Tag: diets

Thinking thinner? Here are 6 benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

Thinking thinner? Here are 6 benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Diets are being promoted everywhere.  Ultimately, to lose weight and keep it off requires a change in how we eat and what we eat. Americans have a problem because so much of what we eat is processed and offers empty calories without any real benefit. Fortunately, there is a growing awareness of the importance of daily exercise and what we eat improves the way we feel and function. The good news is that eating more appropriately, with better portion sizes can also help you reduce your weight which is good Read More »

Portion control, rather than carbohydrate avoidance is the secret to weight control.

Portion control, rather than carbohydrate avoidance is the secret to weight control. Most diets do not work long term.  If you have dieted, you would likely agree that most diets help you lose, but do not keep the weight off. Having your weight go up and down is bad for your health and can lead to diabetes and insulin resistance.  Too much sugar in the diet can also causes these problems and cause inflammation which is the source of many common diseases. Losing weight is hard enough, but keeping it off is always a struggle without having a system.  Some Read More »

The biggest loser; why did they become the biggest gainers?

The biggest loser; why did they become the biggest gainers? I got my life back said one contestant on the biggest loser.   Others feel the difference after losing all that weight. Imagine, having 100 lbs. to lug around with you all day.  Your body and its frame is carrying a load it  was not designed for and while it accommodates for it with larger legs, calves and such, it also develops many other physical problems which may include low energy levels, diabetes and other health problems that come with the weight. Imagine working on this problem for a year and Read More »

Fasting diets are growing in popularity; here is why they may be better than the average diet and better for you overall.

Fasting diets are growing in popularity; here is why they may be better than the average diet and better for you overall. The idea of fasting has been around forever.  Many religions have fasting built into their customs and we rarely question why. The truth is, fasting may be good for us and perhaps, some of these ancient ideas may have some science behind them.   Another truth is that the typical breakfast, lunch and dinner we know today may be a byproduct of the industrial age, and many years ago, meals were not as frequent. There is of course less Read More »

Get buff and lose weight too. Check out this NY Times diet and exercise plan.

Get buff and lose weight too.  Check out this NY Times diet and exercise plan. The age old question of which is the best diet is frustrating, due to the amount of choices we have, but what works.   If you want to get into shape, this diet by Gretchen Reynolds of the NY Times may be worth looking into. Based on the work of scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, you will need a lot of protein and exercise to properly lose weight while adding lean muscle which helps burn the calories off at rest more efficiently than fat Read More »