Monthly Archives: April 2016
Healthy Sweeteners – Yes, They Exist!
By now, you’ve been trained to fear all things sweet because of their deleterious health effects and unwanted weight gain. But you’ve also been wired to desire them every now and again (and again and again and again). Straight-up white sugar has been sufficiently trashed in the media by now to make it undoubtedly clear to everyone that it’s bad… Read More
Skinny Chocolate Mousse
Wait…but…is “skinny” and “chocolate mousse” legally even allowed to appear side-by-side in the same sentence, you wonder? It is when describing this sumptuously low-fat, low-glycemic and high-protein dessert. How does this café-worthy classic confection merit such a healthy description? By abandoning traditional ingredients like refined sugar, cholesterol-laden yolks and fatty creams, achieving the same swoon-worthy, silky sweet decadence with ingredients… Read More
Fool-Proof Smoothie Formula
One of the most attractive things about drinking smoothies for weight loss is that there are about a billion and one ways to make them. And one of the most dangerous things about drinking smoothies for weight loss is that there are about a billion and one ways to make them. The problem lies with a few common blender blunders… Read More
5 Delicious Smoothies that Seriously Perk Up Your Diet
A well-made smoothie is a healthy, low-calorie, high-nutrient and balanced snack or meal replacement that helps you fuel your body right while shedding pounds. AND. It’s also so much more. It’s quick and easy to throw together, it’s conveniently portable, needs minimal prep, requires absolutely no cooking skills, can be thrown together on any kind of a budget, allows you… Read More
Faster Eating leads to Faster Weight Gain – And it’s NOT Because You’re Eating More
Weight gain isn’t just about what you’re eating, says a new study. It’s also about how fast you’re eating it. After reviewing the research findings from 23 different studies, Japanese scientists concluded that self-reported fast eaters were more than twice as likely to be obese than those who reported eating more slowly. Why would zipping through dinner make you fatter… Read More
Slow-Carb Dinner: Coconut Curried Salmon on Steamed Asian Greens
Contrary to popular weight loss trends these days, the latest research shows that the most health-sustaining and ideal weight-loss diet is one that is HIGH in carbs – high in “slow” carbs, that is. Slow carbs are high-fiber, low-sugar and nutrient-dense carbs that are slowly digested in the body, discouraging blood sugar spikes and fat storage while increasing detoxification, metabolism,… Read More
Eat As Many Carbs As You Want To Lose Weight – Here’s How
The low-carb diet fad hit hard in the early 2000’s, and its popularity continues to reign supreme among weight loss enthusiasts today. Indeed, many people have seen impressive weight loss results from adopting a low-carb lifestyle, and scientific evidence supports that carbohydrate regulation is a more effective way of losing weight and improving health than low-fat and low-calorie approaches. However,… Read More
Maple-Glazed Chicken Breast with Sesame Ginger Green Beans
Spring is upon us! Birds are returning, flowers are starting to bloom, and barbeques are starting to open! Simple low-fat grilling recipes make healthy eating such a breeze when BBQ weather finally hits, turning healthy meal prep into a quick, painless and delicious affair. Simple grilled chicken breast is given a major springtime facelift with the sweet and tangy flavor… Read More
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