Tag Archives: Tricks

5 Metabolism-Boosting Tricks That Work for Life

Good news, ladies: There are tried-and-true tricks (that won’t disrupt your lifestyle) to maximize your burn from a.m. to p.m. Take advantage of any or all of these five easy power-up hacks. RELATED: 20 Ways to Torch 200 Calories [brightcove:4802178616001 default] 1. Don't sit still Fidget, stand, and chew gum; these types of activities, termed NEAT (nonexercise activity thermogenesis), have been shown to help torch an extra 300 to 2,000… Read More »

4 Weight-Loss Tricks That Can Totally Backfire

From tube feeding to tape worms, I’ve seen people take some pretty drastic measures to lose weight. But even clients who try more common strategies (like calorie counting) often find that their efforts backfire. Many go-to diet tricks can leave you feeling hungry, moody, irritable, or downright miserable—things I never want my clients to feel. What’s worse, after you finish a quick-fix weight-loss tactic, you’ll often gain back all of the pounds you lost (or more!). In… Read More »

5 Little Tricks to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain

Whether it's wine tasting in Italy or a backyard barbecue at your pal's beach house, most summer getaways involve major food indulgences. Plus, many jetsetters adopt an all-bets-are-off mindset, allowing healthy eating habits to go totally out the window during travel. "A vacation eating attitude typically means indulging in the moment and worrying about the consequences later," says Health's contributing nutrition editor, Cynthia Sass, RD. And research agrees: A recent study out of the University of Georgia found… Read More »

3 Easy Mind Tricks to Help You Beat Cravings

You know the feeling: You're in the middle of your favorite show, and suddenly you have a hankering for a cupcake—even though you just finished dinner.  Most cravings are not actual hunger cues. They are often rooted in emotions (we're looking at you, anxiety), and they are tough to beat with willpower alone, especially when you're feeling tired. But the good news is, cravings don't last indefinitely. In a recent interview with CNN, Mary Beth Sodus, RD, a nutritional therapist at… Read More »