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...

You already know that drinking more water is good for your health, but you might not have the full list of benefits. There are a number of upsides to drinking more water that we don’t all know about. You know that water keeps you hydrated, that you can keep from getting tired when working out, that you can use it to regulate your body temperature, but you...

Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. When you begin your day eating a nutrient deficient, high calorie breakfast, you are setting yourself up for failure. A good breakfast includes healthy protein, complex carbohydrates, and a small amount of healthy fats. You need a breakfast that will maintain a stable blood sugar. This will keep you feeling satiated...

The new year offers a new start. If your resolution this year is to improve your health through your diet, cutting out fatty, sugary foods should be your first priority. This doesn’t mean you have to spend the year feeling unsatisfied and deprived, though. There are a number of high-nutrient foods that can satisfy cravings for sweet, salty snacks while improving...

Not all foods are created equal. An ounce of peanut butter is obviously going to have a completely different effect on your body than an ounce of mashed potatoes. When trying to eat healthier it is tempting to believe that complete restraint is the only way to go. However there are several high protein foods that not only taste divine, they will also leave you satisfied...

1. Dried Fruit Mixtures or Trail Mix A bag full of fruit and nuts will definitely give you an energy boost, and trail mix is a highly convenient snack due to its portability. Further, with all the nutrients and protein included in a bag of trail mix, a modest portion is certainly a good addition to the average person’s diet. However, if you’re watching...