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4 Delicious and Healthy Pasta Alternatives

Pasta loving people, beware! You need healthy pasta alternatives. Starchy, refined and processed white pasta is a thing of the past. In this day and age where healthy food choices are fast becoming the norm, it has become increasingly important to raise awareness and advocate for healthy substitutes replacing people’s old unhealthy carby ways. There are now such things as ‘healthy carbs’ where the health content of the food you are eating has more nutritional value compared to plain old carbohydrates. Since almost everyone loves pasta, here are some new guilt-free ways to enjoy this dish: 1. Brown Rice Pasta Brown rice pasta has very similar nutrient content as whole-wheat pasta but it is made from ground brown rice instead of wheat. This makes it the perfect […]

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4 Sneaky Unknown Secrets For Eating Less

Struggling to keep your calorie intake down? If you’re like most people on a fat loss diet plan, food is one of the top things on your mind on a day to day basis. You might be feeling deprived of the foods you enjoy most and all you want to do is give in to those cravings. How can you combat these feelings and stay on course? You simply need to know a few sneaky strategies that are used by those who successfully lose weight to go about their diet with ease. Dieting is not as hard as you think as long as you are well prepared with an action plan in place. Let’s go over four of the top unknown secrets for eating less. […]

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5 Reasons To Get Over Your Kitchen Insecurities

It’s so easy to get intimidated by cooking. Laundry lists of ingredients, fancy terms that you’ve never seen before in your life, and the fact that you just don’t want to screw it up after putting in all that effort. These are just some of the reasons so many of us put off cooking for ourselves and taking the time to create meals in our own kitchens. If you’ve been dragging your feet wondering if you can pull off cooking that great meal, check out these five reasons why you should put your excuses to bed and get in the kitchen to make something delicious! 1. Cooking is improvisational. Following a recipe is a good idea, but not mandatory. If you stick with what you […]

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5 Ways To Eat Your Vegetables Without Trying

The basic tenets of healthy living are simple. You need to eat more plants. Sounds easy, right? You’d think so, but as you know, it takes an act of concerted will to do the right thing. The world certainly doesn’t do you any favors. There are a lot of reasons why eating fresh vegetables doesn’t come easily. They have to be prepared more than other foods, they can be more expensive than cheap processed food, and of course…..they can taste terrible. (If not prepared well). The best way to eat more plants is not through trying to summon more discipline, because that’ll eventually run out. (Although a little helps) The best way is by making the impediments in the previous paragraph less true. If vegetables […]

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12 Painless Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight This Winter

There’s something about cold weather that makes many of us crave comfort foods—and gain weight. If you’ve spent the last several springs frantically trying to shed the pounds you gained over the holidays and winter months, here are a few tips for eating well without packing on more weight. Cut back on takeout and delivery.When the temps are cold and the rain is pouring down, it’s tempting to call your favorite pizza joint or Thai takeout place for a delivery. Since these restaurants generally have a minimum for delivery, you order the biggest pizza they sell or two full dinners with egg roll, guaranteeing you’ll be eating this stuff for the next three days. You’ll be much less tempted to overeat if you don’t open […]

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Lose More Weight with these 14 Super Foods That Boost Your Metabolism

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, just starving yourself won’t cut it. Eventually, you’ll start feeling weak and hungry, so you give up and start eating the same things that made you gain weight in the first place. If you expect to lose weight and keep it off, you don’t need fad diets—you need to develop healthier eating habits and kick up your metabolism. Some foods are easy to eat but then sit like a load of lead in your stomach. Others require more effort to eat, and also burn more calories during digestion. Eating foods rich is fiber and protein like fruits, vegetables, lean meat and whole grains can increase the number of calories you burn by as much as 30%, so adding […]

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Brain Boosting Foods to Cheer Up Your Bad Mood

There are plenty of reasons that we all get stressed out from time to time, and more often than not, we end up in a bad mood as a result. But what can we do about it? Well there are plenty of ways to cheer up when you’re in a bad mood, and none of them are hard to do. Let’s examine some activities and foods that will help to cheer you up when you’re in a bad mood. Cook Yourself a Delicious Meal Many people answer a bad mood with good food, and even more people say that doing so is a one-way ticket to weight gain. But did you know that there is plenty of Brain Food to keep you happy, healthy, and […]

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Do You Really Need Self-discipline?

A common concern among people interested in personal development is how to get more self-discipline.   What is self-discipline? According to Wikipedia, “Self-discipline can be defined as the ability to motivate oneself in spite of a negative emotional state.”   And the Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the term as “the ability to make yourself do things that should be done.”  So the term implies that you need self-discipline to get yourself to do things you want to do, but resist doing because of “a negative emotional state” or some other type of resistance. Why do we need self-discipline? That leads us to the questions: Why would we resist doing what we consciously want to do?  Why would we have to motivate ourselves to do what we have […]

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10 Reasons Not to Eat Fast Food

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to lose weight, a good way to start is by cutting back on fast food. Those burgers and pizzas may be quick, convenient and cheap, but they’re also loaded with things that can defeat your diet plans. Check out these reasons to make 2014 the year you decrease your consumption of fast food! FatWe all need some fat in our diets, but most of us are taking in way too much. According to the Institute of Medicine, we should be getting 20% to 35% of our daily calorie intake from fats. If you’re following a 1,200-calorie meal plan, this would mean you can have 27 to 47 grams of fat per day. If you’re eating most of […]

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5 Weight Loss Mistakes Women Should Stop Making

I lift weights. I do some sort of cardio. I also do high intensity exercises. And I’m a woman. And as much as I’m a fan of strength training, eating well and doing things in life that makes me happy, it makes me sad to see every day in my career that us women almost always do the wrong things when trying to lose weight. Although it does make me sad, it’s not anyone’s fault because there are just loads of information out there that portrays women and fitness negatively. Pick up a fitness magazine and every month you’re promised super toned abs for doing 15 minutes of crunches and sit ups. Ask someone what is the best way to tone our arms, butt and […]

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