Don’t Wait Til January To Lose Weight!

Photo: Liz Navarrete If you plan to start your new diet or weight loss plan in January, why not start today?!! Why not make today Day 1 of your weight loss journey? Today is December 14, so if you get started today, you will jump start your weight loss more than two weeks early, and …

Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad: A Healthy Review

The Cobb Salad at Chick-Fil-A is a delicious and healthy alternative to your usual fast food meal. I have enjoyed it so much that my husband now eats it as well. The cobb salad is made with Romaine and greens, not iceberg lettuce. It’s additional veggies are cherry tomatoes, corn, cabbage, and carrots, which are …

4 Components of Weight Loss

            It is never too early or late to lose weight if you are overweight or obese. Even if you became obese at a young age, you can change habits now and lose weight! It takes determination, discipline and hard work, but the rewards are countless! One of the biggest benefits …

Top 10 Reasons To Eat More Fruit

Photo: Wickerfurniture 10. Fruit is easy to take to-go. Whether it is an apple, banana, or smoothie, you can easily take fruit with you for a healthy snack or small meal. For women, it can fit into your purse. Men can fit it into your jacket pocket. It is the ideal mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. …

Top 10 Healthy Desserts: Made With Fruit

Photo: Ralph and Jenny (Creative Commons) 1. Chocolate-covered strawberries 2. Caramel apple 3. Peaches and cream 4. Banana split 5. Berry/yogurt parfait 6. Strawberry shortcake 7. Fresh fruit w/cream cheese dip 8. Apple crisp 9. Pumpkin pie 10. Carrot cake If you like sweets yet need to cut calories, this is a perfect combination! Some …

Protein Bars: Are They Really That Good For You?

The other day as I was leaving the gym, my 3-year-old spotted a box of free goodies on the front desk, so he ran straight to it to, somehow knowing the ingredients included chocolate. They were chocolate mint “Builder’s” protein bars. Having never tasted a protein bar before, I was curious to try it and …

Choosing Your Ideal Weight

There are several things to remember about your ideal weight. First, it is a number that YOU should choose. There may be lists, charts and guidelines for your ideal weight based on your height, but those are only tools to help you make your own weight goals. There is nothing wrong with being a few …

Losing Weight By Eating More

If you are overweight but you do not eat very often, that may be part of your weight problem. Here are some helpful tips to help you eat more and still lose weight. 1. Do not skip breakfast. Eat a healthy breakfast very soon after waking up. Some ideas are 1 serving of whole grain …

Making Weight Loss A Priority

What are the priorities in your life? If you want to seriously lose weight, it will not happen unless it becomes one of your top priorities every single day. Look at those who are very successful in a sport, hobby or activity. They have prioritized practicing and training in that area in order to reap the …

Weight Loss Perseverance

If you are in the process of losing weight, the single most important thing to remember is to persevere! Do not give up when you fail or cheat or gain a pound or go two weeks without exercising. Just start fresh right now (don’t wait until tomorrow)! Review the weight loss program you are supposed …