When it comes to fad diets, don't believe the hype. More often than not, they're ineffective and dangerous. Yes, even healthy sounding eating plans like veggie-based diets or diets that require dieters to cut out starch, sugar or fat. Those are especially hazardous, as they basically deprive your body of the essential calories, vitamins and minerals it needs to function. In other words, these fad diets are actually dangerous starvation diets.
You don't have to wait to hit the gym to burn calories anymore. By adding the following foods to your diet, you can transform yourself into a 24 hour fat blasting machine. These foods look good on the plate, taste absolutely delicious in your mouth and once inside the body, they rev up the calorie burning process.
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Benji Kurtz used to weigh 280 pounds, but has lost 100 pounds since 2005. He was a well-known crash dieter eliminating carbs only to regain the weight he lost quickly. He finally saw the food documentary Forks over Knives, which focuses on plant-based eating. The movie left him inspired to change the way he ate.
He also read up on the subject matter as he adapted to his new lifestyle. Once he started seeing results, he stuck by it and hasn't looked back since.Continue Reading >
There's no waste in vegetables and fruits, not even those parts that usually end up in the trash like shells, roots, seeds and other parts. I had already heard that many of them contain most of the nutrients, having even greater vitamin content than those supplied by the pulp or core of the fruits or veggies.
That's why, today we want to tell you about some fun ways you can eat banana peels, watermelon rinds and other surprise creations by chef Aldo Zilli, supervised by expert dietitian Dr. Sarah Schenker.
Eating snacks prepared at home has never been so fun and motivating. Be inspired by these fabulous ideas!
By now you know that kale is a major super food and leafy green that is good for you. It's trendy but with good reason as it provides you with high doses of vitamin K, as well as calcium and vitamin C. Many opt to have it in their morning juices or salads but one of the best ways is to have it in a smoothie.
If you've shied away from adding kale to your smoothies, this recipe I have for you will completely transform your life!
A California-based packing company has just issued a recall for fresh fruits sold in stores you've probably visited to do your groceries. The reason is so scary! A selection of fresh fruits have been flagged because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious infections in children, sick or elderly people and those with a weakened immune system. The risks are even more dangerous for pregnant women as Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. Read on to see the products that could be contaminated!
The summer is the perfect season to take advantage of hydrating fruits and vegetables. One of them being the cucumber. The cucumber is delicious on its own, with a dip or in addition to your meals. Just biting into one feels refreshing as you savor the crunch and flavor that it's only natural to want to eat it in different ways.
There are some excellent ways out there to add cucumber to your diet that you probably haven't even tried yet and should!Continue Reading >
If you've been getting rid of certain foods from your diet because you're trying to lose some weight, that's good, but are you eliminating the wrong ones? Biochemistry professor Rodney Bilton writes in his latest book, Know What to Eat, that there are certain foods you'd never expect to be helpful for weight loss.
In fact, some of the ones you think are healthy are the complete opposite!
Losing weight is a challenge on its own, but it is easier when you have someone supporting you every step of the way. Robert and Jessica Foster knew that it was time to lose some weight when they both tipped the scale at around 300 pounds each. Robert weighed 327 pounds while Jessica was weighing in at 287 pounds. Both were obese, but Jessica knew something had to change as her 30th birthday approached in 2012.
That was when she and Robert decided to lose weight for good in order to be in better shape for their kids and improvement of their health.
Blueberries are such a well-loved fruit by many that it's no surprise July is National Blueberry Month. They're a portable snack, an ideal addition to a fruit salad and you reap many health benefits from them. They may be tiny, but they contain antixiodants and have been used since the 1600's as a medical resource by Native Americans.
As if blueberries weren't already good enough for us, there are plenty of other reasons why you should be eating them.