You’ve got a high school reunion in two months, and you want to look fabulous. And, for you, that means losing about 15 pounds. Is it time to try a crazy crash diet, like eat nothing but cabbage soup or lemonade? Probably not. Crash diets can mess up your metabolism and ruin your skin, plus make you so weak and moody that you’ll drive everyone crazy. Not exactly the kind of image of success and beauty that you were aiming to project, right? So what’s the fast, healthy way to lose weight? Read on. [Read more…]
On a diet? Be sure to include these foods. Studies show that they can help control your sugar cravings and improve your metabolism, which in turn can help you lose weight. The best thing about these foods is that they are also very nutritious. In fact, quite a few of them have been associated with lower cholesterol levels and less risk for heart disease. [Read more…]
Remember how, as a teen, we could live off potato chips and hamburgers and not gain a single pound? Now, it seems that just looking at a plate of rice can make us fat.
Sadly, our metabolism tends to slow down as we grow older. (As if wrinkles weren’t bad enough!) Studies show that as we hit our 30’s, we’re more likely to gain about one two pounds a year, even if we eat the same amount of food. But luckily there are ways to speed our metabolism once again. Regular exercise can build muscle tissue, which burns fat even while we sleep. And simple diet changesólike drinking cold water, or taking an iron supplementócan also help. Here are some simple tips on how to turn your body into a lean, mean calorie-burning machine. [Read more…]