Add a toy to your life!
2 weeks ago, I went to a Greek Fest with a friend, who bought me a surprise gift there -- one of those hip scarves with "coins" sewn on used by belly dancers. I used it for the first time yesterday at Zumba. Much to MY surprise, wearing it added... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 130
The more you eat, the less the flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.
Chinese proverb... Read more
Removing My Obstacles to Success
I've been working hard to control myself around carbs. You likely know that I lost all the extra weight a couple years back and then put it all back on again. I've been trying to be gentler with myself this time -- and I allow myself more carb... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 129
Change your environment. Always eat fries and a shake in the cafeteria? Find a new locale and bring healthy food into it. Repeat and eat; repeat and eat. Pretty soon that becomes your pattern.... Read more
fight wrinkles & acne!
Everything you eat gets broken down into either amino acids (protein precursors), or glucose (sugar), which your body uses for fuel. However, surges in blood sugar can damage the collagen in your skin (leading to wrinkles) and cause inflammation... Read more
When you don't see success it is time to...
Reward yourself when you meet a milestone or goal
When you don't see success it is time to think about why you haven't. A lot of times people put blame on themselves (e.g., I can't stick to the program), on the program (e.g., this progr... Read more
Dealing with Emotional Eating, LC tip #128
Knowing how your emotions can steer your desire to eat will help you resist your cravings and, ideally, avoid them altogether. Depression and anger contribute to hedonistic and emotional eating. Your goal: Keep your feel-good hormones level, so... Read more
Raise your metabolism
The only way to do that is through aerobic exercise, which will raise your metabolism temporarily, and by strength training to build muscle mass, which can raise your metabolism permanently.
Up through age 64, research shows adults NEED 2... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 127
Research shows that you’ll eat less overall daily if you have a bit of what you tend to crave in the mornings.
I crave sweets. So I’ll have something sweet but LC.
Incidentally, carbs are best eaten in the mornings. Your body is ... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 126
Plan to fail. The road to success is not a straight line. Contingency plans give you the mental assurance that you'll be able to adapt to unexpected crises. Know it will happen. And when it does, get right back on track, right away. Success come... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 125
Start your day with a positive ritual. Give yourself a pick-me-up! Whether it's listening to a high-energy song that gets you going, reading your goals aloud as you look at yourself in the mirror, giving yourself a short pep talk or reciting a q... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 124
COPIED FROM THE REAL AGE WEBSITE:
OVER-40 BELLY FAT:
The belly bulger: rising blood sugar. At age 30, 10% to 20% of women are insulin resistant -- which means their bodies ignore signals to absorb blood sugar. By age 60, slightly more... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 123
A drop in blood sugar can trigger a craving for carbs. Help stabilize your blood sugar levels by eating a breakfast with protein in it. Overall carb reduction in the diet also helps control blood sugar levels.... Read more
Weight Loss and Inner Peace
Starvation is not a good thing for weight loss. So go feed your soul (I'm serious!). You can find spiritual or religious services any/all days of the week, from morning thru evening -- something for everyone's schedule, religion, style, and pr... Read more
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LC Diet Tip of the Day: 122
Some research shows that a vitamin D deficiency can interfere with the "fullness" hormone leptin, which signals us to stop eating. Also, vitamin D may help control the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, affecting exercise.... Read more