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
Think positive. If you think you're going to fail at weight loss, you will. In order to lose weight, it's important not to engage in negative thoughts. There are going to be times when you have a weak moment or you give into temptation. The key is getting back on track at your next meal. Don't let "the power of one" overtake all the healthy habits you've incorporated. If you've skipped one workout, then it won't ruin your entire diet... Read More
Cutting out fast-food lunches can be difficult in the beginning, but after a few weeks you'll be sold. Your wallet may even get fatter while your waistline gets smaller!
In order to "make over" your brown-bag lunch, you are going to need a few things. You will need some plastic containers and zip-lock sandwich bags to get started.
When you are making supper, always keep the next day's lunch in mind. If you double the recipe, then you will... Read More
Just because we've been raised to eat three big meals a day doesn't mean it's the right -- or the light -- way. Research shows the best way to keep your metabolism revved up is to eat small, frequent meals. Some studies have found that people who consume more meals eat a bigger variety of foods and are more likely to satisfy their nutritional daily needs. That means getting the recommended "five-a-day" when it comes to fruits and... Read More
If you've been trying to get your family to adopt healthier habits, whether it's eating better or moving more, then stop nagging. Trying a more positive approach could benefit everyone more. And being sneaky about it doesn't hurt, either. If you're not comfortable even broaching the subject of weight loss or health with your children or spouse, then just don't mention it. You can help them adopt those healthy habits without them... Read More
Drink a glass of water before you eat. Many times we go into a meal feeling famished, and thirst is sometimes easily mistaken for hunger. Consuming eight ounces of water 30 minutes before you sit down to eat works wonders. The water fills you up and you won't be as hungry when your meal is served. In turn, you'll be less likely to overeat. Water eases cravings and controls hunger without costing you any calories. If you simply need... Read More