While there is something to be said about weight loss diets, many of them aren’t what they’re cracked up to be, and some can be downright dangerous. For one thing, it’s all too easy to abandon a weight loss diet that doesn’t seem to be working. The most effective diets tend to work slowly but steadily. If you want to lose 10 pounds in a week by going on a strict diet, it’s possible to do so, but the chances are the weight won’t stay off very long. Read more
Cleansing and detox programs are household norms nowadays. There are several different cleanses available, many targeting different parts of your body. They can be purchased in kits from health food stores or made from fresh fruits and vegetables. Before embarking on a cleanse, think about what you want to get out of it and choose the detox program which is best for your needs. My personal favourite is the “Master Cleanse” which is a lemon / maple / cayenne juice diet which lasts 10 days. It takes care of everything and you feel great when you are done! Read more
It’s not much of a problem to find lists or discussions about the 10 best foods for your heart, the 15 best, the 25 best, and so on. The message is simply this: there are so many different foods that are good for your heart that you should have no trouble putting together a healthy diet plan that features meals that are both delicious and satisfying. Read more
Eating clean doesn’t have to mean eating boring, but healthy foods often get a bad rap for have-ing “bad” or “bland” taste. Learning to incorporate spices into your clean eating diet can not only enhance the taste of your dishes but can also give you some extra added health benefits. We have a list of 6 spices to start incorporating into your diet to give your palette some enjoyment and your body some benefit. Read more
If you are one of the many people who are striving to lose weight, you probably want effective results that last. While diet plans and fitness fads work, they are only effective up to some extent. For the most part, the results are temporary, because you only get to work on them for a while. Read more
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