Everyone stores fat differently. Some people are heavy around the hips and lower body (often called pear-shaped), others around the waist and upper body (apple-shaped), and many people’s fat is spread evenly between their upper and lower body. What category do you fall in?
“I’ll just eat one bite.”
“This time won’t hurt me.”
“What’s one little indulgence?”
Can you hear these words in your head as you reach for the food you love? While enjoying small servings of sweets and high-calorie foods and drinks every once in a while isn’t a big deal, it’s those small servings every day or every meal that can quickly add up to extra pounds.
Sometimes it’s hard to estimate what kind of damage those calories are doing to your waistline. Food labels list the number of calories per serving, but what does that number really mean? If you knew how long you’d have to run to burn off that cookie, you may think twice before indulging.
The chips are in front of you, there’s leftover casserole on the table, the ice cream’s sitting in the freezer…how can you resist? Maybe you don’t want food to go to waste, you think if you eat it now then it’ll be out of the house, or you’re depressed and the food brings you comfort. Whatever the reason you regularly stuff your face, there are ways to help you overcome this weakness.
Do you depend on coffee to wake you up in the morning, help you focus, and boost your energy throughout the day? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of all adults over the age of 18 drink coffee each day for the same reasons.
And you’ve heard the news throughout the years. One day, coffee is considered good for you, and the next day newscasters are saying to stay away from it. But news you’ll be glad to hear is that current research shows the health benefits of a cup or two of Joe a day outweigh the possible risks.
Eat carbs or don’t eat carbs? Many popular diet plans recommend cutting out or cutting back on carbohydrates for fast weight loss. But does this mean reducing all carbs or just the bad ones?
Found in grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, carbs are macronutrients that provide your body with energy. When you eat carbs your body converts them to sugar that turns into energy. The science behind low-carb diets shows that when you restrict the number of carbs you eat, your body begins to burn fat for energy instead of sugar.
Restricting all carbs, however, can result in negative health issues. That’s because carbohydrates are a necessary for the health of your brain, nervous system, circulatory system, muscles, and digestive system. The trick is choosing the right kind of carbs. The bad kind is plentiful, tempting, and addicting, but the right kind are healthy, filling, and can even aid in weight loss.
Here’s how to choose the right kind.
Heartburn is something anyone can get, although some may suffer from it more often than others. You may not realize that what you’re eating and drinking may actually be the cause of your heartburn, and a simple change to your diet may eliminate this issue. If you suffer from heartburn, read on for some helpful tips.
You’ve heard people talking about it, from friends to bosses to neighbors, that they’re “eating clean.” What exactly does this mean, though? Is it like a paleo diet, or no meats and dairy? There’s a lot to clean eating, and we’re going to tell you how it’s done.
With so many vitamins and minerals out there, it’s hard to know if you’re meeting the daily-recommended amounts of each. Vitamin B12 is one nutrient many people are lacking in their diet. Unlike vitamin D and vitamin K, your body doesn’t make its own vitamin B12, so you have to get it from the food you eat to get it at all.
Here’s some good news: you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. In fact, drastically reducing your calorie intake to shed pounds will backfire in the end. But wait—there’s more good news! You can still eat delicious food and lose weight. By eating the right delicious foods, you can actually increase your metabolism, which helps your body burn fat faster and more efficiently. Do this, and you’ll lose weight faster and easier.
Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you could eat, full of vitamin C, iron, antioxidants, and many more vital nutrients. If you’re looking to have healthier eating habits, spinach should be top of your list of things to add to your diet. We’re going to give you some great salads using this amazing green-leafy vegetable down below.