Even Oprah swears by the benefits of this fat-burning, metabolism-boosting antioxidant. When used in combination with a healthy-eating program and fitness plan, green tea can have a great impact on cholesterol levels, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and other medical conditions.
The average person consumes approximately 100 to 150 pounds (45 to 67.5 kilos) of sugar per year with 80 percent coming from processed foods like soft drinks, candy, cereals, and baked goods. But what if we could have our sweets without the high caloric count? Would you use a sugar substitute if your cookie would taste the same and you could still lose weight?
Sugar substitutes can be natural or synthetic and... Read More
You're about to learn three "power tips" for burning fat that fitness models, athletes, and high-profile personal trainers use to bring out those sexy abs, arms, and thighs in no time...
I'm a little sick and tired of hearing the same old "top 10 fat loss tips" circulating in magazines and on websites. You're smart enough to realize that regular exercise and dieting will help you lose fat, but you're looking for better advice,... Read More
Everyone loves donuts. Whether you prefer these sweet treats first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee, as a late night snack, or anytime in between, you can make your favorite donuts right in your own kitchen.
Quick and Easy Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Sometimes, the best recipes are the easiest and while you can make your own donut dough (we'll show you how a little later), there's... Read More
Want to serve an elegant, yet easy, dessert? Try truffles. The chocolate kind, that is. Not the fungi. These rich and creamy bite-sized indulgences are really quite simple to make. The secret is to buy the best chocolate you can afford.
For 25-30 basic chocolate truffles you will need:
4 oz. good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped in small pieces
4 oz. good quality semisweet or milk chocolate, chopped in small... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
Sometimes it seems like the secret to successful dieting hinges on just a few seconds of your day. You've been so good: writing in your food journal, sticking to the plan, passing up the office snacks. Then it happens. It may be that moment when you get home from work, or just a fleeting thought while you're watching TV. You're craving something, and you're... Read More
Sugar cravings are the biggest challenge most of us have to face when choosing a healthy, nourishing diet. Even after learning about the negative health impacts of eating sugar, the thought of reducing or eliminating your sugar consumption can seem like an outrageous and impossible feat.
Phasing sugar out of your diet is possible when you use lots of nourishing support and a wide array of natural sugar alternatives. Once the sugar is... Read More
When you're trying to lose weight and stick with a healthy diet, getting rid of sugary sodas and unhealthy drinks is one of the keys to success. However, you don't have to stick with bland-tasting water to quench your thirst. There are dozens of tasty diet drinks and healthy drink options available, and quaffing these can help keep you on a healthy track.
Tasty Diet Drinks for Your Daily Diet
Some healthy drink choices... Read More
The Basic Cappuccino
The basic cappuccino is a 6-9 ounce beverage. It is composed of about 2-3 ounces of espresso coffee, 2-3 ounces of steamed milk and 2-3 ounces of frothed milk. Powdered cocoa or cinnamon is usually sprinkled on the top to give it that special touch.
Here are some tips and tricks to take your cappuccino to the next level of deliciousness.
Pour the brewed espresso into a... 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