It’s Not Just About Food

  • July 19, 2019

The word diet has become associated with food, eating plans, restricting the intake of fatty foods and even eating smaller portion sizes. For many, this is the principal concern of a diet and what the entire weight loss industry tends to revolve around. It’s all about food in the weight loss field, but in actuality, what you drink can be just as important.

Many drinks that are considered acceptable and are consumed on a regular basis are actually extremely fattening, yet few diet plans actually take them in to account. Wine, the relaxing drink of so many, is actually full of calories; a 125 milliliter glass of sweet white wine, for example, contains more calories than a bag of M&Ms. Yet this little known fact means that many people who are watching what they eat with precision, are still consuming many calories on an average night out without even realizing it.

It becomes, then, incredibly important to know what calories are in which drinks. These calories, should you plan on consuming any of the beverages, should they be factored into

Facts About Food That Raises Blood Sugar

  • July 16, 2019

Insulin has many functions, and while it can’t get glucose into your muscle cells efficiently when you have type 2 diabetes, it still manages to carry out its other tasks.  What are they you ask, well it is still able to:

  • convert carbohydrates to fat and store them in fat cells, and
  • prevents stored fat from being released and used as energy for your body

In a non-diabetic, as much as forty per cent of carbohydrate eaten may be converted to fat, of course, that would depend on your calorie/kilojoule intake.  If you have insulin resistance, as type 2 diabetics do, that figure would be higher.  So when you take higher insulin doses, or if your pancreas is still releasing insulin and needs to release more to cover the food intake, it’s really more likely you will store extra body fat as a result!

Eating carbohydrates that require a lesser amount of insulin will make it easier for you to lose weight.  So a low-GI carbohydrate diet, plus lowering your blood lipids (fats) and your blood sugar levels, will help you to stay slim or lose weight.


Things Your Parents Got Wrong About Food

  • June 14, 2019

Were you a member of the clean plate club when you were a kid? It’s time to review some of the eating habits that you grew up with.

Diet myths are “passed on for generations,” says Kathleen Fuller, PhD, author of Not Your Mother’s Diet.

Below are five outdated ideas about food that you may have learned from your parents– and the grown-up realities.

1. No snacking! You’ll ruin your appetite!

In fact, snacking are healthy, so long as you choose wisely. It keeps blood sugar steady and keeps you from getting too hungry between meals.

The general rule is going no more than four hours without eating something, either a meal or a snack.

Tip: Try cutting back moderately on meals so you can have one or two daily snacks between 100 and 200 calories. Good choices contain nuts, fruit, yogurt, and vegetables with dip.

2. Eat everything on your plate.

You will need to get in tune with your body to know when you’ve had enough, hence its fine to leave a

Anorexia-Bulimia is Not About Food

  • July 20, 2019

Many people just associate anorexia-bulimia with food and/or dieting. But this is not the case. An eating disorder is not just about food and dieting.

Eating problems are just only a symptom of anorexia-bulimia. In the big picture eating disorders are a disorder of feelings and emotions. For sufferers food abuse helps them to respond to their feelings, thus allowing the individual to avoid, postpone, forget, deny, or otherwise anesthetize their feelings.

For the anorexic or bulimic person, keeping a safe emotional distance precludes the risk that others will discover her/his real self and hurt them.

Secondly, an eating disorder is a disorder of control. A sufferer perceives that she/he can’t control anything in their life except for their food intake and their weight. They perceive that controlling their weight and food intake will enable them to keep their uncontrollable life in balance.

Thirdly, an eating disorder is a disorder of thinking. Anorexics-bulimics are thinking in a distorted way about themselves, the world, and their place in it. They believe that gaining even 1 kilo invariably leads to gaining 10 to 20 kilos. Their misconception about how they look is called body image distortion

Weight Loss Success is Not About Food

  • July 17, 2019

People always want to know the secret to weight loss success. There are certain questions that I can pretty much guarantee will be asked…everyone is looking for the magic bullet, the weight loss tip of the century…and they almost always think it revolves around food. Well, here’s the big secret: it isn’t about food!

Sure, we’re told we get fat because we eat too much or we exercise too little. And for some people it may be that simple.

If you have never really had a weight problem and suddenly you find yourself putting on a pound or two…or even 10-15…you can definitely look around to see if you have changed your behavior lately. Have you exchanged playing ball for watching it on the television? Are you getting home later from work and so you are eating late and then crashing? It may be as simple as going back to your old routine for you…but my experience and observations indicate that there are fewer of you than the rest of us.

Typical questions asked by the would-be dieter of the person with weight loss success:

  • What did you do? translation: what diet did you follow?
  • Did

How to Change Children’s Habits of Being Particular About Food

  • July 17, 2019

Being particular about food can not only make children suffer from malnutrition but also do harm to their health and influence their growth of intelligence. This is why there are many children who suffer from malnutrition although the living standard has been improved. How to help children change this bad habit? This is a question most people are concerned about.

1. to take regular meal

Parents should arrange the time and amount of the snacks children take in and to reduce the amount of snacks gradually and finally keep snacks away from them. In addition, parents should make meals delicious and full of varieties. The food contained in a meal should be balanced and abundant in nutrition.

2. cook meals with children

Parents can try to make children take part in the process of cooking. They can help to trim vegetables and wash them. In this way, children can enjoy the happiness of cooking meals. They can become more interested in meals.

3. never do other things while taking meals

There are many people who may watch TV or read books while taking meals, which can influence the gastric secretion of children

Are You Thinking About Food Most Of The Time

  • June 15, 2019

Is food on your mind all the time? If you want to lose weight I will bet that it is on yours as well. As a matter of fact, I will venture to go out on the limb and claim that most overweight people think about food much of, if not all, the time. Many young people think of food as evil that may destroy a perfect size 3 figure or a well-formed physique and incessantly think of ways to avoid it while others think of ways to live by the words of the Biblical statement in Ecclesiastes 8:15, “A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.” Elderly people think about foods that will upset their aging stomachs and weakened digestive systems, women think of foods that will settle on their hips and man think of foods that will add bulk to their overly inflated beer bellies.

Many people when they’re trying to lose weight find themselves thinking of lunch while in the midst of munching on their breakfast and about dinner while preparing lunch. Food is on their minds upon waking in the morning and

How Your Romantic Thoughts About Food Keep You Fat

  • June 15, 2019

If you are one of the 200 million overweight people in the United States, you are probably in hoping for an easy answer to the question, “How can I stop eating?” Well, you have come to the right place. The quick and dirty answer is you need to stop thinking about food in a problematic way. There is a way of thinking about food that’s a problem and a way of thinking about it that’s not a problem. If you continue to think about it in the problematic way, you will always struggle with your weight. It’s that simple.

Your thoughts are the building blocks of all of the relationships in your life. Just like you have different relationships with your mother, your brother, your lover, your friend, or your boss and you think about each of those people differently, the way you habitually think about food creates your relationship with it. You thinking habit about food, directly correlates with your weight. In other words, this thinking habit is either fattening or slimming.

The way of thinking about food that will keep you over eating, keep your weight on, and make it hard for you to take

Five Words You Should Stop Using When You Talk About Food

  • June 13, 2019

You are what you eat, yes, but you are also what you speak. The power of words extends beyond being able to influence or win another person over; we must not forget, our own body is always listening too. How you speak about matters can therefore go a long way to determining your body’s relationship with it- especially when it comes to food.

Don’t underestimate the power of words, and your beliefs and thoughts as expressed through them. Even those mutterings under your breath are just as potent as the ideas you openly proclaim and endorse. So choose your words wisely – not because you are a word Nazi but because your choice of words- however simple- can go a long way to influencing how you feel, relate and respond to the food you eat.

It can play a role in how well you embrace the food you eat as well as in just how easily you shed those extra pounds; it can influence how satisfied you are after eating a meal or how great you feel on cooking it. Remember, it isn’t just about what you eat, but how you eat it too and therein

Weight Loss Happens Naturally When You Have the Right Attitude About Food

  • May 12, 2019

The saying that attitude and not necessarily aptitude ultimately determines altitude / success can hardly be denied. Attitude is key in achieving your weight loss goals and maintaining a healthy body weight long term.

Reminding oneself of the intended purpose of food and eating on an ongoing basis is important in helping to shape an attitude that will lead to successful weight loss and good health. Adopting the right attitude about food and eating is necessary related to avoiding obesity and the chronic, life threatening diseases that are associated with an unhealthy body weight. Overall health can be significantly improved when the conscious focus of food selection and eating is driven by the right considerations.

Food is defined by majority of sources as being any substance that is consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant and / or animal origin. Food contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism’s cells to produce the energy which is required to power all vital processes that are necessary to maintain life, stimulate growth and to provide for