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How to get past a weight-loss plateau

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Hitting a weight-loss plateau can be frustrating and demotivating, especially if you feel like you’re doing everything right. And while certain nutrition and fitness mistakes can cause a plateau, sometimes there’s no real reason for your weight loss to stall. We tend to think of weight loss as a steady decline, when in reality weight is always fluctuating. It’s natural for weight loss to sometimes stagnate or for your weight to even go back up …

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Are you eating the right diet for your genetics?

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A wave of recent research is supporting what many doctors, nutritionists, and other health professionals have suspected for a long time: there is no one ideal diet that works for everyone. Using data obtained from the Human Genome Project, researchers are studying hundreds of different genetic variants and how they affect our health — including the way our bodies react to and process food. In the past, nutritional studies have typically been conducted on large …

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12 foods that provide lasting energy

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Fatigue and low energy levels are commonly caused by stress, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition. The foods you eat play a major role in your energy levels, and can make you feel either fresh and vibrant, or tired and lethargic. Staying hydrated and eating healthy foods packed with nutrients are key to maintaining great mental clarity and lasting energy throughout the day. Need a boost in your daily energy levels? Here are 12 foods …

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What to do when your spouse doesn’t want to get healthy

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There are countless benefits to living a healthy lifestyle, such as having more energy, experiencing improved mental health, and reducing your risk for illness and disease. But when you’ve decided to become healthier and your partner isn’t on board, you may face several road bumps trying to achieve the healthy lifestyle you want. In addition, if your spouse is unhealthy and at risk for major health problems, it can be difficult to persuade them to …

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How to get over your need for comfort foods

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Many people use food to cheer themselves up when they’re under stress or having a bad day. Enjoying comfort foods like pizza and ice cream isn’t necessarily bad when done in moderation, but can be detrimental to your health and weight-loss efforts when it becomes a regular habit. Indulging in comfort foods to relieve feelings of stress, sadness, and anxiety is also known as emotional eating; for sustained weight-loss and improved health, it’s important to …

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How to extend the results of Botox and dermal filler treatments

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Botox and dermal fillers can be highly effective at helping you look younger, but offer only temporary results. Botox results often last between three and six months, while dermal fillers produce results that can last for up to two years. To get the best results from Botox and dermal fillers, there are several minor lifestyle changes you can implement that can prolong the effects of these rejuvenating treatments. Follow these tips to extend your results …

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How periodic fasting can help you lose more weight

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Have you ever tried fasting? If not, the idea of not eating for an extended period of time may sound unpleasant, to say the least. But more and more research is demonstrating that fasting has numerous health benefits — including reducing the risk of degenerative diseases like heart disease and cancer, and yes — fasting can also help you lose weight. You may be thinking that’s a no brainer — if you don’t eat, you’re …

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Foods that can help keep your skin looking youthful

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Exercise, plenty of sleep, and minimal sun exposure are just some ways to keep your skin looking youthful, but did you know the foods you eat can also impact your appearance? A diet high in sugar and other unhealthy ingredients can accelerate the aging process and cause skin problems including acne and rashes. But a diet high in vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients can keep your skin looking smooth, supple, and youthful today and for …

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Healthy alternatives to some of your favorite foods

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For many people, one of the most heartbreaking things about committing to healthy eating is having to cut back on their favorite foods. Foods like pizza and pastries don’t only trigger weight gain, but can also increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other serious health problems. But what if you could still enjoy these foods without having to worry about gaining weight or suffering adverse health consequences? With a little creativity, you can …