It's not uncommon that during weight loss women's butts and breast sizes shrink along the way too, but the M-Plan diet promises to prevent that! Celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry swear by the M-Plan, a diet which consists of replacing one meal a day with a mushroom infused dish.
The diet claims that in a matter of 14 days, you can drop up to a dress size, but STILL keep your sexy curves. You're probably wondering what it is about mushrooms that make them so great. Well, read on to find out!Continue Reading >
Coconut oil has long been used as a beauty remedy meant to soften your skin and hair. But did you know that it also helps you lose weight? It might sound far-fetched because we're taught to believe that consuming foods with saturated fat can make us gain weight, when in fact this miracle oil can help you drop the pounds in ways you couldn't imagine.
So what's the big deal about coconut oil anyway? Behold the answer to all your dieting and weight loss worries…Continue Reading >
You're finally starting up your diet plan to shed a few pounds for the summer ... But the question is where do you begin? I'm a firm believer in taking it slowly when starting a diet instead of eliminating all "bad" for you foods right away. In fact, by taking baby steps you may end up with a much more successful weight loss goal than you expected because you took your time.
One of the easiest ways to begin is by cutting out calories with a simple strategy by swapping certain foods for others. You will be surprised by the number of healthy alternatives there are out there when you see our suggestions!Continue Reading >
Thanks in part to first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to fight childhood obesity, the issue that seems to be plaguing children in the United States has moved to the forefront of the consciences of many Americans. Not only is it glaringly obvious that a huge population of our children are surviving on less than nutritious diets, but their sedentary ways are wreaking havoc on their chances of growing into healthy, fit adults.
How can my friends expect their kids to have healthy eating habits when they don't! Believe me, I'm not saying that it's easy to provide a healthy eating environment at home when you have picky eaters, you're working full time or if you yourself have always eaten traditional Latin dishes that were once considered healthy and you've only recently realized that they're actually rich in everything you should be having little of: fat, sugar, and carbs! There are three lessons I've learned on instilling healthy eating habits on our kids that I'd like to share with mamás who are just getting started.Continue Reading >
When it comes to losing weight I don't know what to believe anymore. It's taken me years to figure out what foods to eliminate from my diet and every day I'm hearing something new. What's the latest healthy dieting tip? Apparently, incorporating more natural fats like omega-3s, can help you not only lose weight, but increase your energy levels, and even improve your skin. Um … what?Continue Reading >
Dieting is no fun if there is nothing motivating you or keeping you going. As anyone trying to lose weight, you'll want to reward yourself, but after all that hard work why waste it on a meal you might end up regretting? It is important to have your cheat days so you don't deny yourself of your favorite foods, but your rewards believe it or not, don't have to be tied to food.
As out of this world as it may sound, there are better ways to reward your current weight loss milestones than by eating tons of chocolate. One could be buying those shoes you've been eyeing or getting that teeny bikini to display the last 5 pounds you lost. You know what I'm talking about! If not, just check out our list of seven ways to reward yourself WITHOUT sabotaging your weight loss success.Continue Reading >
The nonprofit advocacy agency, Environmental Working Group (EWG), just revealed that many nutritious foods we eat are not as healthy as we think because they're drenched in pesticides. The EWG's list of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables sold in markets is quite shocking.
And, can you guess WHICH popular fruit topped the list? Hint: You probably put one in your kids' lunch boxes every day...Continue Reading >
When you're changing your diet to try and lose weight, the first thing you need to do is cut out the empty calories. And while most people can easily understand that the cookies, cakes, candy, and ice cream need to go, eliminating those things won't get you the results you desire as long as you keep making this same mistake. Because when it comes to losing weight, the things you drink are at least as important as the foods you eat.
In many cases, they might even be more important.Continue Reading >
The Low GI eating plan (also known as the low-glycemic diet) is the topic of the book The Low GI Eating Plan for an Optimal Pregnancy, coming out in April. Lucky for you, we have a sneak peek at the revolutionary diet, which breaks down how choosing your food according to the glycemic index (how carbohydrates affect our sugar levels) can help your health and most importantly, how this type of diet can help you concieve and stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.