Eat this, not that, and other clean eating basics.
24-Hour Urine Collection Diet (Day One of Three)
In recent days, I've been doing a lot of research surrounding my condition, pelvic floor dysfunction, and its relationship to stressors on the body. This research has led me to believe that a number of factors have been playing a huge role in my condition and its progression.
Laxative Fruits for Constipation
Laxative fruits such as pawpaws, orange, and plum are great allies when it comes to combating constipation, even in people with a long history of suffering from this intestinal problem. These fruits contain large amounts of fiber and water, which accelerates intestinal transit and favors the formation of feces. In addition to this, fruits also increase satiety, improve metabolism, and help one lose weight.
Say No to Sugar Posers, Eat Real Fruit
Who wakes up refreshed and sails through a balanced day? No mood swings, no racing thoughts, no biting anxieties—only crystal clarity. Some of us are lucky enough to experience sporadic stretches of well-being, but it’s an ongoing struggle. A monster waits right around the corner, ready to pounce at the first whiff of weakness. We relapse. We beat ourselves up. A new cycle begins.
Here's Why Dieting Isn't Bad Practice
It was recently brought to my attention, that I see dieting in a completely different way to just about anyone else in my life. I’d been told that diet is a bad word and a bad practice. Of course around this time of year, you tend to see more people signing up for gym memberships and discussing their weight. Just like about everyone else, I’d decided to go back to the diet I was on during the summer—an idea that the people around me completely misunderstood.
Give Up the Guilt
Eating disorders and disordered eating are widespread problems in our modern-day society. While it can be important to know that what we eat directly affects our bodies, it can also lead to negative thoughts including guilt, and guilt can be one of the most damaging emotions a person can have. We hear about guilt "eating away" at someone, which can be a metaphor, but can also become very literal. As a nutritionist and someone working in the fitness industry, I do my very best to eliminate the negatives around our health and focus on the positive.
Fixing Your Diet
Why is it that some people who down gallons if ice cream, boxes of pizza, cartons of fries, etc., are rail thin with a xylophone rib cage while other people who eat very little still pack on the pounds? Well, your physiology is not just determined by your behavior (what you eat and how you exercise), it is also determined by your genetics. There are over 400 genes that increase susceptibility to obesity. These genes may affect appetite, sense of hunger satiation, metabolism, food cravings, body-fat distribution, and the impulse to curb stress with eating. On a very simple level, your weight depends on the number of calories you consume, how many of those calories you store, and how many you burn up. Thus, your weight—and how easily you gain or lose it—is determined by intermingling factors of both behavior and genetics, both of which you must take into account when you are trying to lose weight. If weight loss is difficult for you, try to be kind to yourself. There is probably more going on than lack of willpower.
An Easy Guide to Eating Gluten-Free
Choosing to go on a gluten-free diet is a challenge—we’re looking at a lifestyle change here—where you’ll be foregoing a lot of the usual food you grew up loving.
Foods to Help You Grow Taller – Height Growth Nutrition
If you have a kid at home, you will certainly wish that your kid grows up to be healthy and tall. In such cases, the food you feed your kid and the type of nourishment your kid gets plays a vital role in determining the height and overall growth of the child. Proper nourishment and regular physical exercise in the form of games is essential for your kid to grow tall and healthy. When it comes to food, there are several options open for you. However, which ones are actually good when it comes to increasing height can be rather confusing. That's where Height Growth Club comes into play. They help you learn ways to get proper nutrition to grow to your maximum potential.
Is Organic Coffee Healthier Than Tea?
Both tea and coffee are versatile, delicious drinks that can wake you up and put some pep in your step. While these drinks are similar, many people automatically make the assumption that tea must be the healthier option. However, coffee doesn’t exactly deserve the bad rap that it gets. Coffee, especially organic coffee, might actually be much healthier for you than you ever thought.
You Can't Out-Exercise a Bad Diet
Weight loss begins and ends with burning more calories than you take in. This is the exact reason why your diet and your workout routine can work with or against one another. Eat too much or make poor food choices and no amount of exercise is going to make a difference. Sure, you might drop a pound from time to time, but you won’t be doing it healthily.
Food as Therapy
There are countless diets purporting to help you lose weight, but what would happen if you were to approach eating from a health viewpoint rather than a weight loss viewpoint? I find the anti-inflammatory eating approach very interesting, because it's aimed at putting healthy things in the body to reduce levels of potentially harmful inflammation. It's sometimes called an anti-inflammatory diet, but I don't like the use of the term diet since that is so closely associated with attempts to lose weight.
Answered: Should I Try the Ketogenic Diet?
There are a myriad of fad diets out there that claim you’ll lose weight. However, if you try the ketogenic diet, you’ll soon find out why many people are making the permanent switch to it for better health. The keto diet restricts one food group: carbs.