Lose Weight and Prevent Heart Disease

Some health conditions and lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and losing any excess weight you may have. Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthy meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure… Read more »

The Real Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

The long, dark days of winter are here. In the spring, millions of Americans may find that winter has left them with a vitamin D deficiency. Your chances of being one of them are probably much greater than you think. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight exposure, but few people… Read more »

Protein Shakes to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

Not only does our society continue to grow in terms of population numbers, we are also expanding in the sheer size of our waistlines. Why are we getting so much bigger? Why does this trend seem unable to slow down? Are protein shakes the answer to achieve your weight loss goals? Whether it is the… Read more »

Outsmart Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

The holidays are right around the corner and the sugary sweets are staring you in the face.  Perhaps your sweet tooth is already craving the pumpkin pie and sweet rolls that will soon be on your table.  Not to mention the upcoming neighborhood cookie exchange, the boxes of chocolate from clients at work, and taste… Read more »

Are You Addicted to Sugar?

If you just can’t keep your fingers out of the leftover Halloween candy, no matter how hard you try, there is evidence to suggest you might actually be addicted to sugar.  A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that, in fact, higher sugar, higher glycemic foods can be addictive. David Ludwig,… Read more »

How to Skip the Gym and Still Lose Weight

Summer is winding down and it’s time to get back into your weight loss routine.  But who has time to go to the gym?  You can still achieve your weight loss goals without a gym.  You need to burn more calories than you eat to lose weight. You can do that either by eating fewer… Read more »

Five Reasons to Avoid Energy Drinks

Our fast-paced, stressful lives often leave us wishing for extra hours in the day.  By lunchtime, we’re out of steam and need a little pick-me-up.  Soda, coffee and energy drinks are tempting, but before you reach for that Red Bull or Monster Energy, consider this. Energy drinks are usually packaged like soda, and have a… Read more »

Lose Weight the Smart Way this Summer

Swimsuit season is here and it’s not too late to shed a few pounds.  But a crash diet isn’t the answer.  You need to be smart about weight loss so that it lasts.  Here are six tips to lose weight the smart way this summer.  You can thank us later. Replace a meal with a… Read more »

Summer Smoothie Fruits for Weight Loss

Smoothies are a cool, refreshing way to get in your fruits and veggies this summer and slim down in the process.  Here are four summer fruits you should include in your smoothie for weight loss success: Watermelon– What says summer more than juicy, ripe watermelon? It also makes a perfect summer smoothie.  Watermelon is considered… Read more »

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Increased Belly Fat

New research warns that people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency. The finding highlights another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease…. Read more »