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 valid
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.*
Tips for Setting Realistic Weight-loss Goals
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.
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 wild
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
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...
10 Habits Stalling Your Weight Loss
Spring is here, and for many, this means weight loss and a healthy weight have once again become a priority.
While surveys indicate a changing attitude towards weight and a decline in “dieting,” the reality is that many of us are still pursuing weight loss goals. Whether those goals are to help manage a chronic disease, lower the risk of
Salad Recipes That Won’t Bomb Your Diet
Fran Lebowitz once said, “A salad is not a meal. It is a style.” While we do believe that a salad can be a meal, it is very true that it is also a style and one that many of us should consider adopting. The greens and grains, fruits and vegetables, the finishing touches that add flavor and texture along with nutrition all combine into a wholly unique meal that speaks to our taste buds plus delivers a wealth of diet-friendly benefits.
Heart Health and a Healthy Weight
The headlines may be all about swim suits and skinny jeans, but did you know there are a lot more benefits to losing weight than just what shows up on the scale? Heart Health Month is the perfect time to talk about the importance of finding your healthy weight for a healthy heart. Even just a small weight loss can have big benefits when it comes to heart health.
How’s this for some motivation?
Stop Dieting. Start Personalizing
By Sara Lucero
Have you heard? Dieting is so yesterday! Following strict one-size-fits-all calorie-, carb- and fat-cutting diets, stocking up on pre-made slimming smoothies and gulping down gut-twisting concoctions of spicy fruit juice are losing their appeal in favor of a healthy eating revolution.
Are you ready to join the diet revolution?
Instead of cutting, more and more people with health and weight loss goals are focusing on adding – adding more
The Best Diet Isn’t Just Another Fad
By Sara Lucero
U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of popular diets, and once again the overall winner is the DASH Diet. The panel of health experts enlisted to review the 38 popular diets considered a variety of factors, including weight loss results, restrictiveness, healthfulness and disease prevention potential, and it should be no surprise that the DASH Diet again
5 Game Day Foods That Won’t Tackle Your Diet
The regular football season may be over but that just means the playoffs are heating up, basketball is going strong and baseball is right around the corner! And what goes well with all of them? Good food!
If you’re a sports fan (or just happen to be hosting them), game days can be a real test of your willpower and healthy eating resolutions: wings and chips coming at you from all sides; pizza and fried onion rings ready to tackle you; maybe even brownies, cookies and ice cream
Easy Tweeks for a Healthier You in the New Year
Are you tired of the epic New Year’s resolutions? Every January, in an exciting rush, we make BIG plans for the year! Every year, the excitement fades, and few of us follow through on our big plans.
What if we started making small plans instead? Science is proving that little tweeks to our days can add up to big changes over the year, and it may be time to start really embracing those findings.
Skip the BIG New Year’s resolutions this year in favor of
Tips to Save Time and Eat Healthy During the Holidays
If you’re trying to keep up with last minute holiday shopping and a long list of events on top of your regular, hectic schedule, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself with a healthy diet and regular exercise. This strategy is your best defense against holiday burn out, colds and the flu and stress.
Save time and eat healthy during the holidays with these tips from Healthy Dining’s dietitians:
Pre-cut and pre-prepared are well
Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too: 10 Tips for a Balanced Diet
By: Kristen Castillo
Craving cake but know it’s more sensible to eat a salad? Prefer a sweet drink to a glass of water? You’re not alone in wanting foods and drinks that aren’t so good for you.
Healthy living can be a challenge, but it’s all about moderation and balance. Having good habits keep your body on the track to wellness. Here are 10 Healthy Dining tips to help you find that healthy balance.