I want to offer something like an elegy. For the girls I know and the girl I was, who engineer their lives for emptiness. For those who have died, or died a little. For a generation of brilliant, driven women who get up, look in the mirror, and demand less of themselves.
My kids tell me with regularity that I'm confusing. Now #1 best selling author Dr. Ian Smith tells me I need to be confusing my diet, as well. Confused? Well, don't be.
By now, you've probably had a Girl Scout, Brownie or Daisy pounding on your door, hawking her fat-laden guilty pleasures. It's hard enough to say no to those mini entrepreneurs, but what happens when the cookie pusher is actually an overachieving mom and happens to be your friend?
It's hard to motivate yourself to adopt new habits, but it's even harder to rid yourself of old ones. More often than not, it's the latter that keep us from becoming the person we really want to be.
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Turn on the TV, radio, iPad/pod/phone ...
There are so many diets and weight loss products, books, films and blogs it's so hard to know what to do with overweight and obesity.
How easy it becomes to pack on the pounds during the cruel months of winter. Fear not... With a little discipline, a little planning, and a firm resolve, you can beat back the wolves of winter weight. All it takes is a few new strategies for exercising and eating right.
Not only can planning save you time and money -- you won't be making last minute trips to the grocery store or opting for dining out as much -- but it will also help your waistline and your health, since you'll be preparing more meals at home.
Drinking tea is one of the easiest and most natural ways to lose body fat. Current research reports that green tea catechins can increase fat burning and boost abdominal fat loss.
There is no surgery, no drug, nor herbal remedies or diets that surrender total control of our eating to the stomach. Surgery to make the stomach look like a banana rather than an apple will be the answer to permanent weight loss only when we understand why we are overeating.
The temptation to go on a fad diet and lose and gain, lose and gain, and lose and gain some more, is overwhelming for celebrities, as well as the rest of us. Want to know what really happens with some of these wild and crazy fad diets?
As a personal trainer and nutritional consultant, I get asked a lot of questions. Apparently, while not everyone actually goes to the gym or follows a specific diet, everyone is certainly curious about it. And, for some reason, every query seems to start with "how much," "how little" or "how often."
If you're looking to get rock-hard abs, remember that proper dietary choices is your first step, but from there a comprehensive fitness program and targeted ab exercises will help you achieve your goal.
If you trust completely in God and do your best to follow His directions and be active, you will be healthy and fine. Having a life in trust to God and enjoying the graces of energy, clarity, simplicity and power is what I call a Satisfied Life.
Which metros give you a fighting chance to get back into fighting shape? Instead of doing crunches at the gym, we've been sitting at our desks crunching the numbers to figure it out.
The problem with this "good" and "bad" idea or thinking about food and eating is that it leads to weight gain over time. You end up on that yo-yo cycle. Even if it is not a ton of weight, you gain and lose that amount over time and you simply train your body to weigh more.