When bellying up to the bar, pay attention to what goes into your mouth, and you might shed some of the unwanted bulk. Make the wise and attentive choice of drinks and accompanying snacks an ally in your battle of the bulge.
Most importantly, alcohol makes you hungry. It lessens your inhibitions and your ability to keep tract of things. It is easy to find yourself mindlessly nibbling nuts, chips or anything else within reach. As... Read More
You might be surprised to find out foods you thought were "healthy" really are not so much! Your family might have been better off eating chips, ice cream, or a big piece of chocolate cake. Consumers are bombarded everyday with "tricky" foods. Just because a box says that it is "Fat-free" or "sugar-free" does not mean it is good for you. Reading those words on a box can deceive us into thinking that we can eat away totally guilt-free. Take time to... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
"Come on. Just one bite won't hurt you."
"Ewww. It's gross!"
It's a scene that plays out at dinnertime in thousands of households across the country. But if you're picturing a frustrated mother and her rebellious five-year-old, think again. The truth is that many adults turn up their noses at certain foods, and no amount of... Read More
Healthy eating behaviors aren't difficult to incorporate into your lifestyle, and they don't mean eating only sprouts and tofu for the rest of your life. A few simple changes to your lifestyle can not only improve your eating habits, but you'll be healthier, and enjoy your food more too.
Here are some helpful hints to get you started.
1. Detecting Hidden and Empty... Read More
Eating healthy can be a challenge in today's fast-paced world. Finding fresh, wholesome snacks to supplement a busy lifestyle while maintaining proper nutrition isn't always easy. Nutrition and ease of preparation are important to many people who are hungry for a quick snack but don't want the calories or the inconvenience of a trip to the local fast-food restaurant.
A great solution may be just a few steps away... Read More
by Ted Goldberg
Luscious desserts and low-carb diets typically do not mix. Sugar is, of course, a carbohydrate. How can you have something "sweet" without using sugar?
Those of us who cook know that using artificial sweeteners changes the recipe drastically. Substances like saccharin have less... Read More
Here are some affordable meal ideas to help you get dinner on the table each night without too much time or effort.
Casseroles Casseroles are an all-time favorite comfort food and can be inexpensive one-dish meals. Here are two recipes that are crowd and wallet pleasers.
Classic Tuna... Read More
Adding fish to the diet is a delicious way to get lean protein and healthy antioxidants compared to meat and poultry. Many cultures such as Japanese and Mediterranean insist on fish in their diet for many reasons: most fish are a powerhouse for antioxidants, omega-3s, and lean protein. In addition, fish goes with almost anything. When adding fish to the diet it is important to buy the freshest fish on the market.
The freshest fish comes... Read More
What you eat is written all over your face. Think you're getting a balanced diet? Take a look in the mirror just to be sure. As the old adage goes, we are what we eat, and nothing reflects that sentiment more than your skin. When you're slashing calories from your diet, it's important not to slash skin-boosting vitamins and minerals. Dieters' skin can sometimes look sallow, discolored and dry. So what treats should you feed your skin?... Read More
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