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Diets Don’t Work

Diets don’t work. That may sound a little judgmentally harsh, but it’s true. Most of us diet quite off-and-on throughout the course of our adult lives. Recent research shows that women will typically try 130 diets in their lifetimes. But, these calorie-restriction regimens usually only last about four weeks. A

Effective Diets: What’s with the Fluctuating Number on the Scale?

Effective diets, whether they have the goal of weight loss or just maintaining a healthy weight, need a fail safe to keep us on track. I’d much rather clean up my eating habits when I gain that first pound than try to get 10 extra pounds to disappear. For most

Elaine’s Weight Loss Journey: Diets Don’t Work Unless They Alter Your Lifestyle

I used to go on these deprivation diets that killed my mind and body, and I would last on such diets for about a week or two, until my body gave up and caved into anything and everything I was denying myself. Not only did I suffer during those two

Your Brain Can Be Trained to Prefer a Healthy Diet

If you have a taste for fast food and processed foods and want to get on the path to a healthy diet, there’s hope! New research conducted by Tufts University looked into our brain circuits to see if they could be trained to prefer a healthy diet. "We don't start

Healthy Diet Programs Nix the “Diet” as well as the “Cheat Days”

Healthy diet programs include eating a balanced diet and focusing on eating healthy foods every day. Staying focused on a healthy lifestyle while being inundated by seductive messages to consume enormous portions of addictive treats presents a monumental challenge, right up there with resisting the siren call of your cellphone

Elaine’s Blog Post #1

Let’s start with “Hello”. Hi!  I’m Elaine, and I want to thank you for taking an interest in my blog.  In this blog, I will be sharing my journey towards health and wellness. To start, here are a few things you should know about me... 1)  I used to be