Diet Despair? Turn It Into Diet Delight

Got diet despair? You're not alone.  There's something about dieting that reveals why the word diet includes the word "die."One solution: Challenge that depression by focusing on changing your lifestyle rather than dieting. Lifestyle changes can be simple, such as devoting one week to going from drinking five sodas a day to one. The next week, set yourself a new challenge, and so forth....more

4 habits of fit people that you never even noticed

There are a few habits of fit people and I feel the need to call them out! ...more

How I Lost 20 Pounds Eating 6 Times a Day

Since late December of this year, I've been losing weight steadily and easily. Right now, at 5'5", I'm around 125 which is just right for me.A few weeks ago a friend asked me if I was "starving myself", and I was pretty taken aback. Not only would I never do that because I love food, but I would also never risk losing my milk supply that I worked so hard to establish when my seventh child, a 27-weeker preemie, was born.How did I lose the postpartum baby weight?For starters, I quit eating sugar. ...more

Growing Your Own Food is Easy!

I am not a farmer. I don’t have a green thumb. The only color on my thumb is hot pink nail polish.See?But even I, the sometimes fussy glamour-puss, can grow food....more

Lets Talk About Diet- Are You a Calorie Counter?

Body issues are a rising feature in everyday life, and are we honestly surprised? Constantly being bombarded with images of tiny, photo-shopped people with perfect abs or tiny thighs is causing a lack of self-esteem to rocket up in females and males everywhere. ...more

Don't Believe the Hype.

Generally, I don’t believe the hype when it comes to “miracle pills” that will change your life and you don’t have to do ANYTHING. I feel that you have to work at everything – especially when it comes to weight loss and your health....more

Reasons Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight

One of the most frustrating things when you are trying to lose weight is when you see the scale remain dormant. You watch what you eat and bust your butt every day, only to see the same number week after week. I’ve been there, I know how discouraging it can be, and it makes you just want to quit it all and go back to your old ways....more

Latest Bigger Loser Scare

If your morale hit the floor when you read the New York Times’ article about the massive Biggest Loser weight regain experienced by participants, you are not alone.My phone has been ringing with some mighty disheartened folks, asking for my opinion....more

My 40-something Battle with my Butt

I should have a road sign on my 40something forehead that says "I’m over 40. Adjustments are ahead".This is really how a lot of women over 40 feel. Changes. Adjustments. Acceptance and, sometimes, tears.I'm an African-American woman over 40 and it's a journey in self-exploration, acceptance and even lifestyle changes....more

5 nutrition myths that need to die

Nutrition can be a tricky subject. New studies hit the mainstream media all the time and we can’t help but eat it all up (pun intended).Staying informed is a good thing, don’t get me wrong. But the headlines are often confusing or contradictory to what has been published before (and what we’ve gotten used to in our daily lives)....more