5 Ways To Avoid Summer Weight Gain

Fox news published an article with this title and, honestly, it initially took me by surprise.  I would have thought bathing suit season would be a time when people are most mindful of their eating and exercise habits.  After some thought, though, between vacations, weekly BBQ’s, and family trips to the local creamery, it’s easy to see how it can become a veritable minefield for some of us.

While I don’t disagree with the article (if you missed it above, read it here), I think these “tips” work better for people who’ve already adopted a wellness plan.  Since they’d likely skip ice cream anyway, at least having a trick to curb the craving would help (yes, even those of us that say ‘no’ actually WANT to say yes).  If you’re not already holding the reins tightly, good luck sipping tea over a double scoop of chocolate.

The better advice would be to start mapping our your health and wellness plan now.  Once you’re prepared to correctly navigate the pitfalls of BBQ’s and dining out on vacation, you can then worry about how to properly design your salad plate (as they suggest).

Want to control your weight and fitness levels for the rest of your life?  I call it the blueprint of weight management and you can read more about it here

By George, I think we’ve got it! Americans are finally eating less!

It’s hard to believe this article (read it here) was published in 2015.  Well, that is, when you consider that it states that we began thinking about it in the 1990’s. That’s a really long time to prove a fairly simple theory.  While this article is encouraging for our nation as a whole, let’s be sure to not over simplify it.  While eating ‘less’ is a good start, there is more to this equation.

Rather than focusing on simply eating less, be more concerned that you’re eating less of the damaging foods that line our grocery shelves. Processed foods, refined carbohydrates, added sugars, chemicals, and whatever they pump into farm raised animals these days.  Eat less of all that, and more of fruits and vegetables.  While it’s a great first start to simply eat less, if your goal is to achieve better health and to lower your risk for our so called ‘diseases of affluence’, be more mindful of the quality of your food than the pure volume.

Want to control your weight and fitness levels for the rest of your life?  I call it the blueprint of weight management and you can read more about it here