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How can I diet when I love to eat?

By Linda Spangle, RN, MA

It’s not your fault you fell off your diet. Your excuse is “I just love to eat!” Of course you do. And because food is such an important part of life, you are entitled to love it. But like any amorous relationship, if your lover is causing you pain, it may be time to re-evaluate the picture. » Read more

Healthy Habits: Starting the Day Right with Breakfast

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

Eating a good breakfast can do a lot more for your children than you may realize. There are many studies that conclude that eating breakfast has many health benefits, including reduced risk of obesity, better school performance -- both learning and behavior -- reduced tooth decay, and children who eat breakfast are more likely to get a full day’s supply of calcium. » Read more

Got mommymuscle®?

By Mary Beth Knight, Chief Fitness Director for StrollerFit Exercise with Your Baby

Motherhood is a marathon, an extraordinary feat of stamina, strength and grace. Who among us wouldn’t give her eyeteeth for a little more “oomph”? There’s one proven way to get more energy -- and the beautiful part is, it’s the same way we boost a slowing metabolism and burn more calories. It’s called MUSCLE. » Read more

Food—Both Important and Unimportant

By Linda Spangle, RN, MA

The day is filled with questions! Shall we have lunch at that snazzy new restaurant? What’s your secret for that delectable salmon on the grill? Who made that wonderful carrot cake? Do you think I can I get the recipe? » Read more

Fitness for Busy Parents

By Tracey Mallett

We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise - but most especially for parents with babies or small kids. There’s the sleep-deprivation factor, lack of time and priority changes. So what are the options for busy parents? » Read more

Eating for Weight Loss

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Healthy weight is just one part of an overall healthy lifestyle. The conclusion of all the research conducted by so many respected organizations is that people are overweight because not only do they intake more calories than they burn, but overweight people also tend to eat too many rich foods high in fat and sugar and devoid of nutritional value. I'll bet this sounds familiar. » Read more

Considering Gastric Bypass Surgery?

By Rebecca Pillar

It seems these days, everyone knows at least someone who’s had gastric bypass surgery. Many celebrities in Hollywood have even had the procedure done. If you are drastically overweight, are suffering from potentially fatal complications related to your weight, and diet and exercise alone have not remedied your situation, you may be a candidate for gastric bypass. » Read more

Can You Get Rid of Cellulite?

By JustMommies

Cellulite…it’s nearly every woman’s natural nemesis regardless of body type. Cellulite does not discriminate, is very tough to reduce and has little to do with a person’s weight. What is Cellulite? » Read more

Bust the Old Habits That Ruin Your Diet

By Linda Spangle, RN, MA

“Once I lose this weight, I’ll never gain it back!” Sound familiar? Unfortunately, these are famous last words for many dieters. It takes more than determination and willpower to make that declaration stick. In fact, when a group of dieters were asked what contributed to them re-gaining weight, their answers had a common theme. Nearly all of them said, “I slipped back into my old habits.” » Read more

Atkins Diet

By Rebecca Pillar

In 1972, Dr. Robert Atkins published a book called: Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution. This book was a result of Dr. Atkins own research and experience with his own weight loss and the weight loss of his patients. Many diets today focus on limiting fat and calories while increasing physical activity. Dr. » Read more