Monthly Archives: December 2018

4 Healthy Eating Resolutions That Aren’t Focused on Weight Loss

  In January many of my clients are focused on shedding holiday pounds. But others see the New Year as a chance to establish healthy (and sustainable) eating habits for reasons other than weight loss. These folks are driven by goals like more energy, stronger immunity, improved strength and endurance, and better digestive health, sleep, or mood. Some are even driven by the beauty benefits of a clean ...

Read More »

I’m a 225-Pound Weight-Loss Editor. Get Over It.

By Shaun Chavis I’ve had a weight problem since I was 6. I’ve weighed as much as 256 pounds, and I’m currently around 225. At that weight and standing 5’4″, my BMI is 38.6, which makes me “obese” or “extremely obese,” depending on which chart you read. Just thought I’d get that out right at the start of my blog ...

Read More »

How to Do a Dumbbell Box Step-Over

When it comes to leg day, it doesn’t get more classic than the squat. But if a squat is the only lower-body movement in your leg-day routine, not only do you risk getting bored, but you’re missing a chance to work not only your legs and glutes but your core and upper body, too. Enter: the dumbbell box step-over. The exercise is ...

Read More »

A Determined Dieter, a Calendar, and a 12-Pound Weight Loss

By Julie Upton, RD At swimming practice last weekend, my friend Deborah showed me five years’ worth of calendars that she uses to track her health and fitness goals. Cute stickers were awarded to any day she made it to swimming practice, ate well, didn’t drink alcohol, and focused on the positive things she wanted to manifest in her life. ...

Read More »

Want to See the Scale Move? Make Some New Friends

By Tina Haupert I recently chatted with Health‘s associate weight-loss editor, Shaun Chavis, about how my diet and fitness blog helped me find a community of health-focused women. These women have become dear friends even though, until recently, I’d never met many of them in person. Last weekend, with the help of five like-minded bloggers, I hosted a Healthy Living ...

Read More »

Keto Dijon Smothered Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

  I hear all the time about people suffering through keto on flavorless plain chicken breasts over limp lettuce. Instead, why not give this keto Dijon smothered chicken drumsticks recipe a try? Why Drumsticks are Different As a kid, I always gravitated toward the drumsticks, if given a choice. Maybe it was the sheer joy of eating with my hands, ...

Read More »

5 Easy Ways to Kickstart Your Clean-Eating Goals Before January 1st

Many people refer to the days between Christmas and New Year’s as a “twilight week.” The bulk of the holiday season is behind us, but the fresh start of the new year still lies ahead. It’s tempting to consider this cozy in-between time as your last hurrah before January 1st. But indulging freely in wine and snacking on leftover sugar cookies likely won’t leave you ...

Read More »

Simple Ingredients May Be Trendy, but Not Necessarily Healthy

By Julie Upton, RD There is a hot new marketing trend in the food industry: simplicity. A slew of products in grocery stores are boasting that they contain just a few simple, all-natural ingredients. Problem is, those “simple, all-natural” ingredients are generally things that provide little nutritional value for their number of calories—and they include sugar, cream, flour, salt, oils, ...

Read More »

8 Healthy Eating Tips for Lighter Travel

By Julie Upton, RD I’ve been traveling more than usual this year, and some months, I’ve been gone as much as I’m home. Since I’m one of those unfortunate people who gains weight from just sniffing high-calorie foods—and because I have less control over my meals, snacks, and daily exercise routine—I have to work extra hard at keeping my weight ...

Read More »

Keto Creamy Chicken and Eggplant Casserole Recipe

Casserole? Yes please. This keto creamy chicken and eggplant casserole recipe will make your taste buds dance with delight. About that Eggplant… This distinctive purple plant may have turned you off as a kid. But that shouldn’t deter you forever. Everyone’s tastes change as they age, and it’s quite possible the eggplant you despised as a youth would be a ...

Read More »