September 2012

Healthy Kids Fun Recipes

by Arica on September 28, 2012

Every parent wants their children to eat healthy, but sometimes it is difficult getting them to cooperate. Additionally, each child is different, so what may work with one child, may not work with another. Involving your children in preparing their Kids Recipes will give them incentive to eat it. Being able to achieve that perfect balance of healthy eating can be challenging, so below are some easy kid recipes that your kids can either make themselves or with your assistance. Keep Reading

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Does The Yogurt Diet Actually Work?

by Wendy on September 28, 2012

The original Yogurt Diet is a health and weight loss program that was developed by nutritionist Ana Lugue. The basis of her diet is the fact that many common chronic diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity are caused largely by poor diets. She believes that an inadequate intake of nutrients and good bacteria rather than excess calories is more of a contributor to those chronic diseases. By consuming three servings of yogurt a day, Lugue says your body will get the nutrients and good bacteria needed to help you lose weight and keep it off. Keep Reading

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It seems like one of the most common problem areas on everyone has on their body is their mid-section.  Everyone always seems to want to lose a few pounds there. Refined sugars, saturated fats and trans fats are the food culprits that can add inches to your waistline, but there are other factors that could play a role as well. Stress, hormonal imbalances, blood sugar imbalances and genetics can also become factors in the size of your waist. Keep Reading

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Easy Vegan Fast Food Dinner Options

by Andy on September 27, 2012

Finding vegan food, whether you are looking for restaurants that serve 100 percent vegan dishes or supermarkets that carry good vegan alternatives to ingredients for cooking and baking, can be rather difficult. This is largely dependent upon where you live. Keep Reading

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Don’t Let Hunger Sabotage Your Diet

by Mel on September 27, 2012

I have found that the biggest saboteur to my diet is hunger. If I let myself get hungry – it seems the only way to satisfy that hunger is to reach for something sweet and sugary, items which are definitely not apart of my healthy eating diet. To help keep myself full and avoid those weak hungry moments I have done some research to find the best appetite suppressants.  There are quite a few ways to deal with hunger and I will go over the options I found. Keep Reading

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When you are training for any type of physical competition nutrition is an important factor to consider. It doesn’t matter whether it is a triathlon, marathon, 5k, bike race, or swimming – eating the right foods will make a big difference in your training and will help your body perform at its optimal level on competition day. Keep Reading

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Increase Upper Body Strength!

by Jackie on September 27, 2012

Doing pushups targets your shoulder, triceps, chest, back, and core muscles.  Pushups are a perfect at home exercise and no equipment is needed.  Chest exercises like pushups are great for strengthening your upper body and improving your overall athletic performance.  If you are just beginning a fitness routine you will need to increase upper body strength before attempting traditional pushups. Begin with a kneeling pushup or do pushups on an incline rather than on the floor.  Keep Reading

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We all know that eating foods high in fat and sugar can cause weight gain, especially when combined with little to no physical activity, but are there specific foods out there that can cause you to gain weight? The answer is yes – there are a lot of foods out there that you may be eating because it is masquerading as a healthy item, when in reality it could be adding inches to your waist. Keep Reading

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What Is the Flat Belly Diet?

by Wendy on September 26, 2012

How nice would it be to lose excess weight from your midsection without doing endless amounts of crunches? The Flat Belly Diet was created to do just that, promising a flatter belly and up to 15 pounds in weight loss in 32 days by just changing your dietary habits. Keep Reading

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There is a very popular expression to the effect that you eventually become what you eat. If you did not take this expression seriously in the past, you need to do so now. We live in an age of mechanized farming. Now, there is nothing wrong with this because mechanized farming has led to an increase in food production. Keep Reading

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