Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of both BBQ season and bikini season, a combo that leaves many of my clients feeling, well, a bit conflicted. Nobody wants to feel deprived, particularly while celebrating a holiday weekend with friends and family. But let's be real: waking up on Tuesday morning feeling stuffed and sluggish doesn't feel good either.Fortunately, there are practical ways to enjoy your cookout without overdoing it. And just in case you indulge a little more than you intended, I've also included a few solid strategies for undoing the damage.During the weekend:Reach for veggies firstI bet youâll have plenty of splurge options to choose from, but loading up on veggies first can help you fill up, so you can be more discriminating about what you select next. Great op
These healthy eating tips from a nutritionist are crazy easy to follow. For some people, buzzy meal plans like Whole30 and the ketogenic diet are the only things that motivate them to overhaul their eating habits. For others, diets can be seriously problematic. That’s one reason New York City–based nutritionist Brooke Alpert, RD, wrote The Diet Detox. An anti-diet guide to making healthy food choices, the book provides “ten simple rules to help you stop dieting, start eating, and lose the weight for good.”According to Alpert, diets don’t work because they have expiration dates; you're only supposed to be on them for a fixed amount of time. When they end, so does your weight-loss success. A better idea, she believes, is to follow a meal plan that helps you develop
This Morning presenter Holly was bombarded with questions regarding her weight last year.Many fans took to social media and commented on the official Holly Willoughby Instagram account, repeatedly asking 'has Holly lost weight?'The Dancing On Ice presenter whipped herself into shape after her most recent pregnancy when she gave birth to her youngest son, Chester, back in 2014.In the past, Holly has admitted to being reluctant to share details of her diet and exercise regime, for fear of focusing too much on body image.INSTAGRAM/ HOLLY WILLOUGHBYTHIS MORNING PRESENTER: Holly Willoughby's weight loss has had everbody talkingHolly Willoughby's sexiest pictures Beautiful and funny This Morning host & Celebrity Juice panelist Holly Willoughby in her sexiest pictures.Holly Willoughby/In...
Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing entire diets just to cut them out.But out of the pile of cast-off carbs, there are some you should keep. New research around a certain kind of carb, called “resistant starch,” suggests that they could be a key way to help control weight.When we eat refined carbohydrates, like white bread and cookies, our bodies absorb them very quickly, and the hormone insulin ushers them into our cells. Eat a lot of them, and the body will store most of those calories instead of burning them—which is why we gain weight on high-carb diets.But that’s not the case with resistant starches, so named because they resist digestion. These kinds of carbs bypass the s
Knowing how your blood sugar responds to certain foods could be a key to weight loss, according to the researchers behind a new diet book. Drs. Eran Segal and Eran Elinav of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science tested blood sugar levels in 1,000 people after every meal for one week. They found that foods that created a healthy response in some participants produced an unhealthy blood sugar spike in other participants. The key to weight loss, according to Segal and Elinav, is watching how your blood sugar reacts to different foods. “For years, we've been trying to search for that silver-bullet diet that would work for everybody and we've been miserably failing,” Segal told ABC News. “And that's because the best diet for each person really has to be tailored to that individual.” Ther