Four Calorie Bargains That Will Help You Stay Slim

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Trying to lose weight? Here’s some food for thought. What if Americans were as conscientious about “spending” the calories on their bodies’ daily budgets as they are about spending their hard-earned dollars? According to Charles Stuart Platkin, author of the new book “The Automatic Diet” (Penguin Group, 2005), there is a set number of calories […]


Body Building Requires The Right Food

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Body building is a sport that, above everything, requires extreme dedication and willpower. To be the bulky athlete that you desire to be, you must consume the right kinds of body building food that will help you attain your goals. And you have to avoid junk food like a plague. Whether you want to do […]


How To Eat Low Carb

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Low carb eating has been a fixture now for a number of years and, for many people it creates a vision of deprivation and possible ill health. After all, some seemingly essential foods are ‘cut out’ by anyone who follows this diet and this, in itself, seems less than healthy. Actually, this is very far […]


The Problem With Almost All Low Carb High Protein Diets

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Do they work? Yes — you do lose weight initially on a High Protein/Low Carb diet but 90% of your initial weight loss is water. And that’s where the problems begin. What happens after your body has shed its water weight? It starts to burn the left over fat and then, because it lacks carbohydrates […]


Are You Ready For Low Carb

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Everyone’s been talking about low carb diets. While most people tend to associate it with South Beach or Atkins, there are actually quite a few books that centre on the principle of cutting out the carbs: Sugar Busters, Protein Power, The Zone Diet, Carbohydrates Addict Diet. They differ on how strict they are about carbohydrate […]


10 Secrets To A Fit Family

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It’s no secret that many parents and their children are overweight. These 10 simple ‘secrets’ can help you change your family’s lifestyle so that you can all become fit and healthy. 1) Eat Whole Grain Foods Processed and refined grains, such as white bread, white rice, cereal, pasta, and other foods made with white flour […]


Low Carb Diet Is It A Good Way To Lose Weight

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It is a true fact that the people following a low fat diet loose weight drastically. But the recent clinical studies prove that people reducing carbs steadily, loose weight still rapidly. Look at the negative and positive aspects of the diet before committing to it. There are different kinds of diet introduced by the medical […]


Understand How To Lose Weight

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The human body is incredibly complex. Every second, millions of physiological and chemical reactions take place in order to maintain good health. The body both creates things (eg. heat, muscle, proteins, RNA, hair, nails, enzymes, fat tissue, bones) and breaks things down (food, stored fat, etc.). These anabolic and catabolic processes, along with all organs […]


Is This The Real Secret To Losing Weight

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Does maintaining a diet with no carbohydrates really help decrease weight? Since the early 1970s, several weight loss plans have supported avoiding or reducing carbohydrates, referred to as “carbs”, from our diets in varying quantities. Although these carb-conscious diets are embraced by some, they continue to raise questions for many. For example, it has been […]


Is Your Diet Risking Your Health

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Have you noticed that fad diets rise and fall in popularity like the latest fashions or current pop songs? We’ve seen (and seen off) the soup diet; the grapefruit diet; the no carbs diet; the only carbs diet and so on. I remember as a teenager eating only hard boiled eggs for a week! I […]


Atkins Diet 101

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Who does not desire to have a fit and shaped up body? Perhaps we all do. Overweight is the biggest enemy of our health. But factors such as sedentary work, lack of time to exercise and the availability of delectable fast food have made it extremely difficult to have stabilized weight. It is not only […]


Eating Carbs Actually Leads To Weight Loss And Health

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Carbohydrates are the single most important food you can eat. That statement probably goes against everything you’ve ever heard, so let me explain. If you don’t believe me, take this little test. Think of a carb! If you’re like most Americans, bread, pasta, soft drinks, French fries, sugar, and similar foods probably flew into your […]


Some Food For Thought Is Your Diet Killing You

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I must admit that I don’t usually write articles with such a chilling headline, so I feel that I should give a little background on a relatively innocent experience which prompted me to write this piece. I would also say quite candidly that there is nothing really new in the main context of it, in […]


16 Ways To Burn Stubborn Body Fat

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Eat less … lose weight?!? Here’s the other stuff you can do to get leaner. 1) Don’t diet to extremes. Reducing calories by 15-20% a day will almost exclusively burn fat while larger cuts in calories will burn a combo of muscle tissue and fat. Muscle drives the metabolism – calorie burning. If you’re currently […]


Low Carb Alcoholic Drinks Uncovered

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How to find an enjoyable, low-carb alcoholic drink is something on the minds of many. The recent popularity of low-carb diets put a new focus on carbohydrates in foods. In an effort to capitalize on this situation, dozens of books have been published touting everything from easy, low carb-recipes to how to find a good […]


A Spoonful Of Sugar A Day Can It Keep The Doctor Away

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‘Sugar’ might as well be a four-letter word the way science and pseudo-science has demonized it over the years. The nemesis of dieters everywhere, sugar has become the scapegoat for obesity as well as a number of other diseases and conditions. People have been told by nutritionists that carbohydrates are bad, sugar is bad, and […]


Eat Your Carbs They Re Good For You

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You may think after all of the talk lately about carb reduction that you need to avoid eating carbohydrates. But the exact opposite is the case. The kinds of carbohydrates you get from fruits and vegetables are a necessary basis of your daily diet. Instead of helping you “pack on the pounds,” they actually help […]


Carbohydrates Why Size Matters

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If I collected a dime for each time I’ve seen or heard the word “carbohydrate” – or picked up a book on the subject, for that matter – I’d be a wealthy woman. And of course we’ve all heard the buzzwords: simple carb; complex carb; high carb; low carb; no carb. But do we really […]