Diet & Weight Loss

New Study Reveals Avocados Shrink Belly Fat and Promote Weight Loss
People often avoid avocados because they're high in calories, but a new study reveals an avocado a day can actually help you shrink belly fat and lose weight.  The high level of avocado calories – about 240 for an average-sized fruit – come mostly from the fat content or 24 grams of fat, but in contrast to processed foods that are high in saturated fat, these natural "good" fats in avoca
10 Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothies for Weight Loss, According to RDs
You’ve supercharged your salads for weight loss. Check! Your oatmeal? Check! Now it's time to get savvy about your smoothies, adding nutritious stars to the mix that are both good for you and your waistline. “Smoothies are a convenient way to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-rich foods into your diet,” says  Diana Gariglio-Clelland, Registered Dietitian on staff for Next Lux
The Best Ingredients To Add to Soup for Weight Loss, According to Nutritionists
We don't know about you, but soup is king when it comes to healthy, simple eating, and nutritionists agree, further commenting that soups can be an excellent tool if you’re looking to shed some pounds: “Soups are a great vehicle for providing texture and flavor, plus diverse food groups and nutrients while helping you achieve your weight goals,” says Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD, founder of His
What is a Calorie Deficit and Should You Try it For Weight Loss?
Calories get a bad rap. In essence, they are the way to measure your body's energy source, a simple unit for the fuel that keeps us driving and thriving, derived from the food and drink we consume. Each of us requires different amounts of energy, depending on our age, daily activity level, body composition, innate metabolism, and even our stress levels (we burn more when under the gun). ... Read M
How to Use Breathing Exercises to Help You Lose Weight and Stay Calm
Losing weight is as easy as... breathing? Yes, it's true, though you have to commit to the type of breathing exercise that works to calm the sympathetic nervous system, lower the stress hormone cortisol, and help the body shed fat. Studies have shown breathing exercises work to promote weight loss and help you feel calm and energized...