Artificial Sweeteners: Pros and Cons

Artificial Sweeteners: Pros and Cons

Many of us take advantage of artificial sweeteners in order to cut calories.  It seems that mostly we like to consume them in sodas, which fill us up because of the fizziness, and gives us a bit of sweetness at the same time.  In this way, we can also seemingly…

Is Time-Restricted Eating Better than Dieting?

Is Time-Restricted Eating Better than Dieting?

Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular these days, and for good reason.  Quite frankly, it can be a lot easier to embrace as a concept or a behavior than going on yet another diet.  When you think about it, intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating has one rule.  Intermittent fasting would…

Do We Eat More When It’s Cold?

Do We Eat More When It’s Cold?

Because of popular demand, I am going to set out to answer this burning question.  If you were to ask a bunch of people if they gain weight in winter, I bet you would find that the answer is yes.  After all, we tend to hunker down, stay indoors, and…

Is Self-Care a Good Motivator?

Is Self-Care a Good Motivator?

Often when we think of self-care, we conjure up a vision of taking a break, hanging out in nature, or even going to a mindfulness meditation class.  Those are some of the ways you can go in for self-care.  But there is much more to it than that.     In…

Top Blogs of 2021
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Top Blogs of 2021

This past year has been a tough one, upending many of our lives and habits.  We have had to cope with lots of changes, lots of anxiety, and have had to come up with creative ways to keep our heads above water.  Along the way, perhaps we were buoyed up…

Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less
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Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less

Often when someone decides it is time to lose weight, they are focused on wondering if they have the motivation and willpower to finally stick with it.  “I just need to find my motivation” is the oft-expressed refrain. The assumption is that to lose weight, one has to restrict eating,…

How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting
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How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting

Anyone on a diet can tell you it isn’t fun.  It’s ironic.  Following a diet is supposed to take the guesswork out of what to eat.  Simple and easy, right? But, easier said than done.  The whole experience can end up being a litany of deprivation, too much change at…

Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Studies show again and again that we humans have a great tendency to underestimate what we have eaten during the day.  We even like to play down the probable calories we are eating in our foods, especially when it comes to snacking.  Is this just human nature, are we lying…

Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?
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Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?

Just looking at the question here, your automatic response could be “of course!”  After all, exercise burns calories, and calorie burn helps a person lose weight.  But there are many other things going on with walking and weight loss.  For example: Perhaps some of you have decided to get going…

Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It
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Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It

Usually when we read about how to get better sleep, or the importance of sleep, we get the same advice.  If you want better sleep, go to bed and rise at roughly the same time every night/day, reserve the bed only for sleep or sex, stay away from screens at…