Top 5 Weight Loss Myths

1. Gaining Muscle. When you’re trying to lose weight, a phrase you might hear is, “you’re not losing weight because you’re gaining muscle from all that working out.” Most people want to believe this because it sounds so nice. Burning fat and gaining muscle at the same time is basically

Top 5 Reasons Losing Weight Quickly is Unhealthy

Losing weight quickly is unhealthy for a number of reasons; quick weight loss is unlikely to stick for a long period of time, you’re much less likely to take in 100% of the nutrients your body needs each day, and your energy levels will plummet, impacting many areas of your

Starvation Mode

The basics of losing weight are fairly simple and can be summed up in one simple phrase: eat less, move more. If you do nothing but take the advice found in that phrase, you will lose weight. Unfortunately, some people take that advice to an extreme and suffer some unforeseen

Top 5 Diet Myths

Looking for accurate information on losing weight can be tough. There are companies trying to sell you their magic formulas, authors trying to get you to read the latest fad and people with good intentions who just don’t know what they’re talking about. Here are some of the most common

What are the worst diets?

There are so many diets that it’s hard to separate which work and which don’t. You can choose to go low carb, low fat, only fruits, only lemonade, detox and the list goes on for a long time. All diets work off of the same principle: if the calories you

Why Crash Diets Don’t Work

Going to a wedding, prom, party or the beach? Need to lose weight quickly? Does this sound like an advertisement for a diet that doesn’t work yet? If you’ve ever read a diet that promised quick results in time for a big occasion, it probably doesn’t work. These diets, also

12 Healthy Habits of Christmas – Day 6 – Fad Diets

For day 6 of our 12 healthy habits for Christmas, I am going to write about a topic that isn’t technically a health “habit”, but I get enough emails about this, that I feel justified in including it in our roundup: ignore (or at least research before you try) Fad

What are crash diets?

Crash diets are plans that severely restrict your calorie intake for a few days in hopes that you will lose a lot of weight in a very short period of time. Unfortunately, crash diets promise to much and delivers too little. While they do result in a lot of weight

Do crash diets work?

Crash diets are advertised as solutions for quick weight loss needs. If you’re going on a cruise, to a wedding or class reunion, you need to look your best. These diets promise to whip you into shape in a matter of days so you can look good without worrying about