Detox Diets: Are They Right For You?

As a health and fitness professional, I have tried most of the diets out there so I can give my clients a first-hand account of what they may be getting themselves into. I’ve tried Atkins, South Beach, low fat, 40-30-30, and on and on and on. But, the most rigid of all the diet programs […]

What Does “Fat” Mean, Anyway?

Someone posed this question to me recently, and ever since then I have been curious about people’s differing opinions. I am posting this question in a few places online, and I will also ask around in person to see if I get different answers face-to-face. I’m not sure if anyone else is interested in this, […]

Multivitamins: Nutritional Supplement or Expensive Waste?

The use of multivitamins is under fire due to recent observational studies such as that conducted by Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington State. The nutritional supplements market is a huge growth industry and though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate supplements, there are name brands the public has come […]

Four Foods that Can Help You Lose Weight

People that try to lose weight usually find themselves giving up before they reach their goal because the results just don’t seem to happen quick enough. And let’s face it- most diets consist of food that doesn’t exactly satisfy us. The truth is that to be successful at losing weight you don’t need to go […]

The Secrets to Weight Loss Revealed

This is how it usually works. It’s time to lose weight. Deciding how much to lose. Start your diet. Lose a few pounds. Feel great. Treating yourself with something delicious because you did good. Feel bad about the treat. Tell yourself that you will start again tomorrow. Start all over again. And then you give […]

Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking

The majority of Americans want to quit smoking for all of the wrong reasons: increasing costs of cigarettes, teeth and nail staining, and sometimes even due to the growing social stigma. Sadly, many of us simply fail to consider the endless health complications and risks that we are basically inviting by continuing to smoke. Surprisingly, […]