A Simple Trick To Reduce Calories

A Simple Trick To Reduce Calories

Swap out your dinner plate and salad plate. Don’t supersize me! I live in the United States. More specifically, I live in the Los Angeles area. Everything is super-sized here, from freeways to amusement parks to women’s mammary glands. And everyone wants more, more, more. Many of the restaurants here (think Cheesecake Factory) serve single [...]

Is Green Tea Just Another Fad?

Is Green Tea Just Another Fad?

Make simple green tea part of your routine Isn’t Green Tea good for you? Tea has been around for thousands of years. There is an often repeated legend that Chinese Emperor Shan Nong “discovered” tea in 2737 B.C. when a few tea leaves dropped into his boiling drinking water. He supposedly liked the smell, drank [...]

Is Sugar Slowly Poisoning Your Family?

Is Sugar Slowly Poisoning Your Family?

Eating sugar less means more good health My mother is a health food addict. Growing up, if my sisters and I wanted something sweet, my mother gave us locally grown honey and carob. Our cookies were made with whole wheat flour, honey and raisins. So, time for a confession: one of my favorite memories is [...]

Eating After 7pm Will Make You Fat

Eating After 7pm Will Make You Fat

Stop eating early for better digestion and sleep According to Louis J. Arnone, director of the comprehensive weight control program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, eating late at night is the equivalent of eating an extra meal. It also elevates triglyceride levels, which are associated with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and heart disease. [...]

Apple and Almonds

Apple and Almonds

Dip raw sliced apples in raw almond butter Here’s a great healthy snack to substitute for those sugary ones to get your mid-afternoon energy boost. The health benefits of almonds include relief from: constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, heart disorders, anemia and diabetes. Almonds help your brain, your hair and your skin, and they contain protein, [...]

Lean Protein Salad

Lean Protein Salad

Have a lean protein salad for lunch daily Lean protein salads are a key to weight loss. The more vegetables, the better. Remember to add complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber (brown rice, beans, brussel sprouts) to keep your blood sugar level throughout the day. Pair those carbohydrates with healthy fats, such as olive [...]

Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

Have a berry smoothie for breakfast every day Fresh fruit smoothies are low in fat, high in fiber, and contain anti-oxidants. They’ll give you energy all morning long. They’re also fast and you can drink them on the go. There are plenty of great breakfast smoothie recipes. Just try to avoid dairy, substituting rice or [...]