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The Truth About Carbs

Diet trends come in waves, and the most recent low-carb frenzy was no exception. Enthusiasm for these diets may have waned (once again), because they don't work in the long...

Why Diets Fail

Are you thinking of starting another diet? Is the latest quick-loss book calling your name? Before you jump onto the next big thing, take a moment to review these quick,...

The Truth about Fats

When you hear the word "fats", what comes to mind? For most, it's "bad", "fattening", "unhealthy" or even "disgusting". There are many misconceptions about fats, including the idea that eating...

False Beliefs: Overeating

Growing up, were you "loved with food," rewarded with treats, and/or forced to clean your plate every night? On the other hand, was food highly restricted and controlled in your...

False Beliefs: Restrictive Eating

The reasons behind eating issues are complex, with many layers and deeper issues that need to be addressed. Each person, however, also harbors false beliefs about food that perpetuate fears...

Heaviness and Weight Gain – Explained…

Walk down the street, and you'll find bodies of all shapes and sizes. Often, when people pass by a "plus size" person, they make numerous presumptions and judgments as to...

Organic Foods: The Whole Truth

As the selection and availability of organic foods has expanded in recent years, people's responses have been varied, ranging from indifference to obsession. Is organic the better choice? Is it...

Why We Overeat

We all know that our bodies need food--it is essential for life! We need it for fuel, nourishment, strength, growth and repair. Food should be enjoyed and meals should be...

The Power of Protein

Walk into any grocery store, and you'll find a wide selection of protein powders, bars and drinks. Check out the meat section and you'll find row upon row of different...

Sugar Substitutes – Are They OK?

All of us seem to have a natural desire for sugary foods, but some people have an especially strong sweet tooth, which can translate into too many desserts and unhealthy...

Supplements: Fact and Fiction

Everywhere we turn, someone is touting the benefits of another supplement--herbal, dietary, sports or nutritional. Promises are made for healing, disease prevention, weight loss, enhanced performance or the fountain of...

Water and Weight Loss

Have you been dutifully carrying water bottles around, trying to sip eight or more cups each day? Are you running to the bathroom every half hour or so as a...