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 through our teeth to save…

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 on regular walks but have…

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 least two hours before bed,…

How To Overcome Past Dieting Failures

How To Overcome Past Dieting Failures

It appears that we Americans love to diet.  At any given time, 40% of us are trying.  And this is often a repeat performance…something that has been tried multiple times.  Dieting has an upside.  Studies show that it gives dieters a temporary feeling of taking control, doing something positive, and then recording the win when…

The Ultimate Food Fight

The Ultimate Food Fight

Ever notice that we Americans can’t seem to feel comfortable with food? Here, I am not talking about comfort foods, but that will probably come up later.  It seems that ever since marketing and science have been flooding our experiences, we have gotten confused about the role of food in our lives.  Is it a…