Category Archives: nutrition

Metabolism-Boosting Herbal Iced Teas

Many go-to refreshing summer drinks are packed with sugar and calories. These fabulously light iced tea recipes will help keep your dreams of summer blissfully sweet without the sugar and empty calories. Pack up your pitcher with antioxidant-rich and metabolism-boosting ingredients that hydrate you while keeping you cool, trim and slim. Give some summer lovin’ to these sultry summer sippers.… Read More

SCAM UNCOVERED: Find Out Who’s Been Selling You Phony Protein

An increasing slew of recent lawsuits is starting to bring a disturbing underground trend in the supplement industry to the media limelight. One after another, several big brand-name supplement companies are being called out for spiking their protein powders with cheap fillers and fraudulently advertising higher protein content than their products actually contain, scamming product control testing and misleading health-conscious… Read More

Too Busy? 8 Clever Meal Hacks to Make Weight Loss Eating Easy

The bitter internal monologue of our generation goes something like this: She lost weight and got into great shape by eating healthy, carefully portioned, wholefood-based weight loss meals at steady regular intervals throughout the day? Must be nice to be her. Must be nice having no job, absolutely no responsibilities, no other time commitments or expenses, nobody else to take… Read More

How $1.99 at the Grocery Store Could Help You Lose Weight & Prevent Diabetes

What do sushi, potato salad and Italian bread dip all have in common? Foods you wish you had packed for lunch today – check. Party appetizers that never fail to please a crowd – check. Proof that delicious culinary genius emerges from places all over the world – check. Dishes chock-full of high-carb white starchy foods that, when eaten alone,… Read More

How Your Gut Bacteria Help You Lose Weight – If You’d Only Just Let Them

We’re pretty certain that there’s an ever-rising obesity epidemic going on in America right now. We’re just not sure of why. Researchers have postulated several different theories as to why the bodies of Americans seem to keep getting fatter and fatter as the years go by, from excessive calorie consumption, to less physical activity, to harmful food additives, to inherited… Read More

The Skim Scam : The Truth about Low-Fat Milk & Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight, avoid heart disease and diabetes? Avoid full-fat dairy products and stick to skim. Says your doctor. Says the nutritionist on that talk show. Says your best friend. Says the latest release of the American dietary guidelines. Says just about everyone you’ve ever met, for as long as you can remember. Until now. Figuring Out Fat A… Read More

This Saturated Fat actually BURNS Fat!

Perhaps you’ve already heard: unfortunately, we had it all wrong about diet and weight loss for so many years. The stubborn myth that eating fat is what makes you fat is completely FALSE (if you haven’t heard, or you still aren’t sure, read this). In fact, new research shows that one specific type of saturated fat may actually drive fat… Read More

No-Bake Cocoa-nut Bars

While some people are still scared off by the lusciously creamy and delicious fat grams found in coconut, research has shown that the type of fat found in coconut — called MCT — actually helps you get leaner, healthier, and strengthens your immune system. These chunky chocolate coconut bars are ridiculously easy to make, and they store well in the… 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