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3 Highly Effective Ways to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

I've always emphasized that the most effective way to lose weight is to moderately reduce your daily calorie intake while engaging in exercise training and other forms of physical activity, as doing so creates the calorie deficits needed for…

Why I Preach Moderation as Opposed to Elimination for Good Health

Nowadays, so many foods have been dismissed and put on the hypothetical 'Do Not Eat List' list—Almost to the point that many people feel as though there's nothing left to eat. And, I'm not talking about the laundry list of stereotypically…

Be Responsible: An Argument for Self-Care

I've never been shy about voicing my opinions about conventional healthcare, especially when it comes to shortcomings in preventive care quality. If you aren't familiar with the term, "preventive care" essentially refers to any form of healthcare…

Seven Effective Strategies for Naturally Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition among women between the ages of 12 and 45. Classic symptoms of PCOS include weight gain, insulin resistance leading to high blood sugar, hormonal imbalances (elevated testosterone), menstrual…

Research Confirms Long-Term Weight Loss is Almost Impossible, Please Stop It!

A while back, I reviewed a press release of sorts shared by a member from my Facebook page suggesting that "It’s nearly impossible to permanently lose weight." What a silly notion! The fallacy in this bogus argument that permanent weight…

Healthy Lifestyle-Centric Products Every Woman Needs

As a health expert and blogger, avid athlete, wife and mother, I’m always on the hunt for practical and affordable solutions that make it easier for women to put their health first. I especially like products that make healthy living a little…

The Freshmen 15: Six Simple Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight

With every passing year, a new pool of incoming college freshmen are faced with the sudden risk of double digit weight gain commonly known as the "freshmen 15". While some folks call it fiction, the fact of the matter is that many students do…

How to Boost the Flavor of Your Foods Without Salt

Growing up in Chicago, I spent a lot of time at my grandma’s house. I have very fond memories of tasting fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from her garden during the warmer months of the year and the cantaloupe and honeydew melons she bought from…

Five Interesting Ways to Exercise Without Exercising

Although I’ve been an active runner and avid weightlifter for nearly 20 years, the older I get, the less exciting any form of structured exercise has become. Yes, I said it! In fact, I can’t hardly even stand frequenting the gym for my workouts,…

It’s Not Baby Fat: The Real Reasons Your Child is Gaining Weight

Standing 5 feet 6 inches and approaching 200 pounds during my late adolescent/early teenage years, I can still recall the many times family members referred to me as having "baby fat". Even at my young age I remember being annoyed by this statement,…

What You Need to Know About Being "Big-Boned"

Ever heard the statement: "I’m not fat, I’m just big boned?" Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself. Unfortunately, the "big-boned" theory is one that’s all too commonly misconstrued by people as justification for being overweight or obese…

Easy-to-Find Foods That Should Always Be on Your Grocery List

If you’re trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management, disease prevention and overall good health, it’s important to eat a…

Portion Size Essentials for Weight Management

A lot of people overeat due to a misunderstanding of portion sizes. Portion sizes are often considered serving sizes but they're not the same. Many pre-portioned foods actually contain multiple servings. For instance, the recommend serving…

Beware of the Grocery Store Tasting Station

Are you one of the many folks who love to frequent the grocery store for the sole purpose of getting free samples of meats and cheeses, cereals, snack foods, pre-packaged meals, and desserts? Be careful, as just a few "free" samples can cost…

Three Ways to Work Out at Home Without Exercising

Many people don’t like gyms. Personally, after years and years of being an unapologetic gym rat, I’ve now crossed over to a point that over 80 percent of my workouts are performed either outdoors or at home using my own personal exercise…

Couch Potatoes Don't Have A Long Shelf Life: Get Up and Do Something

In order to clock in extra steps, I typically park my vehicle far away from every destination. However, on one particular morning I didn’t. This was the day I made a decision to never, ever do it again. It was about 10:00am during which…

Black Hair vs. Health: Do We Sacrifice Our Health for Our Hair?

I've been training and providing consultations to hundreds of black women for well over 15 years and about 80 percent of them have, at some point, used hair-related excuses for rescheduling or even canceling their sessions. Ironically enough,…

Implementing Resistance Workouts for a Beautifully Healthy Face

Cleansers, moisturizers, toners and treatments come a dime dozen but healthy, beautiful facial skin starts from within. As you may already know, eating a diet comprised of protein-rich, vitamin-loaded, and antioxidant-dense foods, can greatly…

A Simple Guide to Eating Sensibly

I always emphasize that eating sensibly is an absolute must for successful weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health. But, what does it actually mean to eat sensibly? Eating sensibly essentially involves incorporating…

Understanding the Process of Weight Management

Have you achieved a significant weight loss goal through dieting? If so, congratulations! Now, how do you intend on keeping the weight off? After working with hundreds of clients over the years and 2500+ pounds of fat lost, I’ve concluded…