Surprising Reasons To Give Up Sugar

Dan DeFigioSugar Addiction

We all know that cutting down on your sugar intake can help you lose weight. But there are many other reasons to give up sugar in addition to simply shedding pounds. You may have heard of some of them, but there are more surprising and amazing things that can happen if we begin to reduce, if not totally eliminate, refined … Read More

Why Do I Overeat?

Dan DeFigioBehavior and Mindfulness

Why We Overeat – And What We Can Do About It How do you know when you should eat, and when you’ve had enough? Why do we eat so much? Your body tells you when to eat, and when to stop, right? Well, maybe not – research actually shows otherwise. We’ve been taught to trust our bodies to tell us … Read More

Keep Your Diet On Track During The Holidays (and other social events)

Dan DeFigioBehavior and Mindfulness

Staying on track while eating in social situations like dinner parties, date nights, wedding receptions, and similar events can be challenging, to say the least. Typically, the fare served by caterers and restaurants is much higher in sugar, fat, calories, and portion size than what you’d ordinarily eat, and you’ll likely be focused on everything except what (and how) you’re … Read More

Should I Eat Fruit?

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice

Fruit contains important vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, but its fructose content can contribute to sugar addiction and cravings, and make it harder to lose weight. So Should I Eat Fruit? Let me be very clear: This does not mean you shouldn’t eat fruit! Fruit is good for you, and you shouldn’t give it up. Rather than taking an all-or-nothing approach, use this … Read More

Ways To Use Leftovers

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice

If you’re wondering how to use leftovers to avoid wasting food, try this 3-in-1 healthy meal planning. They’re meals made from leftovers. Ways to use leftovers My clients often state that the primary reason they don’t eat better is that they don’t have time to cook every day. If you struggle with finding time to cook, this 3-in-1 meal planning system … Read More

How To Avoid Middle Aged Weight Gain

Dan DeFigioUncategorized

Getting older is a part of life, and with the aging process come a lot of changes to your body. Unfortunately when a lot of women reach middle age, it becomes a lot harder to stay the same size and shape! This is due to a number of factors, primarily having less time to exercise and a slower metabolism while eating the … Read More

How To Protect Your Feet When Exercising

Dan DeFigioUncategorized

  Before, during, and after exercise it is important to look after your body, especially when pushing it to the limit. There are many similarities between your body and your car. They both need fuel, and they both tend to perform worse as they age and need extra care to be at their best. Like with your car, there are certain body parts that … Read More

Losing Weight And Toning Up For Women

Dan DeFigioExercise

For losing weight and toning up (and keeping the weight off!), you have to follow a program that combines a healthy diet and effective exercise. In order to do this, you need a balanced regime that includes smart nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, resistance training and cross training. Here’s what you need to know to to lose weight and tone up.   Getting … Read More

Better Nutrition Through Whole Foods

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice

Better Nutrition From Real Food Real food is something you could find growing, running, swimming, or flying somewhere on the planet. Something packaged in a plastic wrapper in a factory overseas that is loaded with preservatives, artificial colors, and artificial flavors is not real food. Whole, unprocessed food is higher in nutrients than processed items. And the bottom line for … Read More

Research Reveals How Sugar Causes Cancer

Dan DeFigioSugar Addiction

Wow, there’s new research from The Journal of Clinical Investigation showing how excess sugar consumption can actually cause cancerous changes in your body! While it’s been well-documented that cancer cells feed greedily on sugar, this is some of the first research that shows how too much sugar can actually turn cells cancerous. Here’s the vicious cycle is responsible for the insatiable … Read More

Easiest Way To Lose Weight

Dan DeFigioBehavior and Mindfulness, Nutrition Advice

It might be a surprise to you, but one of the easiest ways lose weight is to eat slower and to chew more thoroughly! Overweight and obese people tend to eat faster than leaner people. A recent report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has analyzed 22 experiments on the effect of eating speed and calorie intake. Overall the … Read More

Breaking Unhealthy Food Habits

Dan DeFigioBehavior and Mindfulness, Nutrition Advice

“We are what we repeatedly do.” -Aristotle Breaking unhealthy food habits is possible — you can train your brain to prefer healthy foods over unhealthy, high-calorie foods! The Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University published a brain scan study in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes that shows it is possible to reverse the addictive power of … Read More

8 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Dan DeFigioBehavior and Mindfulness, Nutrition Advice

You’ve cleaned up your diet, you try to exercise on most days, and even though you may have lost some weight, those last few pounds just won’t seem to budge. What’s up with that? Here are a few things that can affect your weight loss that you may not have thought about: 1. You’re sleep-deprived. According to a Gallup poll, … Read More

What Does Natural Mean?

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice

There are several terms used on food labels that can be confusing. What does “natural” mean? What’s the difference between grass-fed and organic beef? Many of these terms sound healthy, but might not mean what you think. Here are five common labeling terms, with what they really mean, and what they don’t: Natural The Food and Drug Administration has not … Read More