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 »

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 »

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 »

Avoid Holiday Overeating

The most wonderful time of the year is here. 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 roughly 10 pounds? Yikes! The holidays… Read more »

Sleep Deprivation Leads to Fatty Food Consumption

Ever wonder why you’re more likely to crave junk food after a poor night’s sleep? A recent study has found that skipping just one night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that increases the desire to consume more fat the following day. Researchers say the study offers more insight into the relationship… Read more »

Not a Diet, But a Plan

Tips for Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Healthy eating isn’t always easy, especially when you’re busy and pulled in many directions. Even though your intentions are good, you argue that you’re too tired to cook a balanced meal, you’re too busy or healthy foods are just too expensive. Although the increasing availability of fast food… Read more »

The Un-Sugar Coated Truth About Sugar

If you haven’t seen the documentary, Fed Up, you should. It examines the roots of obesity in America – ultimately blaming sugar – and offers some staggering statistics related to sugar consumption in the United States. From 1977 to 2000, Americans have doubled their dietary sugar intake. In 1980 the number of documented type two… Read more »

How Meal Replacement Can Work For You

Meal replacement shakes and drinks have been around for a long time. They are typically marketed toward those wanting to build muscle and lose weight. But just like with any diet or major lifestyle change, it is important to do your research and determine if it’s the right choice for you. Weight Loss Researchers at… Read more »

Probiotics for Weight Loss

A recent study has some encouraging news when it comes to the use of probiotics and weight loss. The research is still in its infancy, but it is stimulating an important look into the relationship between weight and gut health. Previous research has linked obesity and diabetes to imbalances in the microbiome, which is made… Read more »