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12 Golden Rules For Weight Loss

JJ Virgin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Don't bring the enemy in. That means anywhere -- your kitchen, glove compartment, on the restaurant table -- or you create a slippery slope. I'm talking about that pint of butter pecan, but also potentially dangerous healthy foods like almond butter. If one tablespoon becomes the whole container, step away from the jar!

Ask Healthy Living: Does High Altitude Really Help You Lose Weight?

Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

Solving the Gluten-Free Debate

JJ Virgin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You can bastardize any diet plan, and imagining you'll suddenly lose fat and feel better eating gluten-free processed foods will only set you up for serious disappointment.

6 Nutrition Habits Of Healthy Families

JJ Virgin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Children and adolescents crave purpose -- they want to feel important. When you involve them in meal preparation, you reduce your workload and establish lifelong habits. Younger kids can set the table or tear lettuce. Adolescents can chop, slice or otherwise prep fresh meal ingredients.

9 Strategies to Fight Your Enemy for Fat Loss

JJ Virgin | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You've had a stressful day yet diligently maintained your healthy eating plan, but then you're watching Sex and the City reruns when suddenly you realize your favorite food sits in the fridge. One bite can't hurt, right?

10 Tips For Healthy Eating On A Budget

JJ Virgin | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Here's the thing: You can always earn more money, but you can't put a price on your health. Look at spending those extra dollars on locally grown, organic produce or grass-fed beef as an investment in your long-term health and future generations.

5 Fat-Loss Foods That Belong in Your Detox Plan

JJ Virgin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Most commercial cleanses and detoxes are just sugar water. Without sufficient dietary protein, your liver cannot perform phase 2 detoxification, where you actually excrete toxins. Like Los Angeles rush hour traffic, those toxins just pile up and create a serious metabolic traffic jam.

Beat The Holiday 'Blahs' With These 5 Mood-Boosting Foods

JJ Virgin | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

For most of us, optimal mood begins with the right foods. These mood-boosting foods can subtly but powerfully brighten your outlook, reduce stress, and boost feel-good hormones to help you not only cope but thrive during the hectic holiday season and beyond.

7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight (And How To Fix Them)

JJ Virgin | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

When you give full effort, you expect consistent results. Unfortunately, fat loss isn't so linear. Your body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account, and the calories-in-calories-out model is woefully outdated because it fails to account for the numerous variables that can affect fat loss.

Overcoming the Naysayers and Sabotagers on Your Fat Loss Journey

JJ Virgin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Dealing with these nuisances is rarely a laughing matter, but armed with these tactics (and deep breathing), you can minimize frustration and anger from these well-intended (okay, maybe not always) folks.

Why Too Little Sleep Makes You Crave This

JJ Virgin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You might be familiar with the unfortunate aftermath of a crappy night's sleep as you sheepishly order a red-velvet doughnut with your morning java. Let's look at seven fat-regulating hormones that become imbalanced with too little sleep and set the stage for fat gain, obesity and disease.

Why Snacking Can Stall Fat Loss and Fast Metabolism

JJ Virgin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Based on my research and experience, I'm against snacking for fat loss and fast metabolism. Snacking has become a multibillion-dollar industry where manufacturers push an ever-widening array of Frankenfoods loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and trans fat.

4 Ways To Supercharge Your Metabolism | Heather DeLuca | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There is a simple explanation for the middle-age spread: our metabolisms slow by 5 percent each decade after the age of forty. Slowly, but surely, we ...