Food Cravings Making You Crazy? Try These Easy Tips to Tame Them

Are cravings for sweet and salty foods making you crazy?I can completely relate. Eighteen years ago I lost more than 40 pounds. Managing that weight loss can be challenging at times, but worth the effort to live the healthier life I enjoy now.Those days when the craving monster hits, I keep the following tips handy. Most days I can kick the monster to the curb....more

Three Ways to Push Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Everyone has a healthy weight range. Sometimes we fluctuate within a few pounds of what we deem as our  "fighting weight." If a mysterious two or three pounds seems to appear on the scale just as quickly as it disappears, it can probably be attributed to fluid retention....more

Motivation Monday!

Develop wisdom, perception and rationality. You will begin to see the world as it really is. – TonekaVisit for motivational tips and everything you need to know about nutrition! You can also find me on and      ...more

The Sit Down Diet

While Intuitive Eating has 8 "guidelines" for eating, the second one is the one I have found most helpful: Always sit down to eat. Roth likes to say (and even titled her book thusly), "If you're going to eat at the refrigerator, pull up a chair." How many times a day do you find yourself mindlessly nibbling something? ...more

I hit bottom on this issue about 2 weeks ago. I made a rule for myself that I could only eat ...more

6 Signs Your Diet is Dragging You Down

Do you feel blah, bored, or chronically tired? Does your skin look poor, pale, or prickly? Do you have trouble concentrating or making decisions? Don't blame your partner, kids, or job. It could be your diet. ...more

Share your simple diet tips!

Are you tired of the products that promise you that you will lose hundred pounds :) in just two weeks? Well...I'm! I need some simple diet tips, no pills, no shakes etc. Share your tips with me and others!   Thank you! ...more

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How to Eat More Fruit: The Brownies of the Plant World

While it is more important to eat more vegetables than to eat more fruit (and let's be honest about that fact, okay? ), if a diet lacks both vegetables and fruits, well, fruit is the place to start -- each small bite toward a better diet is, indeed, a giant leap toward better health. More does matter. Besides, fruit may well be easier -- call fruit the 'brownies' of the plant world. ...more

We love our fresh fruit and always have some around the house. My boys "sneak" into the apple ...more

Stop Eating So Much & Get Moving

When my godson John was five or so, he decided to become a basketball star. What, I asked, would it take to become a basketball star? He considered a moment, then answered, "Well, I guess I'd have to make a lot of baskets." Oh, right. Make a lot of baskets. With a five year old's essential wisdom, that is what it takes to be a basketball star. Practice would help, so would hard work and height and tenacity and talent. But in the end, make a lot of baskets and you've got a shot. (Ahem.) And that's how the diet blog "Escape from Obestity" strikes me, as one essential truth after another, thinking that applies whether 15 or 150 pounds imprisons our bodies, what Lyn, the blog's thoughtful author, calls her 'hellish nightmare'. Here are some samples. On how to lose weight, read ~~ January 1, 2008: 248 Pounds ~~ Sample: "STOP EATING SO MUCH AND START MOVING." ...more

I have tried weight watchers, south beach, atkins, and all kinds of diets. Some work, most ...more