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Brittany Lewis
Jan 16, 2020

Healthy Habits For Life: 10 Tips For Better Nutrition and Weight Loss

Weight loss isn’t about a quick fix or detox, it’s about creating lasting habits that help you lead a healthier lifestyle. This can be especially challenging during the holidays, when your normal routines get altered. However, by incorporating the 10 nutrition tips below you can set yourself up for success for a lifetime — even when you feel stressed Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Jan 08, 2020

Why Eating More Might Be the Secret for Weight Loss

Oftentimes when you set out to lose weight, it involves deeming some foods ‘good’ and others ‘bad’ and restricting those in the latter category. This often backfires, however, because when you deprive yourself of the things you love (and eliminate entire food groups) it usually leads to a hard-to-break cycle of yo-yo dieting. Instead, focusing on eating more of the healthy foods you love could Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Dec 23, 2019

18 Keys to Healthy Weight Loss

Fad diets tend to have lots of very restrictive or complex rules, which give the impression that they carry scientific heft, when, in reality, the reason they often work (at least in the short term) is that they simply eliminate entire food groups, so you automatically cut out calories. Moreover, the rules are almost always Read More »

CATEGORIES: Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Dec 16, 2019

Experts Debate: Should You Focus on Net Carbs?

If you’re trying to lose weight and eat healthier, chances are you’re well aware of the benefits of logging your food. While setting calorie goals and balancing macronutrients are largely tried-and-true tools, one metric is a bit more controversial. Enter net carbs, aka “impact carbs” or “active carbs,” a category of carbohydrates that’s increasingly marketed on food packaging. An invention of food marketers, net carbs emerged Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Dec 12, 2019

Should You Choose Full-Fat or Skim Dairy?

Dairy is one of the five major food groups in a well-balanced diet, along with fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins. The Dietary Guidelines include fat-free and low-fat dairy as part of their recommendations. But lately more experts are getting on board with full-fat dairy. Here, a look at the benefits of eating dairy, why we’ve been told to go low-fat and how Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Dec 10, 2019

5 Ways Being Patient Can Help With Weight Loss

When you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off for good, experts agree: The slow-and-steady route is your best bet. “It’s normal to feel less-than-patient with your weight-loss journey, but, remember that consistency is key,” says Dr. Elizabeth Lowden, medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Metabolic Health and Surgical Weight Loss Center at Delnor Hospital. “A pound a Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Nov 25, 2019

Why Aiming Not to Gain Weight Is the Secret to Winning the Holiday Season

Fun fact: It can take up to five months to lose the extra pounds you put on between Halloween and New Year’s, according to research in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, many of us dive into the holiday season thinking we’ll just enjoy ourselves joyfully for a few months and then magically get back on track come Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Nov 22, 2019

5 Tips for Staying Social (and Drinking) During the Holidays

Holiday party season can be bittersweet for anyone trying to keep their weight in check. While it’s a joyous time and an amazing opportunity to connect with friends, colleagues and loved ones, holiday parties are rife with delicious temptations that could lead to feelings of guilt if you overindulge, feelings of deprivation if you don’t allow yourself some leeway Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Nov 08, 2019

9 Simple Ways to Stack Habits for Weight-Loss Success

Creating new healthy habits can be extremely difficult, especially when losing weight requires long-term changes to your diet, fitness, sleep schedule and more. But other habits — like brushing your teeth, eating three meals a day and winding down before bed — come so automatically you don’t even have to think about them. That’s why combining the two, also known as Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Nov 05, 2019

5 Reasons to Stop Eating Lunch at Your Desk

Maybe you don’t have the time to go out to lunch most weekdays, or you’ve just grown accustomed to eating at your desk because it’s quick and easy. But eating lunch somewhere other than your workspace can have a positive effect on your productivity levels and your appetite. The next time you need a reminder Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
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