Fat is the enemy. Fat makes you fat. The creators of the Choose To Lose Diet say it is not sugar and starch that causes obesity; it is the fat in foods that packs on the pounds. You can also forget what you have heard about the dangers of overeating. It is not how much you eat, it is what you eat that is... Read More
It is the weight-loss plan that is taking Australia and the UK by storm. The Total Wellbeing Diet was created by the Clinical Research Unit in Adelaide, celebrated for its diligent research in nutritional and genetic factors in regards to obesity cardiovascular disease, bowel cancer and diabetes. A... Read More
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
It is a fact of life that everyone experiences stress from time to time. The ability to manage stress helps dictate how healthy our lifestyle can be. Sometimes that stress management shows up in our diets. People often turn to "comfort foods" to ease their tension in the short term, but in the long run these actions have very unhealthy consequences.
However, there are foods that are not only good for you, but good for fighting everyday stress as... Read More
Consuming mostly low to medium GI level foods is one of the best choices that you can make to get a health and lean body. If you are new to the glycemic index, it may sound overwhelming and confusing to you. So now I will give you six simple rules to follow that will help you to live a low GI lifestyle on a daily basis. The six rules are:
1. Eat more beans and legumes.
Legumes and beans are very high soluble and insoluble... Read More
by Charlotte Louise Maguire
When your pantry is stocked with healthy staples, it is easy to make smart choices. The following list of non-perishable foods will provide a variety of convenient choices without breaking the bank or sabotaging your diet. These options will keep you feeling full and satisfied while providing optimum nutrition. Mix and... Read More
Premenstrual syndrome is an extreme form of stress that produces physical and psychological wear and tear on a woman's body throughout the month, but especially prior to and during menstruation.
Stop the self-perpetuating downward spiral of poor eating habits, poor nutrition and excessive stress, and improve your health throughout the month. Include other strategies such... Read More
Super foods are those foods that provide your body with more than just calories, protein, carbohydrates and fat. They are classified as "real" foods (read: unprocessed) that supply your body with disease-fighting components and support health.
For example, many fruits are considered super foods because they contain antioxidants which neutralize free radicals, on top of their low-fat and carbohydrate content. A free radical is an... Read More
According to the American Heart Association, our bodies need lots of fiber in order to be healthy and function properly. Fiber is that part of plants comprised of materials that cannot be broken down by enzymes and digested.
Fiber helps to slow our digestive system down, allowing the body to break down the sugars in food (which is needed to produce energy among other things), at a rate that avoids wild swings in sugar and insulin... Read More