Mediterranean, Flat belly, gluten-free, Mayo Clinic, cookie, Jenny Craig, Atkins, 17 day, DASH, Weight Watchers, Slim-Fast, South Beach, Paleo, Glycemic Index, Zone, TLC … the list goes on and on. How many diets can you name? With the constant barrage of all the diet programs out there promising you big results (and sometimes for big money), how do you what really works? Continue reading
Know your BMI? Few people do. It’s one number that carries so much weight (pun intended). Does your BMI put you with the more than two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese? Suddenly compelled to get on the multibillion dollar industry weight loss bandwagon? Maybe not. No secrets here, you’ve read it before: eat right, exercise, and count calories. But your calorie tracking tendencies may surprise you, and be keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals.
According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American Thanksgiving dinner contains about 3,000 calories (serving sizes not applicable on this day traditionally stuffed with gluttony, garnished with pleasure). And that’s just the holiday meal! Many of us hors d’oeuvres our way through another 1,500 calories before and after the big meal. More cider, anyone? Continue reading