your schedule doesn’t offer much room for negotiation – don’t feel ashamed! In fact, most people report that they struggle to find time for working out and exercising while they juggle full-time jobs, errands, families and other time-consuming activities.
Health professionals advise exercising at a moderate rate of more...

6 Strategies to Reduce Food Cravings

Food cravings are a common topic of discussion when it comes to health, diet, nutrition and weight loss.  Ask anyone about food cravings, and you’ll most likely hear about high-calorie foods like chocolate, sweets, potato chips and similar choices.  In the past, it’s been popular belief that cravings indicate a nutritional deficiency, but mounting evidence indicates that more...

How Chefs Are Helping You Lose Weight

We hear so much about restaurants and the negative impact they can have on our weight.  Lists regularly round up the worst choices at restaurants, the worst restaurants and more.  How often do we hear the positive moves restaurants are making to help us meet our health goals?

Working so closely with restaurants over the years, the team at Healthy Dining has seen first-hand how restaurants are rising to the challenge of offering the better-for-you choices more...

Reasons Why Dieting May Not Work

Dieting is often our default method for weight-loss. If you want to lose weight, you simply change the way you eat, and the pounds will come off – right? That’s why there are so many diets out there – because it works…right? But does it really? more...

6 Salad Recipes for Warm Summer Nights

Are you so DONE with salads?  The same old greens and dressing with some grilled fish or chicken is so yesterday!  If you’re trying to eat healthier or lose weight, chances are you’ve considered adding more salads to your weekly menu but that doesn’t mean they have to be a dull chore for your taste buds.
 
Changing up your salads, whether you’re trying a new recipe or ordering an interesting new choice at a restaurant, can more...

Eat These Foods for Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, success often comes down to the small changes you make day to day.  These small changes include adding more good-for-you food choices like fruits and vegetables to your meals throughout the week.  We’ve talk about the benefits of lean protein as part of a weight loss diet.  Fruits and vegetables can also be a powerful ally on your road to a healthy more...

Men: What You Need to Know About Weight Loss

So you want to lose weight and ran across this list… Awesome!  Studies show that even modest weight loss of 10% body weight can have a positive impact on your health and risk of certain lifestyle diseases.  Maybe your wife, girlfriend, sister, mother or doctor sent this article your way to help nudge you toward some weight loss goals.  Even better more...

Ways to Measure Your Success Beyond Stepping on the Scale

Courtesy of Your Weight Matters
 
On the journey with weight, it’s important to maintain your motivation and positivity when reaching for your goals. It may seem like keeping an eye on that number on the scale — and watching that number decrease over time — is the only way that you can truly see success, but there are other ways to know you’re more...

Waist-Friendly Memorial Day Choices

 

Try these easy tips to make your Memorial Day barbeque light and healthy:

  • For pre-dinner appetizers, stick to the veggie tray or fresh fruit (dipping your fruits and veggies into yogurt and hummus will also add an extra punch of protein).
  • If you know the host is making hot dogs and hamburgers, bring along your own lean turkey burger or veggie burger to throw on the grill with more...

What You Need to Know about The Biggest Loser Study

By Nikki Anschick

The findings revealed that the extreme amount of weight lost during such a short period of time had actually reduced the metabolisms of these contestants to the point that they have to consume an average of 500 fewer calories than a person of the same weight in order to maintain their current weight. The study also showed reduced levels of leptin in contestants, a hormone that regulates hunger, which causes increased cravings. While the study does bring up more...

7 Simple Swaps to Make Your Diet More Mediterranean

Health benefits, plus just plain good food make this diet a winner, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow a strict eating plan to reap some of the rewards. In fact, the beauty of this diet and lifestyle is that it can be easier and a whole lot more enjoyable to follow than many more restrictive diets.  These 7 simple swaps will help you make your diet a little more Mediterranean without the fear of falling off a diet wagon.*

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Tips for Setting Realistic Weight-loss Goals

Courtesy of Your Weight Matters

When developing your goals for weight loss, exercise, eating health and more, it’s important to keep them realistic. Quite often, we become frustrated when we don’t see immediate weight-loss results, but it’s important not to let yourself become frustrated along the weight-loss path.

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Get Off the Diet Roller Coaster

The Health Nut

She’s the one who goes to the salad bar and not only enjoys all of the steps towards wellness that you’ve taken — she defends these steps. The health nut is focused on the long-term benefits and enjoys eating healthy food, exercise, meeting deadlines and saving for retirement.

The Wild Child

The wild child doesn’t always get along with your health nut, Blatner says. Instead, the more...

There’s More to Weight Loss Than Food

The truth is that the ultimate goal of reducing calories in and boosting calories out is just the tip of the iceberg.  Real success is about more than just food and counting the calories we take in versus the calories we burn.  The healthy weight loss equation also includes several other key factors that are now being explored more in depth.  If reaching a healthy weight is on your to-do list, start with a healthy diet (calories in) and regular exercise (calories out), but don more...

4 Fitness Challenges to Start Now

Starting April 1, this 30-day Challenge will help you get fit and healthy with a daily workout, recipe, or health tip. Take the Challenge on your own, or round up friends and family to participate with you. Here are four example challenges, so you know what to expect:

Eat a High-Protein Breakfast
Eating breakfast keeps your weight in check, leaves you in a better mood, and helps you concentrate. Start your day off strong with this more...

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