Does Alcohol Make You Gain Weight?

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice cold beer on a hot day or a glass of wine with dinner?  Alcohol can have both healthful and harmful effects.  For example, when consumed in moderation, red wine may lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes.  But that is like one glass per day.  For those of you […]

Do Carb Blockers Really Work?

If you are trying to cut down on carbs, but really, really want a piece of pizza, you can simply pop a carb blocker and eat to your hearts content!  But do carb blockers really work and if so, how? Ok, so it is silly to think you can eat all the carbs you want […]

Could the Dubrow Diet Be Right for You?

Ok, another diet to look at.  The Dubrow diet, created by Heather Dubrow, star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and her husband Dr. Terry Dubrow, a Newport Beach plastic surgeon and star on “Botched”, The Dubrow Diet is one of the top 10 searched diets on Google in 2018.  According to their book […]

What is Hypothyroidism and How Does It Affect Your Weight?

Do you have an underactive thyroid?  It is technically called hypothyroidism.  This is a condition where the thyroid gland is not functioning the way it should…it’s underactive.  It either doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones or the thyroid hormones are not available to the body.  It is a lot more common than you think.  In fact, […]

Are You a Mindless Eater?

Do you find yourself eating in front of the TV even though you’re not hungry?  Perhaps you saw a commercial on some yummy food that made you want to eat.  I love watching the food shows like “You Gotta Eat Here” and “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”.  They eat such delicious foods that I probably wouldn’t […]

Weighing the Facts of Weight Loss and Keeping it Off

It’s a sad statistic that approximately 90% of people who lose weight, eventually regain all of their weight back and then some.  How depressing is this and why is it a fact?  What are we doing wrong and what can we do to change this?  I feel the main reason for this is because we […]

Fasting and Autophagy

How many of you have heard of the word “autophagy”?  What does it mean?  If you have ever done a fasting program it is possible you would have heard of this.  Basically, the word autophagy is derived from the Greek words ‘auto’ – meaning ‘self’ and ‘phagein’ – meaning ‘to eat’.  So, the word literally […]

Can Vitamin D Help You Lose Weight?

Many of us know that our bodies need vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth.  Too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children, known as rickets, and fragile bones in adults.  Vitamin D is needed for many important functions in the body other than building strong bones such as strengthening the […]