When to Workout for Weight Loss

Are you an early riser who prefers to get in a good workout before work? Or would you rather decompress from your day by sweating it out at the gym? The timing of your workout can directly impact your weight loss success. Getting your workout done in the morning often results in working out more… Read more »

Crest the Weight Loss Plateau

Losing weight takes time and patience and sometimes it can feel like it’s an uphill battle. In the beginning, you were rocking it – every time you stepped on the scale, you were down a few pounds. But then, your progress begins to slow and eventually, you stop dropping weight at all. You’ve hit the… Read more »

Why Men Lose Weight Faster than Women

Are you and your significant other trying to shed some pounds? Does it seem like he’s having more luck than you? Unfortunately, it’s true. Men typically lose weight faster than women. Here are some reasons for this unfair phenomenon: More Lean Muscle – men usually have more upper body muscle than women. Since muscle burns… Read more »

New Year, New You – Realistic Resolutions

It’s almost 2017, and this year we tell ourselves we are going to live healthier, better lives – we will be more active, lose weight, and make better food choices. We will succeed and nothing is going to stop us. This is the attitude we are all too familiar with in late December and early… Read more »

Five Foods that Will Actually Help You Lose Weight

2017 is right around the corner and many of us are anxious to lose a few pounds. Food choices are crucial and there are obvious ones to avoid. But here are five foods that can actually help you lose weight! Hummus and Veggies – This spread made from chickpeas is a protein-rich snack that fights… Read more »

Five Study-Proven Ways to Lose Weight in 2017

Snooze and Lose – In a 16-year Harvard study, scientists found that people who slept for 5 hours or less a night were 32 percent more likely to pack on major pounds than those who dozed a full 7 hours. Although “major” was defined as 33 pounds, the average increase was 2 pounds a year,… Read more »

Losing Weight Can Alleviate Joint Pain

Obesity and Osteoarthritis Did you know that being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30-60 pounds with each step? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint pain disorder with symptoms in the hands, knees, hips, back and neck. Overweight women are nearly 4 times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis… Read more »

Stuff the Turkey, Not Yourself

Tips to Avoid Holiday Overeating The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching. But let’s face it. While these upcoming celebrations will be full of good cheer, they can also make our waistbands feel uncomfortably snug and the dreaded heartburn flair. Did you know that during the holiday season, the average American gains… 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 you’re already dreaming of the pumpkin pie and sweet rolls that will soon be on your table. There’s the upcoming neighborhood cookie exchange, the boxes of chocolate from clients at work, and taste testing the newest goodies… Read more »

“Healthy” Foods with Hidden Sugar

You don’t need a degree in nutrition to know that cookies are chocker block full of sugar. But what you might not realize is that the salad you had for lunch may have been packed with just as much sugar as your favorite sweet treat. Sugar is lurking in all kinds of unexpected places, making… Read more »