Archive for 'Food & Nutrition'
Obesity-related health problems are on the rise, with some health experts claiming the condition to be one of the most dangerous health problems confronting public health professionals today. When eating at home, a trick to avoid helping yourself to seconds (or thirds) is to keep serving platters in the kitchen and fill your plate there – not on the table. A recent study showed that people had very skewed perceptions as to the amount of food they had consumed. Most subjects believed to have consumed 1 or 2 portions, but in fact had 3 or 4!Full Story
We’ve all heard opinions and theories where dieting is concerned… but how much is fact and how much is food fiction? We took 3 common dieting myths and put them to the test. Read on to find out the truth and get some GREAT TIPS to help you shed those extra pounds!Full Story
If you’ve been near a newsstand recently, you’ve likely seen a few magazine covers with celebrities getting on the ‘vegan bandwagon’ to lose weight. For anyone who follows a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, the recent surge in popularity surrounding these long-established ways of eating may be a little irritating, as most supporters did not adopt the vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss purposes, but rather because of personal beliefs or motivations.Full Story
In defense of all the self-proclaimed “chocoholics” out there, food cravings may be both physically and emotionally driven, making resisting certain foods that much tougher! The next time you reach for that snack, take a minute to try and decide if you really want that brownie – or if you just need a nap!Full Story
It’s that time again. Summer is looming in the not too distant future, causing the remaining doughnut on the table to look even more menacing than usual! But, luckily there are many natural ways to get into tip-top shape, without causing harm to the body and without disturbing systemic harmony and balance.
We’ve heard it all before, but truly: eating healthy, balanced meals at regular intervals throughout the day is the only safe, long-term solution in the quest to get healthy and slim down.Full Story
We all know that nutrition is our body’s fuel, but especially in today’s society, eating well can be a challenge. Meals are sometimes social events, with nourishment a secondary (or even disregarded) element to the food. Other times, we use food for emotional comfort. However, when we do not take a balanced approach to nutrition, we’re more likely to experience low vitality and feel generally unhealthy.Full Story
In 2010, some couples may have noticed their sex lives had diminished either due to economic or family stress. While it may be a harder in 2011 to get back on track financially, it certainly doesn’t have to be that hard sexually. Turns out that many libido enhancers, which may be found in your kitchen cabinet, can help arouse sexual organs; this is especially true for men. After the ingestion of certain spices, sexual organs get a thrust of energy for better performance. These spices include ginger and cassia leaves, which can be added to food or taken as a supplement.Full Story
During the holidays simple food plans are often abandoned and recovering the body and mind from a “holiday hangover” can be very difficult. Rearrange your fridge after the holidays, purge leftovers, and freeze foods you may want to use at another time. When your fridge is finally cleaned out, restock your shelves with fruits and veggies.Full Story
Think of your last late night out with friends… did you consume a few too many drinks, then order a plate full of greasy bar food? Was it was the extra alcohol that impaired judgment on that mammoth plate of cheesy fries, or the comfort of your friends noshing away along with you?Full Story
Many of us are constantly struggling to reach contentment with our weight or some aspect of our health in general, and often it’s the little habits we may or may not be aware of that can set us off track nutritionally.Full Story