A lack of sleep can leave you exhausted (yes, I figured you already knew that one!); and it can make it very difficult for your body to recover from any type of illness or hormone imbalance. A lack of sleep can also expand your waistline.
1. Why is breakfast so important if I’m trying to lose weight?
Breakfast skippers are more likely to have more body fat than their breakfast-eating counterparts. They will be more likely to gorge (not just overeat, but gorge) later in the day and will burn approximately...
What: You walk up and down the vitamin aisle feeling totally confused. Asking yourself, should I buy vitamins? Are they really necessary? Are all brands created equal? Which formula is right for my body?
Why: Why do you need to take vitamins if you eat a...
Today, kids eat 200 more calories a day than they did in 1977. That’s an extra pound of fat gained every 17 days. Combine that with the fact that our kids are less active today; and no wonder our kids are overweight and at higher...
Are you happy? Are you surprised that I care? While you may think it an odd question, being happy can be a huge boost to your health. People who are happy have stronger immune systems, lower cholesterol levels and clearer arteries, and that’s just for starters!...
Container of strawberries
1 rounded teaspoon grainy mustard
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Add a tablespoon of honey if you’d like to make the dressing a bit sweeter.
To make the dressing, combine mustard and vinegar in the...
Sit up straight!
Okay, so you won’t actually lose 5 pounds, but you will look like it. Every inch you stand taller, you appear 5 pounds thinner.
We sit at our computers hunched over, and as the day goes on, our posture gets even worse. When you...
What: By the time you finish reading this newsletter, another woman will die from heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men.
Why: Heart disease is still considered a “man’s disease” so women may not take their symptoms as seriously as they...
1 pound of halibut (or any mild white fish)
1 can of black beans, rinsed to remove excess sodium
Container of salsa
Add olive oil to a heavy pan and cook fish for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until almost done. Break...
What: You just tried on your favorite pants; only problem? Your dry cleaner must have shrunk them (ha-ha) because you can’t get them buttoned.
Why: The holidays are over, and you’ve gained a bit of weight. Although, it’s not always fat that we gain, sometimes it...