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Weight-loss must: Keep a food journal

(Bindewerk notebook) 

The number one tool that’ll help you lose weight, according to new research from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Keeping a detailed food journal. Write down everything that you eat (and be very specific — include how it was prepared, the portion size, etc). In the study, people who kept journals lost six pounds more than those who did not journal every bite that passed their lips.

Two more habits that’ll help shed weight? Not skipping meals and not dining out at lunch (dining out for any meal was linked to less weight loss, but lunch in particular stood out).


5 Comments July 18, 2012

Learning to love salad

Lunch today is Mairlyn’s Summer Main Course Salad (arugula, peas, fresh herbs, tuna, olives, capers = yum!) from Mairlyn Smith’s book Healthy Starts Now! 140 Recipes That Will Make You Feel Great.

(But I forgot to pick up artichoke hearts, though, drat! And I threw in a boiled egg, just cuz I like ‘em in my salads).

If you need to get more veggies into your diet, head on over here for some tips from Mairlyn on how to make friends with vegetables.

4 Comments July 12, 2012

Sweat Week: Beat the heat during your workouts

The Discovery Channel’s got Shark Week; well, I bring you Sweat Week — a week of posts on surviving the heat waves this summer.

Talk about good timing — just as I’ve got “Sweat Week” going on here at Health & Swellness, I just noticed that my blog post on how to stay cool during summer workouts is up over at the Schick Quattro for Women Canada Style Squad Facebook page (just click on “Read Style HQ”!).

(Although I’m guilty of not listening to my own advice — I ran during two of the hottest days last week, but I did take it slower so I wouldn’t pass out!)

Leave a Comment July 9, 2012

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