Here are ten simple remedies and lifestyle changes for families. I suggest parents try to Lead By Example and Create A Healthy Eating Environment so kids will pick up better eating habits and make better choices on their own.
Your excuse is "I just love to eat!" Of course you do. And because food is such an important part of life, you are entitled to love it. But like any amorous relationship, if your lover is causing you pain, it may be time to re-evaluate the picture.
It may seem as if it will be an uphill battle to get your family to switch from heavily advertised sodas, energy drinks, and sugary juice drinks to healthier beverages such as water and milk. Believe me, though, it's a battle worth fighting.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You've heard it before. People who set goals are more successful at making changes. But if it's so important, why can so few people recite their personal or professional goals? Perhaps they don't know how to set good goals.
Now, that I have your attention.don't you just hate those headliners? But in this fast food world we live in, where everything is instant, why not lose weight instantly and effortlessly? You can get instant credit, instant grits and instant service, why not instant weight loses?
Many of us have spent the last several weeks indulging in second and third portions of foods we ordinarily might avoid. Instead of saying "No thank you," we say, "It's the holidays!" But good cheer aside, drinking and feasting during the holidays can lead to serious weight gain.
Dear Fitness Expert,
Hello. I have a 2-month-old baby, and started back at the gym. It's okay'ed to do anything as far as exercising with my doctor. I would like to know if this routine sounds good. Do you think I'll start to see a difference? I know it takes a while to get back into shape. I go to the YMCA 4 times a week. I usually start on the elliptical machine for 20 minutes, then I go do the resistance machines.
The most important benefit of physical activity may not be short-term weight loss, but long-term weight maintenance. Patients who continue to exercise after their initial weight loss are more successful at keeping the weight off.
Take a walk through your local bookstore and you will be bombarded with high-protein diets. In addition to promoting weight loss, such diets claim that they will improve your health by lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk for diabetes. Sound too good to be true? It is!
The New Year comes with resolutions of weight loss. As a registered dietitian in private practice, I am frequently asked which is the "best diet" to follow. You are most likely to be successful in losing weight if you are trying to lose weight for yourself -- not to please others.