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 …

7 Surprising Things That Make You Overeat

Avoid these sneaky triggers and never say, ‘I’m so stuffed!’ again. Ridiculously large portions aside, why you overeat is anything but obvious. Most of the culprits behind your overeating quietly hum along each and every day in the background, masquerading as a lack of willpower, gluttony or just a hollow leg that desperately needs filling. To prove our point – and help keep you from …

Confession: I Hate Exercise

Four tricks to get moving if physical activity just isn’t your thing. Lorie Parch was a hater. An exercise hater, that is. As a writer in her early 30s in New York, she had every reason to be: It was cold, she was busy, she was tired. “I didn’t know where to start,” says Parch, 49, the editor-in-chief of Addiction.com in Los Angeles. Sound familiar? That’s because “this is …

10 Tips for Sticking to Your Diet

We do it every year. We promise that we’ll eat healthier, lose those extra pounds, exercise more often. And every year we break our January resolutions. But this year is different! This year we have dedicated ourselves to helping you stick to your diet resolution. Why? Because being overweight is bad for your long-term health, not to mention your self-esteem and the life of your …

Weight Loss Regimens You Just Didn’t Know About

Now, there are millions of weight loss tips and regimens out there, every single one as convincing as the other. Most of them work, while some of them are just a case of mistaken identity.     In some cases, the props for weight loss in an individual are given to the wrong food/fruit/exercise as the case maybe. That been said, some methods have been …

Water can make wonders for your health and weight loss result 

The body is composed of approximately 60% water. The work of these fluids includes digestion, transportation of nutrients; absorption; creation of saliva; circulation; and body temperature maintenance. When low on such fluids, the brain will trigger the thirst mechanism and except when taking medications which tend to make one thirsty, it is important to heed to these cues and get a drink of water, milk, juice, …