September 2015 Newsletter
Awarded Best Meal Delivery Service in the US
Eat This, Not That!, the popular web publication for healthy eating and definitive resource for weight loss, food swaps and smart nutrition since 2007, recently rated Healthy Chef Creations the “#1 Top Meal Delivery Service For Every Eating Plan.”
Lack of Sleep Leads to Weight Gain
Numerous studies have shown that getting too little sleep significantly increases the chances that someone will become overweight or obese. A recently study of children offers an explanation. In the study, sleep-deprived children were more likely to engage in reward-driven ('hedonic') eating. Their brains were tricking them into feeling better by eating worse.
Portion Control is the Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Cutting down on carbs or eating a low fat diet can help you shed unwanted pounds in the short term, and a recent study showed that cutting unhealthy fats actually worked better than cutting carbs. However, both diets were hard to maintain and neither approach worked as well as simply cutting portion sizes. It seems moderation - eating fewer calories than you burn each day – is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.
2 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Working Out
Which is better for weight loss, cardio or weights? It turns out the answer is neither. Both cardio and resistance training (like lifting weights) benefit your body and overall health. The key is to do both!