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
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
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
Deciding how best to eat your allotted daily food intake can be a bit confusing if you're dieting. Some experts say to eat a big breakfast; some say a big lunch is better. Some advocate three square meals and no snacks. Who knows, maybe those that say five or six small meals are right. Let's take a look.
Every nutritionist the world over will agree that starting your day off with breakfast is a must. Breakfast jump starts your... Read More
When dining out, do you start your meal out on the light foot? You waited 15 minutes to be seated and your stomach is growling by the time you finally get your table. Your first instinct is to dig in to the basket of warm bread or feast recklessly on the chips and salsa. If you're reaching for the bread basket, chip basket or anything else that's dropped on the table pre-meal, the answer is probably a resounding "no." Although the... Read More
Forget eating three big meals a day. Eat around the clock. That doesn't mean bingeing on junk food whenever you see fit. Instead, many dietitians and researchers encourage eating small, balanced meals. The body usually needs three to four hours to digest an average-size meal. To prevent the body from going into starvation mode, you should refuel it on cue. This also prevents your blood sugar from dropping in between meals. When you wait... Read More
Every parent has been there. Your usually angelic (or at least moderately well behaved) child is suddenly intractable, full of rage, or even engaged in a full-blown temper tantrum. Worse, your usual discipline measures don't even make a dent in the attitude or anger. What to do?
First of all it is important to gain some modicum of control. If you can't get your child under control and you are in a public place then remove yourselves... Read More
If you're watching what you eat, then one of the biggest pitfalls can be eating in a restaurant, especially with friends or significant others. When dining out, call the restaurant or get a menu online ahead of time. Many restaurants publish their entire menu online or have copies available for you to take home. Call ahead if you have questions about how food is prepared - whether fried, cooked in butter or prepared in other... Read More
There are those dieters who believe that skipping meals will actually kick start the weight loss process. But experts know better -- bypassing breakfast, lunch or dinner is actually the quickest way to derail your diet efforts. While it may help you lose weight in the short term, it's actually water weight. In addition, fasting can cause dizziness and fatigue. When your body goes into starvation mode and you can no longer tolerate... Read More
Do you eat until you're stuffed? Well, then it's time to call it quits...before you feel full. While you eat, the stomach sends a signal to the brain, saying it's full. However, it usually takes about 20 minutes for the brain to get this signal, which gives you plenty of time to overeat. The secret is to quit while you're ahead. Even if you're still a bit hungry, take a time out and wait a bit. If you still feel unfulfilled, eat a... Read More