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
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
Are you drinking enough water?
Our bodies are primarily made up of water. It's almost a miracle what 8 to 10 eight-ounce glasses of water per day will do for your body. Water is the most important nutrient for our body, second only to that of oxygen. Studies have shown restri... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 121
Often, motivation doesn't create action; action creates motivation. The aversion to starting something is usually stronger than actually doing it.
So you SHOULDN'T wait until you "feel" like it. Just make yourself start. Let everything ... Read more
REALLY?!!? You WANT to punish yourself?!?
The more I read and listen, the more I learn.
On so many different threads, from so many different people, I hear over and over and over that we castigate and PUNISH ourselves for being fat; we PUNISH ourselves when we exercise, we PUNISH o... Read more
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I prefer the Beatles' version of Happy Birthday
...and I'm gonna have a good time!
Happy Birthday to all you Leos out there, too!... Read more