Cleanses for Weight Loss

lemonCleanses for weight loss – are they a good idea? 

It’s so tempting to go for a quick fix. After all, who wouldn’t want to drop 10 pounds in three days or lose inches on their waist in a week?

But cleanses, whether they’re made from juice, cayenne and lemon water, or are food-based in nature, aren’t exactly the answer the weight loss.

Let’s take a look at some of the claims surrounding cleansing – and talk about how you can cleanse safely while losing weight that will stay off in the long run. Continue reading

How to Stay Low-Carb at Your Summer Soirées

umbrellaSummer is in full swing, which means that barbecues, picnics, pool parties, and beach bashes are filling up your calendar. 

And while you may feel left out having to turn down the ice cream cones or the potato chips, hot-weather foods are actually the perfect complement to low-carb eating.

In winter we naturally turn to denser, heavier meals, but in summer it’s easy to lighten up and stay satisfied with fresh, healthy foods.

So as you hit the lake, pool, or your neighbor’s backyard for a good time, take these low-carb eating tips with you:  Continue reading

Best Weight Loss Programs for Women

oceanThe best weight loss programs for women take into account that changing your body is an incredibly personal process.

For men, we’ve known for a while, losing weight is usually easier and faster.

Women come across unique struggles in the journey to shed extra pounds, and that’s why it’s important to find a program that will cater to your needs.

So what do the best weight loss programs for women all have in common?

Let’s take a look at a few of the common denominators:  Continue reading

Josh Rekindled a Long-Dormant Love Affair With His Wife


josh finalPrior to seeking help from GreenLite, I was morbidly obese with all the health problems that go with it: borderline diabetic, heart issues, back issues, sleep issues, and respiratory issues.

I wanted to get healthy for the sake of my family. I have three children, including two sons. I wanted to provide a positive example of health for my boys, and I wanted to be alive and well to dance with my daughter at her wedding someday.  Continue reading

Weight Loss Clinics Should Do These 5 Things

file000895423288Weight loss clinics aren’t going to perform any miracles for you. 

The fact is that losing weight for good requires your complete participation – and any diet or program that promises fast results without long-term lifestyle changes isn’t worth your money. You’re just going to gain the weight back.

Weight loss clinics can, however, give you the support you need to start this process and lose weight the right way. So when looking for a program, keep in mind the following:

1. Weight loss clinics should customize your program. Too many programs approach weight loss from a one-size-fits-all perspective. This won’t work. You gained weight for specific reasons – behavioral, emotional, etc. – and losing it requires looking at your unique challenges and strengths. This is where personalized coaching comes into play and is so important. A weight loss clinic needs to address YOU as you – not expect you to fit into some general protocol that works for most people.  Continue reading

How to Make Produce Last Longer

file2601283650557Summer is here and so is fresh produce. 

Hopefully you’ve been hitting the farmer’s market or scouring your local grocery store for all the great fruits and veggies that are currently in season.

Yet if you’re like most busy people, those perfectly ripe apricots end up growing mold before you’ve had a chance to devour them, of you find a bag of mushy zucchini in the back of the fridge you completely forgot about. Surveys show that Americans throw out about 25% of the produce they buy.

That’s a lot of wasted food and money – not to mention valuable nutrients.  Continue reading