Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How To Double Your Weight Loss

One of the largest and longest running weight loss studies shows that keeping a food diary can more than double your weight loss.

"The more food records people kept, the more weight they lost," said lead author and researcher Jack Hollis Ph.D. "Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records. It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, August 2008.

My new favorite way to record food is MyNetDiary.com

You can enter your foods via internet or iPhone. With a food database that lists over 88,000 foods, it ensures you rarely need to enter food labels, and takes less time than any other calorie counting method. It also has a community, so you can connect to the people you want to (like me), to help support your success!

If you want to try it out, I will give a free month to the first 2 people who email me their request!

Committed to your health,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Diet Sodas

If these articles don’t change your mind, I don’t know what will…

  • It may change your brain chemistry and metabolic limit and make you more prone to overeat and gain weight! Link to article.
  • The sweet taste elicits an insulin spike, which blocks your body’s ability to burn fat. Link to article.
  • The artificial sweeteners disrupt satiety, the feeling of being full. Link to article.
  • When you’re given sweetness without the caloric energy, you end up craving calories more than ever. Link to article.
  • Diet sodas erode your tooth enamel, and enamel erosion can leave you at greater risk for cavities and decay. Link to article.
Need I say more! Yes, more research needs to be done, but why would you risk all of the above side effects?

Stop drinking those diet sodas NOW!

What should you drink? Yes, water. But there’s no need to keep it boring. Add a lemon, lime or orange, or a splash of 100% real fruit juice to keep it palatable. Also, just give it a try for a couple of weeks. Your taste buds do change to the point you’ll actually crave it.

Committed to your health,