I often hear the complaint: “I’m working out almost every day, but my weight won’t budge.” What many people don’t realize is that exercise is the easy part. Learning to eat right–and sticking with a healthy-eating plan–is a much bigger challenge when it comes to shedding extra pounds and changing the shape of your body. You can kill yourself in the gym, sweating through an hour or more of cardio daily and lifting weights until you drop. But the results aren’t going to show if there’s a layer of fat sticking around due to a poor diet.
Have you considered supplementing your diet with vitamins or minerals? Wondering if your child could benefit from a kid-friendly vitamin?
You know that you should be eating lots of fruits and vegetables and getting enough healthy fats. But in today’s busy society, attending to those diet needs each and every day sometimes isn’t possible.
That’s where supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals comes into play.
Salad without lettuce is like…a breath of fresh air! If your diet has you dreading leafy greens, switch things up with this mixed-veggie medley of colorful peppers topped with tasty, protein-packed grilled salmon. Making your own dressing means you control the calories. Try non-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt mixed with spicy horseradish for creaminess and a zesty flavor that perfectly complements the fish.
When I first heard the phrase “toxic acid overload” on my fave TV health talk show yesterday, I thought it sounded like the name of a 1980s heavy metal band. But it turns out that there are “acid-forming” foods that can cause all sorts of chaos in your body. One of them was weight gain, said the doc—yikes! No thanks!
Whether you’ll be sitting starry eyed with your sweetie at a romantic restaurant or venturing out solo in search of true love, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to show off your sizzlin’ hot shape. With just four weeks to go, now’s the time to start ramping up your fitness routine and cleaning up your diet so you can slide—not squeeze—into that sexy red dress. Here are 10 ways to make it happen.
Soups and sandwiches go together like kids and lollipops. But just as kids grow up to prefer gourmet dark chocolate to a lollipop, many adults these days are enjoying the gourmet goodness of old-fashioned soup and sandwiches.
Dieting is like learning to ride a bike. You may wobble. You may fall. You’ll certainly feel frustrated at times. But if you keep at it, eventually you’ll cruise—and oh, what a great feeling that is!
With the New Year upon us, millions of Americans are strapping on helmets and heading out on new weight-loss journeys. Motivation is high. Intentions are good. So how can you better your chances of this year’s resolution actually sticking—of finally shedding those extra pounds and reclaiming your health?
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