Fat is not the enemy: You can stop eating low-fat and fat-free foods.

Most of us know people who buy or eat low-fat or fat-free foods. You might do the same. Most people do so, because they believe the foods are better for their health or weight. However, studies have since debunked these notions. Fat is not the enemy.  Continue reading “Fat is not the enemy: You can stop eating low-fat and fat-free foods.”

Don’t like to cook or work out? 4 ways to change your diet for health and weight loss.

If you think you don’t have time to work out or hate the thought, you’re not alone. Ditto for cooking. If you still yearn for a healthier lifestyle, then good news! You can focus on changing your diet instead, which doesn’t have to be hard. The adage that “abs are made in the kitchen” is true. Diet plays a huge role in your ability to lose or maintain weight and to stay healthy. (See our article about diet versus exercise.) So, just because you don’t work out doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy.
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Do juice fasts or other types of cleanses work? 4 things to consider.

Fasts and cleanses have been around for a while. The question is “Do they work?” The answer depends on your reasons for doing the fast or cleanse. Many people think cleanses will remove “toxins” from their body, promote healing, or cause weight loss. Regardless of the type of cleanse or fast you’re considering (soup, juice, water, etc.), consider the following: Continue reading “Do juice fasts or other types of cleanses work? 4 things to consider.”

How to get a flatter stomach. 5 tips.

How can I get a flatter stomach (or “tummy”)? Tons of people ask this question. The answer depends on what your current habits and routine are. More specifically, on your diet and activity level. Regardless of your current practices, if you aren’t seeing results, then you need to make changes.  Continue reading “How to get a flatter stomach. 5 tips.”

What’s more important for weight loss – diet or exercise?

Whether to diet or to exercise is a question people constantly ask or revisit in the quest for weight loss. Which is more effective? Well, studies such as this one show that diet affects weight loss more than exercise, though dieting and exercising together are most effective. Continue reading “What’s more important for weight loss – diet or exercise?”

5 reasons against extreme caloric restriction and exercising for quick weight loss.

Most people who resolve to lose weight want to see quick weight loss. For many people, that means going to extremes with gusto, such as dramatically increasing exercise and drastically limiting caloric intake. For example, they may run 10 miles a day and eat salads for every meal with fat-free dressing. Five main problems with this approach:  Continue reading “5 reasons against extreme caloric restriction and exercising for quick weight loss.”