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9 Serious Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting (and the fix)

Are you a yo-yo dieter? If so, you’re not alone. I know a now-thin woman who says she’s lost 1600 pounds. Ask her about it and she’ll tell you she lost 40 pounds, 40 times over the course of her life. Over the years she had gone to weight loss group meetings and tried every name brand diet. I've seen her eating nothing but ... Read More »

4 Foods to Boost Your Metabolism Now!

Metabolism. We talk about it all the time. You know that it’s related to your weight. But do you know what it really is? More importantly, do you know how to fix it? Metabolism is the body process that takes care of making sure our body has the fuel it needs to run. Turning food into energy is a complex process that combines the ... Read More »

Is Your Brain Stopping You from Burning Fat?

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight or are working on it now, you know all about weight loss plateaus. They’re that annoying period when the scale won’t budge. It happens no matter how well you stick to your plan. Plateaus happen for a reason. Scientists have recently found that they’re the brain’s way of protecting us from famine. ... Read More »

5 Surprising Benefits of Citronella Oil

Have you ever been to a nighttime party where the host used Citronella Oil torches or candles? The smell may be sweet and it does a great job of keeping mosquitoes away. Citronella Oil does not come from the Citronella plant, which is a member of the Geranium family. In a strange twist, the Citronella plant doesn’t keep bugs away. It ... Read More »

Always Eat These Foods Together

What's the first combo you think of when you think of foods that "go" together? Chocolate and peanut butter? Peanut butter and jelly? These are classic combinations but I'm talking about eating 2 healthy foods that boost the nutrients when you eat them together. These foods often come from different food groups, but the nutrients they ... Read More »

Top 10 Foods That Beat Belly Bloat

You know the feeling. You pull out your favorite pair of skinny jeans and go to zip them up, but they just won't quite button. You check the scale and all looks good there. You’re bloated again, and you don’t know why. How do you STOP the belly bloat? Bloating has a few different causes: It can be a sign of a serious medical ... Read More »

4 Tips for Mindful Eating

Do you catch yourself munching on food when you aren't hungry and feel guilty about it? Wondering if there is a better way to judge your hunger signals so you can stick to your weight loss goals? I've got you covered. The biggest thing that you can do to improve your health and body weight is to become more mindful. Start by examining ... Read More »

How a Single Workout Session Can Benefit Your Brain

Are you the kind of person who doesn’t work out at all? If so, the idea of exercise may make you tired. Maybe you even get stressed when people say you should go to the gym. On the other hand, maybe you love to exercise. If so, then the idea of missing a day at the gym might make you sad. You may even run your life around your workouts ... Read More »

5 Jedi Mind Tricks to An Instant Good Mood

Are you a positive and optimistic person? Do you find joy in every day, or at least try to? If you do then you’re on the right path to a fulfilling, healthy life. Unfortunately, sometimes things get the best of us, no matter how hard we try. Maybe you got bad news about a friend or family member. Maybe you had a fight with a loved ... Read More »

8 Weird Ingredients to Boost Weight Loss

What foods do you picture when you think about food shopping for weight loss? Carrots and celery? Greek yogurt? Head after head of lettuce? I'm not saying that anything is wrong with any of these foods. But if that’s all that comes to mind, then you’re definitely missing out. There are some weird and wonderful foods and ingredients ... Read More »