For many of us, the New Year also means the promise we make to ourselves to lose weight and get fit. My top bit of advice is to make good health a priority all year long, not just the few days or weeks after January 1. Many of us give in or give up as soon as the holidays begin and count on getting into shape in the New Year. But the time is now. It is easier to make gradual positive changes along the way than to try to lose weight overnight and make it last.
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There is some debate on the power of breakfast to boost metabolism and/or promote weight loss. There is more evidence in support of breakfast to help us burn calories throughout the day. Researchers have found that people who eat breakfast do tend to be thinner than those who don’t. When looking at the most successful weight loss stories and those individuals who maintain their weights, one common factor seems to be that they eat breakfast.
Summer brings on a welcome array of fresh flavors and foods to savor. After all, it is grilling season and who doesn’t love warm weather and a BBQ? To enjoy family and friends while firing up the grill in the back yard and eating outdoors without worrying about your weight, follow some simple rules for smart eating during summer gatherings.
Carbohydrates always seem to get a negative reputation. There are so many common misconceptions about carbohydrates, and it can be hard to keep in mind that carbs are good for us as part of a nutritious and balanced diet. To that end, I’ve gathered some common myths about carbohydrates that I hear all the time.
Calories count, but so does the quality of the food we are eating. So if you’re trying to manage your weight, go ahead and cut calories, but also choose the right foods in order to eat a combination of all three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
Is going "gluten free" connected to weight loss? Here's what Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Lela Iliopoulos has to say.