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“Healthy” Foods that Aren’t

One of the hardest parts of eating a healthy diet is discerning which foods really are healthy choices. It may seem like a simple matter, but some less-than-ideal foods come disguised as healthy, natural, or low-calorie – when they’re actually anything but. Watch out for:

Cereals. Just because a cereal is organic, high in fibre, made with whole grains, or full of flax seeds does not…

Pizza: A Health Food?

Pizza may be the ultimate convenience food and the ultimate fun food – but did you know it could also be the ultimate health food? Pizza has the potential to be extremely healthy and waistline-friendly; it completely depends on how you make it. To make pizza as healthy, nutritious, and low-calorie as possible, try these eight great tips.

1. Start with the right crust. Typical white-flour…

Condiments: Little Foods with a Big Impact

If you aren’t losing as much weight as you’d like, or are trying to banish those last few stubborn pounds, it may be time to take a much closer look at what you’re eating. Liquid calories are a common culprit. Another is condiments. Depending on how you top your salads, burgers, and other foods, you could be eating hundreds of extra calories that you aren’t even aware of.

Some of t…

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for the Whole Family

In a perfect world, you’d have time to eat only home-cooked meals made up of whole, fresh, organic foods every day. However, in the real world most people have to eat away from home regularly – sometimes every day. Instead of surrendering to fast food, try these ideas to keep your lunchbox (or your kids’) interesting, delicious, and healthy. Just remember to keep cold foods cold; if you…

5 Helpful (and Free) Weight Loss Apps

If you’re like most people, you’re using your smartphone to assist you with everything from Internet browsing to taking photos to communicating with your friends and more, so why not use it to help you lose weight? There are tons of weight loss and fitness apps available that can make it much simpler to track your calorie intake and stick to your healthy diet plan.

1. MyFitnessPal. This is…

4 Muscle Building Myths

Weight training is a tricky subject, especially for women who hear a lot of conflicting information about the best way to train and what will happen to their bodies when they do. That’s too bad, because the more lean muscle mass you have, the more efficiently you burn calories all day long. These four myths are simply not true – so forget about them and lift away.

Myth: Lifting weights…

Does Water Really Help with Weight Loss?

You’ve probably heard “drink water” more times than you can count – but does it really help with weight loss? The short answer is, “it depends.”

If you’re already drinking plenty of water, drinking more won’t make a difference in your weight. However, if you’re dehydrated and you start drinking more water, or if you drink high-calorie beverages often and you replace them wit…

Electronic Forms of Fitness

As technology advances so do your opportunities for improving your fitness from the comfort of your own home. This can make it easier for you to try out a variety of new activities and fit them into your busy schedule. There are several interactive game systems that allow you to get a real workout right in front of you home TV.

Workout Routines

You have probably seen a workout routin…

The Truth about Eggs

First eggs are good, then they’re bad, then they’re good again. They’ve been rumoured to cause high cholesterol, heart disease, and more – but do they? Great news for egg lovers: The latest research finds eggs innocent of all charges. More than innocent – if there were a contest for the perfect food, eggs would be frontrunners.

Chicken eggs may be high in cholesterol, but their…

Why Skipping Meals can Make You Gain Weight

Some people skip meals because they do not have the time. Other people skip meals because they are too tired at the end of the day. Still others skip meals to try to lose weight. Whatever the reason is skipping meals will actually ruin your metabolism and make you gain weight instead of losing it.

Damaging Your Metabolism

You may have heard about your metabolism, but do not know much about…