Tag Archives: nutrition

4 Fat-Flushing Salsas

Fresh vegetable salsas are not only an easy way to add flavor and festivity to any meal, but they are also high in raw nutrients, extremely low in fat and cholesterol and – according to the latest research – can help to speed up your metabolism. This is because of capsaicin, a chemical found in the hot peppers that are… Read More

How Chiles will Chisel Away Your Body Fat

Some like it hot. Whether it’s hot food, a hot body or a bit a hot n’ heavy that you’re after, research is revealing that an interesting chemical naturally found in some of the spiciest foods in the world could help you get all three. Capsaicin, the plant compound that hikes up the heat in hot peppers, has recently begun… Read More

8 Sweet Uses for Strawberries

You can’t have let the entire summer pass you by without at least one foray into a U-Pick strawberry patch, or one indulgent grocery shopping spree on these sweet, seasonal sensations (especially when this is the time of year to buy them at reduced cost!). But now…what to do with them? Low on the glycemic index and high in fiber… Read More

Is Salt at Fault?

While most of us feel completely lost when it comes to our own personal weight loss, there’s a certain weight loss “common sense” that we all seem to automatically know and attempt to follow without question. ‘Cut out all fat!’ ‘Eat more celery!’ “Have grapefruit for breakfast!’ ‘Lower your salt intake!’ Sound familiar? But have you ever stopped to wonder… Read More

The Water-Weight Loss Connection: The Easy Weight Loss Practice that Most People Are Missing Out On

Focusing all of your energy on the nitty gritties of weight loss – from calorie counting, to diet measuring, to fancy exercise gadgetry, to the perfect dry-fit butt-shrinking aerodynamic yoga pant – can easily make you lose sight of the things that could lead to more successful and lasting weight loss results in the long run: getting back to the… Read More

Weight Loss Recipe: 10 Super Slimming Salad Dressings

One of the biggest weight loss mistakes women can make is to underestimate the power of salad dressing. Salad dressing is a serious matter. After all of the internal struggle you’ve gone through to select salad for lunch, after all that painstaking veggie scrubbing, chopping, slicing and dicing, after all that effort spent desperately tunnel visioning the salad directly in… Read More

Weight Loss Recipe: Fudge Brownies

When trying to boost the amount of fiber you eat in your diet to lose weight and improve your health, you probably never imagined that you could get it with dessert.  You probably never considered that biting into a heavenly hunk of chocolate bliss could help your digestion, your heart, your immune system and even your blood sugar levels. You… Read More

Calories are Not Created Equal

    Calories are NOT created equal! Did any of you hear about that guy on the Twinkie diet?   Okay so for those who haven’t – here’s the deal. Apparantly this nutritional professor ate lost 27 pounds eating nothing but twinkies, processed foods, doritios… the list goes on. He limited his calories, and ended up losing the weight… which… Read More