Family Fitness Retreats for Weight Loss: What You Should Know

Family Fitness Retreats for Weight Loss: What You Should Know

Fitness is a family affair. Changing your exercise habits, updating your diet and trying new exercise activities can have a big impact on everyone in your family. The support–or sometimes lack thereof–you receive from family members can make or break your own commitment to a healthier lifestyle. The more supportive your family, the greater shot you’ll have at putting lasting changes in place. A surefire way... Read Full Article >

5 Sweet (and Healthy!) Treats

5 Sweet (and Healthy!) Treats

Just because you’re trying to lose weight, doesn’t mean that you have to give up your sweet tooth. There are lots of delicious, easy to make sweet treats that fit right in with your healthy weight loss plan. We’re talking more than the simple, “just make a smoothie!” advice. Everyone here at VeraVia loves a delicious smoothie, but sometimes you want something a little more decadent–to... Read Full Article >

Great Reward Ideas that Aren’t Edible

Great Reward Ideas that Aren’t Edible

Rewarding the body is in many ways also rewarding to the mind. Treats and rewards give us something to anticipate, a feeling of enjoyment in the moment, and the delight of reflecting on a positive experience. But what happens if your favorite rewards aren’t so great for you? Celebrations and personal rewards that come in the form of food–usually high in salt, fat, sugar or all... Read Full Article >

How to Overcome Emotional Eating

How to Overcome Emotional Eating

No matter how healthy, driven or wellness-focused you are, the bottom line is that your emotions play a role in what–and why–you eat. From grief to frustration to stress to just plain boredom, food can distract from discomfort and provide a burst of temporary relief. However, that pleasant feeling is usually quickly replaced by guilt, shame, and frustration. Eating becomes an emotional roller coaster that feels... Read Full Article >

What Is the Safest Type of Sunscreen to Use?

What Is the Safest Type of Sunscreen to Use?

Here are just a few issues surrounding sunscreen safety: The safest sunscreen you can buy is a PHYSICAL (zinc-based) sunscreen, but you’ve got to choose the right kind. Best to avoid physical sunscreens with titanium dioxide, especially in nano-particle form, which might also undergo changes during light exposure. Nano-particles in mineral sunscreens are minuscule at one-billionth of a meter. Little is known about their safety and... Read Full Article >