Your best friend just bought a one-week detox kit from Whole Foods, your sister raves about this lemon-juice-and-pepper cleanse, and your mom swears by a “colonic purging” she gets at her neighborhood spa. Break the news to them gently. They’re all doing potentially irreversible damage with these programs that are heavy in price but… Continue..
You can hardly open a health magazine these days without finding an article touting dark chocolate’s health benefits. Whereas once it mostly existed as a health-food store staple, dark chocolate today resides in drugstores and grocery aisles alongside milk chocolate and all sorts of other candy concoctions. Dark chocolate’s benefits come from flavonoid Continue..
Remember that professor who lost 27 pounds on the “Twinkie Diet” and argued it didn’t matter how you lost weight if you just reduced your calories? A recent study from Harvard University knocks that bogus theory on its poorly supported head. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, followed 120,877 men and… Continue..
You start your day with a low-sugar, plant-based protein shake. You diligently eat lean protein, leafy green veggies, high-fiber starches, and good fats at every meal. You’ve pinpointed and eliminated food intolerances. You even hired a coach to hold you accountable for everything you’re writing in your food journal. Yet for the past… Continue..
People who attain and sustain fat loss and fast metabolism stick to protein shakes and meals consisting of lean protein, healthy fats, lots of leafy greens and cruciferous veggies, and high-fiber starches like legumes. Most lean people I know rarely snack. They have a 400 – 600 calorie protein shake for breakfast and then… Continue..
Want my number-one fat burner? It’s not sexy, your favorite magazine probably won’t be touting it as the weight loss “miracle” de jour, and I guarantee it won’t be the hot topic at your next dinner party. But for fat loss and fast metabolism, it works. Yes, fiber keeps you regular. You… Continue..
If you’re like me, you have less time to juggle more tasks these days. Those overwhelming responsibilities and demands can drain every ounce of energy before morning even ends. I see so many people reach for a quick pick-me-up to keep them going all afternoon and complete their ever-growing to-do list. More… Continue..
I was doing some research recently and stumbled across an interesting article in the Washington Post that revealed some “secrets” of highly obese people. What researchers discovered provided a primer about what not to do for fat loss and fast metabolism. For instance, obese people begin eating sooner, devour larger portions, skip breakfast,&he Continue..
Do you scrutinize labels for high-fructose corn syrup in all its disguises, buy organic veggies whenever possible, and avoid trans fats like the plague? You might be orthorexic. Menacing as it may sound, please don’t be alarmed. Dr. Steven Bratman coined the term “orthorexia” in 1997 to describe people really focused on eating healthily.… Continue..
You’ve ditched the sugar and get optimal protein at every meal, workout religiously, and take a multivitamin. Yet you get on the scales and nothing. Despite all your hard work, your jeans aren’t fitting any looser and your weight isn’t where you want it to be. I’ve worked with numerous clients who struggle with… Continue..