weight loss

Failure to Thrive

By JustMommies

Many parents look forward to going to their child's well baby checks and finding out how big their child is getting. One of the biggest things a mom wants to see is where their child is on the growth chart. But when a child is having growth issues, doctor's visits can be filled with worry and anxiety. When looking at your child's growth chart you should see a continuous upward pattern. » Read more

10 Simple Food Substitutions to Get Bikini Ready

By Chef Susan Irby, Author of Substitute Yourself Skinny

Bikini season is just around the corner! There's still time to get in  top bikini shape and what tastier way than with these easy, simple,  and delicious substitutions. Great tasting food doesn't have to be  bland, boring, and flavorless. As the Bikini Chef, my food philosophy  is fresh, fresh, fresh. » Read more

Weight Loss Tips: 7 Ways to Get You Back into Those Skinny Jeans!

By JustMommies

How do you lose weight and keep it off? We reached out to Los Angeles’ own celebrity trainers Jordan Yuam of Jordan’s Virtual Fit Club and Jeff Bomberger for their tips on the most effective way to lose those extra pounds! » Read more

Top Ten Exercise and Training Related Mistakes Of Women Over 35

By Michele Howe

Trainer Maryellen Jordan, owner of Positively Fit, makes the following observations regarding general oversights women over the age of thirty-five make in regard to exercising and training most efficiently. » Read more

Tips for Overweight Kids

By Rebecca Pillar

In the age of fast convenient foods, busy lifestyles, fun video games and T.V programs, children are eating more and exercising less. » Read more

The Whole Story on Whole Foods: Why they’re important for a healthy body

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Less than a century ago, our diet was made up entirely of whole foods. Nowadays, many people in our society wouldn’t know how to prepare a whole food for eating if they were stuck on an episode of Survivor. » Read more

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

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

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