4 Steps To Lose Weight After Failed Dieting

Photo: R.A. Navarrete You may have been excited and compliant with your weight loss program, exercise routine or diet a few months ago, but recently you got off track. So how do you return to losing weight again? First, select the best weight loss program for your individual needs. What have you tried in the …

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 …

The Latin American Diet

Photo: State Library and Archives of Florida I have some firsthand experience with Latin America, but if you are Latin American and have different traditions, please share in the comments section. I do not mean to over-generalize, as I know that no one wants to be stereotyped. Here are some healthy eating habits that I …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Willpower, Exercise Priority and Why Dieting Does Not Work

Willpower When you are trying to lose weight, it will be impossible unless you learn to demonstrate willpower in regards to food. You can make it easier on yourself by not having your favorite snack foods in the house, but at some point the food will stand before you, and you will have a choice. …

Practical Tips To Avoid Overeating

1. Try to avoid eating by yourself. Most of us do not binge in front of other people in fear of embarrassment. 2. Chew sugar-free gum. It keeps your mouth occupied without inhaling calories. 3. Keep yourself busy, and spend less time watching TV. When was the last time you watched TV without munching? 4. …

Weight Loss Struggles

As you get on board the weight loss train, give yourself a break sometimes. It is not easy to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine! I am not overweight, but I struggle with snacking, as I suspect most of you do also. When I am home and the kids are asleep, it is …

The Difference Between A Diet And A Healthy Lifestyle

Most diets work (at least temporarily) if you stick to them. But why don’t they work in the long run? Because they are unrealistic! Eating no carbs or no sugar or counting every calorie is not something most of us can do for a lifetime. It is tempting to do a crash diet because the …