One in ten Americans gets heartburn every day, and 44% have symptoms at least once a month. But while there is no shortage of drugs on the market specifically targeting symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), they can also come with unpleasant or dangerous side effects. What’s a person to do? The “easy” way… Continue Reading
What’s the Best Time for Weight Loss?
When we want to lose weight, it seems we always put it off until later, making it more and more difficult to shed those unwanted pounds. And though the simple answer to the question, “When’s the best time for weight loss?” might be RIGHT NOW, the research shows there really are times that are ideal… Continue Reading
Smoking for Weight Loss? Do This Instead
It’s been decades since we learned that smoking can kill you, but why is it that people – especially young people – continue to smoke? One surprising reason is to get and stay slim. While smoking rates have continued to decline in this country, there are still 40 million adults who smoke. That’s about… Continue Reading
Do this One Simple Thing to Lose Weight
Are you tired of counting calories or measuring food in your quest to lose weight? Do you feel confused about what foods to avoid and which macronutrients to eat? Do you find that eating healthy is difficult? You’re not alone. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or eat healthier this summer, you can… Continue Reading
Does Cleansing Work for Weight Loss?
In case you haven’t noticed, dieting is out and cleansing, detoxing, juicing and even “souping” is in. This interest is fueled by a movement away from eating highly processed and packaged foods toward eating clean, whole based foods. In a nutshell, fruits and vegetables are hot right now. If you’ve considered a cleanse, you… Continue Reading
Want a Smaller Waist? Eat More of This Food
Cool, creamy, and just a little bit tart – yogurt almost feels like an indulgent treat. Top it with a bit of fruit, maybe some almonds, and it’s like having dessert for breakfast. And while we’ve always known that yogurt is good for your health, it turns out it’s also good for your waistline. … Continue Reading
The Fiber 4-1-1: What It Does, Why You Should Eat It & How to Get More in Your Diet
A good diet starts with including foods that are rich in nutrients, vitamins and fiber. Women should be consuming about 25 grams of fiber per day and men should be consuming 38 grams. Wait, but what is fiber? How do I get fiber into my diet? What does fiber do for you? Fiber… Continue Reading
Recipe: Chocolate Superfood Smoothie
Do the words “chocolate” and “spinach” sound like two you’d rather not mix? Not anymore. This quick and easy superfood smoothie will satisfy your chocolate fix, deliver a heaping helping of greens and leave your taste buds none the wiser! Blended with probiotic yogurt and calcium-rich almond milk, this smoothie transforms into a unique morning treat with… Continue Reading
5 Ways Protein Helps You Lose Weight & Keep it Off
Successfully losing weight means that you’re going to need to cut back on calories. But, in doing so, the challenge is to keep hunger pangs at bay. This is where protein comes in handy. Why? Adding high quality protein sources to your diet improves your appetite, body composition and weight, and reduces your cardiometabolic… Continue Reading
Diet vs. Exercise? Which is Better for Weight Loss?
Yvette La-Garde Director of Education, VitaMedica It was hard not to miss the barrage of articles this past week including one in the New York Times critiquing Coca-Cola’s solution to the obesity crisis: get more exercise and focus less on cutting calories. Really? Coke, like so many other food and beverage marketers, is… Continue Reading