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It’s the Little Things that Kill Your Diet
By March 2, 2012 Read More →

It’s the Little Things that Kill Your Diet

You know how diets usually work. You start out excited and stay strictly on your diet for a week. Maybe two. But by week three you start to crack. Some people completely ditch the diet and binge eat right away. But for most people it’s a more gradual decline. You go out to eat with […]

What Dieters Need to Know About Protein and Carbs
By February 19, 2012 Read More →

What Dieters Need to Know About Protein and Carbs

When eating a meal, you don’t just want to feel full; you want to feel satisfied. Certain foods, often called “comfort foods”, give you that satisfied feeling more than others. This is a major point of difficulty for almost any dieter. The problem isn’t just eating too much food; it’s what kind of foods you […]

Are Carbs Really Evil?
By February 15, 2012 Read More →

Are Carbs Really Evil?

As you start your diet and begin doing research on eating healthier, you’re going to come across the word “carb” — short for carbohydrates — a lot; and typically in a negative context. Some dieters don’t bother researching them beyond the belief that they’re something to be avoided at all costs. Carbs have essentially become […]

Snacking Smart Instead of Sneaking Bad Snacks
By February 12, 2012 Read More →

Snacking Smart Instead of Sneaking Bad Snacks

Snacks can make or break a diet. You don’t give much thought to snacks before you start dieting. After all, if everything you’re eating is unhealthy, then occasional snacks are the least of your worries.  You tend not to give snacks much thought when you eat entire meals that are packed with trans fat and […]

Start Your Meal With Fruit to Eliminate Over Eating
By February 9, 2012 Read More →

Start Your Meal With Fruit to Eliminate Over Eating

Once we start eating, it’s difficult to stop until we feel truly satisfied. Sometimes, we don’t stop until we’re ready to burst. Even if we’re at the point that we can barely eat anymore, we still find ourselves being tempted by dessert. If you want to have a successful diet, you need to know ways […]

What You Drink Can Make A Huge Difference in the Success of Your Diet
By February 4, 2012 Read More →

What You Drink Can Make A Huge Difference in the Success of Your Diet

When you think about your diet, typically the first thing that comes to mind is what you eat. Fried chicken versus skinless white meat, cheese and broccoli casserole versus just plain broccoli, sugary cake versus sweet fruit, and so on.  But what you drink is just as important, even more so for some people. The […]

The Difference Between Losing Weight and Building Muscle
By January 28, 2012 Read More →

The Difference Between Losing Weight and Building Muscle

Diets and exercise are different for everyone. Some people start their diet with a clear objective in mind. They might be overweight, and they want to get healthier; simple as that. Some people may stare at the scale with a look that’s a bit more perplexed. You might be of average weight for your age […]

What You Should Never Do When You’re Trying to Diet
By January 22, 2012 Read More →

What You Should Never Do When You’re Trying to Diet

Dieting can be hard work. A lot of people resort to extremes in order to see quick results, thinking that this will allow them to get the diet over with faster. In truth, overzealous diets are typically doomed to fail from the beginning. Depriving yourself of all the foods you love is the worst diet […]

Why Losing Weight Starts with Your Mind — Not Your Stomach
By January 18, 2012 Read More →

Why Losing Weight Starts with Your Mind — Not Your Stomach

If you don’t believe that you can lose weight then you’ll never stick to a healthy diet or exercise plan. Why should you? Getting motivated is the first step to any diet. In order for your diet to succeed, you need to both believe in your capabilities and you need to want it bad enough […]

Seven Ways to Sneak Exercise into Your Daily Routine
By January 14, 2012 Read More →

Seven Ways to Sneak Exercise into Your Daily Routine

Dieting is almost useless without some exercise thrown in – even if you’re on a diet that works. You can’t just burn off fat to look good; some fat has to be defined into muscle. Exercise can feel extremely tedious, though. And it’s very difficult for some people to find the time. One trick a […]