How To Boost Your Slow Metabolism

We all come in different shapes and sizes. We do not recommend crash dieting or being hard on yourself. Embrace what you have! Follow a few of these tips to keep your machine humming! Metabolism is a critical part as to why you’re losing or gaining weight. A big part of it has to do with your heredity. Just because you were born with a slow metabolism certainly does not mean you can’t speed it up and help burn fat more efficiently. The power is within you to take control and use your surroundings to benefit your metabolism....more

New Year New Heat

So I have gone back to exercise class after the break.I have decided to tweak stuff a little more: I am adding heat to my diet! They say that your metabolism, when you are over 50,may need a little help, and upping your intake of spicy food might help.Taking one tiny step for me, I had jalapeno cheese this morning.Granted I know I am going to have afterthoughts about eating this, but I figure you have to start somewhere.I’ll keep you posted....more

Breakfast May Not be Your Most Important Meal of the Day

Apologies to everyone who has been reluctantly scrambling up eggs in the morning because they were told that skipping breakfast could affect their ability to lose or maintain a healthy weight.  Turns out that research shows this may not be the case at all.  The New York Times reports that findings concluded that, "missing breakfast has either little or no effect on weight gain, or that people who eat breakfast end up consuming more daily calories than those who skip it." ...more
I also find that if I eat breakfast, I'm more likely to be hungrier earlier, and if you're ...more

Why one size (diet) does not fit all

It happens to the best of us. Maybe your favorite jeans are getting hard to button or the skirt you haven't worn in months is suddenly way too tight around your butt.When you get up the courage to step on the scale, the cold, hard truth stares you in the face: Yup, you've gained a few pounds. ...more

Tone Up in 10 Minutes at Home

Think you don't have time for weight training?  Well, I have the perfect solution.  By dedicating just 10 minutes every day to working 1 major muscle group you can increase your muscular strength and endurance, tone up, and keep your metabolism in check.  ...more

Diet Soda No More

Diet Soda, I am *so* over you! I started drinking diet soda in my teens. I started drinking soda around age 4....more

Just add a little lemon or grapefruit for flavour :)more

Contemplating Resolutions: #1 Drink More Water!

Every year this is on my resolution list. When I was pregnant with our first son, my doctor fussed at me during every visit for always being dehydrated, so I put a bright green drinking cup by the refrigerator so that every time I passed by I would remember to drink a glass. The benefits of staying well hydrated are too numerous to count, but here are a few biggies:...more

Weight Loss and Metabolism

All of us envy those lucky souls who get to gorge on food without putting on any or very little weight! Ever wondered why it happens? The answer lies in the magic word “Metabolism”! A person’s metabolic rate seems to decide how difficult or easy it is for her (and you) to lose or gain weight.  Obviously, metabolic rates differ from person to person. Very simply put, the metabolic rate refers to the amount of calories your body manages to burn in a day’s time....more

Medication, Metabolism & Autism

I feel like we have been missing in action lately. We have been so sick since Christmas...and I think (hope) we have seen the worst of it all and got our fill of sickness for 2009! All over in one fowl swoop.We had everything from upper respiratory infections that manifested into pneumonia to the stomach bug that ripped through our family of 6 in waves of three. I have to share the following two situations that occurred because I believe they profoundly relate to the current studies on autism today....more

How Stress Affects Your Metabolism

Stress negatively affects your metabolism.  Life happens....life brings on stress. A certain amount of stress and tension helps you take on challenges and perform better. Too much stress (left unchecked)over a prolonged period is not good and it causes health problems and affects metabolism. Also, some people respond to stress better than others. ...more