From time to time a new weight loss tactic will emerge that claims to be revolutionary and much easier than good old fashioned diet and exercise. You may try it for a while and lose weight, but let’s just face it, over time you gain it all back, right? Rather than a temporary plan to … Continue reading Calorie Counting: Crutch or Key in the Battle of the Bulge?
A little sugar never hurt anyone, right? Research is suggesting otherwise as added sugar accumulating in the American diet at an alarming rate. More studies are finding that added sugar is being linked to chronic diseases, diabetes and obesity; there is a major cause for concern. What is sugar? Sugar can be natural or processed, … Continue reading Sugar: The Not So Sweet Truth
Have you ever heard someone say they are addicted to cupcakes? What about ice cream or any other type of food? Well, they aren’t just using the word “addicted” as a figure of speech, at least according to one new study. Like drugs, alcohol or nicotine, certain foods can trigger an addictive response in the … Continue reading Food Cravings Similar to Addictions
On these beautiful spring days, it’s easy to start thinking about buying that new bathing suit or a short flippy skirt and lacy tank—asking yourself “How am I going to look in these?” Winter clothes hide our body’s imperfections so much better. If the body in the mirror isn’t exactly what you want, maybe it’s … Continue reading Rev Up Your Metabolism
When you pull up to a fast food drive-thru, you may glance at the calorie count next to the burger you are craving. But research conducted by Texas Christian University says listing calories next to fast-food items isn’t stopping people from indulging. Texas Christian University researchers are testing a new approach — listing the amount of … Continue reading Menus listing exercise, not calories, may be more effective