Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Eating’

Me and my family want to start a healthy eating living, Help?

February 4th, 2013 2 comments

Good tips and tricks as a family to start healthier eating, dieting. My parents are in their 50s and I’m 18.

So far I’ve thought about green tea, no carbs for a week, smoothies, less caffeine, more water

Anyone got anything they’ve done or knows that works? Or if my ideas are any good,?

Isn’t that funny! I’m 18 too, and my folks are also in their 50s. I recommend watching "Forks Over Knives", and "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead"-two great DVDs that have really helped us-even my father, who was really not into healthy eating! Best wishes!

How do I lose weight when i’m not good at healthy eating?

January 11th, 2013 3 comments

I really want to and need to lose weight, but i’m rubbish at healthy eating. I start off good but then I start craving fast food & chocolate and give in. My friends always eat unhealthy food so I can’t stick to my diet when eating with them because I start craving that sort of food again. Please help!! (By the way, I HATE lettuce)

jog about 30 minutes a day and there is this weight loss earring that really workes called aurislim worn by mariah carey and christina aguillera, just google it.

also, as much as possible, eat only about 1500 calories a day and dont go beyond.

with that i guarantee weightloss.

What is one of the most important rules to remember about healthy eating?

January 9th, 2013 1 comment

What is one of the most important rules to remember about healthy eating? A. Eat only low-fat, low-salt foods while training. B. Eat a variety of foods, with moderation in everything. C. Eat 10 or more servings of fruit or vegetables daily. D. Eliminate snack foods and chocolate.

None of them are quite right, but I would say C. (But if this is homework then B is probably the required answer so that’s what I’d say on an assignment.)

A is totally wrong because fat and salt are both important nutrients.

B is right except for the word "everything". You don’t want a moderate amount of trans fat, you want none. You don’t want a moderate amount of gmo’s, you want none.

C is a great suggestion and one that I follow, but we don’t absolutely need that many servings, there are other healthy foods besides fruits/veggies.

D is wrong because an occasional snack food (provided it doesn’t have gmo’s) won’t harm you. And chocolate can actually be a healthy food depending on how dark it is.

What is the best exercise and diet to lose 33 pounds in 15 weeks?

January 9th, 2013 2 comments

I am 5’2 and 153 pounds.
Before my first child I weighed 100 pounds and after I weighed 137 pounds and was able to shed off the weight to 113 pounds, which was before my second child. Now after my second child I weigh 153 pounds and can’t seem to shed off the pounds. I am wondering what would be the best way that would actually work to lose weight. I tried insanity with healthy eating but I didn’t see any difference and in fact my legs had just looked bigger with muscle. I do not want to look muscular or too toned. Just look like a healthy weight. I miss my body terribly, and my 2nd child is already going to be 4 months old. It took 6 months with my first to lose the 24 pounds, so I know it is definitely possible. If you have any suggestions on what I could do to lose the weight it would be greatly appreciated. I am currently eating healthy and I am also a vegetarian.

run every day for one hour and dont eat sugars or starches. Starches are like bread pasta and stuff and only eat protien through out the day drink alot of water and take some green tea pills that i guarantee u will make you lose like 50 lbs in two months my friend did this he looked like shit everyday through the program but hey it worked he went from being 230 lbs to 150 lbs in like two months. Insane people i would say but hey u want a crzy diet

Why can I never drop a dress size?

January 5th, 2013 2 comments

Every time I go on an extreme healthy eating programme I can never drop a dress size. I’m tall and about a size 16. I lost 2 and a half stone before and I just fitted into a size 16 better. I’m frustrated over this, as I hear of people dropping 3 dress sizes from losing 2 stone and stuff.

maybe you have big bones or muscley x

What weight exercises are better for fat loss and muscle?

December 30th, 2012 1 comment

I want to lower my body fat percentage and get definition to look good and be healthier. I don’t have money for a gym membership but I have resistance bands and a ez curl bar. Is lifting many reps per exercise good or lifting lower reps higher weight good for strengthening muscles andowering body fat along with healthy eating and card?

I tried many plans and diet to lose weight an none have worked for long term, until i found program called Xkopsoslex ( google for it) maybe it will help you. All the best

What will a healthy diet ALONE do for my slim body?

December 26th, 2012 1 comment

Let me start off by saying that I’m very slim, but I do have somewhat loose skin and fat.

Okay, now, say I’m getting all the protein and junk that my body needs, but I don’t exercise much…what would the healthy eating ALONE do for my bddy? Would it trim away whatever little fat I have and fill out my somewhat loose skin?

Dieting may be serious job to do. Try "un diet" program.

how do i get fit and have a healthy diet?

December 22nd, 2012 3 comments

i know nothing about healthy eating, or what is good for you or not.
im 24, fairly active through everyday life, but i dont work out or exercise regularly. ive read books and all but none really seem very significant and they all seem to contradict each other.

Losing weight and toning up is going to take commitment and not just wishful thinking. Have you got it in you?
One way to kick-start a new regime is to list all the reasons you want to shape up.
Write down your goals – and the reasons you want to reach them.
Are you lusting after that (too small) summer dress in your local boutique? Do you want to be dancing at 2am to the local marimba band rather than dropping through exhaustion?
Would you like to be able to last a full 90 minutes on the pitch with your work-mates when the footie season starts up again after the summer lull?
As part of your "review" you can note the times you have been successful at achieving ambitions in the past. It will prove to you that you can reach goals.
Mark down your weight, and as your programme develops you will have a visible record of your progress.
You might not like the numbers the bathroom scales are greeting you with now, but by the time you’ve lost those extra pounds you will be pleased to know exactly what you have achieved.
At the outset, set yourself realistic (and responsible) goals.
There is no point in shedding half a stone in one week by starving yourself. It will be muscle that you are losing and not fat.
About 2lb of weight-loss per week is perfectly acceptable.
If you are exercising a lot, progress could seem slow – muscle is heavier than fat.
Instead of worrying about weight, look at your shape, and ask yourself whether your clothes feel looser.
It could mean the difference between giving up and living with your old self for another year, or staying motivated and having a healthy, energy-filled summer.
It can educate, guide and inspire – and it will be the first thing a nutritionist, personal trainer or dietitian asks you to do.
If you are not engaging the services of any of these, then do it for yourself.
A food diary can reveal all sorts of patterns in your eating habits of which you are probably unaware.
Keep a log of everything you eat for at least seven days: note the time, the food consumed, the quantity and any symptoms (tired, energised, bloated, etc) you experience around eating the food.
It is also useful to write down how you felt before eating. Were you stressed, had a craving, were you tired or bored or lonely?
This could reveal patterns surrounding the choices you are making about what you eat.
Be honest: don’t lie. There is just no point.
Write down absolutely everything you eat and drink.
As Judith Wills points out in The Diet Bible (Quadrille, £12.99): "We are creatures of habit, we love our rituals, and food and drink fit neatly into most rituals and habitual situations. The cure? A good first step is to become aware of what you are doing."
She suggests asking yourself, before you eat, "Is it hunger – or habit?"
If it is the latter, you can train yourself to say, "No."
Preventing injury is better than cure. Recovering from a sports injury can be a tedious process involving osteopaths, physiotherapists and a slow build back to full fitness, so avoid putting yourself in that position in the first place.
The right footwear is essential, whether you are road-running, dancing or playing tennis.
Don’t exercise in worn-out shoes. Your feet need to be supported and comfortable.
The last thing anyone needs in their first week of an exercise regime is to have the motivation knocked out of them by blistered feet and aching shins.
Mass-produced sports shoes have to be miracle workers and deal with myriad foot shapes, weight differences and biomechanical anomalies (pronation, supination, and the different demands of gender).
There are, however, more and more specialist shops springing up.
Runners Need ( has four shops throughout London, and in three they will do video analysis of your running gait.
Run and Become ( have shops in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Here, too, they will analyse your gait and advise from there.
But any decent sports equipment shop should have sales assistants able to answer your queries, so don’t be afraid to ask.
If you have very particular foot issues, think of visiting a podiatrist. The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is a useful resource (, 020 7234 8620).
Take time when buying new shoes. And forget fashion. Just listen carefully to what your feet are telling you.
The amounts we put on our plates have, on average, grown by 30 per cent over the past 10 years, both in restaurants and at home.
Stylistically, plates have got bigger – and we are filling them.
It makes sense, therefore, to start off your portion control by using smaller plates, then fill them up with green vegetables or salad.
In a restaurant, have a starter as a main course.
And no matter how you were brought up – "Think of all those starving children in Africa" – don’t be afraid to leave food on your plate. If you have eaten your fill, stop.
Let’s face it, there are some people out there who are just not five-times-a-week-to-the-gym health freaks.
This is where the tortoise and hare theory comes in. A small commitment to exercise on a regular basis is better than no commitment at all.
Research has proven that people are more likely to stick with their exercise programme if they do it for shorter periods but more often.
Instead of pushing yourself for an hour once or twice a week, it is far better to make time for 30 minutes of cumulative exercise every day – even taken in 10-minute bursts it has been proven to improve overall health.
Tailor your physical activity to your personality.
There is no point in trying out for the company’s football team if you are an introvert who hates mixing it in the communal changing room.
If you are competitive, choose a competitive sport such as tennis or golf; if you are extrovert, try a team sport such as football, cricket or rugby; if you are introverted think about Pilates, yoga or swimming; and if you like the great outdoors, get on your bike, or take to the hills and hike.
Whatever you choose, make every step you take achievable, because the last thing you want to do is give up.
This is the 10,000-steps-a-day argument. We are getting heavier because we are moving less.
Our bodies were designed to move. We have been walking for two and a half million years, and now, all of sudden (evolutionarily speaking), we are sitting down – at desks, in cars, in front of televisions.
Most Britons take a very poor 4,500 steps a day.
The British Heart Foundation recommends 10,000 steps to keep in good cardiovascular health.
Research has shown, however, that by walking a mere 30-60 minutes a day we could lose weight (an hour of well-paced walking can burn as many as 400 calories), and that’s without changing any other part of our daily routine.
So, stride out. You’ve got nothing to lose.
The key word, however, is "power" (see Lucy Knight’s Walking For Weight -Kyle Cathie, £12.99).
A little light window shopping is not going to burn off the calories or strengthen one muscle fibre.
Including hills in your walk can increase your calorie-burn much more. So, too, can walking on softer surfaces such as sand or grass.
Laughing boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and increases muscle flexion.
It therefore pays to laugh as much as you like every day.
Researchers have also found that laughing can burn up 2.31 calories a minute, so just think how many naughty "treats" you could neutralise by watching a production of Noises Off every night, or revisiting the whole oeuvre of Monty Python, or spending quality time with your pet (studies have shown that dog owners giggle more during the day than cat owners).
How have so many of us lived without a "Swiss" ball for so long?
It seems that every fitness trainer and physiotherapist in the land swears by one.
Most of us just swear on them – until we learn how to use them properly.
According to Kathryn Freeland, the personal fitness trainer and founder of Absolute Fitness, just sitting on a ball – developed in the 1970s – will benefit your core strength.
The body automatically responds to the ball’s instability, and acts naturally to stop you falling off, working mostly your back and abdominal muscles.
The more you work with the ball, the stronger these muscles become.
It is possible to get a pretty good workout with just the ball and your own body weight, and doing crunches and reverse crunches using one will do more for the abs than working out on the floor.
But start simply: a great beginner’s exercise involves sitting on the ball with your feet hip-width apart.
Establish your balance, and once you are comfortable, raise one foot off the ground and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat with the other leg.
If you feel confident enough, raise your arms out to the sides and hold them at shoulder height while you do the exercise. Repeat three times.
After this, there are plenty of ways to progress: from stomach stretches to ball press-ups, from bridges to obliques.
A ball can cost from about £21.95 ( to £80 (
As a nation, we have lost the ability to keep control of our weight.
Statistics show that as many as 53 per cent of women are overweight or obese, while the figure for men is even higher: 63 per cent.
Yet we probably talk about our waistlines more than at any time in the past.
To have any lasting effect, a diet has to suit the dieter – their lifestyle, their likes and dislikes, their budget – so that they can keep up the good work.
10 – RUN
Higher intensity exercise equals more calories burnt, which means

Can you lose weight by improving liver health?

December 21st, 2012 4 comments

My liver has been inflamed for years, but my doctor never gave me a reason to be concerned about it, and I don’t drink, so I figured the problem would go away–but it hasn’t. I’ve been trying to lose some weight and get over being so fatigued. Caloric restriction, healthy eating, and exercise haven’t helped. After seeing my diet and exercise journals, my doctor is baffled as to how my body has resisted all my attempts to get healthy. So I started doing my own research and found a lot of claims about the liver’s vital role in weight loss and overall health. There are a lot of special diets and elixirs and herbs and yoga poses and "old wives’ tale" remedies out there–but do any of them work? I already avoid processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, I’m not on medication, and I eat only leafy veggies and lean meats, but maybe there’s something else I can do to get healthy, anything.
Thanks in advance for any advice 🙂

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What is a good name for a healthy eating booklet?

December 18th, 2012 2 comments

I have to design a healthy eating booklet for teenagers, but i can’t think of a good, catchy name.

I appreciate the help,

"Eat better, feel better, look better"
"You are what you eat…don’t be junk/fake"
good luck!