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In the world of health and wellness, there's nothing more confusing than dieting.  Sure, we're told time and time again that the only thing that really works is diet and exercise (and patience).  Yet we're still willing to listen and attempt every new fad in hopes that it's the one that changes everything.  (Usually, it's not.)  So we decided to declutter our minds and find out once and for all whick popular diets really work.  We put six diets to the test and had a nutritionist rate each one on a five-star scale based on effectiveness, ease, and sustainability.  Keep reading to find out which trendy diets made the cut (and the ones that didn't).....READ ON

 Anxiety is no fun, and if you're someone who suffers from it, you've likely tried to figure out some tweaks you can make in life to help you feel better.  If you're hoping to avoid medication or want to supplement seeing a psychologist, you might consider some little diet changes that can help reduce your anxiety.  Many people don't realize it, but what you eat can have a direct effect on how yoou feel, and your current diet could actually be causing your anxiety or making your anxiety worse.  We're so used to eating a certain way because of how we look and feel physically that we don't even think twice about what our eating habits do to our brain.  But there are many sudues that show the link between diet and mental health and as crazy as it sounds, cleaning up your diet can end up improving your symptoms..... READ ON

There is a lot of confusion surrounding which vitamins and supplements a person should take to make sure they're getting complete nutrition.  We love Amazon's supplement selection, but combing through it can be overwhelming.  The big issue with supplements is that they are not FDA regulated so you can't always be sure that what is in there is what they say is in there.  So, what's a consumer to do?..... READ ON

Unfortunately, it's easy to get caught up in the hype of fad diets- you knkow, the ones that claim to help you drop several pounds in a short amount of time?  Think The Military Diet, HCG Diet, and detox or cleansing diets.  Behind its glitz, glamour, and promises, fad diets often have lots of false claims with no medical proof.  In fact, experts are quick to debunk the claims of fad diets, noting that they're often packaged as a healthy alternative to exercise, but that there's really no such thing.  Your diet can actually be doing the exact opposite of what you want it to do and it can seriously hurt your health.  Here are a few reasons your current diet isn't working.....  READ ON   

 If we didn't already feel like full-fledged adults in our 30s, the big 3-0 certainly brings the weight of adulthood into focus.  While our 20s are a time for figuring out who we are and who we want to be, our 30s are when we cultivate our best selves- moving forward with the lessons learned and habits instilled from the time prior.  In addition to (at least) feeling wise and more seasoned at life, we experience changes in our bodies as we grow out of our 20s and into our 30s.  And the diet habits we formed before these changes hit can greatly affect our health and how we age.  Dr. Seti and Dr. Lee share their top suggested diet habits to establish before age 30..... READ ON

The first month of a weight-loss journey is a mixed bag of hopes and questions, accomplishments and obstacles- and, of course, the occasional mistake.  No matter how motivated and prepared you are, there will inevitably be days when you feel like you just can't get it right.  Whether it's an unintentional sugar binge, a strong of skipped workouts or unrealistic goals, take comfort in knowing that bumps and obstacles are par for the course.  The key is finding the right detours and creative solutions.  Don't let any of these all-too-common blunders derail your weight-loss goals.....  READ ON

When it comes to a healthy diet, we often hear the phrase, "everything in moderation."'  But doctors agree that there is one food that we should not be eating at all.  In fact, this ingredient just might be the single unhealthiest food you can eat.  According to doctors, there is zero reason to ever eat foods that list 'partially hydrogenated oils' in their ingredient lists.  Partially hydrogenated oil is a mouthful, but what does it mean?  Well it's code for trans fats, a tye of manmade fat so harmful that in 2015, the FDA orderd that all manufacturers eliminate it from their products within three years.....  READ ON

Being a healthy eater is something we all aspire to, but it's hard to know what that even means.  So, we asked three nutritionsts to define it in their own words.  Healthy eaters enjoy a well-balanced diet, thrive on whole-food nutrition, limit highly processed foods, and have a healthy relationship with food.  Similarly, healthy eaters choose real food over anything processed, and value the quality of food they eat.  So now we know what it means to be a healthy eater in the eyes of nutritionists.  But how do we get there?  Read on to learn 8 ways to become a healthier eater, both mentally and physically, according to nutrition experts.....  READ ON

So you've been eating a little too much junk food, induging in more wine than you care to admit, and now you'd like to de-bloat and drop a few pounds.  Naturally, you go on a juice cleanse.  It's what all the fit kids are doing, so it must be healthy, right?  According to nutritionists, it doesn't matter what the fit kids are doing because- get ready for it- juice cleanses are absolute bogus!  And we have proof!  Read on for the five reasons not to go on a juice cleanse..... READ ON 

So, you're looking to lose a little weight.  We're not judging you.  Everyone's fitness goals are personal and individual, so whether you're interested in dropping a few pounds of bloat or a bigger amount, we're here to help.  We should all probably know by now that straight-up calorie restriction is not the best weight-loss method.  Instead, choosing the right foods, instead of no food at all, is the way to go.  But how is a person to what foods successfully encourage weight loss?  Which meals help reduce inflammation, suppress your appetite, and keep you satisfied for longer while filling you up with all the nutrients you need?..... READ ON

With the abundance of information on the web about getting fit and shedding extra pounds, it can be difficult to decipher fact from fiction.  Is cleansing really as legit as everyone says, and is CrossFit a sure-fire way to get crazy fit?  If you're still scratching your head wondering what tips to follow, you'll at least want to pay attention to the five biggest lies about weight loss.  Weight loss is not just about calories, especially considering that not all calories are created equal......  READ ON

Most people would love to have a fast metabolism, but in addition to getting your body revved up while you are awake, it would be great to also have it burning while you are asleep.  There are a number of ways to keep your metabolism higher when you're sleeping, and it just requires a little extra prep before you nead to the bathroom to brush your teeth for the night.  Although you won't be able to drastically alter your metabolic rate, a few habits can help kick up your metabolism while you are dreaming away......READ ON 

We're well aware that healthy snacking is a proven strategy for eating right and living a better life.  In practice, however, the tactic is not always so straight forward.  What exactly does it mean to snack smart?  How often should you snack, how big should your snacks be, and what exactly shuld you be snacking on?  To get the facts, we reached out to two nutritionists.  To help us get on track to healthy eating by incorporating nutritionious snacks throughout the day. Dr Seti and Dr. Fahad answered all out questions on smart snacking.  As Seti puts it, "taking care of your body nutritionally always gives back."  Read on for their rules for healthy snacking...... READ ON

We're all taught that healthy eating is important not only for fitness, but for living a long life.  For many ofus that means eating whole foods and trying to stay away from processed junk.  On any given day, I eat a bowlful of organic vegetables topped with pasture raised eggs, I make grass-fed beef meatballs, down smoothies packed with superfoods, and sip homemade bone broth that has been simmered for no less than 48 hours.  Most people consider me a very healthy person.  But some believe my diet is not healthy at all.  That it is actually a telltale sign of disordered eating.  Not anorexia or bulimia, but orthorexia, which is a sign that being too healthy has become unhealthy..... READ ON

Ah, pizza.  The pipiing hot, cheesy deliciousness that tastes better than anything else.  But, unfortunately, nutritionists and common sense say it's not the the healthiest of options.  There is a trick, though, to have your pizza and keep your body toned too.  You see, you can pair your favorite cheat day foods with a healthier counterpart to aid in digestion and ultimately burn more fat.  Learn how to eat your favorite foods in a healthier way..... READ ON

For some people, coming up with healthy, easy meals is n otrouble at all.  For most people, the process is a struggle, from trying to figure out what foods are nutritious to deciding whast you should always be buying from the grocery store.  With so much to think about, it can be tempting to take the easy route and continue to eat out, but with a little bit of knowledge and planning, you can make healthy eating easier by keeping the right foods on hand at all times.  Next time you're hitting up the grocery store and aren't sure what to buy, load up on these seven foods..... READ ON

If only eating out at restaurants weren't so fun!  Socializing over platters of professionally prepared eatables is one of my favorite pastimes, but the one thing I DON'T love so much about it is that it's often hard to tell what will be the healthiest meal choice.  To find out, we consulted two of our most trusted nutritionists, who know full well which seemingly "healthy" meal choices aren't actually so good for you......READ ON

Stand in front of a dairy case these days and you may feel a little overwhelmed by the options.  From whole-fat cow's milk to hemp milk and kefir, which is best?  Nutritionally and fuctionally, these milk products are very different!  As with every question about what to eat, the answer lies with the indiidual's metabolic status and personal preference.  Here's what you need to know about several popular milks.....READ ON

If I had all the money in the world, I would absolutely hire a live-in nutritionist.  Whenever I meet someone with a degree in nutrition, all I want to do is pick their brain.  When you know exactly which foods are bad for you and which foods are good, what do your meals look like?  Curious to learn about the foods nutritionists eat that the rest of us never learned about in school, I got in touch with a panel of trusted experts.  Read on for the 10 healthy but strange foods nutritionists swear by!.....READ ON

When something is wrong with your health, it can be hard topinpoint the source of your issues, especially when you have multiple symptoms.  One area we might neglect to think about is our metabolism, so it's important to pay attention to the signs that your metabolism may be off.  It might not be something we think about every day, but our metabolism is an important part of our health, fueling our body's necessary functions such as breathing, circulatory functions, the endocrine system, and more......READ ON

My amazing guest is Dr. Candice Seti, also known as "The Weight Loss Therapist."  She is renowned for her expertise in applying cognitive-behavioral therapy to weight loss and weight management.  Dr. Seti and I talked about creating new thinking patterns, and as a result, creating an internal motivation and confidence without our nutrition and fitness program.  Another thing we spoke about is know what our self-sabotage triggers are and how to make the right choices for us from the standpoint of self-love and understanding.....READ ON

7 Myths About Fast Metabolisms to Stop Believing Right NowGrowing up, you may have heard a lot about metabolism, but really had no idea what it entailed.  Most average women aren't well-versed on the subject, which is probably why there are so many myths about metabolism that need to be dismimssed!  It's not exactly a topic we learn in schoo, and it's not something we can easily gauge about ourselves, so it's no surprise that there are a number of misconceptions when it comes to talking about metabolism.....READ ON

12 Realities of Yoyo Dieting You Need to Hear

The yo-yo dieting cycle is exhausting--I could barely remember if I as on a diet or "allowed" to eat something, and I never knew which jeans (skinny or forgiving) were going to fit the way I wanted them to.  So, I finally broke the cycle by just trying to eat balanced meals every day and not let food dictate my life so much- which is, of course, easier said than done.  But not only is yo-yo dieting frustrating, it's not a healthy way of life; it can cause severe damage to your body and even prevent it from losign weight at all!  Here's what the experts say you need to know so you can stop the pattern or nip it in the bud..... READ ON

7 Reasons Why You Should Include High Intensity Interval Training in Your Workouts

There are always tons of trendy workout routines popping up here and there- but not all of them are backed by science. High-intensity interval training, commonly referred to as HIIT, is any workout that alternates between short periods of intense activity and fixed periods of lower intensity or rest.  People have been going crazy over this workout and for good reason.  If you're thinking about trying it out on your own, consider these seven benefitys of incorporating HIIT into your own workout...... READ ON 

7 Hacks to Help You Meal Plan Throughout the Week

For most people, the hardest part about eating healthy is cooking for yourself.  It can get overwhelmingtrying to prepare so many different meals within your busy life, which is why it's important to know the best ways to meal plan throughout the week.  Taking the proper steps to have your food planned ahead of time can save you time and stress, and you may even find yourself getting in a routine that encourages you to cook at home more frequently......READ ON 

5 Tips to Making Healthy Choices When Eating Out

There's nothing like enjoying a good meal out with your friends, but it's easy to sabotage your healthyeating habits if you order too many plates of nachos at happy hour.  Luckily, you don't have to skip out on girl's night just because you're trying to eat better.  With the right choices, you can still have a delicious meal without worrying about your clean-eating regimen falling to the wayside.  Keep these five things in mind the next time you eat out.... READ ON


Your Diet Failed Again. San Diego Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. Has The Key To Never Dieting Again
Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. is a San Diego specialist in helping patients succeed in implementing sustainable weight loss programs.  Dr. Seti disagrees with the common belief that restrictive diets, pills, counting calories, or a combination of these is the only way to lose weight and keep it off.  Dr. Seti says "That type of program will not insure long-term results. People need to make attainable and sustainable lifestyle changes for success.....  READ ON

In Response To The Obesity Epidemic Dr. Candice Seti, Psy. D. Reveals How You Have The Power To End It
Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. is a San Diego based California-licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Personal Trainer. She is widely recognized for her expertise in applying cognitive therapy to weight loss and weight management and for her extensive knowledge of nutrition and exercise applications to a weight management program....READ ON

5 Tips for Surviving His Family

In the beginning of a relationship, most women look forward to the day their boyfriend pops the questionthat takes things to a whole new level. No, we're not talking about that question but rather, "Will you come home with me?"  Being invited to meet his parents is a big step that most...READ ON

Causes and Treatment of Burnout in Residential Child Care Workers:   A Review of the Research
Burnout is a syndrome composed of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization of clients, and loss of feelings of personal accomplishment. It is widely believed that the burnout syndrome is most applicable to human service workers due to the emotional demands of their work. Residential child care workers are uniquely prone to burnout, because they endure all the same stressors as other members of the human service field, yet they often do not receive the same level of respect or appreciation...READ ON

Families of Iraq Veterans Struggle to Remain Together
Soldiers' homecomings usually conjure up romantic images of warm embraces with their spouses andchildren. But often, the reunions don't live up to expectations. Combat and viewing first-hand death and the horrific injuries that come with war can scar soldiers. Meanwhile, their spouses are left at home having to earn a living, raise children and live with the fear of possible widowhood. So it's little surprise that when couples reunite, the adjustment is tough... READ ON


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