Healthy dieting requires a balanced diet of both carbohydrates and proteins. Diet-smart proteins support the body boosting metabolism, repairing body tissue and helping muscles contract. Protein also helps stave off hunger when dieting. A savvy dieter must search for the best sources of protein available to lose weight, feel full and stay healthy.
Yogurt is great source of low-fat protein. Packed with 11 grams of protein, yogurt's live... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
It's one of the most frustrating feelings a woman can have. You wake up one morning to find that the jeans that looked so good yesterday won't even zip today. You've been exercising and eating right, so that can mean only one thing: the dreaded bloat. And whether it arrives just before your period or seemingly out of the blue, it's an unwelcome and uncomfortable... Read More
According to the National Cancer Institute, dietary factors play a significant role in cancer risks. A recent review estimates that 80 percent of cancers of the large bowel, breast and prostate are due to dietary factors. Clearly, what we eat affects our health. We can fight this dreaded disease by selecting foods that contain cancer-fighting agents.
Most doctors agree that a diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and low fat... Read More
How many times have we started a diet, only to have a decrease in blood sugar sabotage our efforts by lunchtime? Sometimes dieting can feel like a double-edged sword. We do everything right. We count calories, fat and carbohydrates and we reduce our sodium.
Then why does it sometimes feel as though nothing is working? How can we decrease our food intake and still have the energy to go to the gym? The answer... Read More
Conscious eating is all the rage, with numerous movements-local first, all organic, green living, etc.-celebrating the virtues of consuming foods that are good for the body and the Earth. This is great news for American families who have an interest in following a more balanced and healthy diet, as the market for nutritious and more natural food products has grown at a staggering rate.
But with this... Read More
By Diane Corriette
You know what it's like. You set yourself a goal, something you want to achieve. You are excited and ready to take on the world, and then a few months later you can't even be bothered to spend 10 minutes working towards achieving it. Well welcome to being human! It is so easy to go from... Read More
by Ysabel J. Doran
Before you throw that jar of fat-free mayo or those fat-free muffins in your shopping cart, thinking they'll help you lose weight, consider this -- fat does not make you fat.
It sounds like a paradox, but in fact, it makes perfect sense. Fat on your body does not come from the fat that you eat. It comes from calories you consume in excess of what you use... Read More
by Stephanie Larkin
Imagine getting home from work to the tantalizing smell of dinner, ready to dish out, hot and delicious. For a busy working mom, corporate couple or live-alone single, that's a dream that doesn't seem likely, unless you can afford your own chef. But it's not unattainable. All you need... Read More
There's good news for health-conscious meat lovers -- you can enjoy heart-friendly leaner varieties without having to choke down your meal for survival. These may be new methods to you, but they won't require very many new tools or techniques.
Fatty meat is dangerous for your circulatory system but your taste buds give it a "thumbs up" because fat, along with salt, excites our oral sensors. It also provides "lubrication" within the meat which... Read More
When you were a kid, your mother probably struggled to get you to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Now that you're grown up, you may be struggling to follow through on mom's advice on your own.
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, yet many adult women find it a chore to eat the recommended amount of five to nine servings every day. It's especially challenging with today's... Read More