Scientists Say Nix The Diet Soda To Lose Weight

A new study followed soda and diet soda drinkers and startlingly the diet soda drinks experienced a 70% increase (!!!) in waist circumference.  Crazy!  Maybe it’s the false sense of sweets, or maybe the cheating that follows after having the “good” soda or the lack of drinking healthy options like water and low fat/skim milk.  Crazy numbers, though, eh?

June 29, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

15min To Vanquish Obesity

“Getting Canadians off their butts and physically active for 15 minutes each day would eliminate obesity in about one million adults, while adopting a healthy diet could add another 362,000 to that number, a new report concludes.” The Toronto Star, Health Zone

June 20, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

New Rules For Sunscreen

“As of next summer in the U.S., products that have a sun protection factor below 15 and don’t protect against skin cancer and early skin aging will have to have a warning label: “This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”

Healthzone, The Toronto Star

What does a good sunscreen have?

  • Daily SPF of 15
  • Broad sprectrum (block UVA and UVB rays)
  • Use 1tbsp
  • Apply before putting on your clothes, get ears, scalp, feet and tops of knees
  •  Contain avobenzone, ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc  oxide
  • Reapplied every 2 hours, after sweating or going in water

June 15, 2011. Tags: , . Health, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

Eat Well For Cheap

Processed foods can seem cheap but work out the cost per meal and the cost to your health, and good food isn’t that expensive.  My fave foods are eggs, oatmeal, brocolli and apples.  I use my crock pot with cheap cuts of meat and through in some potatos and carrots.  I buy lots of frozen berries when they are on sale.

Men’s Health worked out what are the cheap healthy foods compared to their processed counterparts.  Click here!

The list includes:

  • Eggs
  • Lentils
  • Canola oil
  • Bananas
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Pork loin chops
  • Top sirloin
  • Chicken leg
  • Farmed catfish

June 1, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

US To Replace Food Pyramid With Food Plate

Apparently the food pyramid is confusing, so the US is thinking of following in the UK’s footsteps with the food plate.  I’m all for improvements but I’m not sure that confusion is the reason why a large portion of the US do not eat properly.  For me it’s because a McDonald’s is dangerously close and cheap(ish)….

May 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

10 Signs That You May Have Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and used to be called adult onset diabetes.  However younger and younger people are developing it.  It’s a killer and can be managed, even prevented if the early onset symptoms are detected.

Click here to see what the signs are and if you show any!

April 21, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Health. Leave a comment.

Vegetarian Protein Sources

I’m trying to incorporate more vegetarian options for 2 reasons: usually cheaper protein and higher in fiber.  Here is some information on vegetarian protein sources and some recipes!

April 4, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Health, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

A Really, Really Good Reason To Keep In Shape

If this doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will. 

“Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity—such as jogging or having sex—significantly increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially in people who do not get regular exercise, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.”

Click here to read the article.

March 23, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Health. Leave a comment.

How To Wean Your Child Off Junk Food

It’s actually not that hard to wean yourself of junk food.  Stop buying it, then just get through a few cravings and they go away.  Then when you do have it you realize how crappy junk food tastes and start yearning fresh foods.  But how to convince your kids to see the light? Click here.

February 16, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

High Fiber, Longer Life

Proof that you should eat your Wheaties, and limit the processed junk.  Click here for the article from Health.com.

February 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Health. Leave a comment.

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