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

How To Avoid Destroying Your Waistline During The Holidays

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by Dan DeFigio It amazes me how many people completely shut off any sensibility or moderation around food during holidays. When they give themselves permission to indulge in some holiday sweets, an all-or-nothing mentality takes over, and they go completely overboard, gobbling down every single sugar-filled treat they can lay their hands on — usually with the promise that at … Read More

Does Lack of Sleep Make You Fatter?

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by Dan DeFigio When people low on sleep find their energy dropping, many turn to food for a pickup because a short-term rise in blood sugar levels gives a more energetic feeling. A lack of sleep changes hormone levels and promotes weight gain. A shortage of sleep has been linked to higher insulin levels – a condition known as insulin … Read More

Some Good Advice For The Day

Dan DeFigioBehavior and Mindfulness2 Comments

Take personal responsibility for what you do and what you’re like. Things will change whether you want them to or not, so be flexible. Work smart AND work hard. Serve others well. Be nice to everyone. Be optimistic. Have goals — want something big for yourself and for others. Stay focused. Keep learning. Become excellent at what you do. Trust … Read More