Boost Your Metabolism

You can’t walk by a magazine stand without seeing at least a dozen covers on how to boost your metabolism. And if you google the word “metabolism,” you’ll find over 85 million hits. Is all this just hype or can you really do something to help your body burn calories faster?

Good Snacking Versus Bad Snacking

America is a nation of snackers. According to one recent survey, over 90 percent admit to snacking on a daily basis. The reasons why people reach for snack food are numerous and complex. For men it’s mostly a means to satisfy hunger or cravings between meals, while for women it can be a way to cope with stress, boredom, or other emotional disturbances. Still, that doesn’t make snacking a bad habit.

Losing Weight 100 Calories at a Time

You want to lose weight, but just going on a diet does not solve the problem long-term. You made some changes here and there, but nothing seems to work out in the end. My advice is that instead of trying yet another diet program that makes sense to somebody else, you should start with where you are at this moment in your life. Ask yourself how you can lose weight effectively, supported by your lifestyle, and keep it off for good.

The Diet Common Denominator

What is the healthiest way to eat? That depends on whom you ask. At times, it may seem like everyone claims to know the one perfect diet for weight loss or health. But chances are these dietary advocates disagree with each other at least in some ways. So, who’s right and who’s wrong? The truth is there is no one single way to eat for good health, no one perfect diet to follow.

Weight Is Not a Choice

Weight is powerfully influenced, but not directly determined, by our behavioral choices. Some people, making all the right choices, will be heavier than others making the same or even worse choices. And people making good lifestyle choices, including routine exercise, are apt to be fit even if they remain somewhat fat, and will be far better off than those who are either fat or thin, but unfit.

Build a Better Salad

If a salad is your choice for lunch or dinner, you are probably trying to do something good for your body and make a conscious effort to eat on the lighter side. But even the most seemingly health-promoting salad can be crazy-high in calories, packing in the equivalent of more than five hamburgers.