Weight Loss

Do you gain weight on vacation?

For the most part, I’m a healthful guy. I try to eat well and I get a fair amount of exercise walking around the streets of New York City. But when I go on vacation, even I pack a pair of elastic waistband pants. Because hey, it’s vacation, and who …

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The BEST breakfast for weight loss

Are you unsure what to eat for breakfast? I just read a study that makes me positively giddy. Why giddy? I’ll tell you in a minute, but first let me tell you a bit about the study, which was presented at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, …

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The 1-step trick to tame your cravings

One subject that comes up a lot around here is how to deal with cravings. For our podcast series, I recently spoke to the Cravings Whisperer, Alexandra Jamieson. She’s a best-selling author, as well as a holistic nutrition and lifestyle coach. She offers remarkably sane advice on how to detox, …

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Why BMI is BS

Every year when I get my physical, my doctor measures my height and weight. Then he takes those 2 numbers, plugs them into a formula (weight multiplied by 703, divided by height squared, in case you’re interested) and gives me my body mass index. Otherwise known as BMI. For years, …

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Out with the old ….

Are you tired of hearing the same-old, same-old diet rules? So am I. And guess what? Some of those tired old rules are just that — tired. It’s time to get some NEW rules in place. So I’ve scoured the literature, and spoken to diet experts, to find out what …

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A secret ingredient to help you lose weight

Spices can increase your enjoyment at meal time without adding fat.

Some of the biggest complaints I hear from customers who are trying to eat leaner … Healthy food is so flavorless! I feel like I’m eating cardboard. My food is so boring and bland! Personally, I don’t think healthy food tastes boring. In fact, I think veggies and fruit are …

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3 ways product labels are lying to you

I do what everyone recommends — I shop the perimeter, and I study food labels. That should be enough to keep me healthy. But reading food labels can be deceiving. On the surface what may “appear” to be healthy, can actually be anything but … How can you decipher the …

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The dangers of middle-age spread

BMI is just a ratio of your body weight in relation to your height.

Is your middle magnifying? I know the feeling. As I’ve reached the ripe old age of 50, it’s gotten harder and harder to keep that middle sucked in. (More on that later.) Unfortunately, the middles of the rest of the country are spreading as well. According to a new study …

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5 household items that will help you shed pounds

A sticky note on fridge

When people decide it’s time to lose weight, they often invest in pricey items like treadmills and body-mass scales. While those expensive tools can be helpful, you might not be aware of some terrific weight-loss tools … … YOU ALREADY OWN. Yes, they’re probably sitting on your shelves and in …

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Use your plate to cut calories

Using red plate will make your brain associate the color with the stop sign and you might actually eat less that using other colored plates.

Do you often find yourself eating more than you want to? I know I sure do … And I’ll bet most people do as well. In fact, eating too much is a huge reason why people fail to lose weight. I’ve shared plenty of diet advice in this blog. And I’ve …

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The Most Fattening Words on a Menu

One of the finer pleasures in life is dining out. Letting someone else do the cooking and serving, not to mention the cleaning, can be a welcome treat after a busy day. And Americans are taking advantage! There are almost a million restaurants in the United States, and on average, …

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