By Heather DeLuca
Think cake will cure your crabbiness? Or baked goods will beat the blues? Probably not.
Whether you're suffering from an irritable mood, a case of the blues, or even full-blown depression, you may benefit from incorporating certain foods into your diet while avoiding others.... Read More
Some people prefer to work out on an empty stomach; some like a pre-workout snack. Which burns more calories, and which has the most impact on your performance? It depends. While exercising on an empty stomach may burn a few extra fat calories, research shows that total calorie burn is about the same, and that's all that matters when you're trying to lose weight.
If you're not sure if you should... Read More
When it comes to carbs and weight loss, you'll find dozens of conflicting opinions on how many carbs you should consume each day, when you should eat them and what types of carbs you need to include in your daily meal plan. Understanding how carbs play a role in your diet can be confusing, but once you understand some simple principles about how the body uses and stores calories from carbohydrates and what you need to do to avoid gaining weight... Read More
by Wilson St. Peter
Stevia is about 300 times sweeter than sugar in its natural state. Its medicinal uses include regulating blood sugar, preventing hypertension, treatment of skin disorders, and prevention of tooth decay. Other studies show that it is a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent as well. Stevia... 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
By Nick Mutt
Losing weight is not as easy as advertised by pharmaceutical companies that claim their products to assure 100 percent guaranteed weight loss. Shedding those extra pounds of flesh requires some physical activities accompanied with herbal supplements that are not only free from side effects but also take... Read More
Ask most people what their New Year's Resolutions were, and you'll likely find a common answer to lose weight. With so many of us wanting to shed the pounds, why is the obesity pandemic reaching new heights?
Weight loss tends to conjure up images of near starvation and tons of cardio. Most of us do not even start on our New Year's Resolution simply because the thought of it stops us dead in our tracks.
What if we had some... Read More
Have you ever wondered why more than 90 percent of dieters regain weight soon after their weight loss "success"? Dieters who choose a crash diet or extreme weight loss plan might enjoy the instant gratification of quick weight loss, but most end up regaining the lost weight and even a few extra pounds the moment they are "off"' the diet. Health experts continue to tell us that the only way to lose weight in the long-term is to maintain a healthy... Read More
By Brenda Skidmore
SAD, otherwise known as 'seasonal affective disorder,' is systemic in nature, and this condition can affect anywhere from 5 to 25 percent of the American population.
The symptoms can range from a relatively mild subtype form, of which affects a larger number of people and is commonly... Read More
Feeling down? Maybe you're nervous or angry about something. What you eat may have an impact on your mood and help you get happy. To release dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with the pleasure centers of the brain, try eating bananas or leafy greens or drink a glass of milk. Make a super smoothie with bananas, ice, milk and whatever other fruit you like to give your mood a boost. Feeling sluggish in the bedroom? You may be... Read More