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 When talking about exercise, it's difficult to steer the conversation away from weight management.  After all, many people start a workout routine with the hopes of shedding a few pounds or as a way to maintain a certain weight.  Keeping weight under control can be a positive outcome of implementing an exercise routine.  But, there are several other reasons you should hit the gym regularly.  Beyond waist size, the introduction of both cardiovascular exercise and strength training can sharpen and elevate your physical and mental health.  We spoke with a certified psychologist, a registered nutritionist, and other medical professionals.  Here, they discuss the many ways exercise can impact your body in a positive manner and the importance of focusing on benefits beyond weight loss.  Read on.....

Dr. Candice Seti, aka The Weight Loss Therapist, was invited to speak on NBC Palm Springs' morning show, Desert Living, to discuss her new book, Shatter the Yoyo.  Dr. Seti, discusses the ways self-care plays into our weight and our metabolism, specifically focusing on water intake and sleep quality.  Watch now.....

As the autumn breeze rolls in, it's the perfect time to adopt some good-for-you habits, even if you already have a healthy lifestyle. The season brings new opportunities, like the perfect weather for outdoor workouts and a plethora of seasonal produce. But it's not without challenges: Fall is also cold and flu season.  To help you enjoy your healthiest fall yet, we gathered some tips from Candice Seti, a psychologist and certified nutrition coach from San Diego, California.  Read on.....

There are SO many ways to focus on your health.  Whether it be changing up your diet, incorporating exercising, focusing on supplements, or tackling your mental health.  You can always be improving your health in so many different ways.  Direct from all sorts of different doctors, we got their recommendations on specific healthy habits you can begin to incorporate into your quest for better health!  Read on.....

Exercise addiction isn't an official mental disorder.  However, the link between compulsive exercise and disordered eating often go hand in hand.  In fact, the link is so strong that some researchers say they can't exist independently from one another at all.  while the continuum of compulsive exercise is broad, being able to identify signs early may help you stop the cycle before it reaches the level of addiction.  Here are 7 signs your gym habit is coming from an unhealthy place.  Read on.....

We talk a lot about all the good things that come with weight loss.  There's the lower risk of heart disease, improved cholesterol, increased mobility, renewed confidence, reduced chance of diabetes- the list goes on and on.  But parting with pounds can also come with some not-so-positive side effects, many of which go unspoken, disguised, or overlooked.  Like weight loss guilt.  Sounds crazy, right?  After all, guilt is typically associated with midnight refrigerator raids, fast food drive-thru trips, and skipped workouts.  Why, then, would anyone feel guilty about successfully losing weight and embracing a healthier lifestyle?  Read on.....

Not all trips to the grocery store are created equal- especially not when weight loss in concerned.  Everything from the time of day to your level of hunger can set you up for success or failure.  In order to stay on track and avoid temptation, we asked two weight and nutrition experts to shed light on when the best times to grocery shop for weight loss are.  Ready your shopping carts and go!  Read on......

Are your kids making you fat?  Of course not- well not directly.  Each of us is in full control of what and how much we put in our bodies, and wehther and how often we move said bodies.  No one can make those decisions for us, and displaced blame- especially directed at chicken nugget-loving, broccoli-snubbing offspring- won't get you and closer to your goals.  But, when you have kids depending on you for meals, rides and attention, it can be all too easy for those best of intentions to get shoved to the back burner.  There are two main challenges parents often face when it comes to weight loss: eating unhealthy foods for the sake of the kids' tastes, and giving up on exercise due to logistics or time constraints.  Whether you have toddlers, teenagers or any age in between, it is possible to meet their needs (and maybe even some of their wants) without sacrificing what's best for you......  READ ON 

Not all trips to the grocery store are created equal- especially not when weight loss is concerned.  Everything from the time of day to your level of hunger can set you up for success or failure.  In order to stay on track and avoid temptation, we asked two weight and nutrition experts to shed light on when the best times to grocery shop for weight loss are.  Read your shopping carts and go!.....  READ ON

When it comes to fitness, extroverts might thrive and find themselves motivated by group settings and high energy and competitive atmospheres.  But introverts don't need anyone else to hold themselves accountable.  Because they are spurred by internal cues, they tend to be really good at setting their own goals- and sticking with them.  The fact that these two personality types are motivated in such fundamentally different ways means they require fundamentally different strategies in order to best meet their fitness goals.  From setting long-term intentions to making sure you get to the gym tomorrow, keep reading to find out how to approach working out as an introvert.....  READ ON

If you use a fitness tracker or step counter, chances are you've heard mention if that magical target of 10,000 daily steps.  But is it really necessary for your footsteps to hit five-digit territory in order to reach your fitness goals? If you simply don't have the time, mobility, or inclination to what is roughly the equivalent of five miles of running or walking, there are plenty of other daily measures of progress.  And hey, if you've already joined the 10K step club and are looking to aim even higher, why not add one of these goals to the mix? .....  READ ON

If you are under long-term stress, AKA chronic stress, your adrenal glands release cortisol, a hormone known to increase your appetite.  Numerous stidues have linked physical and emotional distress to an increase in the consumptions of foods high in fat and sugar.  What this means is that emotional eating is a real thing and your hormones could very well be the devil on your shoulder, telling you to finish off that sleeve of cookies or to eat a few too many servings of those potato chips.  But it doesn't have to do down this way.  Here, experts explain emotional eating, and share tips for how you can stop emotional eating once and for all......  READ ON

By now, you probably have the basics of a healthy diet memorized (macronutrients, eating enough vegetables, and meal prepping a balanced meal).  And yet, applying that knowledge while grocery shopping can still be quite confusing.  With a bevy of labels and claims hitting the shelves, it's hard to keep track of what everything means.  To clear things up, we asked three experts for help.  They explain nutrition labels and the most common food certifications.  Read on as we break it down..... READ ON

Weight loss is hard, but weight maintenance might be even harder.  If you can relate to that sentence, you're not alone.  Yo-yo dieting (which doctors call weight cycling) is a frustrating yet common problem many people struggle with.  "The problem with yo-yo dieting is that it can wreak havoc on your metabolism," says Candice Seti, Psy.D., CPT, CNC, and owner of The Weight Loss Therapist.  "When you lose weight, your metabolism can drop... This is your body's normal response to the 'famine' you have created by going on a diet."  Your metabolism is how your body converts food into energy, according to Dr. Seti, and it can speed up or slow down based on different factors.  This is known as your resting metabolic rate, or RMR.  If your weight is always inching down and then creeping back up again, here are the tips expects recommend to stop yo-yo dieting for good....... READ ON

When you think about weight loss, your mind may immediately turn to diet and exercise.  But research suggests mindfulness can play a key role in managing cravings, boosting self image, and fostering healthy eating and exercise habits.  It makes sense.  Slow down to breathe, tune in to your body's sensations and emotions, and identify true hunger cues.  These are all strategies that encourage people to be fully present while enjoying food.  Out experts explain four ways that you can use meditation for weight loss and its benefits...... READ ON  

When it comes to losing weight and maintaining weight loss, diets are obviously a popular choice-- but what kind of effect can loss (and, realistically, gaining some back) have on your metabolism?  understanding how the metabolism works-- and the changes that occur when weight fluctuates-- can be useful for a creating a diet that's beneficial instead of damaging...... READ ON

When you first make the committment to lose weight, you've probably got motivation to spare.  Then life happens, and suddenly you're fresh out of willpower!  When motivation inevitably wears off, you need a game plan in place---a set of solid strategies that will help you stay on track when sheer willpower isn't really cutting it.  It's not enough to know what you need to do-- you also need to know exactly how you're going to make it happen.  How will you squeeze in enough exercise, even when your life gets hectic?  How will you improve your eating habits, even when a tray of cookies is calling your name?  Here are a few simple and specific strategies that can help you exercise more, eat healthier, and set yourself up for weight-loss success...... READ ON

 About a decade ago, I quit smoking a pack a day and started eating a pint of ice cream every day instead.  As a result, my new problem was the nearly 50 pounds I'd put on over six months since quitting smokes.  I set a realistic weight goal, changed my eating habits to healthier options and started weighing myself every few days to make sure I was staying on track.  Then it was every morning, followed soon by weighing myself multiple times a day, always with a sense of dread about being "off" from where I wanted to be.  Daily weigh-ins can be a valuable tool in understand where you are in terms of a goal.  But for me, and for many others, it can also become a source of anxiety and frustration.  Here are three signs you might want to put the scale away for a least a little while..... READ ON

For as long as we've known about calories, people have been counting them.  Underneath all of those grueling workout schedules and carefully planned meals, the underlying equation of "calories in, calories out" is a constant driver of weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance.  To ensure that you're mastering the equation to achieve your goals, though, food tacking with a pen and paper or an online tracker is an essential step.   Numerous studies have shown food tracking programs to be a foundational key to weight loss.  Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your efforts...... READ ON

There are so many clasing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode.  There are shockingly few foods that all nutrition experts can agree on.  Some think soy is perfectly healthy; others think it's poison.  some think fruit belongs in a healthy diet; others think it's so sugary you should never touch it.  All this conflicting information can make a consumer so frustrated!  So, we sent out a mass email to our nutritionists and docutos and asked them to name the foods they consider the healthiest.  Then we cross-referenced their feedback and put together this master list.  Let's put an end to the guessing once and for all---these are the foods that 100% of nutritionists can agree on...... READ ON

You thought losing weight would be difficult.  But, much to your surprise, your weight loss journey has been relatively smooth sailing.  At first, it seemed too good to be true.  The pounds fell away quickly and easily those first few weeks.  Your clothes started to fit a little looser, and before long you found yourself shopping for smaller sizes.  Most of your friends and family expressed amazement and admiration at your transformation.  Even so, your speedy slimdown hasn't been all sunshines and smiles.  There may ultimately be some trade-offs for those seemingly miraculous results.  When the pounds disappear quickly, it's important to watch for warning signs and evaluate nutrient and calorie intake to determine whether it's necessary to slow your weight-loss roll...... READ ON

It's easy to cling to an arbitary list of rules when you're trying to eat better.  But your low-carb co-worker, Janet, is not actually a nutritionist, and your mom's meal advice is hardly helpful (low fat everything is a terrible call.)  Sigh.  It shouldn't be so confusing and soul-sucking.  According to ACTUAL experts- i.e. dieticians- eating healthy doesn't have to mean all kale and no dessert.  Here are the top five things the pros want you to stop believing...... READ ON

Congratulations on making the decision to eat right!  Now for the harder part: to figure out what "right" actually means!  It's east to get tricked by deceptive marketing into choosing foods that look and sound like smart choices-- using buzzwords like "low-fat," "sugar-free," and "high-protein"-- but are actually more hype than health.  Junk food doesn't always come in the form of donuts and potato chips.  To help kickstarts your body-nourishing journey, we asked a few dietiticians and nutritionists to suggest some health-boosting items to add to your repertoire this year.  Consider this your cheat sheet for making the right food choices, and sticking with them...... READ ON  

The internet has no shortage of nutrition advice- and let's be honest, plenty of it is not worth repeating.  Eating nothing but waternelon all day?  Sip lemonade and cayenne to lose weight?  Try a "taco cleanse?"  Unfortunately, iffy diet trends can spread like high school locker room gossip and become stubborn parts of food culture.  So, we asked 7 nutritionists for the most outrageous, unproven, or even harmful advice they've ever heard, and what to do instead...... READ ON   

The ball has dropped, the confetti has been swept up and the proverbial slate has been wiped clean- leaving most of us to start off the year with a few extra calories in the bank (thanks eggnog and fruitcake) and a renewed determination to stay the course toward a healthy, happy spring.  Love them or hate them, resolutions go hand-in-hand with the new year.  Nearly half of all Americans make them and 32% of people listed shedding pounds as their top goal.  It's great to strive for a healthy weight- but who says your resolutions always have to invove the scale?  In addition to variations of the same old pledges to burn more caliroes than you consume, consider choosing soe goals that focus on happiness instead..... READ ON 

It doesn't take a lot of money to be healthy.  Some of the most effective ways to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health can be done for little to no cost, so there's no financial reason you can't live a healthier life.  Click through for health tips that all cost $40 or less to follow, and find out the ways being healthy can save you money!...... READ ON 

I don't often like to think of any foods as being strickly off limits in my diet.  If I want to enjoy a bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day, then I want to feel like I can do that.  And if I want to have a few cookies around the holidays, then by all means, I'm going to let myself.  With that said, it's safe to assume that most if not all of us, are looking to live long and healthy lives-- which means we need to be paying attention to the foods we put into our bodies.  We all know it's ideal to consume whole unprocessed food as much as possible, but which exact foods may be harming our health?  I turned to the experts to help determine the foods we should try to avoid most of the time in order to give us the best chance at a long and healthy life.....READ ON

To many dieticians and nutritionists, "packaged" may as well be a four-letter word.  That's because it usually equates to "processed" which is pretty much code for unhealthy.  In an ideal world, all of us would choose fresh, whole foods without added preservatives, sugars, fats or sodium- but here in the real world, where time is short and to-do lists are long, most of us will end up settling for a packaged snack now and then to keep our hangriness at bay.  Whether you're packing kids' lunches, replenishing your office snack stash or making a midday run to the office vending machine, keep in mind that not all pacakged foods are created equal.  Although nothing is as good as food in its pure, unadulterated state, some bagged snacks are healthier than others..... READ ON 

Not all junk food is created equal.  Sometimes, it doesn't take the form of greasy potato chips or a fast food burger.  Sometimes junk food is wrapped up in health buzzword covered packaging and injected with enough fruits and vegetables to make us think we're eating something nutritious.  We spoke with a panel of nutritionists and doctors who revealed the unhealthiest health foods out there that you should either drop from your diet completely, or quit kidding yourself about.  From granola bars to packaged veggie burgers and the super-trendy acai bowls, take note of these unhealthy foods in disguise..... READ ON

 You've sworm off chocolate, are finally on a first-name basis with vegetables and your high-school math teacher would be impressed with your advanced calorie-countinng skills.  The gym has become your second home and you just might be spending more time with your step counter than your spouse.  You're following your diet and exercise plan to the letter, and then some-- but the scale hasn't budged and your goal-size pants remain stubbornly snug.  What gives?  When not even your hardest work and willpower are making a dent in your goals, it could be time to bend- or even break- some of the rules.  Weight loss journeys aren't one-size-fits-all, and what works for a coworked, cousin, or celebrity won't necessarily get you where you want to be.  We asked some of our nutrition and fitness experts to share which rules they wish their clients would stop following..... READ ON

Do calorie counts on restaurant menus really count for something?  Just as there's no clear consensus on whether you should squirt ketchup on a hot dog, there's no clear consensus on the value of calorie counts being printed on menus.  Health and nutrition experts say calorie counts on menus-- which alert you to how many calories are in that appetizer you're eyeing-- serve a valid purpose but don't necessarily tell the full nutritional story..... READ ON 

It's happened to all of us-- that triumphant moment when you weight yourself at home and see that the scale is finally reflecting all of your hard work.  But then at a doctor's appointment a day or two later, you see that an extra five or 10 pounds have snuck into the "official" weigh-in, despite the fact that you haven't strayed from your healthy eating and exercise regime.  In addition to trumping your prior excitement, this unwelcome surprise goes on your permanent record, making it tougher to discount than the numbers on your bathroom scale.  What gives?..... READ ON

Inflammation is a major buzzword in the wellness community right now-- and there's a compelling reason why.  Since the mid-20th century, the Standard American Diet has come to include so much sugary hyper-processed food that more of us are suffering from excessive gut inflammation then ever before.  The problem is when our poor diets cause so much internal inflammation that we're put at risk for a slew of health problems including weight gain and bloating, sleep issues, headaches, joint pain, heart disease, and even some cancers.  We asked experts to tell us their favorite anti-inflammatory foods and how we can incorporate them into our diets to reduce these health concerns...... READ ON

Weight loss might seem like a purely physical pursuit- eat healthier foods, adjust your calorie intake, move more and the pounds come off, right?  But the brain can also be a powerful tool for weight loss.  Having the right mindset can help you achieve a kind of long-term, sustainable success you've been working so hard to achieve.  If you have trouble summoning the willpower and mental focus to stick to a diet and exercise plan, you might have considered trying hypnosis--- but does it really work?..... READ ON

 Even if you don't pay monthly dues at the gym or have a dedicated workout area at home, you still have the only tool you need to get in the best shape of your life: your own body.  Doing bodyweight movements during high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is a super-effective workout- and one that's nearly equipment free.  If you have sneakers and a timer, you're ready to go.  Here, trainers and fitness experts share 7 highly effective bodyweight moves that can help you reach your fitness goals..... READ ON

 I am not exaggerating when I say that giving up sugar for 30 days was the best dietary overhaul I've ever tried.  I say this not just because it gave my energy and focus an unrivaled boost, all but cured my insomnia, and even gave me a peek at abs for the first time ever, but mainly because it was doable.  And maybe it shouldn't have been surprising, given that many scientists and experts denote sugar as the single most destructive (and addictive) ingredient in the average modern diet.  So, in the wake of my own success,  I asked some experts to help devise a week-long plan to help you do the same!..... READ ON

Before you pat yourself on the back for placing a boxy of granola over cereal in your grocery cart, stop and consider if there's a health halo floating over that sugar-packed, fiber-free breakfast cereal featuring a fit-looking model on the front of the box.  Confused by food marketing that may be influencing your healthy food choices?  Us too.  Thanks to a psychological effect called the "health halo," it may be difficult to distinguish between more nutritious options and packaged foods with creative ad campaigns and big marketing budgets that aim to convince you that their products are healthy..... READ ON  

"If you don't have anything nice to say, dodn't say anything at all."  At some pointm we've all been on the receiving end of that golden nugget of advice from well-meaning parents, grandparents and teachers, and most of us follow it--- at least when it comes to talking to other people.  You'd never dream of telling your co-worker that her pants are unflattering for her figure or suggesting to your sister that she's too heavy to register for a 5K race, but you seem to have no problem saying those same things (or far worse) to yourself.  Negative self-talk happens in your head, so it's not as oert as verbal criticism---but it's just as harmful.  It's also highly habitual; many of us get stuck in the cycle of thinking the worst about ourselves.  Over time, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy..... READ ON  

 When you're grocery shopping, chances are that you still eye the two categories of berries and wonder:  "Should I buy organic?"  While the hype surrounding organicc food may seem so 2010, new data released by the Organic Trade Association found that organic foods are in 82.3 percent of American households.  While organic is lauded as the "healthier" way, that label isn't as simplpe as you might think (and we're only covering fruits and vegetables because of the complexities of this category along!).  Here are four things to know about organic veggies before you hit the store.....READ ON

 When it comes to role models for healthy eating, examples are few and far between.  Sure you have that CrossFit-obsessed friend who somehow maintains a strict paleo diet and always feels amazing--- and at the other end of the spectrum, you may know a marathon runner who swears by pasta dinners and gummy bears.  So, what does realistic healthy eating really look like?  While eliminating entire food groups isn't always necessary, we talked to nutritionists about the foods they never eat to give you a better idea of a well-rounded, nutritious diet.  Ditch the soda and hop on the seltzer train and you, too, can be eating like a nutritionist in no time..... READ ON

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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