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Category Archives: Diet Articles

Dieting Without Denial

by Lisa Houghton Think of the word ‘diet’, and it’s probable you’ll start to yawn, or even weep! After all, the whole idea behind a diet is to stop eating the unhealthy foods we all know are the tastiest; something that requires unwavering self-control and extreme denial. However laudable the end goals may be, …

Satisfying cravings while dieting

by Lisa Houghton Losing weight should be easy. After all, whether it’s ten pounds or one hundred, the formula remains the same. Eat less and move around more. That’s all there is to it. If you’re eating less than your body is using up, then you will burn off the surplus and lose weight. However, […]

Tastes Like Sugar But, Effects You Like Chlorine

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saving your friendly flora Despite advertisements stating “Made from Sugar, so it Tastes like Sugar”, which attempt to confuse consumers, Splenda® is not natural and contains no elements of natural sugar. You may also be surprised to learn that Splenda® contains chlorine. Yes, the same chlorine that goes in swimming pools. And here’s the worst […]

Being Part of a Great Movement

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

clearing out the colon and three fiber sources for constipation Here is a topic that generally no one wants to talk about, but eliminating waste products is crucial to good health. Our bodies are designed to ingest food, break it down with stomach acid, absorb vitamins and nutrients, and then release the remaining product. Ideally, […]

Tis The Season For Portion Control

how watching portions will allow you holiday sweets and treats Tis the season where sweets and treats are abundant, tempting and in your face at the office, home, friends and just about everywhere. We are hit with a slew of temptations from now until the New Year making it harder to stick with exercise and […]

GERD

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

four tips to avoid these four letters Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, otherwise known as GERD, is commonly recognized with a main symptom of heartburn. This is a condition that if left untreated can be a precursor to certain types of cancer. GERD is a result of an anatomical dysfunction between the stomach and the esophagus, in […]

Avoiding the Gift of Holiday Weight Gain

Five solid tips on curtailing the temptation of over-indulgences I can’t even believe that next week is 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 nearly here, Steviva Brands is here to offer you some sound advice that can […]

STOP! In The Name of Love…!

Judi Gelman

Does the phrase: “STOP! In The Name Of Love,” sound familiar? Well, if you are of my generation (I am 51 and going strong) it conjures up the song by the Supremes. Great song, but that is not what I am referring to. By this phrase I mean – stop treating your body unhealthy by […]

Be Savvy on Supplements

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

five tips to pick out the best Have you heard the saying, there is a pill for everything? That can be pharmaceutical or natural. The purpose and definition of a supplement is “that completes or enhances something else when added to it.” What is that something else? It is a good diet that is based […]

Correcting Weight loss Mistakes

seven great tips that will get you skinny So you have tried everything to lose that spare 10, 20, 50? And… you just can’t seem to lose it no matter how hard you try. Her are a few mistakes you might be making along with practical solutions that will get you on the fast track […]

Good Carb Bad Carb

how to tell which carbs to eat and which to avoid Most carbs are the same in calories the only difference being at what rate does your body burn the calories in that carb. Good carbs contain fiber which slows absorption of the sugar content and other nutrients. This is the case with leafy greens […]

Slow The Flow and Decrease The Roll

eating slower may lead to a smaller waist line If your body has one major flaw, this is it: It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s had enough. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that slow eaters took in 66 fewer calories per meal, […]

Taking A Big Bite Out Of Weight Loss

smaller bites may lead to a smaller waist line The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who took large bites of food consumed 52 percent more calories in one sitting than those who took small bites and chewed longer. By cutting food into smaller pieces, you can increase satiety and enjoy your food […]

Skipping Meals Will Make You Fatter

getting skinny on six meals a day A 2011 national survey from the Calorie Control Council revealed, 17 percent of Americans admitted to skipping meals to lose weight. The problem is, skipping meals actually increases your odds of obesity, especially when it comes to breakfast. A study from the American Journal of Epidemiology found that […]

What is Gluten?

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

three associated conditions to be cautious of Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat and other grain products, with the exception of a few “gluten free grains” . Many people may be familiar with Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder, which is associated with positive antibodies in the blood, intestinal villous atrophy as shown […]

Blood Sugar Balancing Act

four tips to cut the sugars In America alone, there is a shocking 87 percent of Americans who are in the age group of 40 and above and are at risk of diabetes. Most people do not know the seriousness and veracity of this dangerous condition. However, there are solutions to lessen your chances of […]

The Real Hunger Games

five fast tips to taming a raging appetite Sometimes when I get home from work I am staving. Well at least in the moment I think I am starving. I reach for anything I can get my hands on and start scarfing away. A few minutes later I fell full enough but, back it comes […]

The Down and Dirty on Portion Control

downsizing portions can lead to sizing down on your waistline Over the years our food habits have changed so drastically it’s hard to understand what constitutes a traditional healthy diet and what doesn’t. Adding to the confusion is the overabundance of food choices, countless sources of nutritional and weight loss information competing for our attention […]

The Grapefruit Should Be Called Greatfruit

several benefits of eating grapefruit This time of year I am always trying to feed my body copious amount of vitamin C. Most because I am trying to avoid getting sick. While friends and family commonly come down with bad colds, I come away fairly unscathed. I attribute this to my friend the grapefruit.This year […]

Getting Skinny on Six Meals a Day

more on eating less more often We’re so used to hearing people talk about eating less food that it’s become weight-loss doctrine. But as you remember from the physiology of metabolism, you have to eat more often to change your body composition. The new philosophy I want you to keep in mind is “energy balance.” […]

Alec Baldwin’s War on Weight Gain

Alec Baldwin Battling Type 2 Diabetes

turning around impending diabetes How many of you read about Alec Baldwin? Well, if you didn’t here’s the skinny. He went to the doctor for a check up and the prognosis was he was heading down the path of Type II Diabetes. Flash forward four months. Have you seen him lately? He dropped over 30 […]

Declaring War on Weight Gain

The War On Weight Gain

five easy steps to win the battle of the bulge It’s a war out there and the battle is the battle of the bulge. The one around your waist and butt. We are here to help you in your battle to be better. Therefore we are declaring war on waiting gain. Here’s a good battle […]

Look and Feel Better

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

5 ways to slim down January is almost half over and have you made some headway on your resolution to get in better shape, by decreasing fat and increasing muscle? Weight loss is often a common thing at the start of a new year, it is a clean slate to leave old patterns behind and […]

Breaking The Habits That Make You Fat

little decisions that can take you from fat to fit According to recent research, the average person makes 200 decisions every day that will influence his or her weight. And most of these decisions aren’t monumental choices, most, in fact, are small choices, habits if you will, that over time can take us to two […]

Exchanging The Gift of Holiday Weight Gain

9 easy tips to get you skinny in the new year If you are like me then you are looking to drop your holiday weight gain. Here are a few tips to help you say good bye and good reddens to your gut. Eat eggs for breakfast. A study in Nutrition Research found that people […]

Tis The Season For Portion Control

how watching portions will allow you holiday sweets and treats Tis the season where sweets and treats are abundant, tempting and in your face at the office, home, friends and just about everywhere. We are hit with a slew of temptations from now until the New Year making it harder to stick with exercise and […]

Thinking and Inking Yuletide Eating Habits

a simple method in modifying holiday eating behavior Are you thinking about eating that piece of fudge? The simple act of writing it down will help you think twice before acting, something that may be especially helpful this time of year. Now’s the perfect time to find a pen and pad and start logging your […]

Quick and Easy Low Sugar Baked Apples

Baked Apple Recipe

Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 baked apple Carbs Per Serving: 2.6 g Prep Time: Skill Level: Easy Ingredients: 4 large good baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold (google cooking apple varieties) 1 teaspoon molasses 1/4 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or tiny dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 […]

Quick and Simple Low Sugar Autumn Harvest Salad

low carb autumn harvest salad

Quick and Simple Low Sugar Autumn Harvest Salad Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup Carbs Per Serving: 2.6 g Prep Time:<20 minutes Skill Level: Easy Ingredients: Vinaigrette Dressing: 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons minced chives 1/2 tablespoon Fructevia, Steviva Blend or tiny dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder […]

Steviva Brands Say that Support from family holds the key to beating the Holiday bulge.

Holidays are a time for family and friends, but also present the perfect opportunity to keep off the weight – says Steviva Brands President. Celebrating a holiday is always a special occasion. But for dieters – the coming together of family and friends can lead to weight gain, lack of motivation and overeating all of […]

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