5 Foods That Keep You Thin

Take a look around any book store, and you’ll find dozens of diet books lining the shelves. Despite their bright and cheerful covers, with their positive, upbeat claims, many of them are filled with information that promotes all the wrong messages. “The word ‘diet’ is negative and implies people can go on and off them,” said Jane Korsberg, a senior instructor in the department of …

16 Foods Dietitians Won’t Touch

If a dietitian won’t eat a particular food, it’s probably a good sign that you shouldn’t be eating it either. Dietitians and nutritionists make their careers by examining the healthful and unhealthful ingredients in foods and determining what’s good for our bodies and what’s not. Some no-gos are obvious: candy, soda and anything fried, for instance. Others may be less obvious, and you may be …

How to Hide That You Are on a Diet

Although some people love to talk about their diets, you might not want the entire world to know you’re dieting. While one good reason to hide your diet intentions may be to surprise folks with weight loss, another reason could be that after trying countless diets you may not want to hear about it if you trip up. Or, you may simply be fed up …

Ten Quick Tips For Building Muscle!

Get your body in an anabolic state in a hurry. See what you’ve been doing wrong! 1. High Calories = Anabolic State One of the most overlooked factors in bodybuilding is consuming enough protein but not eating enough calories per day. You’ve always heard that your body needs protein to grow and this is true. However, adequate protein does not always entail growth. You need …

13 Habits of Super Fitness Tracker Users

Midnight was approaching, and Cheryl Thompson realized she hadn’t reached her 10,000 steps for the day yet. So the 44-year-old accountant did what any fitness tracker user would do: She started looping around her kitchen and living room. “I hit 10,000 at 11:59,” she recalls. “I was so obsessed with making sure I got it.” Thompson, 44, won Life Time Fitness’s 30-day Fitbit challenge in …

5 Mind Tricks to Tame Temptations

Walter Mischel knows what’s good for him. And it’s not chocolate mousse. Still, “the moment that the waiter comes with the dessert tray and it’s flashed under my nose, it soon winds up in my mouth,” the psychologist said at a discussion and book signing at Sixth and I synagogue in the District of Columbia last week. Yes, even Mischel – the king of self-control …

What’s Better for Weight-Loss: Cutting Carbs or Fat?

 Lately, it seems everyone is riding the low-carb bandwagon – ditching pasta, forgoing fruits and eating their sandwiches as lettuce wraps. But according to a new Cell Metabolism study, opting for a low-fat diet might actually lead to better fat-loss results. For the study, researchers with the National Institutes of Health examined the effects of low-carb and low-fat, calorie-controlled diets on 19 obese men and women, none …

How to Work Out on Your Lunch Break

A great workout is possible no matter how long you have for lunch. Time is precious, and sometimes it’s difficult to find enough of those precious minutes to work out. You’re way too tired to hit the gym before work, and after a long day the last thing you want to do is hop on a treadmill. There’s good news, however – if you get …

Stop Believing These 5 Myths About Food

Before you swear off bananas and late-night eating, get the facts.  I called upon top nutrition experts around the country and asked them which food myth drives them absolutely bonkers. I asked them to come up with misconceptions they hear over and over that still need to be demystified to the world. Of course, they did not disappoint. Here’s what they said: 1. Bananas are …

5 Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working

Trainers share the top mistakes keeping gym-goers from achieving their fitness goals.  Working out is hard. But when feel your body become stronger, your energy levels heighten and your pants becoming less snug, it’s worth it. The problem is, at one point or another, everyone has put in work and felt like they were reaping zero gains. Besides being incredibly frustrating, it can easily cause even “gym …