All posts tagged weight

Home, Slim, Home: 10 Ways to Make Weight Loss Easier at Home

Discover how to burn more calories with minimized effort. Make these simple home improvements to start tipping the scales in your favor.

Can you be fat but fit?

Finally! Research is showing that you can't judge a person's fitness by looks alone. Here, the surprising new thinking on size and exercise.

The Seven Secrets of Skinny

Read Carol Scott's post on a health scare that made her step out of her comfort zone, and take control of her life.

How to Get Back on Track after Vacation

Last week was the Fourth of July and many families went on vacations and trips out of town to visit family or friends.  Many people allow themselves to “take a break” from healthy eating when on vacation. If you are one of those people who tends to “take a break” from healthy living while on vacation, read on to learn of 3 ways you can get back on track after vacation (or even just after taking some time off from your healthiness goals).

Slow eating may be rewarded with lower calorie intake in women

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island, USA, assessed the influence of eating rate on caloric intake. For that purpose, 30 healthy women aged 18-48 years were recruited and asked to visit the laboratory on three separate occasions. In the first visit, they completed questionnaires assessing their personal health history, eating rate, and levels of dietary restraint and chronic weight-focused behaviour. In the next two visits, participants were asked to eat a pre-prepared lunch either quickly or slowly. In the visit that they had to eat quickly, they were given big spoons and were supposed to consume food without pauses between bites. Under slow eating conditions, small spoons were provided and the subjects were asked to take small bites, put down the spoon between bites and chew each bite 20 to 30 times. Hunger, satiety, desire to eat, and thirst were assessed at regular intervals before, during and after the meal. To read this article, go to


Cardio is a must for a whole slew of health reasons: it's good for your heart, increases energy, helps reduce your risk of certain conditions like osteoporosis and diabetes, helps you sleep better, and boosts your immune system, to name a few! Of course, cardio is also essential if you're trying to fit into the jeans you wore in college. If weight loss is your main reason for doing cardio, make your exercise count; check out the chart below to find out which type of cardio burns the most calories in 30 minutes. Read more on this topic at