Constant Cravings and How to Tame Them

  Wouldn’t life be simpler if instead of craving cakes and chocolate your body cried out for lettuce? But unless you’re Bugs Bunny, that’s never going to happen. The good news is that there are ways to control your cravings so they don’t lead to unhealthy eating habits and an expanding waistline. Read on to find out more. Prevention is...

P.S. I’m an Emotional Eater

  Ever wanted to see inside the mind of an emotional eater? Follow EE (Emotional Eater) as she writes in her private journal about the eating habits that have led her deep into negativity, bad self-image, and poor weight control. See how she overcomes emotional eating, and manages to not only lose weight, but also improve her whole quality of...

Coping with Emotional Eating

  Hunger doesn’t always come from the stomach; the mind can be an equally powerful trigger when it comes to the urge to eat. Many of us “get hungry” when we feel a need to numb certain emotions or to ease feelings of discomfort, but this sort of hunger has nothing to do with providing our bodies with energy or...

Weight-Loss Plateaus: 7 ways to break through

  When you first start to lose weight, you're on a roll - nothing can stop you. Week after week, kilo after kilo drops off, and the more you lose, the more motivated you are. You're in weight-loss heaven! "Whoever said this was hard?" you say to yourself, "It's as easy as [eating] pie!" But then one day when you...

Weighing in on the Scale

  It's no secret that many of us allow our moods to be determined by a number on a scales. If it's the right number - elation. If it's the wrong number - deflation. But how much stock should you really put in this number? In fact, it's not as reliable as you might think. CalorieKing weight-loss therapist Pat Fiducia...

How Can You Keep the Kilos Off for Good

  You lose some weight – you celebrate. The weight creeps back on – you feel like a failure. You lose some weight again – you feel good. On-off-on-off – you’re sick of this. How can you keep weight off for good? Ask those in the know. Who are they? People who have succeeded at long-term weight control – there’s...

Self-Esteem: Your Weight-Loss Maker or Breaker

  Self-esteem affects all areas of your life.  What you do, how you do it, how you treat yourself and others and how much you enjoy life are all affected by your level of self-esteem. If you have low esteem you’re unlikely to be as motivated to take care of yourself physically, or achieve your goals, as someone with higher...

Sleep It Off: The Sleep-Weight Connection

  Say “Rock-a-bye-extra-kilos!” Did you know that lack of sleep can make it difficult to lose weight? Several major studies have shown that sleep, or lack of it, affects a number of processes in the body linked with weight management, including the ability to process glucose effectively. If you’re doing all the right things, but still can’t seem to lose...

Complementary Medicines for Weight Loss – Good for Your Waist or Just Good Money Wasters

  Pills, potions and powders for weight loss are everywhere! They’re in the shops, online and maybe in your home. It’s hard to spot the truth from the tales when it comes to complementary medicines for weight loss. Which ones work? Which ones don’t work? Which ones are safe? How do you overcome the powerful marketing of complementary medicines for...

Good Fats, Bad Fats: Get with the (blood) flow

  There’s a reason why you don’t pour vats full of fat down your sink; fat clogs up the drain and it shuts down. And that’s exactly what happens to your arteries when you overload them with “bad” fats; namely, saturated fat and trans fat. These types of fats cause a plaque to form on the walls of your arteries....