Could a Protein Shake at Breakfast Help You Sleep Better While Losing Weight?

Restless nights can be quite normal when you’re trying to lose a few pounds. It’s not just those nightly cravings for carbs from the fridge that can get to you. Some scientific studies suggest that the calorie deficit could also disrupt normal sleep patterns likely because of its effects on the balance of neurotransmitters in your brain. Continue reading →

Four Tips to Beat Food Temptations

Ever feel like your willpower to eat healthy dwindles as the day goes on? Whether it’s vending machine goodies that tempt you in the afternoon or late-night dessert cravings before bed, studies have shown there are certain times throughout the day that you’re more likely to choose unhealthy meals or snacks. By being aware of these tempting times and following four measures below to prevent over-indulgence, you’ll be able to stay committed to eating healthy throughout the day. 1. Eat Continue reading →

Why Teen Girls Should Never Skip Breakfast

Ask nearly any parent of a teenage daughter and he or she will tell you: "It's hard to get her to eat breakfast." Why? There's always a reason. She slept in. She needed time to get ready for her day. She had to finish that homework. She was late and had to catch her ride to school. There’s no time. Skipping breakfast is a habit that is all too common among teenage girls (plus, teenage boys). But study after study continues to find it’s an unhealthy one, strongly tied to overeating later Continue reading →

How to Stop Late-Night Cravings

It's 11 p.m. and you've just scarfed down a slice of leftover pizza and a few too many Oreo cookies. The satisfying taste of salty and sweet is quickly overcome by guilt, frustration, and what is now an uncomfortably full belly. After eating balanced meals and healthy snacks all day, you are defeated by your late-night craving for junk food. How can you avoid this self-defeating debacle? New research shows that eating a high-protein breakfast is the best way to avoid those p.m. cravings. A Continue reading →