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Category Archives: Diet Articles

Have a Low Carb Christmas

[fb-like-button] Being the host of a Christmas feast is hard enough, but doing it while staying faithful to your Low Carb way of life can be an especially challenging task! There are three most probable scenarios to fit your situation: 1. You’re hosting a family feast (or a small family dinner) and the entire meal […]

Make Your Holiday Diet Effective

[fb-like-button] With the season to celebrate right around the corner everyone is wondering how to stick to holiday diet. When everywhere you look there are treats, desserts and food galore, how is it possible not to overeat? Sticking to holiday diet won’t be the easiest thing to do but remember in the long run, this […]

Sugar the Bittersweet Truth

[fb-like-button] We love it; in fact, we’re born loving it, and the taste for sugar never seems to go away. But if you’ve been noticing that more and more people are discussing the evils of sugar, you’ve probably discovered that, like many delightful things in life, a little sugar is a good thing, but a […]

Gluten-Free Diet Gaining Popularity

[fb-like-button] Meet the latest dietary bad boy: gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It causes some people serious health problems. But those people don’t seem to be the only ones buying the gluten-free beer and brownies suddenly for sale everywhere. Consider: • Marketers estimate that 15% to 25% of consumers […]

Healthy Sugar Alternative is Steviva Stevia!

[fb-like-button] Sugar is sweet isn’t it? So sweet in fact many Americans are addicted and consume way too much. Whether it’s in crystalline form, or in the form of high fructose corn syrup some say it’s one of the key factors if not THE key factor in America’s obesity issues. With the ill effects of […]

Sugar and Healthier Natural Alternatives

The typical individual consumes between 90 – 180lbs of sugar annually. That can add up to almost half a pound per day for adults and children! Not to mention that besides sugar retreats like donuts, desserts, and soda pop, that sugar is also hidden in most processed foods like bread and condiments. This enormous consumption […]

Plan a Healthy Holiday Meal

[fb-like-button] Holidays don’t have to be a time when your healthy eating habits have to stop. One good way to stay on target with heart-healthy eating is the DASH Diet, developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, follows heart-healthy guidelines to limit salt or […]

Weathering Winter Weight Gain

[fb-like-button] Many people tend to gain weight during the winter months. Some people joke that they are eating and sleeping more because they are getting ready to hibernate. But we do not get to crawl into a warm hiding place and sleep the fat away. In our sedentary culture, where more than half of all […]

Breezing Through The Holidays with a Positive Mental Attitude

[fb-like-button] Ho ho how a positive mental attitude can affect your health and holiday Nothing else contributes as much to one’s sense of well being and health as a positive mental attitude especially during the holidays. A Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) can make a crucial difference to our lives. The difference between brooding over our […]

Decoding The Low Glycemic Index Diet

[fb-like-button] Much of the diet buzz in my world of middle-aged friends is about eating according to the Glycemic Index. I have become a true believer myself because the diet gets you off all refined carbohydrates and into eating more fresh food and food full of fiber. Nutrition has a significant effect on your heart […]

The Benefits of a Low Carb/Low Sugar Diet

[fb-like-button] While the debate continues regarding the effectiveness of a low carb low sugar diet, it remains clear that it works very well for many people. By helping maintain steadier levels of insulin in the bloodstream, preventing a “sugar rush” and keeping energy levels steady, a low carb, low sugar diet has proven to be […]

Low Glycemic Index and Protein Ideal For Dieters

[fb-like-button] New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that after you lose weight, the best way to not regain it is by slightly boosting your protein intake, and avoiding high-glycemic carbs, such as white rice, white pasta, and white bread. You can enjoy some low-glycemic carbs, such as beans, and very […]

5 Reasons To Kick Your Sugar Habit

[fb-like-button] Why refined sugars are bad for you So you consider yourself a pretty healthy person? You exercise regularly. You don’t smoke and keep drinking to a minimum. You have cut down on fried foods, but have you tried kicking sugar to the curb? As you might have already found out, saying good-bye to that […]

Is it the Demise of the Low Carb Diet?

[fb-like-button] It seems that not a day goes by that doesn’t bring another report about the “demise” of the low-carb diet. Sometimes it seems the time has come and gone for eating a high-protein diet. I have been eating low-carb for almost a decade now, and since my medical tests indicate that I am quite […]

Making Your Own Diet Soda

[fb-like-button] no more chemical sweeteners, great refreshing taste One of our good clients sent us the following question: Thanks for your encouragement – your newsletter is terrific. I hate to impose on your time but I hope you might be able to help me out with some information. The one thing I really miss is […]

The Importance of Lean Proteins

[fb-like-button] Increase your lean proteins for health As the New Year closes in on us, perhaps one of your resolutions will be to lose a little holiday weight. I know it is one of mine. I would like to emphasize the importance of Protein. Proteins are an important source of energy. They are also a […]

Avoiding the Gift of Holiday Weight Gain

[fb-like-button] Five solid tips on curtailing the temptation of over-indulgences I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. Wow, it’s hard to believe that a year has nearly past and the holidays are now upon us. Since the holiday season is here, Steviva Brands is here to offer you some sound advice that can certainly make […]

Making Your Way To Middle Management

[fb-like-button] Five rules for awesome abs The surefire way to a firmer, flatter stomach is to dedicate yourself to a daily abdominal routine. Besides contributing to your overall physique, strong stomach muscles support the often over-stressed lower back and improve overall athletic performance. As you perform your daily crunches, keep in mind these five basic […]

Watching Your Holiday Weight Gain is a Piece of Cake

[fb-like-button] Strategies to keep your weight down over the holidays It may be a piece of pie that you crave during the holidays. Whatever it is, if you have a plan for how many calories you want to consume and burn each day, it will be easier to figure out how to enjoy your treat […]

Make Time For Exercise

[fb-like-button] Exercising consistently is beneficial for your heart and your soul Life seems increasingly complex these days. There are children and pets to care for, partners who need attention and errands to run. On top of that, the cell phone is ringing, the email is chiming, faxes are flying and taxes are coming due. How […]

It’s A Family Affair

[fb-like-button] Strategies for making weight loss a collective effort Even when only one family member has an issue with weight, it still becomes a family affair. So be proactive, and enlist your whole family! They will all benefit from healthier eating behaviors, and it will make it much easier for you to make progress for […]

Eating Breakfast For Weight Loss

[fb-like-button] Morning meals can help you lose weight So many of the goals you set for yourself regarding weight loss are predicated on the notion that you must correct certain daily habits and eliminate what you may consider small pleasures, much deserved rewards, or even sanity-saving timeouts in the face of your increasingly hectic and […]

Walking – The New American Work Out

[fb-like-button] Walking is one of the easiest and most profitable forms of exercise. All you need is a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing, and desire. How to start: First of all, start out slow and easy. Just walk out the door. For most people this means head out the door, walk for 10 minutes, […]

Giving the Bird to Thanksgiving Weight Gain

[fb-like-button] In the weeks to come you will have some choices to make; another slice of cherry cobbler, another helping of stuffing? The biggest culprit of holiday weight gain is sugar consumption. Here are a few options that cut out sugar and carbs but, bring a delicious diversity to your Thanksgiving feast. We want to […]

Yoga – YoGotta Try It!

[fb-like-button] Yoga offers many benefits including: improved flexibility, posture, balance, circulation and coordination; increased self awareness; reduced risk of injury for other activities and relaxation and stress reduction. With all this going for it… don’t you think it’s time you give yoga a try? Yoga is an ancient philosophy or discipline that originated in India. […]

Breaking with the Thanksgiving Tradition

Giving your guests the knowhow on eating well Thanksgiving is such an enriching holiday. It is a time for family, friends and guests to join together for a beautiful meal and give thanks for all that we have. In the spirit of giving we have an opportunity to share more than our table but, also […]

Stevia’s Role in Primal Diet

[fb-like-button] Stevia’s role in Primal Diet The transition into a Primal diet can be arduous for some people, especially since a primal diet consists of omitting foods such as refined grains, juices, refined and processed sugars, artificial and synthetic sugars and more. Basically, it is about avoiding all the unnatural toxic foods and digging into  […]

Stevia Sweetening Your Holiday Recipes Naturally

[fb-like-button] The Holiday’s are a time of celebration with friends, family, and acquaintances. They typically are a time people look forward to, however in the same retrospect, the holidays are circumvented around certain traditions. These traditions consist of  mainly foods that are consumed so anxiously that you regret you ate them when you cannot fit in your […]

Is Stevia Low-Glycemic?

[fb-like-button] Stevia is a new type of substitute sweetener that is getting rave reviews throughout the media. Although, it has been around for centuries, stevia is now just getting the notoriety and publicity it deserves. Stevia is not only up-teen times sweeter than table sugar and any other artificial sweeteners like it, but it is […]

The Low Glycemic Index and Sugar

[fb-like-button] Nutritionists once believed that all simplistic sugars resulted in a quick rise in blood sugar and a rapid digestion process, and that the scenario was the complete opposite for “complex carbohydrates”.  However, it is now known that this is not always the true to the case. While many sugary and sweet tasting foods do have  increased or high GI’s, some foods […]

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