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Dieting by Making Permanent Lifestyle Changes

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In the developed world, many of the problems we have with excess weight, and its associated health problems, stem from poor eating habits and lack of exercise. We eat too fast and rely too much on very tasty, but non-nutritive, fast and pre-prepared foods.  We spend too much time behind computers or in front of the television set. We relax and entertain too often with alcoholic beverages and high calorie snack foods. Read More…

Free Personalized Weight Loss Plans

Not all effective weight loss plans are expensive. In fact, some diet and exercise programs are free to use. It’s important to find a weight loss plan that is based on proven scientific research and promotes safe weight loss. So, rule out any weight loss plan that eliminate certain nutrients from your diet, such as carbs, fats or extremely low calorie diets. Consult your doctor if you have a question about a diet or exercise program. Read More…

Extra Easy Diet Plans for Weight Loss Success

Have you ever heard of the KISS concept? ”Keep It Simple Stupid” is a great concept when talking about dieting and weight loss. By keeping your diet plan simple and easy to follow, you will greatly increase your odds of long term success. Complicated diet plans and fad diets are not effective choices when you’re looking to lose weight and keep the weight off for good. The key is to get back to the basics; eat low-calorie meals that are full of nutrition. Yeah, that means veggies, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein sources. Read More…

Information about Carbohydrates and High-Carb Diets

Carbohydrates supply energy for the body in the form of glucose. This process occurs with the help of an enzyme called amylase, which helps to break down carbohydrates into a usable energy source by the body. Carbohydrates an essential part of any diet plan, and according to most health organizations, should be the most abundant source of calories in your diet. Contrary to what most low-carb diets encourage, eliminating carbs from your diet is not a healthy way to live and can even be dangerous long term. A moderate to high-carbohydrate diet plan may be the ideal choice for athletes or physically active people, but talk to your doctor before increasing your daily carb intake because eating too many carbs can lead to weight gain. Read More…

Eating Healthy: A 24-Hour Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Over the course of a day, it’s easy to consume far more calories than you probably should. Planning out a daily meal plan is one of the best ways to get organized, focused and to improve efficiency when it comes to eating healthy. Over the course of a 24-hour period, breakfast, lunch and dinner should consist of well-balanced food choices low in sugar, salt and within your daily calorie range. Read More…

What Are the Dangers of Sorbitol?

Sorbitol is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is derived from fructose, and it is deadly to the cells within the body, according to Harvard grad Dr. Gabe Mirkin of Wellsphere.com. Sorbitol is also produced synthetically and used as an artificial sweetener. It has about half the sweetness of sucrose, according to the National Institutes of Health. Synthetic sorbitol is a type of polyhydric alcohol, also known as sugar alcohol, and is not as damaging as naturally occurring sorbitol. This is due to the fact that the body does not absorb sugar alcohols. That being said, there are several dangers associated with over-consumption of sorbitol as an artificial sweetener. Read More…

Peanut Butter Recall: Latest Information

Peanut Butter Recall is a Mess

By now, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve all heard about the recent peanut butter recall caused by a massive salmonella outbreak across the U.S.  The alleged culprit: Peanut Corporation of America in Blakely, Georgia. This salmonella outbreak stemmed from tainted peanut butter at the plant that has been linked to over 600 people getting sick due to salmonella and is even linked to some deaths. Read More…

Bottled Water May Not Be That Safe After All…

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Recent findings by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) claims that some bottled waters contained mixtures totaling 38 different pollutants, including fertilizer, bacteria, and even traces of Tylenol! The study consisted of 10 of the best-selling bottled water brands on the market, and it found that, on average, each brand of water tested contained traces of 8 different contaminants. Read More…

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