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Eat Healthier with This Easy Swap

Sometimes, “simple swaps” aren’t so simple – or appetising. However, there is one food you should always keep on hand for a nutritious and diet-friendly substitution in many of your recipes: cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is creamy and rich and can stand in for such decadent ingredients as butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese with lots of protein and significantly less fat. Try using…

Trying to Lose Weight? 3 Things to Stop Doing Now

Are you trying to lose weight but not seeing the results you want? It can be extremely frustrating to feel like you’re doing your best and the scale just won’t cooperate. The solution could be as simple as identifying a few common mistakes that could be keeping you from losing the weight. Here are three things to stop doing now if you’re trying to slim down.1. Underestimating the amount of…

Australians Still Consuming Too Much Salt

Australian men and women are consuming far too much salt despite health warnings about the higher risk of heart disease associated with excess salt intake. The World Health Organization recommends eating no more than five grams of salt per day, yet many of us eat nearly twice that much or more.Part of the reason for the high average salt intake may be common misconceptions. For example, peo…

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…