WHY DO WE KEEP EATING JUNK?

This is a BIG QUESTION. Why do you eat junk foods when you know that it is not healthy & will cause weight gain? We all know the answer: BECAUSE IT TASTES GOOD. DID YOU KNOW? The sugar & fat in junk food causes a JUNK FOOD ADDICTION. Now that you know the truth will you be a little more careful? Brain chemicals similar to those that activate with drug use can make us crave the “bad stuff”....

Losing Weight at Holiday Time

It’s that time again, the HOLIDAYS!  We look forward to it, complain about it, wonder how we will “get it all done” and love it all at the same time. For years, I have worked with clients that lost weight, yes lost weight during the holidays. How did they do it? Check out these Tips: Successful clients make the decision to enjoy the holidays but NOT gain weight. They put their resolve to avoid...

20 New Worst Foods in America

“Eat This, Not That” has come up with a list they have called “20 NEW Worst Foods in America”. A few of these franchises are not in our area, but many of them are. Without listing all the specifics, some of these are in the thousands of calories; one of these (the entry from P.F. Changs) has over 7,000 mg of sodium, or about 4-5 days’ worth, in one meal. Worst Pizza Slice...

Bad Burgers

“Eat This, Not That” has identified some of the worst burgers in America. Read on to see some foods to avoid (some of them are even billed as “healthy” choices”! Worst Burger – Kids’ Meal – Burger King (680 calories, 33 g fat, 1360 mg sodium Worst Cheeseburger with Everything – Wendy’s Double (700 calories, 40 g fat, 1440 mg sodium) Worst...

Face to Face…

A recent study conducted by Moores UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla, California showed that face-to-face, personalized weight loss counseling (such as we do here at PHC) is THE most effective means of weight management. Over the course of the study, women who experienced face-to-face counseling lost an average of over 16 pounds. Those who received weekly telephone contacts lost around 14 pounds. The...

Some Great Recipes…

Veggie Italiano Quesadilla 1/3 cup canned cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed ¼ tsp. salt free Italian seasoning 1 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious low Carb/High Fiber Medium or Large Tortilla (this brand is only 80 calories) 1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil cheese ¼ cup sliced zucchini ¼ cup sliced red bell pepper ¼ cup...

Georgia – 17th Most Obese State…

Georgia was named the 17th most obese state in the country, according to the seventh annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010 report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The state’s adult obesity rate is 28.1 percent, and, in Georgia men are more obese than women at 28.3 percent. Now more than two-thirds...

Fatty Foods May Be Addicting

Ever wonder why it’s so hard to change poor eating habits? Health Magazine recently published the following story, which may explain quite a few things: Scientists have finally confirmed what the rest of us have suspected for years: Bacon, cheesecake, and other delicious yet fattening foods may be addictive. A new study in rats suggests that high-fat, high-calorie foods affect the brain...

Why do I have to exercise?

You don’t unless you want to look younger, live longer, burn stored fat, speed your metabolism, improve muscle tone, increase energy and decrease you appetite. Other than that, there is no good reason. Seriously, our bodies function best when utilized. If you are currently exercising, Congratulations! If you are beginning a program of activity, begin slowly. Work up to a minimum of 30 minutes most...

Chicken, Chicken, Chicken

Do you get tired of chicken, chicken, and more chicken? Keep an eye on this space for different takes on healthy meals featuring a chicken dishes. We’ll provide the recipes, you just promise to drive by the restaurants and cook dinner at home. You need protein to lose weight, retain muscle mass, restore energy and burn fat. Chicken or turkey (white meat with no skin only) is a great source of healthy...
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