Tag

Healthy Diet

Browsing

Nocturnal munching is something that puts you off every time you do it, especially if you are on a weight loss regime and yet you fail to control it. You are not alone if you feel like devouring your refrigerator in the middle of a night and feel guilty immediately. Midnight sugar attack is the most common and most harmful at the same time. Sugar cravings reach their pinnacle during the night time, making you feel hungrier. It is also a time wherein when you start eating, you eat ravenously. If not stopped, this can have negative and unwanted effects on your body in the form of weight gain. Even if you can’t go to bed without giving in, choose the food wisely. Instead of the sweet or junk food that you crave, go for healthier substitutes that may not be as harmful during that time. These late-night cravings are…

Determining the best diet for weight loss can be really difficult. Particularly when there are hundreds of diets that claim to be the “best.” The wrong “best” diet can make you feel starved and weak, ultimately arousing you to give up. This is why adopting a diet that takes your eating habits, medical condition, target weight loss, and weight loss after surgery into consideration is very important to kickstart and support weight loss. 1. The Paleo Diet How It Works The Paleo diet is a blend of vegan and Mediterranean diets. You can consume natural and fresh produce and also grass-fed meat, free-range eggs, and organic dairy products. You cannot consume any junk and processed foods. This is the trick that has helped many dieters lose weight without going on a crazy diet. As the vegan diet, the Paleo diet is a lifestyle. You will look and feel great once…

Want to lose weight before holidays start? There will always be a reason why you still haven’t dropped those few extra pounds you have packed on. Healthy weight loss is a slow process, but, incorporating small changes in your lifestyle can show really quick results, in as less as 10 days. Just follow these 11 simple and quick-start tips to melt off those extra pounds and inches. Read it, get going, and look beautiful in the holidays! 1. Drink Plenty of Water Sometimes, thirst can be mistaken as hunger pangs by your brain. So, to know, whether you are really hungry or not, try drinking a glass of water before you eat anything. Drinking enough water is extremely important for your health. Insufficient water intake could actually be influencing how much you weigh. 2. Eat More fiber Fiber is of two types, soluble fiber, and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber absorbs…

Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain weight or maintain your current weight, we are all ”on a diet.” The word ”diet” just means the foods and drinks you consume on a regular basis. Depending on how you choose to eat, your diet will either support or contribute to one of these. I believe we all need to create our own personal diet plans. Your diet plan needs to be the one with which you can live in your real world for a long way. It needs to fit your particular tastes, food preferences, and lifestyle, and it has to agree with your body. Different styles of eating, work for different people–and that’s perfectly fine! The act of going on a diet usually has many implications and beliefs attached. In our society, this term ”diet” generally means a plan with a beginning and an end. For some, it is…

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for efficient calcium absorption, which in turn helps to maintain blood levels of calcium and phosphate and also helps you build and maintain strong bones thereby, reducing the chances of osteoporosis, rickets, osteomalacia, chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and certain types of cancer. How much Vitamin D should you aim for? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends 600 international units (IU) each day for children and adults and 800 IU for older adults (individuals ages 70 and older). The Endocrine Society also recommends 600 IU daily for adults but suggests more may be needed to increase blood levels of vitamin D above a specific range. Meanwhile, the Vitamin D Council suggests humans need 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day, while the Institute of Medicine says the tolerable upper level of vitamin D is 4,000 IU of vitamin D…

Weight loss cleanses and detox diets are rampantly used these days. Often, people conflate the two due to a marked unawareness of their differences. Before starting with either, it is important to know what to expect from each as both have different aims and different diet patterns. Sometimes, people use these terms interchangeably due to minute similarities between the two. Let us try to clear our misconceptions. What is a cleanse? As the name is pretty suggestive itself, a cleanse diet is a diet that is designed for the purpose of cleansing the digestive tract. Now there are several types of cleanses, like detox water cleanse or juice cleanse. This diet is rife with protein and fiber and is also low in carbohydrates and fats. Basically, cleanses are supposed to improve digestion, increase nutrient absorption and ensure the overall well-being. Constipation can also be treated with cleanses. What is a…

Diwali came and went, and we didn’t even realize the impact it had on your body. Besides the extra pounds that you put on during Diwali festivities, the body also finds it difficult to digest the festive diet that is loaded with fats, sugar, and carbohydrates. This is that time of the year when there is a lot of pressure on the system to digest complex foods such as these as they also lead to indigestion and heaviness. Going on a disturbing guilt trip after indulging in over-eating is pointless. There are some ways to detox your body post-Diwali and following those simple food and drink, options can be very helpful. 1. Kickstart Your Day With Lemon Water After Diwali is over, make sure to start your day with lemon water. Lemon is the best detoxifying agent that is present. It acts like a magic potion that aids not only…

The festive is all over the air now and so with it is the celebration. Undoubtedly any celebration is incomplete without variants of foods, and more specifically sweets. But is it okay to cheat your diet during the festive season! Probably not. But then it is also hard to resist the taste buds from taking a heart-filling bite, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet. So, what should be done? Do not worry, as we are here to provide you with a complete guide of how to maintain your diet this festive season. We know for a fact that during the festive season we are bound to eat more, thus, gaining weight more rapidly. At times we either just stop bothering about it or we start to follow unhealthy ways of keeping the balance. For sure, these unhealthy ways are not the solution and so is not ignorance, so…

The extra few pounds that you find a hard time getting rid of can be shed by giving up alcohol. Nowadays, alcohol has become an integral part of our lives. The youth digs for the weekend to come after a long, exhausting week to have a glass of wine or two with friends. This has become a culture, making alcohol, more or less, a part of the diet as well. It is more like a feel-good drug and is consumed on mass levels. Alcohol has been found to have some benefits. For instance, red wine is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease. But the fact remains that alcohol plays a role in weight management. Skipping alcohol can give impressive results as far as weight loss is concerned. Following are the ways alcohol can put a stop on your weight loss plans 1. Alcohol Supplies more Calories than Proteins…

Extremely popular with the younger lot, detox diets are the new cool! But are they really beneficial or is it all hype? Even though no health benefits of detox diets have been proven scientifically, people these days prefer these over the regular diets. What happens is that a period of fasting is followed by a diet of fruits, raw vegetables, fruit juice, and water. This has to be followed very particularly for proper detoxification. Moreover, some detox diets also use herbs and supplements with colon purifying enemas in order to flush the toxins out of the intestines. A detox diet is best at removing highly processed foods that constitute of solid fats and sugar from the body. But this can also be done by simply avoiding the high-calorie foods for some days. Following a different diet altogether that does not really have additional benefits can also backfire. Some detox diets…