You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day to jumpstart your metabolism and boost your energy. Now there’s even more reason to rev your metabolism with a morning meal – your waistline. University of Missouri researchers have found that eating a protein-rich breakfast improves appetite control and reduces overeating later in the day. Here’s how a high-protein breakfast can help you kick food cravings.Read Full Story
Are cravings for ice cream, burgers, and potato salad ruining the waistline you worked so hard to slim before summer fun in the sun? It’s normal for your mouth to water when you think about, smell or see your favorite foods, but if the foods you’re craving are controlling you, you’re setting yourself up for weight gain and problems with your health. Dr. Joyce Nash, author of Lose Weight, Live Healthy (Bull Publishing, April 2011) says you can exercise mind over meal and kick those summer food cravings. Here’s how.Read Full Story
Do you immediately crave comfort food when stress hatchets your happiness? Reaching for your preferred foods—whether they are high-carb, sugary, fatty, salty, creamy, or crunchy—can certainly make you feel better in the short-run, but if your level of stress has you frequently noshing on high calorie comfort foods, you’re going to create another source of stress: weight gain. Here are five healthy stress-busting foods that offer long-term comfort without the need to worry about your waist.Read Full Story
When temptation beckons this party season - or when you’re facing any festive occasion in the new year -- planned strategies can help keep your daily calorie intake in check and avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain. SheKnows spoke with Dr. Wayne Andersen, medical director for Take Shape for Life Wellness program, for his top diet tips when you’re heading out to celebrate.Read Full Story
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