What’s Your Diet Personality?

If your approach to dieting is standing between you and weight-loss success, there are steps you can take. Start with a critical assessment of what you think diet savvy is, and then tweak it with advice from our experts. There are many things that can keep you from reaching your weight-loss goals, but the most…

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Thailand’s best scenic journeys

One of the greatest thrills of travel is to be on the move, observing and absorbing a country as you go. By train, bus or motorbike, Thailand’s scenic journeys are to be savoured. Each adventure is packed with opportunities to sample the wares of hawkers and roadside food trucks or chat with fellow passengers. And…

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Dos and don’ts in Ireland

For some, Ireland is the land of saints and scholars, a peaceful isle of rolling hills and lilting music. It is all of that and more, but it’s also a country of quirks and odd habits, full of raucous, irreverent people and nonsensical transportation systems. So how to navigate this little island at the edge…

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Men, Women, and the Race to Lose Weight

Men seem to win the weight-loss race every time, but that doesn’t mean women should get discouraged. There are some strategies you can use to level the dieting field. Ladies, if you’ve ever tried to lose weight alongside your husband, partner, boyfriend, or any male acquaintance, you’ve probably experienced a little frustration when you compared your weight-loss…

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Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

The proverbial advice to eat an apple a day first appeared in print in 1866. Nearly 150 years later, a medical journal has used the excuse of April Fool’s Day to publish a study that asks – seriously – whether this wisdom really does keep the doctor away. The daily apple eaters in the study…

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Ready, Set, Lose Weight

Weight loss is a journey. Make sure you’re in the right frame of mind by mentally preparing yourself for the road ahead. Losing weight — and keeping it off for good — requires both physical and mental preparation. You need to determine a weight-loss planthat you are able to stick with for the long haul. It’s not easy,…

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Mid-Morning Snacks May Thwart Diets

Dieters may want to reconsider that mid-morning snack. In a 12-month study of 123 overweight or obese women, those who snacked between breakfast and lunch lost less weight than those who skipped a mid-morning nosh. The finding may not relate to time of day as much as the short interval between breakfast and lunch for these…

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