This isn't scientific, but unthin people like me divide thin people into two groups: the congenitals and the habituals. That may not be fair, but it's how it seems.
True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.
We spend the next five minutes in savasna, also referred as the corpse pose, by the more sombre amongst us. In other domains, I call it the "honey-I'm-too-tired-tonight" pose.
Diet as a whole affects health -- profoundly -- but eating the latest fad miracle fruit, sensationalized by the media, is not likely to make much of a difference. Sorry, but shortcuts are improbable.
A growing body of research demonstrates that the stress of fasting triggers a cascade of adaptive responses that slows the aging process. The concept of beneficial stress is known as hormesis, an adaptive response of cells and organisms to a moderate (usually intermittent) stressor.
If I can make a positive difference in the world, my life is better. I admit that's selfish, but I think it's a good kind of selfish. I want to help people get to health, and in doing so, I help myself to a feeling a fulfillment. Everybody wins.
You are not following a plan to be a perfect size four or get into your skinny jeans. You are embarking on a program of self-love. This means you want to only bring into your body and your life foods, people and activities that fuel you to be at your best. This is how you do it.
My thesis is that willpower and motivation are far from the same thing, and that you acquire willpower by discovering motivation within yourself.
Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...
Here's to your health and the satisfaction of your sweet tooth -- with an all-natural treat that treats your body like royalty!
This salad is great to eat by itself, on top of a big bed of fresh greens or wrapped up in collard leaves. No baking, steaming, or cooking required!
Will offering people the option of a salad or vegetables reduce French fry consumption? It's likely that it may have a small impact. In part, the power of suggestion is pretty powerful.
Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.
I saw my belly. Still squishy from carrying my baby for 41 weeks and battered from a 24-hour labor and delivery. And I thought about how beautiful and strong I feel. Not ashamed or self-conscious. Not afraid to share the pictures with the world.
While there's no magic bullet for weight loss, there are steps you can take to lose weight, safely and for good, while increasing your health.
Adding fizz to sweet water, researchers suspected, doesn't just make soda taste good, it also might play tricks on our mind.