Sugar has been making headlines as of late, with celebrities and trainers alike singling it out as one of the key culprits in America’s obesity crisis. Trouble is, fruit–because it contains natural sugar–sometimes gets lumped in with foods like baked goods, candy, and sugary drinks, and as a result, unnecessarily shunned.
At a recent get-together, I overheard a few friends talking about their weight loss woes. One said, “My problem is I have a gym membership and I never use it.” The other laughingly replied, “I work out every morning, but I can’t seem to lay off the ice cream at night.” The conversation reminded me of talks I’ve had with clients, who were convinced that if they could just change one habit, they’d be sitting across from me in very different bodies.
After a bad day, do you seek solace in ice cream, cheesecake, or whipped cream straight from the can? You may keep eating fatty foods when you're feeling down because you're less likely to taste the fat in food, according to new research from the University of Wurzburg in Germany.
We all fib a little, but telling your co-worker her new haircut looks great (when what you’re really thinking is “oh my!”) is pretty harmless. Lying to yourself about your own eating habits on the other hand, can wreak some real mental and physical havoc; and a new study shows it may be pretty common.
It’s officially the season of flip flops, swimsuits, and lots of summer traditions that revolve around…food! From going out for ice cream to munching on popcorn while taking in a blockbuster film, the weeks between now and Labor Day can present some major nutritional hurdles. Here’s how to sidestep seven classic calorie bombs, and seriously upgrade your health.
If you’re on a quest to shed pounds or maintain a healthy weight, getting through a holiday weekend can feel like navigating an obstacle course. Memorial Day is particularly challenging for many of my clients, as it marks the start of both bikini and BBQ season (sigh).
Whether you earn your living working up a sweat, or squeeze in workouts when you can, it’s easy to fall prey to eating errors that unintentionally hold you back from getting the most out of your workouts. Here are five common missteps I see, and how to correct them to reap the rewards of your hard work.
After experiencing some wacky symptoms, I was recently tested for Celiac disease, and while the report came back negative, I’ve noticed that I do feel better when I avoid gluten.
Over the years, many of my clients on quests to eat healthier and lose weight have told me, “I do great all day, but at night, everything just seems to fall apart.”
One of the things I love most about my job is that nutrition is such an exciting science! We’re constantly learning about how various foods and nutrients prevent disease, ward off aging, and optimize health. Here are five recent studies about the impressive health benefits of some of my favorite fruits and veggies, plus easy ways to gobble them up to reap the rewards.