We’ve long understood that smell is a major component of taste, but it turns out it’s also an important element of the reward system. New research points to a novel and simple method to exploit this connection and help you reduce your cravings for unhealthy foods.
Intermittent fasting is all the rage right now. Plenty of research touts its benefits and many claim it helped them finally reach their goals. The hype and hyperbole surrounding intermittent fasting is getting to the point where it’s becoming another fitness fad that many will try and most will abandon. Intermittent fasting really does provide great benefits when done correctly, but done incorrectly, it can be a miserable test of your willpower. But this is also true of any type of exercise, and that’s how you need to think about it. You can’t start at the end of an exercise program and hope to succeed, and you can’t jump into a tough intermittent fasting schedule and expect to stick to it. This week I’ll go over how to progressively build up to an intermittent fasting schedule you can stick with long-term.
I’m sure you’ve heard and read many times before that exercise is not a good way to lose weight, yet diet combined with exercise is always the best way to lose weight. It’s definitely possible to eat too much and counter the benefits of exercise, but an interesting new study shows how exercise suppresses appetite and boosts metabolism for up to two days afterwards.
It’s New Year’s Resolution time! I can tell a lot of people made them this year because I’ve been inundated with questions on how to actually stick to them this time. We all joke about how quickly we abandon New Year’s Resolutions, yet we make them year after year for a reason. It’s natural to want to improve yourself, and it’s also perfectly natural to stumble along the way and fall back into old habits.
To help everyone get off to a fast start, I wanted to give some simple tips to help you ease into your resolutions. Everyone wants fast results, but starting too quickly is more likely to lead to abandoning your resolutions than to success. These are some simple behaviors you can adopt that will set the base for new habits later. Just because something feels hard doesn’t mean it works better, and these tips will show you how easy making positive changes can be.