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Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 4:49pm

It is common knowlegde that experts suggest drinking as much water per day as possible for fighting various health problems and maintaining good overall fitness. Water is definitely a powerful weapon in different battles, but how exactly does it help with weight loss? Drinking water throughout the day makes us feel full and reduces our appetite for fat and high-calorie...

According to a recent study from Cornell University, individuals who watch cooking shows and make meals based on the recipes provided on the shows on average weigh 11 pounds more than viewers who just watch cooking shows, but don’t follow the recipes. Cooking shows are known for making elaborate dishes that are heavily seasoned and prepared in unhealthy ways, such...

You look at the skinny person standing in front of you in line at the grocery store. What is their secret? How do they stay thin and fit, when half the country is getting fatter by the minute? They have their tricks, of course. You just have to fit them into your lifestyle. Eat more protein If you are used to eating sweet grains for breakfast, it’s time for...

Once upon a time, dieting meant sticking to an extremely strict eating regimen. Egg whites were for breakfast, celery and tuna in water were for lunch, and dinner literally resembled rabbit food. If people cheated on their diets, they’d fall apart in a tailspin of self loathing, racked with guilt over their inability to stick to their admittedly tasteless eating...

Cheese Plate Cheese plates are a great part of any weight loss plan. You can easily assemble them at home and they are widely available in restaurants. They are typically made of an assortment of artisan or special cheeses such as Brie, Chevre, Gouda, Gorgonzola, Gruyere and Pecorino Romano. Cheese plates are served with bread or crackers, but for weight purposes...

Contrary to what many people believe, fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. In fact, you should make sure that between 20 to 35 percent of your total caloric intake comes from fat. The key is not to restrict all fats but to make sure that you limit unhealthy fats. Two unhealthy fats are saturated fat, which is found in eggs and meat, and trans fats, which...

Posted on Jan 6 2014 - 1:21pm

You may think that losing weight will require major changes to your lifestyle, but that is not necessarily the case. Making a few simple changes to how you cook and prepare your meals can make a huge difference and cut those calorie counts substantially. Just use these simple tips to get started toward your weight loss goal. 1. Swap that fatty ground beef for lower...

Posted on Jan 2 2014 - 3:00pm

Considering going on a Diet? Check out our list of the best diets of 2013. 1. DASH diet “US News and World Report” names this the best overall diet of 2013. Created by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, this diet is designed to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels while encouraging followers to lose a few pounds. This diet promotes...