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I'm NOT a doctor. Information is for educational purposes only. Please consult a doctor before starting any kind of weight loss plan. I DO NOT endorse any of the Weight Loss Plans on this Blog. I'm just providing the information and links to them.

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The 5-Day Mini-Fast Plan

Fasting may seem like an extreme weight-loss measure but in order to lose weight, abstaining from food for a set period of time can help yo...

Friday, September 30, 2016

Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it feeds your body and mind with the necessary nutrients and energy to function throughout the day. Eating breakfast regularly will also help keep weight off because it gets your metabolism going.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Snack on Nuts

Got nuts with nuts. Eating a handful of nuts will help you stay full. Try soaking them in water for a different texture.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chocolate

Q: True or false: Chocolate is actually healthy?
A: Only if it’s 70%+ cacao.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice

A healthy approach for the lunch bunch: Mix a lean protein with whole grains and fresh garden goods, then add a sensible treat.

Every mom or dad who makes lunches for kids knows the goals: avoid total jettisoning of lunch into trash by picky eater; hope she or he doesn't trade healthy apple for can of soda; nudge the menu past the old standbys before complete boredom sets in on Day 123 (kids need lunches, on average, 180 times a year).


CLICK HERE for a few strategies built around some core preferences.


Friday, September 23, 2016

10 Evidence-based Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Here are 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research.
  1. Cinnamon is High in a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties 
  2. Cinnamon is Loaded With Antioxidants 
  3. Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties 
  4. Cinnamon May Cut the Risk of Heart Disease
  5. Cinnamon Can Improve Sensitivity to The Hormone Insulin 
  6. Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Has a Powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect 
  7. Cinnamon May Have Beneficial Effects on Neurodegenerative Diseases 
  8. Cinnamon May Be Protective Against Cancer 
  9. Cinnamon Helps Fight Bacterial and Fungal Infections 
  10. Cinnamon May Help Fight The HIV Virus

Click here for more detailed information.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lose It

Whether you want to lose 10lbs or 100lbs, all Lose It! members share one goal: lose the weight and keep it off. See how easy it is to succeed with Lose It!, weight loss that fits.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Moderation is Key

Key to any healthy diet is moderation. But what is moderation? In essence, it means eating only as much food as your body needs. You should feel satisfied at the end of a meal, but not stuffed. Moderation is also about balance. Despite what fad diets would have you believe, we all need a balance of protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to sustain a healthy body.

For many of us, moderation also means eating less than we do now. But it doesn't mean eliminating the foods you love. Eating bacon for breakfast once a week, for example, could be considered moderation if you follow it with a healthy lunch and dinner—but not if you follow it with a box of donuts and a sausage pizza. If you eat 100 calories of chocolate one afternoon, balance it out by deducting 100 calories from your evening meal. If you're still hungry, fill up with extra vegetables.

  • Try not to think of certain foods as “off-limits.” When you ban certain foods or food groups, it is natural to want those foods more, and then feel like a failure if you give in to temptation. Start by reducing portion sizes of unhealthy foods and not eating them as often. As you reduce your intake of unhealthy foods, you may find yourself craving them less or thinking of them as only occasional indulgences. 
  • Think smaller portions. Serving sizes have ballooned recently. When dining out, choose a starter instead of an entree, split a dish with a friend, and don't order supersized anything. At home, visual cues can help with portion sizes–your serving of meat, fish, or chicken should be the size of a deck of cards and half a cup of mashed potato, rice, or pasta is about the size of a traditional light bulb. If you don't feel satisfied at the end of a meal, add more leafy green vegetables or round off the meal with fruit. 
  • Take your time. Stop eating before you feel full. It actually takes a few minutes for your brain to tell your body that it has had enough food, so eat slowly. 
  • Eat with others whenever possible. As well as the emotional benefits, this allows you to model healthy eating habits for your kids. Eating in front of the TV or computer often leads to mindless overeating.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Don't Skip Meals

Skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat-storing starvation mode, making it harder to burn calories.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Atkins Diet

Question I have: Is this really a healthy weight loss plan? I'm not sure. You be your own judge and consult your doctor before starting any weight loss plan. Click here for more information.

The aim:

Weight loss.

The claim:

You’ll lose up to 15 pounds within two weeks, and eat lots of fatty foods.

The theory:

The body is an engine; carbs are the gas that makes it go. Limiting carbs makes the body turn to an alternative fuel – stored fat. So sugars and “simple starches” like potatoes, white bread, and rice are all but squeezed out; protein and fat like chicken, meat, and eggs are embraced. Fat is burned; pounds come off.

Click here for more information.




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fit Day

Create a Goal, Track Food, Log Activity & See Progress! Trusted by over 6 million users.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Enjoy Healthy Fats

Foods with healthy fats such as olives, salmon and walnuts help you feel satisfied.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.

Click here for the 10 benefits.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Bulk up on Fiber

Eating foods high in dietary fiber can help you stay regular, lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and help you lose weight. Depending on your age and gender, nutrition experts recommend you eat at least 21 to 38 grams of fiber per day for optimal health. Many of us aren't eating half that amount.
  • In general, the more natural and unprocessed the food, the higher it is in fiber. 
  • Good sources of fiber include whole grains, wheat cereals, barley, oatmeal, beans, nuts, vegetables such as carrots, celery, and tomatoes, and fruits such as apples, berries, citrus fruits, and pears. 
  • There is no fiber in meat, dairy, or sugar. Refined or “white” foods, such as white bread, white rice, and pastries, have had all or most of their fiber removed. 
  • An easy way to add more fiber to your diet is to start your day with a whole grain cereal or add unprocessed wheat bran to your favorite cereal.
How fiber can help you lose weight

Since fiber stays in the stomach longer than other foods, the feeling of fullness will stay with you much longer, helping you eat less. Fiber also moves fat through your digestive system quicker so less of it is absorbed. And when you fill up on fiber, you'll also have more energy for exercising.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fish

Q: Are all fish healthy?
A: No. Avoid tilapia, catfish, swordfish.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Tips for Cutting Down on Sugar

Here are 7 tips to help you cut down on sugar:

  • Slowly reduce the sugar in your diet a little at a time to give your taste buds time to adjust and wean yourself off the craving.
  • Avoid sugary drinks. Try drinking sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice instead.
  • Don’t replace saturated fat with sugar. Many of us make the mistake of replacing healthy sources of saturated fat, such as whole milk dairy, with refined carbs or sugary foods, thinking we’re making a healthier choice. Low-fat doesn’t necessarily mean healthy, especially when the fat has been replaced by added sugar to make up for loss of taste.
  • Avoid processed or packaged foods like canned soups, frozen dinners, or low-fat meals that often contain hidden sugar that quickly surpasses the recommended limit. 
  • Be careful when eating out. Most gravy, dressings and sauces are also packed with salt and sugar, so ask for it to be served on the side.
  • Eat healthier snacks. Cut down on sweet snacks such as candy, chocolate, and cakes. Instead, eat naturally sweet food such as fruit, peppers, or natural peanut butter to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Check labels and choose low-sugar products.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cutting Dairy to Lose Weight

Q: What’s the deal with celebrities cutting dairy and losing so much weight?
A: Lactose can cause bloating.


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