Snacking between meals is incredibly important because studies have shown that it prevents us from overeating by keeping our insulin and sugar level balanced. The problem that many people face is picking the right snack, because in the snack world, appearance can be deceiving. What might look healthy could actually be masking hundreds of unhealthy calories just waiting to find a home in your cells. In this article, we are going to look at four unhealthy "healthy" snacks that might just be the reason why you are still not able to fit in your favorite little black dress. Trust me, some of these are sure to shock you:
If there is anything that ties the majority of people in this country together, it is their quest to become healthy- not necessarily thinner- but healthy. Statistics show that more than two thirds of U.S adults are overweight. That might just seem like a number to you, that is, until you become a part of it.
When that happens everything changes. Your health suffers, and so does your social and personal life. Desperate situations can cause us to take desperate measures. Most people go from one diet to the next, trying to find some solace, or a miracle that could snap them back out of their current situation and put them in a healthier state.
Agave nectar has quickly become one of the most popular natural sweeteners replacing sugar, but not many people know what it is. With everyone eliminating high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar, agave seems like the ideal replacement because it's all natural
But what else is there to know about agave?
Eating healthy has become important to many of us, but we don't realize that certain "healthy" foods may be worse for us than we thought. For example, many people replace red meats in their diets by adding fish to their meals. Popular and affordable seafood staple tilapia has recently been found to be worse for you than bacon. Yes, bacon!
If you are a fish-eater then you WON'T want to miss out on this latest piece of scary news!
Many people rely on counting calories to help them lose weight, but it can get confusing and difficult to keep track of everything you eat in your head. Well, there could soon be an app that will make monitoring calorie intake as simple as pressing a button ... literally.
The app, which is still in its developmental phase, would allow users to get an approximate calorie count of your food simply by snapping a picture of it. It doesn't get any easier than that!
By now, you probably know I don't believe in eating a lot of processed foods. The secret to losing weight and living a healthy life revolves around choosing to eat live, nutritious foods. With a proper diet and consistent exercise you will obtain long-term weight loss. There is no need for extreme or trendy diets that only offer short term results.
What some people don't realize is that live foods are not only packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants; but they have a high water content. This means they're helping you stay hydrated as well as all the other benefits they offer.
We try our best to eat well, exercise to stay in shape, but there can be one part of the body we are neglecting and don't even know it. I'm talking about our breasts! We do everything to make them look aesthetically pleasing, but what about taking care of them from the inside out?
Believe it or not there are some ways you can protect them from diseases such as breast cancer by changing up your diet.
Whether you're a mom or not, we've all had babies. A food baby that is! A food baby refers to when you eat so much that your belly starts looking like a baby bump. I've had it, you've had it, and ladies we need to stop! We know that overeating is bad for us, but did you know that having one too many food babies can be dangerous for us?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are plenty of reasons why we should practice self-control when eating.Continue Reading >
Going gluten-free seems to be all the rage now, that many people are taking the plunge and eliminating it from their diet. Gluten is the elastic protein in wheat, rye, and barley. It gives breads and other carbs their chewy texture and is the glue that keeps them together. The problem is that there are certain people who are have food sensitivity to it or have celiac's disease and are allergic.
This doesn't mean it's the end of the world and that you can't ever have bread and pasta. Instead, if you plan on going gluten-free, there are a few things you should know before doing so.
You know I always try to tell my readers about the latest diets and trends in healthy living. There is so much information out there that it's hard to know which trends to follow and which to ignore. Today I'm going to talk about the vegan diet. This diet is being talked about by a lot of fitness gurus. But is it truly a healthy option? The answer might surprise you--read on!