Proper Snacking Can Help You Lose Fat…

burn fat with snacksThe Fat Burner Eating Plan is about using food to lose fat and one of the most important ways to do that is to eat often.

Many people are under that false impression that in order to shed excess body fat they will need to develop the discipline to “stop snacking between meals” when in actuality the exact opposite is what works best. [Read more…]

Your Cellular Furnace…Your Mitochondria

mitochondria1Mitochondria is a word that very few people outside the scientific and health industry have ever heard.

And yet, there can be as many as 200-2,000 of these little powerhouses inside each one of your cells each one responding to the metabolic signals that you give them…or don’t give them…whatever the case may be. [Read more…]

Breakfast…the Meal of Champions

oatmeal applesBreakfast means “break the fast” after sleeping and without a doubt, most nutritionists believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

After all, how can you expect your body to work and think at peak performance when you have not given it any fuel? How do you expect to avoid that mid-morning slump? [Read more…]

Unwanted, Unattractive Cellulite

celluliteCellulite can be defined as fat cells that have accumulated under the top layer of skin squeezed between connective tissue (and collagen) that attaches your muscle to your skin. Both thin and overweight people complain about cellulite.

Even though cellulite is a form of fat tissue there is a difference between it and the type of fat that insulates the body and protects the organs, muscles and nerves. Cellulite provides no cushion or padding and only occurs in certain areas of the body like the buttocks, abdomen, thighs and breasts. [Read more…]

Don’t be fooled by the word “natural” on your labels…

natural or organic2It’s time to become a smart consumer. Many people are not aware that “natural” and “organic” are not exchangeable terms and navigating these new marketing terms can be very confusing.

Because of the booming popularity of natural and organic products, the US government has taken increasing steps to regulate the use of the terms organic and natural. Sales of organic products are expected to at least double in the next 4 years.

The National Organic Program officially began back in 2002 and anything that is currently labeled with an organic certification has met the criteria/standard that was set back then. [Read more…]

Child-hood Obesity is a Serious Problem

childhood obesityThe prevalence of childhood obesity has increased at alarming rates and is without a doubt, one of the most serious public health issues confronting us in the 21st Century according to the World Health Organization.

The truth is, eating habits are formed very early in life and can directly affect how healthy we are as we age.  Most children have developed their basic eating habits by the time they reach elementary school, unfortunately for many, these are not good eating habits. [Read more…]

Garlic and Weight Control

imagesThe contribution that garlic gives to our health is well documented and studied. It is a nutritional powerhouse that has been used as medicine for thousands of years and the list of health benefits continues to grow as research reveals more and more hidden treasures.

Garlic doesn’t just punch up flavors (most anything tastes better with garlic), it’s been shown to boost immunity, reduce blood pressure, lower the risk of heart disease and quell inflammation among other things. The primary health promoting ingredients in garlic are allicin and diallyl sulfide. This super-food is also a source of powerful antioxidants C and E as well as the mineral selenium. [Read more…]

Lacking Nutrients Can Cause Weight Gain

essential-nutrients-2-638With weight gain it’s not always about too much of something going into your body but sometimes can actually be about what’s not going in your body…what your body is lacking.

Even though it does not get the kind of attention that other weight-gain issues do, vitamin and mineral deficiency can and does lead to unwanted weight gain.

It’s not by chance that vitamins and minerals are referred to as essential nutrients. Essential is the keyword here. Without these nutrients, our health suffers and deteriorates, severe disease and sometimes even death is the result. In other words, vitamins and minerals are not options…they are crucial to your health. [Read more…]

Dealing With Dieting Set-backs and Negative Self-Talk

set-backThere isn’t a weight loss program that does not also include set-backs. They come with the territory.

If you are actively dieting or on a weight loss program for any amount of time, you will experience a number of set-backs. However, just because these set-backs come with the territory, it doesn’t mean they have to hinder your progress…unless of course you empower them to do so. 

The real key when you do experience a set-back is to avoid letting that set-back turn into an all-out diet-nightmare and the only way to do that is to get yourself back on track as soon as possible. The other option is to spend days feeling miserable about your progress which could possibly lead to quitting altogether. Your mind is going to entertain one of these two options when you experience your set-back…which I can assure you will happen at some point. [Read more…]

Tackling Those Tummy Toxins

belly-fatMany people are not aware of the chemicals that are continually finding their way into their bodies where they can remain for years causing “behind the scene” damage.

More than any other time in the history of mankind humans are being exposed to dangerous chemicals.

There are 3,000 plus and counting known chemicals added to the food supply and more than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives are used in food processing and storage.

Truth is, our bodies are continually bombarded by poor air quality, chemically contaminated food and water, household cleaners, paint fumes, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides and heavy metals. [Read more…]