(Nearly) Magical Weight Loss Tricks

Losing weight takes commitment and hard work – there’s no getting around it. However, there are many great tricks that will make each day just a little easier. “Trick” yourself into losing weight with these tips that are so easy you’ll almost forget you’re dieting.

Chew gum. Gum chewing not only soothes stress but also keeps your mouth busy. You also might not enjoy the flavour of…

4 Mistakes That Are Making You Overeat

When we eat we rarely think about how we are doing it. We just finish our food and are done with it. However, the way we eat can have a big impact on our digestion and how much we eat.

Eating Big Bites

Remember when your mom told you to take smaller bites? She was right. When you take big bites you overwhelm your digestive system and finish your meal quickly. Your body does not get enoug…

Add Water to Your Weight Loss Plan

In your attempt to lose weight, you might already be changing your diet around to add healthy foods. While it’s important to keep a close eye on what you’re eating, you should remember that beverages might also add plenty of calories and kilojoules to your daily count. Instead of drinking diet soda or even a lot of juice, consider adding more water to your diet.

Though water doesn’t…

Making your Produce Last Longer

It is great having fresh produce to cook with. However, sometimes it does not last as long as we would like. Here are a few tips for keeping your fruits and vegetables fresher for much longer.

Buy Fresh Organic Produce

You might be surprised to find out that organic produce often lasts longer than traditional produce. Even though normal produce has preservatives, this often means that it…

Beware of Juicing

Switching from sodas, which have no nutritional value, to juices during your transition to a healthy diet may seem like a great idea. You might think that juice, especially juice solely made of whole fruits and vegetables, contains healthy minerals and can enhance your body.

In fact, many experts in recent years have theorised that juice is mostly unhealthy for the body and does not contain…

Understanding Emotional Eating

Emotional eating refers to eating food when we are lonely, upset, or even when we are celebrating. In other words, we are eating because of our emotions. How does this emotional eating develop? Why do we do it? How do we stop ourselves from eating away our emotions?

Developing Emotional Eating

Emotional eating can often be traced back to our childhoods. We had a bad day at school and mom…

5 Reasons You Are Not As Healthy as You Want to Be

Everyone wants to be healthy, but not everyone is doing what it takes to get there. You may feel like you are doing everything you are supposed to but still you have no energy. There are a number of tasks you need to perform daily to ensure you are in peak condition.

Drink More Water

Most people do not track the amount of water they take in, and simply assume they are getting enough. If you…

Preventing or Reversing Diabetes

Unfortunately, the number of people with diabetes is growing every day. Worse yet, younger and younger children are developing Type 2 diabetes, once thought of as an adult onset disease. How could this happen?

Diabetes: What Is It?

Diabetes mellitus is actually a group of diseases that disrupt your body’s ability to process glucose in the body. It all starts with insulin, a hormone secreted…

Managing High Blood Pressure

One of the biggest health risks in developed nations today is high blood pressure. The causes of high blood pressure are well known, yet success in reducing high blood pressure levels remains elusive for many. One reason for this is the Western diet, which consists almost entirely of highly processed foods with artificially amped up flavours, colours and packaging. Many people never eat a…

Healthy Foods That Can Fill You Up

A big complaint of dieters is that they are always hungry. It doesn’t have to be that way. To begin with, don’t diet. Instead, develop a plan to eat more mindfully. Start a notebook to track your emotions. Note the times you feel most compulsive, and the times you feel true physical hunger. Try to describe your hunger. Do you feel hungry in only one way? You may discover that certain sensations…