The very genetic composition that allows us to survive may now be killing us. We are designed to crave sugar and salt from birth–this is so that we eat, even foods that may not be so tasty. This includes picking apples and berries, digging up root vegetables, harvesting greens, etc. […]
What an interesting article–I don’t want to spoil the punch-line . . . Please read here!
I am as excited as anyone about this possibility! Researchers have discovered that exposure to early morning light contributes to weight loss. I’m gonna give it a try (it may be difficult as we go into winter, though!). Let me know if you try getting some morning sunshine and what […]
The attached article is great–I especially like the last one! My tips include: 1) Keep yourself surrounded by healthy foods; 2) Be sure to include a healthy fat and/or protein whenever you eat (and lots of veggies, too!); 3) Exercise–it usually makes us start craving healthy foods; and 4) Get […]
Here is another study showing low carbohydrate diet may provide greater weight loss and better heart health than a low fat diet. Include those healthy fats in your diet–avocados, butter from grass-fed cows, etc–and avoid grains and simple carbs!
This is an interesting approach to weight loss–is there a way that our brains can be re-programmed to crave healthy foods versus junk food?? I’ve attached an article diving into this very question. My own experience is that the healthier I eat and get exercise, the more I crave real […]
Are you skipping breakfast in attempts to lose weight?? You may want to rethink and include a healthy meal in the morning. Research has shown that those who eat breakfast burn more calories! So, saute up some veggies with an egg, or whip up that veggie smoothie before you head […]
This article puts a new spin on the difficulties of losing weight. Their question is: What if it is not an increased appetite causing weight gain, but weight gain causing increased appetite. Their theory is an interesting one which will require more research. Read more here.
Researchers are discovering a link between fiber consumption and reduced appetite based upon changes in the brain. So, include lots of veggies and fruits–not only due to their lower calorie/higher nutrient content relative to packaged foods, but to actually reduce your appetite! (BTW, exercise helps this, too!).
Here it is again–lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of advancing cardiovascular death in those with pre-diabetes. PLEASE, exercise daily, get some sun, and eat plenty of veggies daily (9 servings per day!). Read more here.