Low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets are some of the decade's most popular diet plans, and many people successfully lose weight on these restrictive diets. If you want to lose weight but still eat "real" food, then following a low-fat or low-carb diet can help you shed those excess pounds.
Key Principles of Low Fat Diets
Low-fat diets are designed to help you lose weight by reducing the chances that your body will store fat... Read More
Next time you have a meal, look at your plate -- what colors do you see? If it's mostly white and brown then your diet might be colorblind!
In order to have a healthy diet you need foods from all the food groups, and that means a colorful plate. Just eating meat and potatoes won't provide you with the essential vitamins and minerals you need to stay in your best health -- you need to add in colorful fruits and vegetables! ... Read More
As I walked through the grocery store aisles a few weeks ago, I noticed the increase in prepackaged slow cooker meals. I've been using my slow cooker and reaping the rewards for years, so it was no real surprise to me when others started proclaiming the benefits of cooking with a crock pot. Why did it take the rest of the country so long to catch up? With this increase in popularity, I've recently been asked by a few 'newbies' 'What's so... Read More
Over worked, short on time? Americans need convenience and frozen dinners provide that to us. It is possible to eat healthy and "zap" a meal! It is almost impossible to choose a frozen dinner, while strolling down the frozen food isle. There are so many choices. You want to look for options that are tasty, healthy, low on calories, salt, and fats. Thankfully all the hard work is done for you. All you have to do is read and compare the labels.... Read More
by William Winch
Each year, more that 300 new junk foods are introduced to the marketplace. Compare that to the 10 new health foods that are introduced each year, and you can see why America has an obesity epidemic. How can a person successfully stay on a healthy weight loss program with so many junk... Read More
A night with family and friends is always a nice addition to our busy lives. When did you last enjoy great conversion over a delicious meal without having to spend a fortune or slaving for hours in the kitchen? If you can't remember, then perhaps it's time to enjoy fondue at home.
Fondue for All Tastes While "fondue" refers to a warm liquid in which you dip tasty treats, there is more than one variety of... Read More
by Alan Chai
A plan for natural weight loss can often include products that will help you focus on the process of losing weight. If you can do so without introducing additional chemical and harmful substances into your body, you will be healthier overall. Natural products give you that extra boost to help get... Read More
A journal documenting your dieting journey can be a beneficial tool to ensure achieving weight-loss success. Keeping a record of your efforts and analyzing what works and what does not is tantamount to creating a personal support system.
Your journal can consist of much more than a simple food diary. It can contain detailed information about your exercise efforts, your feelings and behaviors -- whatever will raise self-awareness and keep... Read More
The NuWave oven is a counter top oven that combines the principles of convection (moving air) and infrared (heat waves) to cook food more efficiently than a traditional oven, taking 50% less time and 85% less energy.
It has many uses including baking, steaming and frying. The small size and versatility of the NuWave oven make it sound appealing for cooks who want to make the most of their time and kitchen space. It also promises healthier... Read More
by Lisa Parker
Great dinners do not always require advanced planning. Sometimes you just have to wing it with what you have on hand. If you keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with some basic supplies - and a few surprises - you will never be at a loss when you have to whip up something great for dinner... Read More