The Beck Diet Solution: My Experience (Week Five)

Though my schedule has been steadily ramping up in preparation for the holidays, I did manage to work through all of the readings and tasks this week for The Beck Diet Solution. It's hard to believe that there's only one more chapter remaining - I must say, I am very proud of myself for making it this far! In addition, this week I give myself credit for: ...more

The Key ingredient to Weight Loss

Want to lose weight, feel fit and look great?  You don’t need a magical pill for this, you just need to eat lean protein and cut out the junk.  Protein intake is very important for optimal muscle growth and maintenance....more

4 Tips to Help You Avoid the “Inevitable” Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a time of massive indulgence for many of us. In fact, even those who have managed to stick to healthy diet and exercise programs all year long often fall off the wagon at the end of the year.There’s nothing wrong with enjoying some extra food and drink at this time of year. In fact, studies show that following stricter diets actually makes things harder in the long run. However, it’s important not to go completely overboard, otherwise you’ll undo all of your good work and make the start of the new year that much harder!...more

6 Tips: Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Dinner Without Holiday Weight Gain

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner without the guilt of over-indulging....more

Love The Skin Your In

Love The Skin Your InBody image is a problem that many women and men face in the US. The images that we have about how we should look are impacted by the media, family, and friends. We have this unrealistic image in our head that were supposed to look a certain way.The reality is that many of the body images that we admire, just are not naturally achievable....more

The Beck Diet Solution: My Experience (Introduction)

Stuck indoors on a Saturday, shepherding six loads of laundry through a washing machine with a wonky control panel that required resetting multiple times at the beginning and middle of every cycle, I decided that the in-between waiting time would be a great opportunity to do a bit of reading. ...more

Berry Chia Seed Pudding

                        Chia Seeds health benefits helps with weight loss, feeling full longer, high Omega 3’s, good for diabetes (slows down carbs and refined sugars), and reduce blood pressure! This is a wonderful breakfast or afternoon snack.You will need:Serving Size: 1-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk...more

Weight & Pregnancy, or The Curse of the Junk In the Trunk

So as we have discussed before weight is a factor in a successful pregnancy (duh).  So with me "passing inspection" this is the last hurdle.  Fertility clinics have strict rules about BMI (this was one of the 'rules' clinics have accepting you as a patient) and, despite the fact you can be in pretty great health- weight withstanding, they can decline to inseminate you if you are not at or under the BMI cap....more

Why are processed foods so bad for us?

Why are processed foods so bad for us? -- by Catherine MorganSo, we know processed foods are bad for us, but do you know why?  And, just how bad are they?...more

Top 10 Tips on How to Use Weight Loss Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

Top 10 Tips on How to Use Weight Loss Apps for iPhone and Android SmartphonesA recent study from Northwestern University found that using a mobile app to track eating and activity actually helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year....more