8 So-Called Healthy Foods to Avoid


Losing weight can be difficult for most of us. But what makes it especially difficult is holding on to the misconceptions we have of what a “healthy” food is.  Unfortunately, many foods that we’ve come to know as our go-to health foods are simply not doing us justice. They are higher in calories and often […]

Got Indigestion?


  That seems more appropriate these days than the famous milk slogan. Statistics from the United States Department of Agriculture show that milk consumption is at its lowest in 36 years.  And in the previous 5 years, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 22% of Americans reported decreasing their intake of dairy products, […]

Fun Treadmill Routines


Treadmills have a bad rap as relatively boring machines that often end up collecting dust in the corner because they get so repetitive. But treadmills don’t have to be boring, and you can get a great workout from the comfort of your home by running on one. Here are a few ways you can take […]

Restaurant Dining and Weight Loss

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I just read a study that evaluated the calorie content in foods in small and local restaurants that are exempt from listing calories on their menus under the new laws. I wasn’t surprised to find that, just like in large restaurant chains, there are a lot of calories in these restaurant foods. The researchers took […]

Interval Training 101

If you’re serious about getting into shape and burning fat, then you should probably know about interval training. Interval training incorporates moments of high intensity exercise and short rest periods into your normal exercise routine. High intensity exercises are known to whip people into shape very quickly, and doing them as part of your normal […]

Get the Most from Your Workout

Whether you spend 10 hours a week in the gym or only get a few minutes of free time every couple of days, you probably don’t want to waste any time getting into shape. Yet, many of us end up doing that every time we go to the gym or for a jog around the […]

Is the Gluten-Free Diet Just Another Fad?


Many are under the impression that eating a “gluten-free” diet is just another way to lose weight. But unfortunately, to those suffering with serious gluten intolerance, a gluten-free diet is the only option they have, and it involves a whole lot of work to make sure the foods they buy and eat are actually “safe.” […]

Paleo Diet – The Good and the Bad

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You’ve probably heard of the Paleo diet by now. Coined the “Caveman Diet,” it basically follows the diet habits of our ancestors way back in the day, when nothing was processed and men and women ate what they could hunt and gather. Grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and even salt were simply not an option, and […]

Create a Fitness Plan

Sometimes getting in shape involves more than just going to the gym. Anyone who’s spent some time trying to lose weight and tone their body has experienced the dreaded training plateau, those moments when you just don’t seem to get any better. If you’re serious about losing weight and toning up, then you should think […]

Hemp Seeds: The Nutty Alternative to Soy


Hemp seeds have become a popular superfood of sorts that can be added to any healthy diet. Their nutritional benefits, however, are especially sought out among Vegans and Vegetarians, who can’t count on meat for their protein.  Furthermore, those who have an allergy to soy have found Hemp seeds to be a fantastic alternative. So […]