Optimism: Is it the key the healthier eating?

Have you ever felt like some women adapt to healthier eating faster than others? Ever wonder why some women have more success with healthy eating habits? There may be proof that having a positive outlook helps. Researchers from the Women’s Health Initiative, a study of 13,500 postmenopausal women, found that women who were more optimistic […]

Ketogenic diet: not just for weight loss!

Ketosis is a physical state where your body is burning fat to use as energy. Fat is not our bodies’ preferred fuel; glucose (a type of sugar) holds this title. In our typical American diet we are able to keep our glucose-burning, intracellular machinery stocked so our bodies may not be used to burning our fat […]

Urge-surfing

What would you do with nine boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the house? Eating them is probably not weight-loss friendly, freezing them only makes them taste better, and parting with a few would send your household into rebellion. A technique developed in the 1980s to treat addiction may come in handy here. It’s called […]

Walking Can Reduce Chocolate Cravings

So we all know that exercising is good for us, right? Well, a recent study from the University of Innsbruck, in Austria, has shown that in addition to its other many benefits, a short 15-minute walk can help reduce cravings for sugary snacks, like chocolate. For most, these cravings are all too familiar, especially in […]

Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid, also known as lipoic acid or ALA (not to be confused with alpha-linoleic acid which is an omega-3 fatty acid), is a fatty acid naturally produced in the body. It functions to convert glucose (blood sugar) to energy and has antioxidant properties which help in the elimination of damaging free radicals. Alpha-lipoic acid […]

Missing your favorite rice dishes in your weight-loss program? Cauliflower could be the answer!

Missing your favorite rice dishes in your weight-loss program? Cauliflower could be the answer! This cruciferous vegetable, when finely chopped, has a texture similar to rice with a great, mild flavor. Cauliflower is a good source of the antioxidant, vitamin C, as well as folate. It can be used uncooked in a cold dish, or it can be steamed […]

March is National Nutrition Month!

  It’s National Nutrition Month! March is the perfect month to refocus your attention to living a healthy lifestyle! We are leaving winter behind and entering a season of increased sunshine and warmer weather. Take this opportunity to celebrate national nutrition month and all the hard work you have been doing to improve your own […]

The 9 Best Ways to Avoid Overeating Halloween Candy

Is Halloween a dreaded time of year for you? Does having bags of candy around the house feel like an unsafe environment? Do you struggle with Halloween candy coma? Once you start opening those bite sized sugar laden treats, do you find that you can’t stop?  Enjoy these tips from one of our favorite mindfulness […]