By Betty Murray Liquid diets are never recommended as a long-term diet solution (unless you have specific health problems that require you to be on a liquid diet), but weight loss drinks may help you shed a few unwanted pounds quickly, particularly if you have reached a plateau in your weight loss. Replacing meals with protein […]read more
Category: Truth About Thin
The 1-2-3 of Calorie Counting
By Betty Murray Calorie counting has been the standard formula for weight loss for years. Calories in < calories out = weight loss. But is there more too it than simply counting calories? Is calorie counting a waste of energy? Lets take a look at the pros and cons of calorie counting. Calorie Counting: Pros Counting […]read more
And First Prize Goes To…
By Betty Murray It’s important to eat a healthy diet every day, but there are some foods—called “superfoods”—that provide even more nutrients and health benefits. It you want to look great and feel great, here are seven superfoods you should eat every day: Water. Your body needs water to live. Period. You cannot expect your body […]read more
What’s Your Score?
By Betty Murray Do you know what your blood pressure is? Knowing your score is important in maintaining your health. Blood pressure is generally recorded as two numbers in ratio form. The top number— systolic pressure—is a measure of the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle is contracting). The bottom […]read more
Diet Soda is Still Diet, Right?
By Betty Murray Don’t be fooled by the name. Diet soda—although calorie free and sugar free—is not healthy. The calories and sugar in diet soda are replaced with other ingredients that contribute to weight gain, among other health issues. Studies have linked diet soda to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that […]read more
Snooze Your Way to Good Health
By Betty Murray If you are consistently depriving yourself of sleep, the consequences can be far more serious than simply being “sleepy” the next day. Lack of sleep is detrimental to your health and well being. Why sleep matters for your health If you want to stay healthy, avoid mental cobwebs, and even lose weight, getting […]read more
The Dirty Word of Dieting: Plateau
By Betty Murray Has your weight loss come to a screeching halt? If you’ve been gradually and consistently losing weight, and suddenly notice that the pounds just aren’t coming off, you’ve probably hit a plateau. Although it can be frustrating, don’t let hitting a plateau discourage you. It is normal for metabolism and weight loss to […]read more
Your Life in Balance
By Betty Murray The types and amounts of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you take in on a daily basis matter. But ultimately, what matters when it comes to weight loss and weight management is calories. Balancing how many calories you take in with the number of calories your body burns is the secret to losing weight […]read more
Supplementing with Supplements
By Betty Murray In a perfect world, we would get getting all the nutrients in our diet that we need to keep our body in tip top shape. Unfortunately, most Americans are missing out on vital nutrients in their daily diet. That’s where supplementing comes in. Supplements help improve overall health and there are thousands of […]read more
Are You Getting Enough Potassium in Your Diet?
By Betty Murray Potassium is a mineral that is essential to the function of all of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs. It is also an electrolyte and is crucial to heart function, the skeletal and muscular systems, and digestion. Potassium is found in many foods, including all meats, some fish (salmon, cod, and flounder), many […]read more