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 …

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 …

Staying Motivated With A Healthy Lifestyle Change

If you have ever begun to eat healthier, lose weight, start to exercise or stop smoking, you have likely found that it is easy to stay motivated at first but it gets progressively harder to stay on track. And if you do not know how to stick to your new lifestyle change, you will fall …

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. …

Top 10 Healthy Eating Components

If you are trying to lose weight, there are several components of eating that must be modified. Now is the time to learn them, so the good habits will last long after your weight loss is complete. 1. Healthy drinking. This means avoiding sugar-filled drinks most of the time. On occasion, indulge yourself in your favorite soda or latte, …

NEW YEAR’S DIET

So you have decided to lose weight this year, but you have no idea how to get started. You have tried many diets in the past, but they do not work for you. Or you have trouble sticking to them. So here are some suggestions. These are also great tips for those who want to …

A HEALTHY New Year!

Happy New Year! As you think about your resolutions for this year, I hope they include some healthy ones! Even if you do not need to lose weight, there are other areas of health that you could consider improving. Mine is to run the Cooper River Bridge 10K race in Charleston, SC this year. Some …

How I gained and lost 25 lbs

For those of you trying to lose weight, here is my story. I have always been slender, and I weighed 125 lbs. when I finished high school. But when I got to college, I started gaining weight. Freshman 15 turned into more for me. My eating, sleeping and snacking habits totally changed. I lived on …

How to PREVENT PAIN when relaxing

If you are like my husband, you like to sit back and chill when you get the chance. Of course, with two babies, he doesn’t get that chance very often… (I am the opposite; when the kids are asleep, I start cooking, cleaning and blogging). So while you are watching your favorite team or holiday …