Healthy Eating Strategies

Keep the Weight Off for Good (No Willpower Required!)

It’s an old trope of the classically skinny woman: she must have the self-control of a saint, and the willpower of Wonder Woman—especially when the chocolate cake comes by at the dinner table. (She’ll just take coffee, thanks.) Weight, in fact, may have very little to do will willpower. In 1982, researchers Bennett and Gurin devised the...

How to Be a Healthy Eater When You’re Busy with Holiday To-Dos

Today it’s a Santa-shaped cookie, tomorrow it’s an eggnog latte. With so many reasons to celebrate, the festive season can be a diet disaster. In fact, holiday weight gain accounts for half of American’s annual weight gain. And, even more sobering, that middle jiggle often sticks around for good—research shows weight gained during the...

7 Things to Skip at the Holiday Buffet (& What to Eat Instead)

Restrictive diets are practically designed for failure—especially this time of year, when endless parties, dinners, and family get-togethers fill your calendar and test your willpower. Luckily, staying on track with your healthy eating goal doesn’t mean you have to skip all the deliciousness that only comes around once a year. Simply plan what...

Fresh Ideas for Your Holiday Leftovers

One of the best things about the Thanksgiving feast is being able to count on all the leftovers. It can mean days of reliving the festivities as you work your way through a fridge full of post-holiday sides. And re-imagining ways to serve up those remaining dishes is an art in and of itself. But not every recipe deserves a sequel. This year, skip...

What Will Your Thanksgiving Plate Look Like?

Thanksgiving is around the corner and with it marks the official onset of the party season, filled with celebrating, socializing, and good cheer. Unfortunately, excessive eating, drinking, and less time to exercise often comes along with all that merriment. But you don’t have to completely ignore your healthy eating goals during all the...

8 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to fall off the weight-loss wagon. With treats abounding and cold weather rolling in, it’s prime time for overindulging and skipping workouts—which can ruin that healthy momentum you’ve been building all year long. In order to keep your health goals intact and still enjoy yourself during the holidays, you need to think...

How To Bring Mindfulness To Your Mealtimes

Have you ever looked down and been surprised to see your once-full plate nearly empty—how the heck did you inhale all of that without even noticing? It’s not hard. With so many things to do, places to be, and screens to stare at, it’s nearly impossible to focus on just one task. But when it comes to meals, making time to be more mindful can...

Why You Should Have a Practice Thanksgiving

Heading into the holiday season, with its big buffet dinners and lengthy mingling sessions, can be intimidating—especially if you’re worried about what others will say when you turn down a calorie-laden appetizer or walk around with an empty glass. That’s why being able to anticipate your actions and responses is key. “You know when those...