Losing the Meat to Lose Weight

The idea of eliminating foods from your diet in hopes of losing weight is nothing new. In fact, most weight loss plans encourage cutting out certain foods to help you cut down on calories and to encourage your weight loss efforts. [Read more]

Carbohydrates In a Healthy Diet

Bread has often been called the “staff of life.” This term is a good description of the role carbohydrates have played in the human diet since the dawn of history. Almost every culture has relied on a particular native starch or grain as a major source of calories. [Read more]

Drinks That Could Be Destroying Your Diet

When you’re trying to lose weight, everyone tells you to focus on a combination of diet and exercise to meet your weight loss goals. But when most of us think of “diet”, the first thing that comes to mind is the food we’re eating. The truth is, what you’re drinking can affect your weight loss just as much as the chewable calories. [Read more]

Losing Weight through Portion Control

Reaching your weight loss goals can be complicated by your current eating habits. As you make healthy changes, understanding portion control becomes an essential part of reaching personal goals. Many individuals are eating more calories than they realize because of portion sizes. Many of us tend to eat more when we are served a larger portion. Fortunately, it is possible to reduce portion sizes and improve weight loss results without experiencing chronic hunger. [Read more]

Reading Nutrition Labels for Better Health

Getting healthy may be as easy as reading labels. Food and supplement labels provide a wealth of information on the products inside the container. Labels can describe portion sizes, calorie counts, ingredients, preservatives, and nutritional content. Reading labels helps consumers get the most out of the products they buy, but these labels can be confusing at first glance. [Read more]

Healthy Omega Fatty Acids for Weight Loss

Omega-3 fatty acids are not made naturally by the human body, yet they are essential to keeping your body functioning properly. Omega-3s help reduce inflammation in the body and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA recommends eating 3 grams’ worth of omega-3s each day. [Read more]

Weight Loss in a Nutshell

A study published in the Journal of The American College of Nutrition found people who ate nuts, especially pistachios, almonds and even pecans had smaller waistlines than people who did not. It is unlikely this has anything to do with the nuts and more as an indicator of more general nutrition choices by these people but it does serve to show in appropriate portions, nuts can be a healthy choice even when you are controlling your calories. [Read more]