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
By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, FreshBaby.com
Asparagus derived its name from the ancient Greeks. But it was the Romans who were hooked on this vegetable. They documented detailed growing instructions, they enjoyed eating it in season, and they were the first to preserve it by freezing. Fast chariots and runners took asparagus from the Tiber River area to the... Read More
While many people turn to the latest fad diet or diet program in hopes of "losing 10 pounds in 10 days!" or experiencing "fast weight loss overnight!" few people actually get results from these programs and end up gaining weight from their yo-yo dieting habits in the long-term. Experts say that more than 90 percent of dieters fail at losing a significant amount of weight because they cannot stick with the program long enough to make it a... Read More
At a movie theater, villains don't lurk solely on the silver screen. You'll also find them at the food concession stand, under the guise of popcorn, soda, candy, and other yummy treats that show no mercy for your waistline. Not only are your choices for eating healthy at the movies extremely limited, but many of the portions have been super sized. So what can you eat, in case you can't bring your own snacks? Here's a list of the worst... 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
In the old days, peanut butter was made by simply grinding peanuts and perhaps adding a dash of salt. The only problem with this approach is that the natural oils in the fresh ground peanuts separated and formed a pool of peanut oil on top that had to be stirred before first use.
When hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated (trans-fatty) oils became more widely used by the food industry, manufacturers began adding these... Read More
Soy has gained popularity for its many health benefits. As its appeal increases, so does the controversy surrounding the consumption of soy, leaving people feeling unsure whether or not to include it in their daily diet. While there are undeniable health benefits, there are also real risks for certain people. Depending on gender and age, it has the potential to negatively impact the body, especially when it is consumed in high quantities. While some... Read More
Are you thinking about jumping into the next fad diet trend? Popular plans such as the Atkins and South Beach Diet promise to help you lose weight fast and easily, but most dieters find that they can't sustain the weight loss -- and end up gaining even more weight back! Here are some ways to avoid fad diets that actually make you fat.
Fad Diets: The Worst Offenders
There are dozens of fad diets available today, but many... Read More
In a society where dieting can seem virtually impossible amidst all of the food temptations and those of convenience, there is hope. A little willpower comes in handy sometimes, as well as moderation. After following your plan, how come it is still hard to lose those last pounds? The answer may lie in some of your seemingly "healthy" foods.
When buying groceries, it is an old adage to buy something from every food... Read More
In many households, the whistle of a teakettle is no longer part of every quiet afternoon at home. While boiling water in the microwave will work, a teakettle is both a handy tool and a stylish kitchen accessory. Cooks who prepare tea along with meals or snacks will enjoy being able to use the microwave for other things while heating water. Those who own electric teakettles will appreciate being able to heat large volumes of water quickly and... Read More