The Pepper-Weight Loss Connection

hot peppers

A few years ago, there was a buzz about celebrities using Cayenne pepper to lose weight. Although the pepper alone does not necessarily lead to substantial weight loss, there is some science to back up the idea of using pepper to help you moderate your food intake. Hot pepper contains capsaicin, which is an appetite Read more …

Low-Fat Foods: Are You Trading One Evil for Another?

Low-fat breakfast

When a food is fresh and made with high-quality ingredients, it will usually taste good. When it’s not made with fresh ingredients, it may need extra additives to make it appealing to the taste buds. Those additives are usually salt, sugar or fat. The human body is programmed to respond positively to those three flavors Read more …

Is Sugar Derailing Your Diet?

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There are two things that will always taste good: sweets and fats. No matter how poor the quality of ingredients, foods laden with sugar and fat will always be appetizing. Of the two, people pay more attention to fat. Many people try to have a healthier lifestyle by cutting fat from their diets but they Read more …

5 Tips to Help You Feel Full on Low Fat

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The biggest misconception about diets might be that you have to deprive yourself of adequate amounts of food. On the contrary, many successful dieters actually eat more than three meals a day. The key is not in the quantity, but rather the quality of foods you eat. When you choose nutritionally-dense, low-calorie foods, your body Read more …

Myths and Truths of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Fountain Soda Float

High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener used in products like candy, baked goods and sweetened beverages. It’s come under heavy fire in recent years as a particularly health-destructive product linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and dozens of other ailments. While there is a link between the over consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity, Read more …

Steady Your Metabolism with these Low-Fat Snacks

popcorn

 Most diet experts agree that snacking can and should be a part of a healthy diet. However, in a market flooded with companies claiming their foods are the very best and should be part of your daily routine, it can be difficult to separate the truly healthy food from the unhealthy. A quick jaunt down Read more …

Are Vegetable Fats Killing You?

olive oil

Outside of the civilized world, isolated villages still hold true to the past traditions of diets rich in animal meat, eggs, and milk with very little processed foods and vegetable fats. Those in the medical field and dietitians often state that a diet rich in animal fat is very unhealthy with claims that it clogs Read more …

The Eat Anything You Want Diet

Would you like to lose weight on an “eat anything you want diet?” The better question may actually be, “Who wouldn’t want to eat their favorites foods and still lose weight?” Of course, most people would  think that this diet sounds crazy. Everyone knows that you can’t eat  pizza every day and still lose weight–or Read more …

Healthier Sweetening

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Healthy and sweet do not always go hand in hand. This does not have to be the case, however, since there are plenty of alternatives to the overly processed sugars and high fructose corn syrups that have flooded the market place. Luckily, there are plenty of healthier sweetening options out there today that will add Read more …

The Full List: Filling Foods

filling foods

Need a handy reference for foods that will help you stick to your diet by curbing hunger? Look no further. These healthy foods curb hunger through low calorie density, high fiber content, high protein content or a combination of any of these.   Low-Density Foods Low-density foods have a smaller concentration of calories per serving. Read more …