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Weight Loss

Weight loss is on almost everyone’s health to-do list. There are a lot of things you can do to lose weight, and no, they are not limited to eating nothing but veggies and running.

Whether you really need to lose weight for health reasons, or just wanna look and feel better these articles serve as a how-to guide for anyone who wants to shed some pounds.

6 ways to slow muscle loss and stay strong as you age

They say it’s hell getting old. And while I’m not sure who “they” are, even though there are a lot of wonderful aspects of life in our later years, I can tell you that getting older is not without its fair share of challenges as well. One of them is a phenomenon called sarcopenia. Like […]

How to reset your habits derailed by 2020

I know you gave it your best shot. You stuck to your 2020 New Year’s resolutions as long as you could. That is, up until the gyms closed and all your good intentions to workout at home gave in to the weight of a global pandemic. Good try! What better time than the mid-year to get […]

The truth about the health effects of sitting

Several years ago, a study reported on the health effects of sedentary behavior. And when its findings made the rounds, the catchy new phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking,” was coined. As a result, a whole new segment of office furniture—standing or treadmill desks—surged in popularity. Of course, no one would ever dispute that being […]

The not-so-sweet truth about chocolate

As a chocoholic, I’ve often reveled in the knowledge that dark chocolate is considered a healthy treat—and even a “super food.” After all, news and research headlines have touted chocolate as good for the heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, brain function, mood and depression, and even anti-aging. For these reasons and more, I love giving […]

Eating late can affect your circadian rhythm for the worst, leading to skin damage

set up for a picnic on the beach in the evening
Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center recently made an interesting discovery—one that could give you pause next time you crave a midnight snack. They found that eating late at night could possibly make you more vulnerable to sunburn and sun damage, along with all the long-term effects of exposure to ultraviolet rays, […]

Is your Body Mass Index sabotaging your fitness goals?

In 1970, a 23-year-old Austrian named Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger became the youngest ever Mr. Universe. The Guinness Book of World Records once called him “the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world.” Standing at 6’2” and weighing 235 pounds, he could bench press more than 500 pounds and barely had a ribbon […]

Weight loss and aging: 3 ways to stay trim as you get older

Remember when you were 16 years old and you could eat half a pizza (and wash it down with a two-liter of soda) and manage to lose a pound? Imagine doing that when you’re 40, or 50, or 60! Just the thought probably caused you to gain a couple pounds, right? All kidding aside, it […]

How to lose weight with mindfulness

What if I told you that the best weight-loss plan doesn’t cost a dime? It doesn’t involve a new fad, it doesn’t involve you giving up your favorite foods, it doesn’t make you count points or read labels, and it doesn’t involve meetings or expensive, frozen pre-made meals that taste like chalk. It’s true, and […]

Lose Weight: Use a Meal Plan

Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach or without a shopping list. Don’t worry, I’m raising my hand too! I’m willing to bet that the times you did, you let a few comfort foods slip into your shopping cart. Without a shopping list to guide you, the food you […]

Protein: Natural Weight Loss Remedy

When I urge people to enjoy “a healthy diet,” I usually offer my general recommendations—lean red meat and fish, fresh fruits and veggies, etc. But sometimes, like when losing weight is the goal, we need fine-tuning—more of this, less of that. Protein is a natural home remedy for weight loss. Dropping pounds with protein Compared […]
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