Reason #99 to Never Enter the Grocery Store Without Your Grocery List

The grocery store. Fraught with pitfalls. Even if you eschew the inner aisles and their processed pseudofoods in favor of the whole foods found around the outside of the store, you must still contend with the bakery and its temptations.

This is why all the experts advise us to come with shopping list in hand. Stick to the list! No inpulse purchases. It’s good advice, but the list serves another purpose as well. It turns out that we’re more likely to make emotional, impulsive choices when our rational brains are busy… [Read More]

The Easiest Fat-Busting Strategy That You’re Probably Not Using

You’ve probably heard or read news articles during the past couple of years about how excessive sitting is bad for your health.

Scientists are increasingly warning that sitting for prolonged periods – even if you also exercise regularly – could be bad for your health. And it doesn’t matter where the sitting takes place – at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or TV – just the overall number of hours it occurs.

It’s frustrating to hear. Even if you bust your butt at the gym five days a week, “it may not be enough to counteract […]

Food Journals: You Don’t Need to Track Calories to Lose Weight

Seems counterintuitive, right? Everyone knows that food journaling is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and keep it off. A well-known study in 2008 showed that people who kept a food journal lost twice as much weight as people who didn’t.

Food journaling is even more effective when you share your journal with others. That extra bit of accountability makes a real difference. I recommend reading the whole article, but if you’re pressed for time, just read this part:

“You’re accountable to yourself when you’re writing it down and you’re accountable to other people who are looking at your […]