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Category Archives: Diet Articles

The Six Degrees of Change

the process of making lasting change to your weight There are six distinct stages that individuals go through in the process of making a lifestyle change. These stages of change also apply to losing weight. Knowing that these stages exist and then being able to recognize them in your own life can help you stay […]

Mitigating Mindless Munching

10 tips on curbing continual consumption Let’s face it, we all do it sometimes. Maybe that bag of pistachios you just can’t stop eating, those chips you just can’t stop dipping; the trail mix that you keep digging into. Welcome to the mindless munching zone. This habit of non-stop snacking will put weight on you. […]

It’s All About the Veggie!

Dr. Cheri King

5 reason veggies should fill half your plate with vegetables I’ve never read a diet or nutrition book that advises limiting vegetables. Be it Atkins to Vegan diets, they all advocate the veggie and the more the better. Yet, the bulk of many people’s diets are often meats and starches. All that said, more and […]

Just Say No No to the Yo Yo

the latest wisdom in cutting the sugar out Light-headedness, difficulty concentrating and confusion can strike us all from time to time. But some individuals struggle with these issues on a regular basis, and it may be directly associated with their diet. Hypoglycemia occurs when there is too little sugar in our bloodstream. Our body will […]

Are Your Condiments Killing You?

beware of the hidden sugars in secret sauces Common sense would dictate that a Big Mac with cheese with a side dish of Chicken McNuggets with Barbeque Sauce may lead to your untimely departure from the place we call… the world. Furthermore you might think that it is all the fat and meat (if that […]

Sugar: The Other White Powder That Can Kill

3 facts you need to know Over one decade ago the US population was consuming an average of over 90 pounds of sugar per person per year, according to the USDA. Now, it is over 135 pounds per capita. This has paralleled increases in major chronic illnesses; such has heart disease, …

The Path To Weight Loss is Goal Setting

embracing the process of life long change At any given moment, scores of people are embarking on their personal weight loss journey. Some succeed and some do not. What is the difference in success and failure? One phrase-goal setting. If you take the time to set the goal and make preparations to achieve it, before […]

What Antioxidant Haven’t You Hear of?

3 Reasons Why You Need CoQ10 This vitamin-like substance is also called ubiquinone, sound familiar? Probably not for most, let’s try its more common name, Co-enzyme Q10 or CoQ10. One of its most important jobs is creating energy in the body (known as ATP), this occurs mainly in the heart, liver, …

Metabolism Manipulation

Firing Up a Slow Metabolism A slow metabolism sounds like a poor excuse that obese people use for eating too much and exercising too little. Overweight people despise thin people for naturally having a high metabolism who can eat anything that they crave without putting on weight. Although some of us …

What To Do About Your Weight

5 tips to slim down We are on the go now more than ever, however how come that doesn’t kick our metabolism to melt away fat? Many have heard of the hormone cortisol, and think of belly fat . Cortisol is also known to trigger our “fight or flight” response, so it …

Uncovering Hidden Sugars

how to play detective and weed out sugar So you think you are eating well and avoiding sugars? Here are a few facts to ponder. How many calories of added sugar should you consume a day? It is recommended that most healthy women consume no more than 100 calories of added sugar a day, which, […]

Why have a sweepstakes when you can have a Sweetstakes?

Today we have launched our “Pedal Your Way to Wellness” Sweetstakes! This is part of a promotion we are having to promote our involvement with the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. Our good friends at Trek Bicycle have provided us with a Trek Madone 3.1 full carbon road bike. This thing weighs around 16lbs […]

Top 25 Dont’s of Dieting Train Wrecks

how to keep your weight loss goals from derailing This whole dieting thing is challenge enough right? Sometimes we get in our own way. Here are 25 tips to help you avoid dieting pitfalls. Unrealistic, impatient goals Patience… Patience… Patience… Change doesn’t happen over-night. Studies show that people who lose weight slowly keep it off […]

Wanna Lose Weight Quickly -Just Skip It!

The best shape I have ever been in is when I was an avid jump roper. Using this one piece of gear is a fantastic way to burn calories and lose weight, and you can jump rope at your own level of intensity for any length of time. In fact, in …

Some Good Shut Eye Can Prevent Weight Gain

It is a fact that Americans and people around the world are sleeping less than they did just a decade ago. In fact, the trend seems to be getting worse. While most of us know that sleep deprivation can rob us of concentration and make us cranky, most do not realize that it can actually […]

Why Use Steviva? Stepping it up with Stevia

Stevia is created from plant. More and more people are going back to more products that originate from natural (or organic) products. This sweetener originates from a natural plant in South America. It is sold in liquid, powder and leaf form. The leaf form allows you to grind the plant done into fine parcels. …

Escaping the Gluten

Though this gluten free diet can help you lose weight due to the avoidance of grain and other carbs, it generally is highly recommended for the person out there who suffers from Coeliacs [also known as Celiacs] disease and/or has a wheat allergy. What is Celiacs disease you ask? This is a fairly common digestive […]

Winning the Battle of Body Image

transforming your self image and propel your weight loss All of us sometimes wake up on the wrong side of the bed . It’s these times when we look in the mirror and loath what we see in the reflection. This type of destructive behavior can have a detrimental effect on your weight loss efforts. […]

Metabolism Manipulation

Firing Up a Slow Metabolism A slow metabolism sounds like a poor excuse that obese people use for eating too much and exercising too little. Overweight people despise thin people for naturally having a high metabolism who can eat anything that they crave without putting on weight. Although some of us are able to cheat […]

Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Applesauce Cookies

These Applesauce Cookies are a delicious dessert which is low in fat, high in fiber and the sugars contained in the un-sweetened apple sauce are easily digested without spiking blood sugar levels. We have cut out the added sugar but have keep all the comforting and delicious flavor applesauce cookies deliver. …

Keep the Weight From Coming Back

Now that you have lost it, keep it way As you make your way along your weight loss journey, you may find you have a recurring fear: What if the weight comes back after I reach my goal? Research shows that it’s a well-founded fear because most people that lose weight regain it, and more. […]

Listening to Your Inner Guide

5 Ways to tap into and trust your intuition Listening to your intuition is one of the most powerful assets you can carry in your saving account of personal development tools. But, it is one of the most difficult to tap into. Most of us do not trust our intuition fully. Not because our intuition […]

Possible Causes of Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings often have many facets. Because eating is so intimately connected with our biochemistry and our emotions, we “digest” sugar on many levels. You may notice there’s a pattern to when you crave sugar — for so many of my patients it is cyclical, occurring nightly after a stressful day at work, monthly just […]

The Low Glycemic Load

The glycemic index load is a numerical value given to food that indicates the effect it has on blood glucose levels in the body. It is based on a mathematical formula that accounts for both the type and amount of carbohydrates eaten. Choosing carbohydrates that have a lower glycemic index load on the body, and […]

How to Get More Fruit in Your Diet for Proper Nutrition

A large national survey reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that only 33% of American adults are eating two or more servings of fruit or fruit juice a day. Diets rich in fruits are very important in helping to prevent a number of serious diseases, but Americans apparently prefer fast […]

Low Glycemic Index Effective for Diabetics

The popular Low Glycemic Index Diet is certainly nothing new and is proven to work both as a weight loss plan and in controlling diabetes. An astounding number of Americans currently suffer from diabetes, a good majority of which experience symptoms due to improper weight management. This Lower GI Diet is especially helpful to diabetics […]

Nix Your Sugar Cravings

A large percentage of us can admit to sugar cravings. In fact, you may be hard pressed to identify someone who does not like the taste of sugar. Sugar can be detrimental to weight loss efforts, as the body stores excess sugar as fat. Experiencing sugar cravings does not mean that one is weak-willed or […]

Too Much Sugar-Weight Gain

Just about any food can be part of a healthy diet if taken in recommended amounts. Sugars are the simplest form of carbohydrate – which can be natural such as lactose (milk sugar) or fructose (fruit sugar) or can be refined such as sucrose (table sugar). All Starchy and sweet foods (even fruits) raise blood […]

Natural Appetite Suppressants to Curb Your Appetite: Stevia?

A natural appetite suppressant, or a food which works to keep your hunger away longer than normal (allowing you to diet with fewer calories), is one the foundations of any good weight loss program. We need every trick in the book to burn fat and get the body of our dreams and luckily there are […]

Is Losing Weight Your New Year’s Resolution?

Well it is that time of year again where Americans make their New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves. Needless to say, the most popular resolution made every year is to lose weight. Year after year millions of people make this their goal for the upcoming year and start their exercise programs. Unfortunately though, year after […]

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