It’s Easier than Ever to Eat Cauliflower

It’s Easier than Ever to Eat Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an unsung hero in the battle against the bulge. The highly versatile vegetable is extremely low in calories, rich in nutrients, and tastes great when prepared correctly. Unfortunately, its unwieldy shape, tendency for brownish spots, and unfriendly odor … Continue reading

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Don’t Let PMS Ruin Your Diet

Don’t Let PMS Ruin Your Diet

For some women, healthy eating and losing weight are confronted with a major road bump once a month. When PMS (premenstrual syndrome) strikes, it may derail several weeks worth of healthy eating. The mood swings, cramps, fatigue, irritability and depression … Continue reading

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Can I Have Pasta on a Low-Carb Diet?

Can I Have Pasta on a Low-Carb Diet?

Today is another made-up marketing holiday – National Pasta Day. A perfect occasion to take a closer nutritional look at one of the staples of American food. Now that low-carb is a mainstream diet, is there still room for pasta … Continue reading

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Attention Dieters: Refined Carbs Are Messing With More Than Just Your Body

Attention Dieters: Refined Carbs Are Messing With More Than Just Your Body

Refined carbohydrates are foods that have the healthier parts of the whole grain extracted during processing. Examples include white bread, white rice, and most pasta. Additional examples of refined carbs are snacks and beverages made with vast amounts of added … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

Here’s an interesting survey conducted recently by Civic Science. Over 4300 adults were asked the following question: “Which of these do you feel is most harmful to your nutritional health?” – Added sugar – Total amount of sugar – Saturated … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

Several things happen to yogurt when you take the fat out. For one, the calories plummet. However, you may also lose texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, flavor. There are several ways to address these problems: * Add sugars * Add … Continue reading

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This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

Many people that decide to go on a diet are able to rapidly lose 5-10 pounds within a short period of time. However, losing the next 10 pounds takes much longer, or, in some cases, never happens. If you have … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand at our food and instantly slash its calorie count in half? Scientists in Sri Lanka believe they have figured out how to do this with rice. Here is the … Continue reading

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Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of protein or carbohydrate is equal to 4 calories. Each gram of fat is equal to 9 calories. Most people … Continue reading

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