Use Your Mind to Break Your Sugar Dependence


“I can’t stop thinking about sugary foods! Even when I’m full I keep coming back for more, I just can’t stop myself !” If you feel this way about sugar, you may be dependent on it. Sugar increases the release of serotonin (the “happiness hormone”) in the brain in a way that is similar to […]

5 Energy Increasing Benefits Of Exercise


Trying to fight that tired feeling? Before you reach for that cup of coffee or any other caffeinated beverage try going for a jog. Recent studies have shown that exercise may be a better cure for reducing fatigue in the long run than relying on stimulants and other fatigue fighting substances. And when you stop to think […]

My Tips for Staying (Semi) Healthy on Vacation!


Who doesn’t look forward to vacation? You get to kick back, relax and you don’t have to worry about a thing! Unfortunately, vacations have a way of derailing a diet and breaking good habits. On the other hand, trying to stick with those healthy habits while traveling can feel like an uphill battle. A survey […]

Sex, Drugs and SUGAR


What if I told you that sex, drugs and sugar all produce a response in the same part of your brain. Sound crazy? Let me explain. There’s a place deep down in your brain that’s in charge of making you feel good. This is called the nucleus accumbens, but from now on let’s refer to […]

At 57, Jeffrey Turned His Life Around!


When Jeffrey lost his long-time job as a bank executive at 57 years old, he planned on taking some time off to recharge his batteries and prepare for the next phase of his life. “That was the plan at least,” he says. “In reality, I was spending most of my time puttering around the house and […]

7 Reasons You’re Feeling Hungry


If you have started a new diet, you might find that you’re feeling hungry often. Or maybe you haven’t changed your eating habits, but you get hunger pangs between meals even though it seems like you’re eating enough to stay full. Hunger is the enemy of your weight loss goals: if you can’t control your […]

Pre and Post Workout Meals for Her


In my last article, I discussed the importance of building lean muscle mass and the overall effect it can have not only toward helping you lose weight but also in allowing you to enjoy an overall higher quality of life. In this article I am going to follow up those benefits by giving you some […]

Three Square Meals a Day? Try Five Instead!


Many of us grew up hearing about the importance of “three square meals a day.” But this isn’t the be-all, end-all of a healthy diet. In fact, we’ve found that five meals a day is the magic number, especially if you have a goal to lose weight. Often times when we eat three “square” meals […]