Health Benefits of Fasting: Splitting Fact From Fiction

Health Benefits of Fasting_ Splitting Fact From Fiction

Fasting is becoming increasingly popular as a way to boost health.

But it can be confusing to figure out how much of the hype is backed by evidence.

This article discusses the different types of fasting, including intermittent fasting, along with some of their main benefits.

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How To Stop Food Cravings and Emotional Eating with Nutritional Psychologist Kimberley Wilson

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Eating has become a behavior with a lot of rules and restrictions.

Some of these are medically recommended of course, such as a gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease.

But other restrictive diets, such as paleo and the keto diet, unnecessarily forbid foods for the majority of people.

Unfortunately, our obsessive and often times extreme diet culture appears to fuel food cravings and emotional eating. In fact, binge eating disorder is now the most common eating disorder in adults (1).

This is not my area of expertise, but it is for Kimberley Wilson, a UK-based chartered psychologist who specializes in nutritional psychiatry, particularly eating issues.

I asked Kimberley about the issues with restrictive diets and how to stop food cravings and emotional eating, or at least minimize their power over us.

Here are some of the most important takeaways from our conversation. Her answers have been lightly edited for clarity…. [Discover More…]

Total Calories in Alcohol? This Is How Many Are In Your Favorite Drinks

Total Calories in Alcohol? This Is How Many Are In Your Favorite Drinks

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Weight loss can be a real challenge…

Especially if you regularly drink alcoholic beverages.

This is because alcoholic drinks tend to be high in calories, and we tend to drink a lot of them. Many people don’t factor this in when they think about their calorie intake for the week.

Importantly, some alcoholic drinks are significantly higher in calories than others.

This article looks at how many calories are in your favorite alcoholic drinks, as well as the best choices for those watching their waistline…. [Discover More…]

Beginner’s Guide To The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet: Start Here

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Has your doctor told you to change your eating habits?

One heart-healthy lifestyle plan that they may recommend is the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet, or TLC diet for short.

It was created by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and endorsed by the American Heart Association.

Health experts ranked it number 5 out of 40 on US News’ Best Diets Overall list, because it’s easy to follow, good for the heart and promotes long-term weight loss.

This article looks at what the TLC diet is, how to do it, and if it’s right for you…. [Discover More…]

Flexitarian Diet: Your Starter’s Guide and Sample Diet Plan

FLEXITARIAN DIET

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

While there are many health benefits to being vegetarian, some of us don’t want to completely cut out meat.

This is the idea behind the flexitarian diet, which reduces meat intake instead of avoiding it altogether.

This article discusses the potential benefits and risks of following a flexitarian diet to help you decide if it’s a good plan for you.
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WARNING: Don’t Start a 1200 Calorie Diet or Meal Plan Until You Read This

1,200 Calorie Diet_ Everything You Need to Know Before You Start (2)

[Last updated 29th October, 2018]

Cutting calories is necessary for weight loss.

There are numerous ways to do this, but some prefer to follow a straight-forward low calorie diet.

One of the more popular choices is called the 1,200 calorie diet… But it’s not something you just simply jump into head first.

This article reviews everything you need to know before getting started, including a sample 1200 calorie meal plan and considerations for those with diabetes…. [Discover More…]