Tagged: Weight Loss

Trying the Twinkie diet? Not so fast…

As a registered dietitian and nutrition professor at Boston University, I have known for decades, that when it comes to weight loss, the magic two words are:  Calories Count. If you consume less calories than you need, you will lose weight. When overweight individuals lose weight, short term health indicators often improve.  For example, a […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Americans at LARGE Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently took the vital signs of Americans and declared that more needs to be done to combat obesity. Currently, 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Excess body fat increases your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes — all major killers of Americans. […]

Best Weight Loss Advice You’ve Never Heard

Joan Salge Blake contributed to an eye-opening piece that is finally offering dieters tips other than “eat more veggies,” including Joan’s idea: “Weight Loss Tip No. 7: Downsize Your Dinnerware:  Experts say they’ve seen it again and again: The larger your plate, the more you’re likely to put on it. So serving your meals on […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Cut 150 Calories Daily, Lose 15 Pounds Make 2010 the year that you start making small changes in diet and lifestyle and reap big returns at years end. Just think: If you were to cut 150 calories daily from your day, there would be over 15 pounds less of you by this time next year. […]