Eating healthy meals is not a luxury that only the rich get to experience. You do not have to be a millionaire in order to enjoy healthy foods. Stop believing the myth that in order to eat healthy you have to shell out a ton of cash.
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Sugarless chewing gum is a great trick to use to lose weight. From helping to prevent you from eating too much dessert, to increasing your positivity, chewing gum is more than it's cracked up to be.
Of all the no-calorie sweeteners on the market, there’s one you probably never heard of, even though it may be in some of the foods and beverages you are enjoying right now. That no-calorie sweetener is called thaumatin.
Every day I hear someone ask me, “How can I lose weight quickly?” The truth is, weight loss is a constant struggle with both men and women. According to the CDC, 37.9 perfect of adults age 20 years and over are obese and 70.7 perfect are overweight. To achieve permanent weight loss that sticks, it’s important to do it slow and in an intelligent manner. Many key factors include: paying attention to your biochemistry, your food preferences and of course genetics.
It turns out, not all sugar was created equal. No, I am not talking about the sugar substitute called “Equal.” Instead, I am talking about the sticky substance most often associated with bees that we all know as honey. Honey, the delicious, and shockingly nutritious substance.
Fresh vegetables provide a delicious and healthy alternative to our favorite foods.
Do you believe that drinking diet soda is going to make a huge difference in your weight loss gains? Instead of drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient sugary liquid, do you really think that drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient fake sugary liquid is really the better alternative?
If you are one of the 31 million US citizens that skip breakfast everyday, stop! You should be eating breakfast everyday, no matter what. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you need to be eating it.
Sugar has been called a substance that is more than or just as addictive as cocaine. Although not all experts agree there is such a thing as sugar addiction, the consensus is that the brain is hardwired for pleasure, and sugar is a major pleasure, associated with significant cravings.
When you get a snack attack, what are the first foods that come to mind? If you are like most people, high-calorie items such as cookies, chips, ice cream, and candy bars on at the top of the list. These also happen to be the types of foods that are easy to get in vending machines, pick up quick at convenience stores and markets, or keep at home in your kitchen.
Recently I was water fasting for several days and one of the most difficult part was when the family members were cooking dinner in the evenings and the smell was increasing the craving for food. However, it is far more difficult when you yourself have to cook for a child. What to do?
How would you feel if your doctor wrote a prescription for exercise instead of handing you one for medication? You might be surprised to learn that's exactly what more physicians are doing and there is good reason your doctor's thinking may be changing.
I know a woman who refuses to eat potatoes because she says they will make her fat. Unfortunately, she is not alone in believing in this myth, yet potatoes can be part of a weight loss diet and should be for several reasons.
Even though you’re counting calories and trying to lose weight, you may occasionally like to indulge in a glass of wine at a party or special occasion. However, you won’t find a nutrition facts panel on your merlot or zinfandel bottle, so keeping track of the calories in wine can be a challenge.
Could color coding your food be the easiest way to lose weight? If it sounds good, you might be interested in the Thinsulin program that claims to have helped thousands of people with weight loss.
It’s no secret that protein is one of the three critical macronutrients everyone needs to survive. It’s also a fact that protein can be animal based or plant based (i.e., vegetarian protein) and that there are many delicious, nutritious, and environmentally friendly choices in the latter category that can also help you with your weight loss efforts.
Avocados are probably not a food you associate with dieting, yet I’d like you to take a few moments to explore this vegetarian weight loss food with me. When used judiciously, this highly nutritious fruit can actually help cut caloric intake, reduce hunger, and support weight management.
2015 Vegan statistics show that 6 percent of US population is vegan. This means about 19.3 million people are vegan according to 2014 US population data. What happens when these people go on the road and make interstate trips? This creates issues in some families who sometimes ask their family members to give up being a vegan just for the trip.
Welcome to a new series called Vegetarian Weight Loss Foods. I will be regularly introducing a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan foods that can be a part of your weight loss efforts. The first food to be covered is one of my favorites, Portobello mushrooms.
People who are trying to lose weight often will often try a wide variety of eating programs and techniques to drop those extra pounds. Among the motivators for weight loss may be a canine friend, which is why I want to talk about how your dog can help you lose weight.
Finding a healthy diet that can help you lose weight can be confusing. Some popular diets are questionable and could cause more harm than good in the long run. The MIND diet is not only healthy. It might also help you lose weight.
Barley is an often overlooked and misunderstood food you should consider including as part of your weight loss program. As an added bonus, barley can play a significant role in the management of diabetes, a condition often associated with being overweight. Barley also is a super food for vegetarian weight loss.
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, the Superbowl is past and the awards ceremonies are just beginning. So, how do the glamorous people like Angelina Jolie Pitt keep their red-carpet bodies year round?
I started taking supplements when I was 18. I’m not counting the Flintstone or Chock’s chewable vitamins my mother gave me as a kid which was a probably a colossal waste of money as are most supplements. Yet the supplement industry is estimated at approximately 27 billion dollars in revenue.
A tiny white spot on the side of the tongue, a rough spot on the roof of the mouth — these changes in the mouth are often easy to overlook. But for two of my recent patients, they were signs of oral cancer.
Some people with multiple sclerosis decide to avoid yoga because they believe they won’t be able to do the poses or may feel embarrassed if they can’t keep up with others in the class. However, fortunately there is adaptive yoga for multiple sclerosis, which can make this beneficial form of exercise available to just about anyone.
The effect of alcohol on health is one of the most debated topics in medicine. The uncertainty is mostly confined to heart health and the remaining effects are quite well-understood and mostly deleterious. First, understanding the definition of amount of alcohol consumption is important: Moderate consumptions is less than 2 drinks per day for women or anyone over age 65, less than 3 drinks per day for men.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has now confirmed new cases of Zika virus in several states across the U.S. and has expanded its travel alert to include the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. The previous travel alert for pregnant women or women considering getting pregnant included the following destination: in Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. In the Caribbean: Barbados, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St. Martin and Puerto Rico. Cape Verde, off the coast of western Africa; and Samoa in the South Pacific are also destinations to which the CDC warns travel should be postponed.