Tricks for Managing Your Sweet Tooth

For those with health and weight-loss goals, the scariest part of Halloween is the abundance of sugary treats everywhere you go. Resisting the urge to raid kids’ giant bags of Halloween candy is one thing, but the season also brings with it an endless amount of other food temptations that come in the form co-workers bringing cookies to the office, candy sales at the grocery store, and seasonal drinks and sweets. Continue reading →

Don’t Let ‘Hanger’ Get the Best of You

What do you call hunger mixed with anger? “Hanger.” Being hangry can lead to unhealthy snacking. Hanger can happen to anyone. Feeling irritable and short-tempered is a natural result of hunger. In fact, it’s a part of our brain chemistry. The same mechanisms that manage our feelings of hunger also have an impact on our mood and emotions. Continue reading →

Snack Attack! How Snacking Can Hurt or Help Your Waistline

Americans are snacking now more than ever. In fact, recent studies have shown that for many people, typical eating habits are more like an all-day buffet rather than the classic three meals a day (1-3). With this new shift from traditional meal times to constant grazing, health researchers have wondered about the effect snacking has on weight gain as well as weight loss. Continue reading →

Healthy Snacking Helps Keep the Weight Off

You want to drop a few pounds so you cut down your eating to only three meals per day—no snacking allowed. It seems logical doesn’t it? Pass on the calories to lose the weight? The truth is that healthy snacking between balanced meals can actually assist in your weight loss goals. Healthy snacking helps you beat the bulge in two ways. First, it helps keep your metabolism up. Second, it prevents you from getting hungry throughout the day and overindulging at meals. According to a study Continue reading →