Despite the citizens of the United States of America having reached new levels of obesity in the past few years, an obsession with health has also come into prominence. Wherever we look, we’re confronted by advertisements for ‘detox juices’ and new diet crazes which promise to ‘reinvent’ your life. The current phase appears to be for gluten free diets and the usual crew: the Dukan diet, 5:2 diet and, of course, the infamous diet pills. However, it’s not just weight loss that we’re obsessed with; it’s the health benefits too. So, with celebrities and health guru’s alike raving about the new tomato pill, the main question is; does it actually work? Read more
Mince meat or pecan Pies? Fruitcake? Eggnog? Candy Canes? Gingerbread? We all have our weaknesses over the holidays. It is a six-week gorge-fest that goes through holiday dinners, parties, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Before you know it you are filling out like Santa Claus.
Research suggests that if you are already packing some extra weight you are particularly at risk of weight gain during the holidays. And usually more than just a few pounds.
Here are some tips on how you can plan so you can both stay slim and not sacrifice any fun during the holidays. Read more
Losing weight is seldom easy. It can be next to impossible for some people, especially those suffering from certain disorders. For the rest, it’s still a challenge, but one that can often be overcome if you simply do the math. When calories out exceed calories in, you tend to lose weight. That may seem like an oversimplification, but there’s really no other way. Read more
So, I did it. After watching Hungry for Change, a documentary about the food industry, dieting and what we eat, I made a mental commitment to change the way I eat and more importantly, what I eat. The documentary had many helpful suggestions on how to initiate a change in eating better with one of them being kick starting your system by “eating” nothing but raw fruits and vegetables for 3 days by “juicing”. I have read both sides of the argument that juicing (or detoxing) works, and that it does not work. Read more
Despite chubby cheeks that lasted into my early teens, I had always been slim. A dairy fanatic, I would eat oodles of butter slapped on white bread without a second thought. I never had to worry about weight gain. I never weighed myself either. Read more
You may be suffering from malnutrition even though you eat all the time. It all boils down to what you are eating and if your body is properly absorbing the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. You need to pay attention to the foods that are going into your body to ensure you are supplying yourself with exactly what you need. Read more
Since the renaissance period, countries in the western side of the globe have influenced the culture, economy and even the palate of the citizens in the oriental nations. Consequently, the Singaporeans’ penchant for western food supports this concept. Unfortunately, most western recipes are rich in fat and cholesterol content. To address this, below are six suggested western meals which can help the citizens observe a healthier lifestyle. Read more
Dieting along with exercising is an essential part of any weight loss program. But engaging in impromptu diets and sporadic workouts will never help. Our body mainly responds to gradual variations and slowly builds itself to adapt to the challenges you put on it. So proper organized planning on dieting and exercising is necessary. Read more
Putting a plan in place to lose weight is always a good New Year’s resolution. That is true of course unless you’ve made the same resolution year after year, and your weight is the same or even a bit more than it was this time last year.
Maybe you’ve tried a succession of fad diets, without success. More than a few fad diets will cause you to lose weight, often rapidly, but few if any of them prevent the pounds you lose from returning. Read more
When your busy schedule starts pressuring you into compromising your diet and turning it into a wild, high-calorie feast, things have gotten out of control. Meals built upon fat-stuffed snacks and vanilla-flavoured coffee are not a healthy choice no matter if you are acouch potato or an avid athlete. Read more