Many women have experienced food cravings during the course of their
pregnancy. Many of these cravings consist of chocolate, ice cream, meat,
cheese and salty snack food. Most doctors believe that cravings can be
nutritionally based. It could be a message from your body on what it needs to
Thanksgiving meals are
traditionally family events where certain kinds of food are served. First and
foremost, turkey is the featured item in most Thanksgiving feasts. Stuffing,
mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, turnips,
rolls, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving
Bad planning can be the downfall of many diets, so make sure your fridge and
store cupboards are stocked with a variety of healthy ingredients so that you’ll
always have the makings of a good nutritious meal or snack. Foods can be divided
into five main groups – you need to eat some food from each of the groups each
day – but the key to a healthy diet is getting the balance right.
Ways to Trim down the fat
Fat provides twice as many calories as protein or carbohydrates. The most
effective way of cutting the calories in your diet is therefore simple. It is to
use low-fat ingredients, such as white fish and chicken, and low-fat
alternatives wherever possible, such as reduced-fat cheese and skimmed milk.
Food cravings mean that the body
has its signals mixed up. When we are exhausted or blue, we have low
blood sugar and/or low serotonin, and the body signals the brain
that it needs a pick-me-up. This signal causes a sugar craving or
The Ultimate Guide to Calories
When it comes to losing weight, many people find counting calories a useful organisational exercise. But how many people understand what a calorie is? Or how many calories are in the most popular takeaway foods in the UK and the US.
Very Low Calorie Diet for obesity
A liquid based diet that is
restrictive in energy with an intake of about 800 calories or less
per day is considered a very low calorie diet. These diets are an
alternative method that moderately to severely obese people may
consider for significant, short-term weight loss. Such a diet are
recommended for a relatively short term (3-6 months) and are
to be followed only under medical supervision.
key to losing weight
A year-long clinical trial by Penn State researchers shows that
focusing on foods that are low in calorie density can promote healthy
loss while helping people to control hunger.
Dealing with weight
loss issues in 2011
An obesity epidemic is sweeping across the Westernized world. More than ever,
there is an acknowledgement that the regulation of body weight regulation is
more complicated than ever imagined. The last decade has seen rapid progress in
our understanding of how body weight is regulated; multiple organs are involved
adding to the complexity.
Nearly two-thirds of diners say they want to eat healthier in 2011, but many
complain that healthier food doesn't taste as good without the added sugar,
sodium and fat. Restaurants will continue to address this problem by swapping in
healthier ingredients and positioning them to appear better-for-you.
a vegetarian thanksgiving feast
Traditionally, Thanksgiving dinner includes foods like turkey,
ham, and meatballs. However, Thanksgiving is not actually about
the specific meal. It is the tradition for get together of the
family and relatives. So, planning for vegetarian Thanksgiving
is a good idea to make everyone happy.
Late-night snackers and fast- eaters are more likely to gain weight. For
those people who work night time hours or who wake in the middle of the night to
enjoy a midnight snack, this means that you are more likely to become overweight
or obese based on your habits alone.
Foods: Checking out health hazards
Canned food has taken over our lives and our cabinets providing a simple
way to get lunch or dinner on the table quickly. Canned goods comes from
various food products from soups to meat loaf and corned beef. We all
love to enjoy canned goods because of it is very convenient and easy to
prepare. But did you know that there is a reported dangers about canned
goods for your health?
There is no doubt that, the first dish of a meal is the most important one.
Even today, with all the debates going on about right and wrong food, nobody
doubts the good effects of soups in our body.
High protein shakes are instantly becoming identified among the athletes as
well as individuals who hope to eat up healthy as well lose weight. They are
easy to prepare, tasty and healthy. All these powders do is provide your muscles
with protein to rebuild and they are in no way superior to a well balanced meal!
Fasting is simply the restriction of our usual eating. Whether a fruit fast
or a water fast or a fast from meat, or beef or sweets, fasting is a restriction
of our food, a diet.
We all loose interest in food from time to time - and this isn't always for
negative reasons. It's well known that falling in love can make all else pale
into insignificance, including food. But you've been eating poorly, whatever the
reason, it's important to restore your appetite to good health.
Outcome of YO-YO Dieting
The yo-yo diet is characterized by a cyclical pattern of repetitious loss and
gain of body weight. Some of the ways people choose to do this include skipping
meals and consuming very few calories. There is increasing evidence that weight
cycling may lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders such as hypertension
One of the reasons people on low-carbohydrate diets may lose weight is that they
reduce their intake of fructose, a type of sugar that can be made into body fat
quickly, according to a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Boosting the flavor of your food with calorie-free seasonings and sweeteners
may help you feel fuller faster and decrease the amount you eat, according to a
U.S. study that suggests this may be a new way to help people lose weight.
Obesity is an ever-increasing problem in affluent countries. But if you plan
to lose weight and stay slim, there is only one answer. You need to find a
healthy way of eating that becomes part of your life for ever, not just as a
Foods we eat, low carb, low fat,
vegan, macrobiotic, raw, whole foods, have a direct bearing on how we feel: our
energy, mood, appearance, and body image are all influenced by our dietary
Trans fats are artificial fats made
when hydrogen gas reacts with oil-by a process called hydrogenation.
Hydrogenation increases the shelf life and flavor stability of foods
containing these fats. Trans fat can be found in vegetable
shortenings, some margarines, crackers, cookies, snack foods, and
other foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils.
for healthy nutritional goals
always better to eat a more alkaline diet because high acid levels
can upset the healthy functioning of the body. Read on....
How to gain weight?
gain weight and bulk up, you have to be willing to do whatever it
takes, and work as hard as necessary and you have to be consistent.
Your body will responds to consistency. Read on....
Identifying High fat foods
cannot produce fat on its own, it must be provided through dietary
intake. For these reasons you should enjoy some fats in your diet,
especially monounsaturated fats like olive oil. The key is
moderation--not elimination. Read on....
First Federal Obesity Clinical Guidelines
The guidelines are based on the
most extensive review of the scientific evidence on overweight and
obesity conducted to date.