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.
With so many options out there for weight loss, and so many experts to dish it out, it's easy to see why the "right or wrong way" can get lost in the weight-loss storm. What if I told you that avoiding a few simple habits could be the first step to help you shed pounds?
In an effort to get us motivated for the New Year, I encourage you to start your pre-resolutions now. Here are 10 tips to inspire, prep and motivate you so that by 2013, you're in a groove, ahead of the game and addicted to how good you're feeling.
Usually, people either gain a lot of weight this time of year, or they deny themselves what they'd really like. Either way, they're miserable. Instead, the key to permanent weight loss is learning how to eat what you'll want the rest of your life -- in a way that will maintain a healthy weight.
It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are upon us, and along with them, the most weight-gaining window on the calendar. If you are trying to maintain your weight, it's a downright "dangerous" time.
The holidays can be a challenging time to stay on course with our healthier diets, but this is not because the dinners have to be fattening; it's because we have our own expectations of what the holidays have to be -- full of fattening food.
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.
Permanent weight loss is a holistic event. Permanent weight loss is a mind-changing, life-changing event. You can lose weight, but you will find it again and again until you are ready for permanent change.
Those who know me won't be surprised that one of my go-to items for a "hit" of autumn is an edible -- well, drinkable -- one. For years now, I've been addicted (potential 12-step-group-addicted) to Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes (or, as I refer to them, "fall in a cup").
Since childhood, the grocery store has been a fascinating place for me -- my own toy store with interesting and fun things to look at and tasty treasures to eat. Today, the temptations are still there for me, but it has gotten increasingly complicated to make the right choices.
Here is the scenario for you. When you start off on a hormonal approach to fat loss, you realize that eating becomes a matter of eating more of the right things rather than less of anything. And because everyone is different, the right things can vary from person to person.
Whether or not children and teens are overweight, the whole family can benefit from following some basic guidelines. Small changes can quickly add up to make a big difference. Start slowly -- too many changes all at once create a recipe for failure.
Having the honor of speaking all over the world about health gives me an awesome opportunity to see what sticks with my audience and what doesn't. If there's one tip that seems to have the greatest stickiness and impact, it's "avoid the three B's."
It's true that a few foods, such as grapefruit and celery, contain fewer calories than it takes to digest them. So, when you eat these foods, you actually burn more calories than you take in. Thus, the term "negative-calorie foods."
With the holiday season coming, many people give themselves permission to stuff not only a turkey, but also themselves. When an attitude of overindulgence prevails, how do you summon the strength to say "no" to the extras?
The most common concerns I hear from my menopausal and postmenopausal patients are how easy it is to gain weight and how hard it is to lose weight. It's a real challenge. But there are 5 steps you can easily take to lose weight in menopause and keep it off.
Do you go off of the wagon when you are hungry and have nothing to eat? Do you realize you're starving and the only food available is something you'd prefer not to eat but "it'll have to do?" These are the times that you are most vulnerable to sabotaging your hard-won efforts.
Every time her cell phone rings, my patient, Rose, hears the Rocky theme. Each time she looks at her cell phone, she sees her target picture. It is a photoshopped picture of herself at her goal weight.
On its surface, the cause of the Western world's obesity epidemic seems simple: People are eating too many calories and getting too little calorie-burning exercise; the imbalance manifests as excess fat. But this explanation is too simple.
I had to deal with a problem that many Americans face: obesity. And that's why I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to be on a television show. Now I have a platform to show people that if an average, everyday guy from Kentucky can commit to a lifestyle change, anyone can do it.