Diet Right

If you reach for sugar-free drinks to cut calories, don't assume it'll help you lose weight. A recent study shows that overweight people who sipped diet beverages consumed, on average, 91 more calories per day compared to those who didn't. This may be because artificial sweeteners can alter the brain's sweet sensors, making them a [...]

2016-10-12T21:54:32+00:00 January 28th, 2015|PHASE II Training|

“Watch” Your Waistline

The secret to SLIMMING down could be as easy as as SLOWING down. In a recent study, researchers found that people who ate a meal in a leisurely 22 minutes consumed 88 fewer calories - AND felt less hungry an hour afterward - than those who cleaned their plate in 9 minutes. Pacing yourself allows [...]

2014-08-07T14:50:43+00:00 August 7th, 2014|PHASE II Training|

Bread To Go? Just Say “No”

According to a recent behavioral study, people are 10 TIMES more likely to indulge in bread when dining out than when getting food to go. Extra calories from starchy breads and rolls presented before a restaurant meal can greatly increase your total caloric intake from the meal and therefore can increase your waistline. Bottom Line: [...]

2014-07-01T22:17:23+00:00 July 1st, 2014|PHASE II Training|

Misleading Multigrain

Be wary of multigrain products. These foods are not always 100% whole grain, as they often contain a BLEND of whole-grain and white flour. Bottom Line: Check the ingredients to make sure everything you put in your grocery cart is pure whole grain.

2014-07-01T22:08:20+00:00 July 1st, 2014|PHASE II Training|

Chew On This

When braising tough cuts of beef, add 1 tablespoon of balsamic or apple cider vinegar to the braising liquid. The acid helps break down the tough muscle fibers, giving you a tender, flavorful roast.

2016-10-12T21:54:33+00:00 December 16th, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Need A Boost?

If your mood isn't merry or your energy is low, put these 2 tips to the test:  Pick iron-rich foods: Obese women are almost 3 times as likely to suffer from PMS as others. But a new study of more than 3000 nurses found those who consumed 20-45 mg a day of iron were 30-40% less [...]

2016-10-12T21:54:33+00:00 December 4th, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Ways to Fight Stress #4: Don’t Tweet It

When we log in to shout our woes from the digital rooftops, we usually aren't thinking long term. People think about retaliation without realizing that it makes them look bad. Instead, write your thoughts down - anywhere but in a social media text field. It can be just as cathartic, and you'll avoid becoming the [...]

2013-10-10T12:58:35+00:00 October 10th, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Ways to Fight Stress #3: Talk About It

Shutting the world out when you're angry or stressed is perfectly natural behavior, but it won't help your cause. When you're stressed, it's important to look to your friends. They can be a great sounding board. It helps to talk, and hearing their opinions may also give you a perspective that you didn't know was [...]

2013-10-10T12:53:42+00:00 October 10th, 2013|PHASE II Training|

Ways to Fight Stress #2: Keep Moving

Cramming down comfort food will get you nowhere but further away from your fitness goals. We all have triggers which induce stress and we need to recognize what those triggers are. So instead of looking in the refrigerator for relief, find a new way to blow off steam; go for a run or bike ride; [...]

2016-10-12T21:54:33+00:00 September 25th, 2013|PHASE II Training|