If you have been trying to gain muscle for any length of time, you have probably figured out that training is only half of the equation. To gain quality muscular weight, you must take in more calories than you burn, with a significant portion of them coming from protein. This large food intake can be a huge drain on your wallet, especially when you already have monthly gym dues on your list of bodybuilding expenses. Here are 10, nutrient-dense,... Read More
Vegetables don't have to be boring. There are a variety of ways to prepare vegetables without losing color, texture or nutrients. And we're not thinking salads and a thousand ways to dress them up. Steaming vegetables is a great and viable option. The process is quick, rather hassle-free and produces nutritious and quick dishes to complement any meal.
Steaming is a simple... Read More
In the age of the ever-changing diet regimen, it doesn't hurt to have a program that offers more than a dozen different weight-loss, nutrition and fitness plans personalized to your wants and needs.
by Linda Wilson
The following are a group of very tasty homemade salad dressings that are quick, easy, and healthy. Perfect for diabetics and dieters, too.
Dijon-Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 3 tbsp water 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1... Read More
The potential benefits to your health associated with wine consumption is a rather long list indeed, and new studies continuously relate a drop in the risk of cancer and heart disease with drinking wine.
Even before the first book was written about wine in 1410 by a French doctor, the virtues of drinking wine had long been touted since the first century. The fact that wine contains certain... Read More
Most dieters see dining out as an end to all the good work they've done to date. Instead of the enjoyable occasion eating out should be, anyone on a diet will inwardly groan at the prospect of dining out believing that they will have to abandon their diet because there's no way that they can stick to healthy, low-calorie foods if they're going to be eating in a restaurant. But that's not how it has to be. It's... 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
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
Diets often fail because they leave people feeling deprived and longing for more food. With this in mind, it is important to make hearty, yet healthy meals that fill you up and not out. You want a nutritional meal that isn't loaded with empty calories.
There are many ingredients that provide a sense of satiety when you eat them. Beans, lean meats and fish are among some of these staples. A small handful of nuts such as pecans,... Read More