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Artificial Sweeteners Might Make Us Fat
Created on 9/19/2014
Artificial sweeteners are better for us than real sugar, right?

You know better than that already.

Now come additional data with serious implications for the use of artificial sweeteners - 

they may CONTRIBUTE towards added weight gain and risk of diabetes.

They were supposed to help prevent these very disorders.

And real sugar? Just use a little, if any at all. Read More>>
Modified Alternate Day Fasting - the why and how
Created on 9/16/2014
You don't need to fast in order to lose weight.

Taken to an extreme, of course, fasting could be unhealthy for you.

However, alternate day fasting has shown promise for weight loss and reducing risk of cardiovascular disease.

An easier way that doesn't feel quite so harsh, yet may provide similar health benefits, is modified alternate fasting.   Read More>>
Do You Need to Follow an Alkaline Diet?
Created on 9/12/2014
The idea of an "alkaline diet" has been around for decades.

And it is becoming popular again.

A healthy human body is very good at maintaining acid-base balance.

However, our Western pattern of eating exposes our bodies to excess acids that, as we get older, become harder for our bodies to manage.

A little more alkalinity in the diet can be good for our bones and maybe other body parts - an easy way to "eat alkaline"? Pile on the veggies. Read More>>
Nighttime Snacks - Okay or Not?
Created on 9/5/2014
Late-night snacking - not a good thing, right?

No need to be so hard on yourself - a late night snack can be fine.

Just keep your nighttime snacks simple and small in size.

And stay away from caffeine from mid-afternoon through the evening.

Snacking at night won't necessarily cause you to gain weight - it's the TOTAL number of calories you take in and the total amount burned (among other things) that is important. Read More>>
Labor Day and Healthy Grilling
Created on 8/29/2014
Any time is a good time to grill out with family and friends -

especially long holiday weekends, like Labor Day!

With a few, simple steps you can add flavor to the foods you cook on the grill.

The same steps can help make them a little healthier for you, too.

Check out the easy healthy grilling steps below. Read More>>
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