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Dieting Tips

A Burger And A Shake, Nothing Else All Day - Gain 50 Pounds A Year!

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Photo by William Anderson A new Smashburger opened in my home town this month to great fanfare, and a quick look at what they served was almost enoug...

Quitters CAN Be Winners

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Being persistent is not the same thing as not quitting. Persisting is getting up and trying again. To be successful, we need to know when to quit, especially if we've been doing something that is destined to fail.

Finding the Perfect Weight Loss Lunch

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

There is no need to give up eating things you enjoy to lose weight. In fact, one of the keys to success is creating ways of eating that are more enjoyable than the old ways that made you overweight.

To Lose Weight, Think Like a Savvy Shopper

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

If you want to solve your weight problem, lose weight and keep it off, believe me, you can. Thousands have been successful, and the first thing they did was to start thinking differently about themselves and the food they've been eating. One great way is to start thinking about calories and your habits in a new savvy way.

Does Loving Yourself Lead to Weight Loss?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

The outside counts for something, but it's not the end-all, be-all, and often times we can't change those conditions we find ourselves in. What makes us better is deciding to love ourselves no matter what. We need that. And when we do that, sometimes we open the door to miracles.

How to Eat Out and Lose 50 Pounds a Year (or Gain!)

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

For a population facing an exploding obesity epidemic, the world of fast food, restaurants and convenience food is a minefield, with caloric nuclear bombs everywhere you turn. It's a miracle we all aren't over 600 pounds.

Obesity's Link to Cancer

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We need to develop a way of living so that we habitually take in fewer calories than we burn, so that we burn off the fat instead of storing it up. We need to learn new behavior, and instead of dieting, develop new habits of eating what we like in a way that makes us healthy. That's done through behavior therapy. Believe me, it can be done.

Stick to Your Exercise Routine by Asking This One Essential Question

Maureen Witten | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

It's that time of year again -- the time when our New Year's resolutions are beginning to seem unobtainable because our workout routines are getting s...

3 Reasons Why You're Not Getting Results in the Gym

Melissa Edmonds | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Edmonds

So you're working hard in the gym, eating right and getting plenty of sleep. The problem is, you aren't seeing results. Your hard work hasn't translated into lost inches or a drop in scale weight. What gives?

The Secret Diet Health Industry Professionals Don't Want You to Know About!

Brandon Drenon | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

In order to develop lifelong, healthy dieting practices, permanent behavior change backed by consistency and discipline should be your new goal. By making small positive adjustments to your diet, you can eventually transform the way you eat in order to create a healthier happier person.

Is Losing Weight Really Worth It?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Losing weight can be difficult, especially when dieters are besieged by a sabotaging thought such as "It's just not worth it to stay on my diet." Here's what you need to remind yourself to keep on going.

You Know Everything About Nutrition. So Why Are You Still Overeating?

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Can you find the happy medium between what's "healthy" and what's not? It's important to find your balance in the food realm. You need to allow yourself to eat the "bad" things sometimes and have it be okay. That takes some practice, but giving yourself the permission is half the battle.

3 Must-Have New Year's Resolution Strategies to Help You Reach Your Goals

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

It's that time of the year -- New Year's resolutions are upon us. According to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 perc...

10 Strange Tricks to Lose Belly Fat

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

Do not ruin the experience of life by worrying all the time about eating unhealthy or not exercising. Healthy living is not a 5K race but a marathon -- being healthy is about long-term habits.

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.

11 Diet 'Rules' You Can Absolutely, Positively Break

Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

With all the DOs and DON’Ts of dieting, losing weight can feel like a full time job. Not only do you have to monitor what you eat, but you need to b...

Trick or Treat Candy Coping Tips

Penny Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Penny Love

I've been known to eat stale candy glued to a gingerbread house and even petrified tootsie rolls stuck to the wrapper that practically break your teeth. If any of this rings a bell for you, then this article may be just in time to help you think outside the (candy) box this Halloween.

Using Social Media To Reach Your Weight Loss Goal

Cooking Light | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Is this approach silly? Is it overcomplicated? No doubt some will say yes. If the real goal is a holistic, adjusted approach to eating that can be sustained for the rest of my life without turning me into a permanent neurotic record-keeping calorie bore, should I even be using these crutches?

3 New Diets For Weight Loss: What Works And What Doesn't

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

With all the new diet trends that seem to spring up daily, it's not surprising many people are confused about what to eat. At the end of the day, all diets use a gimmick or trick to make you focus on how to change your eating habits to be healthier.

Want to Lose Weight? Measure Your Height!

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Nowadays, simply knowing how much you weigh isn't enough information to be as healthy as you can be. You need to know your height, since the relationship of weight to height is critically important in determining your overall health.

Master The 7 Diet 'Dos'

Denise Austin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Austin

I can't wait for you to be the fit and fabulous person you want to be -- and you will be. Now that you're creating a healthier you, follow these tips to avoid common diet pitfalls.

Getting Out of the 'Defeat Whirlpool'!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Since I tipped the scales at 360 pounds when I'd just turned 17, I know how daunting a task it can seem to have over 150 pounds of fat to lose! I tried every plan under the sun -- the pills, the drinks, the machines, the trainers -- and every time, I would make some progress and backslide.

How to Not Let Your 'Ho, Ho' Turn Into 'Oh, No' This Holiday Season

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

The holidays do not have to be a recipe for disaster when it comes to staying healthy, keeping fit and looking divine all the way through New Year's Eve and beyond.

An Easy Trick To Make Dieting Easier

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

I think our appetites are pretty much like toddlers. When we're told -- or even when we tell ourselves -- that we have to cut back or give up a favorite treat, it's hard not to feel deprived. It can be hard to stop thinking about that thing we can't have.

What Would Batman Eat?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

A recent study discovered that if you ask kids to choose between apple slices or French fries with their lunch, and you ask them "What would Batman eat?" they will choose the apple slices over the fries.