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It’s clear there’s a huge benefit to outsmarting holiday calorie bombs, but no one wants to pull carrot sticks out her fancy bag at a holiday party! Here’s some ways to take in the holiday cheer without letting out your pants this season. TREAT ALL EVENING EVENTS AS DINNER. Don’t

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1. Don’t fast all day in anticipation of the big meal. This will drop your blood sugar, and you will compensate for your fast as soon as you start to eat. What to do? Eat lighter earlier in the day. This keeps blood sugar levels stable, while allowing you to

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How many times have you heard a diet expert or weight loss guru say that diets don’t work?  Well, in fact, diets do work and if you want to lose weight, a diet is probably your only option. Why It’s Best to Diet for Weight Loss The word “diet” has

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Cheat meals are a debated subject and always a personal choice. Recent research on the hormone leptin, which regulates hunger, food intake, and energy expenditure, is causing quite a stir in the health and fitness industry. Calorie restricted diets will show a drop in leptin levels, and since the hormone is

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An article on Monday, May 2nd in the New York Times by Gina Kolata about “The Biggest Loser” contestants who are struggling six years later with regaining much of the weight they lost on the show drew a flood of responses from New York Times readers. The article — “After

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Veggies are high in water content, and water has 0 calories (but you knew that). That is why they must take up the most real estate on your plate. You can have plenty of food, feel full, and cut (substantially!) calories. More veggies+ feeling full=easier weight loss and happier dieter!

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Did Someone Say Jicama Fries? Yes, Please! The entire tray of fries is only 90 calories! (there were more on the plate. I ate some before remembering to take the picture!). Ingredients 1 package Trader Joes Jicama sticks (or from your local grocer) Nonstick oil spray Salt and paprika to

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Once upon a time, in my lunchbox and in the lunchboxes of the other kids at my lunch table, there was just one kind of Oreo. You know. An Oreo (the lucky kids had Double Stuff). I was 10, and it was the last time in my life I could

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This Under 50- Calorie, 3-Ingredient, Easy Clean-Up Muffin Recipe Rocks! Only 3 ingredients and 2 dishes to clean for delicious muffins? Yes, please! These are flourless, sugarless and guiltless. Perfect for a quick breakfast (have 3!), afternoon snack (have 2!) or dessert (have 1!). Enjoy! Ingredients 2 medium, ripe bananas

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