Almost 90 percent of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of vegetables per day, and nearly 80 percent fail to meet dietary suggestions for fruit. However, recent studies have revealed one easy solution: frozen. When comparing a fresh, leafy plant to a frozen bag of mixed veggies, the fresh varieties may seem like a natural standout for superior nutrition. However,...
Diet Drinks and Weight Gain
Numerous studies and reviews recognize that it makes sense that calorie-free diet drinks should be beneficial for weight loss when used in place of higher-calorie sugary drinks, but the opposite typically occurs. A review published in 2013 in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism reports that evidence suggests people whoconsume...
Here are some general suggestions to fight fatigue with food:
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM…FOR CAFFEINE
When are you most fatigued during the day? Is it an hour or two after you typically have a lot of coffee/caffeine? Keep in mind caffeine can start having effects in your body 15 minutes after it’s been swallowed but six hours later, half of the caffeine can...
Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.
It provides calories with no added nutrients and can damage your metabolism in the long run.
Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain and various diseases like obesity, type II diabetes and heart disease.
Added Sugars vs Natural Sugars – Big Difference
It is very important to make...
First up, what type of protein powder should you choose: soy or whey protein?
Soy protein is made from soy beans, one of the best non-meat protein sources around. Soy beans contain a lot of protein per serving, and there is almost no fat or cholesterol in soy protein. This makes it one of the heart-smart proteins to consider.
Reducing your overall caloric intake is often one of the best weight- and fat-loss strategies. However, eliminating the wrong foods from your diet can hinder you from reaching weight-management and body-composition goals. Learning to recognize common myths is a good way to determine which diet and exercise regimen is right for you.
Starving yourself is the best fat-burning strategy.
For many, the vending machine is too often the go-to for lunch or even breakfast. And although there are "healthy" vending machines available (NY is trying them out at rest stops), the majority are still filled with less nutritious foods.
Vending machines have been around since the beginning of the first century, but it was the makers of Tutti-Frutti gum who...
Running can be a fantastic way to get in shape, lose weight and build muscle, especially if you start training for a race. It can also leave you ravenous and reaching for any and everything to eat post-run. Whether it's a 5k or a full marathon, making sure you fuel back up after running can help you beat hunger cravings later on, reduce weight and metabolism fluctuations...
Q: Is it possible to be addicted to food? And are some foods more addictive than others?
A: I used to use that term much more easily in the past, but I think people react very negatively about the concept of addiction to food, because it leads to misunderstanding.
Clearly, there are foods that are much more likely to trigger that loss of control and compulsive overeating...
1. Relying on Crash Diets
Determined to lose 10 pounds fast, you turn to a crash diet. Perhaps your plan calls for nothing but grapefruit or cabbage soup each day. You slash your daily calories to fewer than 1,000, and sure enough, the pounds melt away. But when you eat so few calories, you train your metabolism to slow down. Once the diet is over, you have a body that burns...