Perhaps surprising is that an individual’s weight actually triggers why we get hungry. Hunger “pangs” cause the forced interplay of two hormones: leptin and ghrelin and the subsequent influence of another hormone (insulin) produced by the pancreas. How then does this happen?

A new trend to weight loss & health that is centuries old. It has been around for hundreds of years as part of religious beliefs & ceremonies, used for political statements, medical procedures, and as part of therapy for certain medical conditions: Fasting. It’s when you abstain from food or drink for a certain period of time. But how does it apply to weight loss and your health?

If you’ve struggled with weight loss before, then you know that in order to lose weight you not only need to watch what you eat, but also how you eat and why you eat. Many diet programs on the market today are designed to help take thinking out of the equation by offering comprehensive meal plans. But with so many diet programs available, how do you decide on the best one for you? Here’s a checklist for choosing the right weight loss plan.

Summer is fast approaching and before you know it, you’ll be standing on the shore of a beautiful sandy beach. To help prepare your body for beach season, allowing you to fully enjoy your time out in the sun without worrying about how you look and feel in a bathing suit, make sure to do the following:

In an ideal weight loss world, giving up social drinking would come easy. But let’s be honest: as much as we try to avoid alcohol while on a diet, sometimes there’s nothing better than kicking back and having a drink after a long day.

Though alcohol can help some of us wind down, it can actually do us more harm than good at excessive amounts overtime. In fact, alcohol can sabotage our weight loss efforts by temporarily slowing down the metabolism, putting a pause on burning belly fat in order to work harder on flushing out alcohol from our system.

Knowing that, we still cannot resist the temptation of going to happy hour or ordering a drink with dinner. So the question is, how can we still enjoy social drinking and stay within healthy limits? Here are 5 useful tips.