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Fighting Belly Fat by Eating the Right Foods

As you transition into a belly-flattening lifestyle, you need to make a few key dietary changes that will help you reduce belly fat. You can make these changes gradually over time. The more regularly you [more…]

Avoiding Foods That Cause Belly Bloat

Some foods can cause belly bloat. This bloat can come on overnight or even after eating just one meal full of belly-bloating foods. Bloat isn’t true belly fat, but it can distend your stomach, making your [more…]

Belly Fat Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Belly fat not only looks less than desirable, but it also can have very real and very dangerous health implications. The latest research links belly fat to everything from heart disease and type 2 diabetes [more…]

Ten of America’s Most Influential Artisanal Cheesemakers

American cheese has come a long way in the last 25 years. The modern domestic cheese revolution began in the early 1980s, as consumers wanted more European style cheese. Today, the United States has nearly [more…]

Ten Fantastic Cheese Festivals

One of the most endearing qualities about artisan cheesemakers is their desire to watch you taste their handcrafted products so that they can see your eyes light up. Festivals [more…]

Celebrating National Nutrition Month in March, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month. This is a perfect time to consider better food choices and eating habits and to begin incorporating small changes into your diet — like reducing your fat intake and eating [more…]

Three Paleo Diet Recipes to Enjoy

Of course a cave man enjoyed his food, and so can you on the Paleo diet. In these Paleo-approved recipes, you'll enjoy a classic combo of pork and sauerkraut, steamed kale with an Asian flair, and crunchy [more…]

Choosing the Right Carbs to Lose Weight

One of the main problems with a high-carbohydrate diet is that it triggers the production of too much insulin, which leads to fat storage and diabetes. By cutting back on the sugar in your diet and by [more…]

What Are Carbs?

Carbohydrates are molecules made of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. They are sometimes referred to as carbs or carbos. Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy and the first energy that the body [more…]

Foods to Avoid when Making a Low-Carb Meal or Snack

There are so many wonderfully tasty food and snack choices available to you when you're living a healthy low-carb lifestyle that it'd take pages to list them. So, instead, while you're choosing from all [more…]

Ten Simple Tips for Living a Low-Carb Lifestyle

Going low-carb is as simple as changing a few eating habits. Here are ten tips that can help you in living a healthy, active, low-carbohydrate lifestyle. [more…]

Monitoring Sugar Alcohols while Watching Your Carb Intake

Maintaining a healthy-carb lifestyle often means reducing the amount of natural sugars (from sugar cane or sugar beets), in your diet. Sugar alcohols are commonly used in place of sugar in prepared foods [more…]

Words to Look for When Eating Low-Carb

Here's a list of words that can spell trouble for your low-carb lifestyle whether they appear on a packaged food, in a recipe, or on a menu. Most of these words are coupled with high carb and/or sugar [more…]

Healthy Carb Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Start incorporating healthy carbohydrates in your recipes by understanding the different kinds of carbs and how your body uses them. Avoid some foods (including sugar alcohols) if you want to adapt a healthy-carb [more…]

Deciphering Weight-Loss Fact and Fiction

You may encounter more weight-loss misinformation floating around than reliable advice. If you're new to the weight-loss game — and it is something of a game — you're going to hear and read all types of [more…]

Figuring Out Whether You’re Truly Hungry

What happens when you don’t eat? You set yourself up for a binge in the not-so-distant future. Food deprivation never helped anyone lose weight in the long run. The trick is to figure out if you’re really [more…]

Serving Sizes by Food Group

One way to keep track of how much food you’re eating is to focus on portion sizes, rather than on individual calorie counts. Here’s a quick-reference guide to standard portion sizes of different foods [more…]

Low-Calorie Dieting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether you're trying to lose 15 pounds or 150 pounds, the only real solution to weight control is to eat right, exercise regularly, and stay away from fad diets. The journey to weight loss can be made [more…]

Finding Your Healthy Weight Range

Ever wonder what your ideal weight would be? You can quickly estimate your healthy weight range, with these simple formulas. They take your height and gender into account. [more…]

How Calories Relate to Dieting

Protein, carbohydrate, and fat make up the calorie content of all foods. Although not considered a nutrient, alcohol also provides calories. Take a quick look at what various foods add up to calorie-wise [more…]

8 Tips for Creating Healthy Eating Habits

Living and eating well involves more than just counting calories, reducing carbs, or watching fat. Remember these eight easy guidelines for healthy eating. If you are overweight and start following these [more…]

Trim Fat to Trim Calories

Eating less fat is one of the easiest ways to cut calories and lose weight. If you’re looking to cut some of the fat (and therefore calories) out of your diet, follow some of these helpful hints: [more…]

Dieting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A diet can be successful or disastrous, depending on your dieting approach. Start by finding your healthy weight range to establish a goal for your diet. Study some facts about calories and fat, and follow [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

This low-glycemic recipe creates a moist and flavorful grilled chicken with tasty veggies all in one dish. Marinate, grill and you’re done! Don’t worry if it’s winter, this recipe works well on an indoor [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad

Vegetables and animal protein are both low glycemic so combining the two makes for a great low-glycemic meal you can prepare quickly! The dark greens also give you a good source of vitamin A and vitamin [more…]

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