Causes and Control of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is often referred to as the “Silent Killer” because it typically has no outward or obvious symptoms and is one of the leading causes of stroke and heart disease among Americans. It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults (approximately 75 million) have high blood pressure. Periodic blood pressure checks are the only way to diagnose the disease. [Read more]

Hitting the Couch for Weight Loss

Weight loss experts have documented and discussed the biochemical challenges involved in losing weight. Calories have been too precious for too long for your body to give them up without a fight. Most approaches to weight loss target the difficulty of fat loss, but when it comes to controlling consumption, the solutions seem to revolve around willpower. You may be advised to buy smaller plates, restrict yourself from eating during certain times, or engage in activities to distract yourself from thoughts about food. What receives much less attention from weight loss experts is the role that your emotions play in your eating habits. The benefits of therapy when trying to lose weight are a little-explored aspect of the quest for one’s ideal weight. [Read more]

Forming Online Support Groups

The weight loss process can be a tumultuous one. There are ups and downs; good days and bad days. Working with a medical weight loss doctor can help you to start a program that is right for your body’s needs, but even with medical support in place there are still going to be times in which you’ll be tempted to give up. Acknowledging the difficult times before they begin is helpful in preparing yourself to power through them. The best way to manage those down days is to have a strong support network in place. [Read more]

Five Proven Ways to Reduce Visceral Fat Levels

The fatty tissue just beneath the surface of your skin is called subcutaneous fat. It may stop you appearing trim and toned, but it’s not particularly harmful unless you carry it in excess. Of greater concern is visceral fat within the body. Visceral fat surrounds your liver, kidneys and pancreas deep in your abdomen. Studies link this type of fat with coronary heart disease, cancer and other serious illnesses. [Read more]

How to Avoiding Eating When You’re Not Hungry

Mindless eating, or eating when you’re not hungry, can lead to weight gain and many health problems. However, a lot of people do it. [Read more]

The WHEN of Weight Loss

Does when you eat really play a role in how likely you are to gain weight? [Read more]

5 Weight Loss Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

No matter what your greatest food weakness might be, there’s probably a healthy version of it. Your job is to find that version. Once you’ve replaced your very favorite food, go to number 2. Before you know it, the weight will be melting off, and you’re not even technically dieting; you’re just re-discovering the foodie in you. Now that you have a plan, the hard part is done. Welcome to the healthier, skinnier you! You just got a step closer [Read more]