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Finding the Best Weight-Loss Strategy for You

If you’ve tried losing weight without success, the problem may not be you at all; the problem may simply be you haven’t found the weight-loss plan that works for you. There are lots of ways to approach living a healthy lifestyle – not just one perfect way.The one thing that remains true across the board is diet and exercise are the two keys to weight loss. Beyond that, there are many ways…

Yoghurt: Healthy Snack or Dairy Dessert?

Marketers tend to present yoghurt as a health food, but is it? It does contain lots of protein, calcium, and probiotics, but there are so many choices that finding the best one can be a bit confusing. Most yoghurt is made from cow’s milk and live cultures that cause the milk to thicken and become tangy in flavour. But not all yoghurts are the same.Plain or naturalPlain or natural yoghurt…

Three Daily Habits to Help You Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight – whether a little or a lot – there are a few simple changes you can make to your daily routine that will help. Losing weight may not be easy, but it’s doable. Make these three daily habits part of your life and you’re guaranteed to see results.1. Eat more vegetablesYou’ve been hearing it your whole life because it’s absolutely true. Veggies are low in…

Is Fruit Juice as Bad as Soft Drinks?

If you’ve done any reading about nutrition or, let’s face it, been on the Internet at all, you’ve probably heard that fruit juice is just as bad for you as soft drinks. Is this true – could sweet, natural fruit juices really be as bad for you as chemical-laden sodas?The answer is yes – with some caveats. Fruit juices are full of natural sugars, which are healthy in small doses. T…

The Truth about Detox Diets

These days, everyone seems to be talking about cleanses or detox diets. Proponents say that toxins are a problem which you should eliminate from your body for optimal health. But—just what are these toxins, and what do detox diets actually achieve? These days, everyone seems to be talking about cleanses or detox diets. Proponents say that toxins are a problem which you should eliminate from…

Healthy Cooking for One – Yes, It Can Be Easy!

Living alone has many advantages, including having your own space to decorate and relax in, peace and quiet anytime you need it, and undisturbed order (or freedom to make a mess). However, some things are easier and more fun with another person to share them with. Cooking typically falls in this category. Cooking for family members or guests evokes a sense of accomplishment, but cooking for…

3 Ways Alcohol Interferes with Weight Loss

Many people find alcohol a pleasant part of our society’s traditions. It’s often a fun and delicious way to celebrate special occasions with friends or family, or unwind after a long day. However, there are some significant concerns surrounding alcohol, and one of them has to do with its negative impact on your weight-loss efforts. Here’s how alcohol may interfere with your goals and why…

Chew Your Way to Health

Think about the last meal you ate. Did you give any thought to how long you chewed each bite? Probably not: most people chew out of habit without considering exactly how they do it. As soon as you put a bite of food into your mouth, you probably chew and swallow it automatically. We tend to be so busy these days that we eat on the run or in a hurry, and we fail to take the time to chew our food…

The Key to Weight Loss? Personal Responsibility

We all know people who blame outside influences for their lot in life. You may have friends or relatives who seem to latch onto any and every excuse for why they are overweight. They may blame their friends, their partner, their genetic makeup, their job, or their finances – anything but their personal choices.

The fact is that when it comes to any weight loss program, the changes necessary…

Is Gluten Really Bad for You?

These days, it’s easy to find a multitude of gluten-free products by simply strolling down any grocery aisle. Stores are full of gluten-free bread, gluten-free beer, gluten-free brownie mixes, and much more. More people than ever choose to eat gluten-free diets, but is this way of eating really better for you? What’s the deal with gluten, anyway?

The word “gluten” means “glue” in…

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