I don't always think that organic is necessarily the most important thing to concern yourself with if you eat a diet that is made up of processed rubbish. I see people eat a lot of products labeled 'organic' ('gluten free' is another one) that are full of junk. Organic or not, it's still junk.
It's good for me to see what others are saying and doing and often I find gems of wisdom I can share with my coaching clients and email subscribers. This particular morning one thing caught my eye which really got my goat. It was a photo posted by a fitness professional (personal trainer) of their brekkie.
Now stop a moment and let's feast our eyes on the butcher's shop window. What do you see? Pig's head, pig's trotters, a rabbit or two? What about chickens and ox tongue? What could connect a customer to real food more than the efforts of the butcher boys?
Too much coffee can give the bad side effects-which is where the negative connotations come from but the right amount regularly and at the right times can help you to lose weight. How does it do this?
The fact is, roughly 90% of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs do not really need them. Their cholesterol problem is caused by the cholesterol and animal fat in the foods they eat. If they were to eliminate animal products and other fatty foods from their diets, the problem would vanish for the vast majority.
The notion of food and eating is a complicated business, particularly for us females. It is probably one of the topics we discuss the most. A friend recently sent me an article that was depicting common girl thoughts and habits when it came to food. It made statements such as 'becoming emotional once you've finished your food',
Most people know that they shouldn't be eating the convenience food that's so readily available in shops and supermarkets, but they don't know how to break the habit. You don't need someone to tell you the damage that putting away numerous biscuits and chips will do. You want someone to show you how it's done.
Our biology was not designed to cope with the huge amounts of glucose flooding our bloodstreams, mainly from sugars and starches. Even if you exercise regularly, you still won't burn the reservoirs of glucose and you can only store so much of unused glucose as glycogen in the liver and muscle cells before you encounter fat storage.often referred to as "fat spillover".
The Flexi Veggie regime involves eating meat or fish four or five days a week and then having 2 or 3 days of vegetarian or meatless meals. As proteins can be sourced from both animal and plants this makes it possible to obtain enough proteins from plants like legumes, nuts and seeds. And do you know what, it's really tasty!
There's been no escaping the attention on sugar in the press of late; it has finally been recognised that sugar is not only damaging our waistlines, but our health too. By now you'll probably have heard a lot of the shocking statistics, so if you've decided to cut down on sugar these tips will help you cope with cravings, find healthy alternatives and monitor your intake.
I'm standing outside a nutrition training session that Health Poverty Action is providing in Saravan province in Laos, talking to Pet Samon Bon Piboon, and finding out what happens to people when they are marginalised.
We've all heard the phrase 'the scales don't tell you the truth, they lie'. Well, it's not true. The scales don't lie. The number you can see between your feet is accurate. The same is true of the BMI index. That doesn't lie either. The number you are given is accurate, assuming that you got your height and weight correct.
I don't want to be a killjoy, but did you know that research shows the middle of February is when most women ditch their new year diet because they can't hack it any more? It's about now when weight loss willpower turns into won't-power and all our resolutions go to pot.
Health foods can be intimidating- how do we approach a food that is somewhat raw, even naked, in its appearance? There is a certain barrier at times, should we pump a food with flavour it might be lacking? Wholesome food should not be accessorized to the point where its core health values are lost. Allow healthy food to stand on its own two nutritional legs.
Almost two thirds of UK adults are obese or overweight, so says a new survey by Public Health England (PHE). PHE, whose mission is to protect and improve the nation's health and to address inequalities, points out that there are 19 district local authorities with more than 70% of population obese or overweight.
Unfortunately most beginners do not always know their goals they are after or, more often, they are too embarrassed to reveal them. But if you want to have Jennifer Lopez's derrière, don't tell your trainer your goal is to get toned. Say, I want to have a bum to die for! Believe me, he or she is more vain than you are!