Whole Baby Carrots

You may want to get a healthy start to your spring, but trying to make too many dietary changes at once is a recipe for failure. In our speed obsessed society it’s no wonder we are attracted to fad diets that claim “overnight” success, 30 days to a new you, or lose 10 pounds in […]

Drop more pounds faster by drinking two cups of water before each meal. You’ve probably heard that drinking water before you eat can help you lose weight. The theory behind this recommendation is that the water helps fill you up so that you end up eating less at mealtime, which leads to fewer calories consumed in […]

First, as mentioned in my previous post about holiday weight gain there is some “light” at the end of the holiday feast. The good news: most Americans appear to only gain about 1 lb. of body weight during the holidays on average. The bad news, however, is that it’s a pound that adds up each […]

Weight Loss Help

Celebrities endorse it, naturopathics swear by it, but the practice of colon cleansing may be more then your gastrointestinal system bargained for.  A recent review article, looking at two case studies demonstrated the dangers associated with this ancient practice. Colon cleansing is a practice whereby water is pumped into the rectum via a tube.  Various […]

Are you impulsive, depressed, anxious or feel like you just can’t get on an exercise schedule you can adhere to? If you are one of the 68 percent of Americans who are overweight or obese, and can relate to any of the above sentence, your personality can be partially what’s keeping you from maintaining a […]

A “fat tax” is being added to food sold in Denmark that has over 2.3 percent saturated fat. According to Boston.com, Denmark hopes that by taxing junk food, it will not only generate millions of dollars, but also reduce the amount of fat consumed by its population. The fat tax will apply to a variety […]

Chewing

It seems like some people can eat anything they want, while others can’t lose weight no matter how hard they try. But what if it’s a problem of not only what you’re eating, but also how you’re eating it? Could the mechanisms of chewing affect weight gain? A new study says yes; it found that […]

East meets West…or at least they are starting to in the culinary sense.  Commonly used in Indian households, turmeric (a member of the ginger family) is considered a staple spice in most Indian curry dishes.  It has been known to have anti-septic effects (commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine) in addition to providing a beautiful yellow […]