Why Sleep is so Important for Weight Loss

Dr. Amy Lee, Chief Medical Officer Given the amount of stress and sensory stimulation in the world today, nearly everyone has suffered from insomnia at one time or another. Recent statistics indicate that one in four Americans will suffer from insomnia this year, and as many as 10% suffer from it regularly. Sleepless nights are […]

Increasing Your Odds for a Longer, Healthier Life

It’s no secret that losing weight and being more physically active contributes to a healthier life. But did you know they can also increase your odds of living a longer life? The latest numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics show that American life expectancy has decreased for the first time in more […]

Smart Strategies for Thriving Through the Summer

Summer is right around the corner. The kids will soon be out of school, vacations are on the horizon, and the Fourth of July will be here before you know it. Yet as much fun as summer can be, it’s not the easiest time to stay committed to taking care of yourself. Routines are often […]

Taking Care of Ourselves

Many of the women I know have too much to do and too little time. As a result, they struggle to make time to take care of themselves. In fact, self-care activities are often last on their to-do list. Here are three tips to help you make your health a top priority in your life. […]

Water Works

How much water do you drink every day—and how often do you drink it? Many people can’t accurately answer that question because reaching for water is second nature. They drink when they feel thirsty. But those who make a conscious choice to drink at least 80 ounces of water every day experience multiple benefits from […]

Stress and Weight

Do you reach for the cookies or chips when you’re feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Eating foods high in sugar and salt is a common response to stress cravings. But many who live stressful lives are successful in managing their eating—and their weight. What’s their secret? They know that while they can’t always control the […]

Mom-Daughter Contest Fever

There are few things I love more than enthusiasm and positive energy, and there’s plenty of both surrounding our upcoming Mother-Daughter Weight Loss Challenge! The deadline for entries is Friday, April 17, and we’ve received some amazing entries from some very motivated moms and daughters. When we announced the competition several weeks ago, we said […]

Eating Well When Dining Out

Dining in restaurants when you’re trying to lose weight can be a real challenge. Even the most seemingly healthy entrées can become high-calorie mistakes thanks to oversized portions and hidden calories from sauces, dressings and preparation techniques. No one knows this better than Bruno Serato, master chef, entrepreneur and owner of The Anaheim White House. […]

The Heroes Next Door

There are all kinds of heroes. Some live bold, remarkable lives and end up becoming the subjects of best-selling books and movies. Others live more simply and quietly, yet in the process still make big differences in seemingly small ways. I was fortunate to celebrate both kinds of heroes recently at an event in Long […]