Countless books have been written about the need to change habits and live a healthy lifestyle. Yet it's clear just by looking at obesity rates that there is much to be done to improve the American lifestyle.
As a nutritionist, I counsel many clients who know what foods to eat to lose weight and be healthy. However, even the most educated of consumers may have trouble determining how much to eat of these foods.
In today's hectic, grab-and-go world, it can be difficult to resist fast foods and processed meals. But paying more attention to what we eat and taking time to prepare more nutritious foods can help improve our health, our hearts -- and our lives -- tremendously.
When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.
So TV is bad for us -- but what to do when being "bad" can feel oh-so-good (and change can seem oh-so-rough). Here are some tips on how to get yourself and your kids up off the couch and doing something else that will pay better dividends.
The more Couric dug into the topic -- for herself, her family, and her audience -- the more she realized that the most essential and scientific truths about the drivers of obesity and disease simply were not reaching the American population.
We have a lot to learn from our wise great-grandmothers. Start thinking about how you can mimic parts her lifestyle (but perhaps don't bring back the big poofy dresses- let's leave that in the past) and you (and your children and grandchildren) will be all the healthier for it.
While nothing will ever fully cure the back-to-reality blues, injecting a little mindfulness into your holiday is sure to at least take the edge off. Even better, giving one or all of these tricks a shot may even make the trip itself more rewarding.
We need to set an example for young girls, not drive home the idea that all women should look like Barbie. We need to adjust their image of beauty, their image of self. To make them understand that the media does not define beauty. They need to hear these things from real women.
Our babies will be bombarded with images of those skinny, airbrushed models who endorse the low-fat processed invention of the month. If we can begin early to teach them the true meaning of healthy, maybe their struggle will be a little easier than ours.
There are several things that help determine whether your training regimen will succeed or fail. The following suggestions are those that I have shared with clients, followers, friends and family alike to great success.