If you must (the skinny on weight-loss aids)

If you must … use a weight-loss aid, at least choose one that has been proven to work.  And the operative word here is “aid”.  So, yes, you still need to be exercising and eating healthy while taking an over the counter supplement (read: there are no magic pills).  Of course, you must weigh the risks and benefits of the supplement, as well as side effects and even hidden ingredients. Continue reading


Making the most of your exercise


We exercise for many reasons, but the number one reason for women is to lose weight and be healthy. But are you being effective? Do you really know how many calories you are burning with your exercise routines? Need easier (and less expensive) ways to burn calories that are part of your daily routine rather than slaving away at the gym for 60 minutes? How do you know which exercises are best for you? Which routine most effectively burns the most calories in the shortest amount of time? And how about the best strategy for keeping your motivation?

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The Diet Guide 2.0


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