Practically every client I counsel who struggles with weight loss will say something like, “I just need to workout more.” But the truth is it’s not that simple, and now a new survey confirms a reality I’ve observed among many clients— that the real key to weight management is your emotional state. The survey, commissioned by healthcare network Orlando Health, found that 90% of respondents discounted the most crucial factor involved with weight loss: the psychological relationship between food and exercise. The majority (60%) of participants cited diet and exercise to be the biggest barriers, but if that were true I promise you, weight loss would be a whole lot easier.
When some people start eating healthier and eliminating junk from their diets, they miss things like pasta, bread, and cheese. Personally, I pine over Americanized Asian foods. Deep fried chicken smothered in sugary, sweet and sour sauces with mountains of rice and fluffy steam buns were staples of my childhood. My grandfather knew the owner of every Chinese restaurant in my home town because all he ate was Chinese food (sometimes he let us eat pizza).
As a human, you’re undoubtedly familiar with white fat: the pillowy kind under the skin that stores calories and excess energy. But there’s another type called brown fat, which burns extra calories, generates heat and may spur weight loss. It’s not yet clear exactly how some fat browns, but finding out could prove important to … Read more
‘Tis the season for holiday travel! As one of the busiest times of the year approaches, many of us are preparing for a vacation with our families and friends. While this is something to look forward to, it can also be stressful. Not to mention, there’s often lots of indulging between now and New Year’s —and the last thing any of us wants is to pack on extra weight. Here are my five best tips for staying fit while you’re on-the-go this holiday season.
Weight Watchers revamped its program with a plan that shifts the focus away from weight loss as the ultimate goal. The new program, called “Beyond the Scale” is in response to both changing science about nutrition and consumer sentiments, says Gary Foster, Weight Watchers’ Chief Scientific Officer. “The way we think about it is that … Read more