Posts by Jacob Haiavy

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Trying to shed a few pounds before summer? You’re just a click away from tips and tricks that promise to help you slim down in no time. But, dieter beware—most of them won’t work. One of the latest diet fads is fasting, which basically boils down to not eating during a certain period. Fasting diets… Continue Reading »

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It’s no secret that eating a variety of fresh, whole foods—and minimizing sweets and highly processed items—is key to maintaining a healthy weight and warding off disease. Now, some doctors are taking this approach to a new level, prescribing food as a way to actually help treat illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. NPR’s… Continue Reading »

When you think of eating healthy, what words come to mind? Fresh, organic, local, non-GMO? How about expensive? People often think healthy eating is a privilege that comes with a larger budget for food, but that doesn’t have to be the case. recently provided some useful tips for eating healthy without breaking the bank…. Continue Reading »

Ever heard of the cookie diet? Or listened to friends rave about how much weight they lost after a week drinking nothing but spicy lemon water? For every clinically proven, doctor-approved weight-loss method out there, there are dozens of so-called diets that are at best ineffective and at worst, dangerous. Here are10 shady diet trends… Continue Reading »

  Crash diets, super smoothies, juicing, “prancercise”—many of us have tried one (or all) of these strategies to lose weight. Unfortunately, we are often left disappointed or even find ourselves putting on more weight. Self Magazine recently featured the story of Helen Woldemichael, a frequent dieter who is on a mission. After years of struggling… Continue Reading »

10 Filling Snacks for Weight Loss

Keeping your weight loss goals in mind is hard—particularly when you want a snack, your energy is low, and tempting junk food is within reach. The best way to stop yourself from grabbing that cookie or bag of chips is to find tasty alternatives to the treats you love. Check out these 10 healthy snacks… Continue Reading »

Is the Calorie Broken?

Contrary to claims of many diet books and weight loss products & programs, relying solely on reducing calorie intake rarely leads to sustainable weight loss. Yet a third of the U.S. population is restricting their food intake in an effort to lose weight—only to find that it doesn’t work, and when it does, putting the… Continue Reading »

There is no doubt about it: exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. Studies have shown that it can greatly reduce stress, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, but did you know it may also reduce the likelihood of cancer? The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer… Continue Reading »

Summer typically means shorter hemlines, sleeveless tops, and showing off a bit more skin in an effort to stay cool—all of which can feel a little daunting if you’ve recently lost a large amount of weight or are in the process of shedding extra pounds. Luckily, rediscovering (or reinventing!) your personal style after significant weight… Continue Reading »

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