Archive | Diet & Weight Loss

Lose Weight While You Sleep

A Good Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight I have always known the value of sleep for weight loss.  I have a good friend who, like myself, put on weight over the past few years.  But hers began falling off a few months ago. My friend has an ongoing respiratory infection that she hasn’t been […]

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How Diets are Like Cults

What Diet Cult Do You Belong To? I’ve been studying a bit about cults recently.  I was reading a few blogs this week and realized that most diet programs, philosophies or whatever you want to call them, require strict adherence to the diet’s philosophy.  Though you aren’t punished or expelled from the diet if you […]

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Is Your Liver “Fat”?

Your Liver May Need A Diet Millions of Americans are at risk for diabetes, heart attacks and even cancer because they have a fatty liver.  The medical term for this is NALFD (non-alcohol fatty liver disease) and is caused by by a diet heavy in sugar and flour. Most people have never heard of fatty […]

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How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help With Weight Loss

The Skinny on Apple Cider Vinegar    Though hundreds (thousands?) of diet fads have come and gone over the years, the science behind why apple cider vinegar (ACV) may help you with weight loss is pretty solid. Apple Cider Vinegar Lowers Blood Sugar Levels Several studies have shown that apple cider vinegar helps to lower […]

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You Should Be Eating Bitter Greens

Bitter Greens are Healthy It is unfortunate that most American diets do not include more bitter greens. We are a population that chooses mostly overcooked and doctored food, and bitter flavors are not very popular. In Ayurvedic tradition, bitter foods are considered to help with weight reduction as well as reduce food cravings.  In Traditional […]

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Weight Loss Gimmicks – Don’t Be Fooled

  Ridiculous Weight Loss Gimmicks Today I came across a recipe of a a “slimming” cake by Weight Watchers.  Why was it slimming?  Because it had sauerkraut in it. That is weird in itself, but this “slimming” cake recipe also included  tons of flour (wheat), sugar and fat.  Fat is good for you, but not […]

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Eat Turmeric Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

Turmeric – The Herb That Could Change Your Health Native to southeast India, the herb turmeric has powerful medicinal properties.  For literally thousands of years turmeric has been used as both a spice, and as a medicinal treatment in India and Asia. What Makes Turmeric Special The main ingredient in turmeric is a compound called […]

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Does Intermittent Fasting Really Work? You may have noticed I write about dieting and weight loss a lot.  I am somewhat of an expert.  When I was about 12 years old my mom put me on the Weight Watchers diet.  Back when I was a kid (yes, in the dark ages,) that was the only […]

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Is The Paleo Diet Just Another Fad?

P So Now We Need to Eat Like Our Ancestors? I read a comment on a blog the other day that the paleo diet was just another fad.  Is it?  I don’t think so.  Whether the diet  is called paleo, primal or LCHF (low carb, high fat), it is a clean way of eating that for […]

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