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

Arctic Zero provides ice cream joy for dieters

If you love ice cream but are on a diet, consider Arctic Zero. The frozen desserts have satisfied my cravings for ice cream ever since I discovered them, and now they've come out with some new flavors that are even better. Cake Batter, for example, has just 35 calories for half a cup, with 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. It tastes just like licking that cake batter bowl. I also love the Toasted Coconut flavor, which has real coconut in it and also is just 35 calories a serving with a boost of protein and fiber. ...more

Teeth grinding & TMJ problems? Get help

I kept waking up with headaches and jaw pain, and thought maybe I was clenching my teeth at night. But after I broke a tooth, my dentist broke the bad news: I was grinding my teeth at night - and hard. What to do? The dentist recommended a mouth guard, as well as giving up caffeine prior to bed and using a warm washcloth to relax my jaw before I went to sleep. And one of the most challenging solutions he offered? Giving up chewing gum, which I chewed constantly....more

Is a cleanse diet right for you? 'Shred Power Cleanse' details

Cleanse diets have become increasingly popular in recent years. The idea of cleansing your body while shedding pounds, especially during the New Year, offers the appeal of a quick way to jump-start those New Year Resolutions....more

Jorge Cruise Explains How To Stay Full While Getting Slim

When it comes to weight loss, you can count each January on a new influx of diets promising the latest and greatest plans to take off the pounds....more

Choosing the right blender or juicer

If you're on a diet or trying to eat right, a blender or juicer can be your best friend. From smoothies to salad dressings, from fresh drinks to dips, a high quality blender provides a quick path to paradise.The issue: How do you choose the right one? After sampling a variety, I've had ones that broke within a month, or where the gizmo at the bottom cracked and rendered the entire thing useless. Ones that were hard to clean, or ones that just didn't work right....more

Walking Off the Weight with Leslie Sansone Plus New Diet Books

When the weather outside is frightful, walking for fitness can be a delightful option inside with the help of some clever DVDs. Somehow Leslie Sansone manages to create walking DVDs that give you a great workout without boredom, all easy to follow with awesome results. ...more

New Fitness DVDs for holiday gifts: Yoga Yen

If you have a yen for yoga or know someone who does, consider the new Element Yoga DVDs as a gift. From "Element: Beginner Level Yoga" to "Element: Targeted Toning Yoga," the fitness DVDs provide guidance on how to get flexible and improve your overall well-being....more

Going Nutty Over the Holidays

There's no place like home for the holidays, especially when it comes to (sigh) the food that is involved. From Christmas cookies to holiday candies, it's a winter wonderland of calories and carbohydrates.  What to do when you want something special for the holidays but want to go healthy? Consider going nuts. Whether it's awesome almonds or wonderful walnuts, nuts have healthy fats and are satisfying.  One problem is the price. Unless you opt for a brand that has no expiration date (not a good sign), high quality nuts can be expensive. Here are some suggestions:...more

Sleepless in Seattle or elsewhere? Help for insomnia

Having problems with insomnia? New research offers help on a variety of solutions, from when to use melatonin to the latest on sound machines, according to the Examiner.When I learned that the National Sleep Foundation reports that these sound machines are often used specifically for those who have insomnia, and has chosen Dohm™ from Marpac as the Official Sound Conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try....more
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