Ready for a little experiment? Grab that jar of sugar, a measuring spoon, a plate and a can of regular soda. Then, dump one teaspoon of sugar onto the plate. Repeat this nine more times. Do you know what you have, besides a mess? The amount of sugar... Read more
People love routine. There’s comfort in doing the same things and knowing exactly what to expect—no surprises, no fear, no thinking required. And sometimes, routine can be a very good thing.
But when it co... Read more
What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,... Read more
I got a recipe on the internet where you add lemon, cucumber, mint and ginger to water and let it sit in refrigerator overnight. I was wondering if anyone found adding these types of beverages helpful to weight loss?... Read more
I'd suggest focusing on your body fat percentage instead of a weight number. If you gain muscle mass, you may end up dropping a size or two because muscle is more dense (1 lb muscle takes up less space than 1 lb fat).... Read more
There is nothing that is useful for our body with foods that have hydrogenated or trans fat. These fats stick to arteries and cause heart disease and acts like a slow poison to our bodies. Our bodies turn sugar into fat also! Shortening, Partially... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
Quality and quantity often face off in the battle of the bulge.Do you choose the smaller, more calorie-dense meal or the larger, less calorie-dense meal?Do you splurge on a cupcake or stick with your snack of yogurt, granola and berries?What if we to... Read more
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