Resisting Workplace ‘Food Altars’—Look to the Water Cooler

For busy professionals, the simple act of walking down an office corridor or into a break room can cause damage to any healthy eating plan. There runs the risk of passing by a “food altar,” which appear to materialize out of nowhere, offering goodies—usually in the form of cookies, birthday cake, or leftover bagels and doughnuts from executive meetings—in a seemingly deliberate attempt to sabotage your weight-loss goals. Continue reading →

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 →

5 Hacks to Help You Get Your Best Sleep Ever

Quality sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. After just one night of tossing and turning, you soon realize how the lack of quality sleep can affect just about every area of your life—including your mood, job performance, relationships, and even success in weight-loss or maintenance goals. 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 →