Sunday, August 28, 2011

Diet crutches: What works, what doesn't.

Let's face it: The rules of weight loss—eat less, move more, treats in moderation— are a drag. And they don't fit with most dieters' quick-fix, thinner-by-dinner expectations. Cue diet crutches: tricks, based on scant science, that may speed up results. So if a friend swears that munching on grapefruit gets her into skinny jeans, or a coworker credits ice water for his sleek physique, should you try it too? Read more

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Menus

There are many ways you can turn your grilling not only into a flavorful and fun way to cook, but also into a healthy way to eat. By choosing foods that are low in fat, high in nutrients and full of flavor you can get great meals that are also healthy. Use marinades not only to add extra flavor but also to reduce the formation of cancer causing substances on foods. A marinade containing olive oil and/or citrus juices can reduce the formation of these chemicals by as much as 99% and marinades tenderize meats and make a much better meal. Read more

Impulsive, Neurotic People Most Likely to Be Overweight

A new study suggests that certain personality traits such as neuroticism, impulsivity and aggressiveness may increase the likelihood that an individual will struggle to maintain a healthy weight. Read more

The Fitness Bucket List...

Do you search for opportunities, set challenges and step outside your comfort zone? Or do you simply follow the beaten path and play it safe knowing that you'll still reach a desitnation? Read more