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Half Day Diet Review

Nate Miyaki founded the Half Day Diet in 2015, which makes this company less than credible from the get go, due to its short time on the market. The basic overview of this diet is set on the notion that you can implement dieting into half of your day, while ignoring the other half of your day in diet terms. Once you implement a healthy diet to only half of your day, it is essentially tricking your body into burning fat the entire day even if you consume carbs. Nate’s promise to his customers is to eat carbs, yet lose weight fast.* He aims to educate customers about when to be on a low-carb diet, and at what […]3
Fastin Diet Pill Review

Fastin Diet Pill Review

Fastin Overview Fastin diet pills hit the market in 2008, and are distributed by a company called Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. Fastin is most commonly known as phentermine (its generic name) and acts as an appetite suppressant aiding one to lose weight. People who are obese, and have not seen success with diet and exercise alone use this drug to get their weight under control. A doctor does not have to prescribe this medication, and you can freely buy it from a select number of websites. The ingredients in a Fastin pill are 1,3-dimethylamine HCL, synephrine HCL  thermo-rx, phenylethylamine HCL, methylsynephrine HCL, theobromine anhydrous, N-methyl-b-phenylethylamine HCL, yohimbine HCL and caffeine anhydrous. Clearly, this diet pill is not all natural and […]2
Ginger Root

Ginger As A Remedy For Many Symptoms

Every day there seems to be more propaganda and products coming out to help you lose weight or maybe just monetize on your desire to get fit and healthy. However, those who do not want to resort to a variety of drugs for weight loss, try to find other methods that will help them once and for all solve the problem and say goodbye to the hated pounds of fat. This article focuses on the idea of losing weight with ginger and investigates if ginger can really produce any significant results. Ginger – a fairly common herb. This root has a very specific taste and not everyone will like it immediately. But once you get used to it […]1
Better Choice: Oven or Pan Frying vs. Deep Frying

Better Choice: Oven or Pan Frying vs. Deep Frying

In a world of flavor, there is nothing more dissatisfying than being subjected to bland diet foods. I am going to state the obvious, and say that deep-frying is so much unhealthier for you than just pan frying your food. If you have a Dutch oven, sticking it on low all day inside the oven is also a great way to ensure flavors are plentiful in your next meal. When you deep-fry food, you are adding in a lot more unnecessary oil and grease to your food, which in result adds on a lot of extra calories. Simply adding your oil to the pan and cooking on the stove top will reduce the salt, fat, and grease almost […]1
Salt

Could Cutting Salt Do More Harm Than Good?

For many years we have been told by health professionals, researchers, different organizations and even our mothers that eating too much salt with our food can be bad for our health in many different ways. But recent studies have shown this might not be completely true, and cutting down too much on the sodium we add to our daily diet can actually be worse for us than not cutting back at all. Before getting into the subject it should be said that, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), a healthy adult should consume between 1,500 and 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day to maintain proper cardiovascular function. In reality, the average sodium consumption of Americans ranges between […]1
Flabs2Abs Review

Flabs2Abs Review

Flabs 2 Abs is a 30-day body transformation program that offers strength training exercises, plus cardio and nutritional advice. Brothers Matt and Craig Lewandowski founded the company in 2011, and their headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana. When initially creating their product, they were looking to take a different approach to weight loss than the rest of the market. Their approach is rather different, when right on the website they are marketing “Burger 2 Abs” saying you can eat all the burgers in the world, and still have a six-pack.* This not only makes me feel nauseous, but it leads me to believe these brothers really don’t have your long-term health in mind. To see their Better Business […]1
5 Food Labels That Will Leave You Confused

5 Food Labels That Will Leave You Confused

Dieters are trained to notice food labels. Wandering the food aisles looking for the right foods to eat to shed those excess pounds and remain vital, we are inundated with calorie and nutritional counts. The latest food crazes make it difficult to sort through the grocery store shelves to find the most healthy foods that will deliver solid nutrition while helping us slim down. The push towards consumer education has given us more labels than ever. Just what is natural food anyway? How close to us should food be grown to be labeled local? And, what does organic really mean? Here is the lowdown on what the new labeling system really covers and where the confusion sets in. […]0
Super Citrimax Diet Review

Super Citrimax Diet Review

Super Citrimax is a dietary supplement used directly for weight loss, and targets the stubborn areas of the body that are harder to lose weight in. The buttocks, and abdomen region are the main points of focus, and there are three ingredients that are said to work together within Super Citrimax’s formula to aid the weight loss process. Gymnema Sylvestre: An extract from a tree native to the forests of India, and is used to help support your metabolism, and to regulate blood sugar levels.* Hydroxycitric acid (HCA): The most popular ingredient in the Super Citrimax formula, as it is a citric acid that is extracted from the Garcinia Cambogia tree. Garcinia Cambogia has been known to redirect […]0
Top 5 Vitamin D3 Supplements in 2016

Top 5 Vitamin D3 Supplements in 2016

As defined by the National Institute of Health, Vitamin D3 is, “A fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger Vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts.”* (NIH, p.1) Some people may ask, what is the main difference between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3? As explained by Sandi Busch of Demand Media, “There are two […]0
Weight Loss Tip #30: Walk Extra Steps At Work

Weight Loss Tip #30: Walk Extra Steps At Work

Many people are confined to their workspaces, and before they know it hours have past and they haven’t moved a muscle. They are so used to sitting for extended periods of time, it becomes their new normal. E-mails are sent to a colleague that could have been communicated by simply walking over to their office and telling them in person. Lunches are usually eaten at the desk you work at because you do not have time to get up and take a break, and then when you get home you are “too mentally tired” from the days thousands of thoughts to get yourself out to work up a sweat. Check out these tips and tricks for a more […]0
Natural Peanut Butter vs. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter

Natural Peanut Butter vs. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter

The list of items at the grocery store to choose from are endless, and while this might be a great advantage of living in a well established nation it also can cause problems. Keeping food simple and pure is always the healthier route, and this especially goes for peanut butter choices. When I stroll down the aisle at the grocery store I see brands like Skippy, Jif, Smucker's, and Adams. Some peanut butter is already pre-made with a sugary purple jelly like substance for even more convenience when making your PB&J. While these are nice to have in case of a hurry or camping trip, just steer clear of them in your weekly grocery store visits. Reduced fat […]0
Better Choices: Greek Yogurt vs. Mayonnaise

Better Choices: Greek Yogurt vs. Mayonnaise

While homemade mayonnaise from whole foods ingredients can definitely be a healthy addition to your diet, store-bought mayos come with rancid oils and artificial ingredients that are best avoided. A far healthier and easy alternative is plain, whole Greek yogurt.  Why to Avoid Store-Bought Mayonnaise  If mayonnaise is made with healthy and natural ingredients, it can actually provide a great deal of nutrition. Unfortunately, with store-bought mayo this is definitely not the case. The primary ingredient in most commercially prepared mayonnaises is soybean oil or another type of rancid vegetable oil. They are also fairly high in sodium, and many include artificial ingredients that are best avoided.  While you can also make a healthy, homemade mayonnaise alternative at home by combining extra virgin olive oil, pastured […]0

Everything You Need To Know About Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, like its brother kale, is a part of the greens family and is loaded with a lot of vitamins and minerals. Some of you may be wondering what Swiss chard even is, what it tastes like, and how to cook it. It is one of the most nutritious vegetables second to spinach, and Swiss chard nutrition tops many greens simply with its antioxidants. “Recent research has shown that chard leaves contain at least 13 different polyphenol antioxidants, including kaempferol, the cardio protective flavonoid that's also found in broccoli, kale, strawberries, and other foods.” [1] This leafy green has red stems and dark green chard leaves, which go great in salads or cooking them down with olive […]0

BRAT Diet Extended Food List & Alternatives!

The BRAT Diet names actually stands for the acronym Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast. These are all bland foods that are known to help stomach and digestion issues. Although these four foods are outlined in the title, there are other foods that the diet allows. If the food is considered bland, it is most likely allowed. Keep in mind that this diet is not designed to help you lose weight. This diet was created for health purposes and as a general 48 hour “cleanse” for your body to stabilize and get back to normal. To find out more about the diet, visit here. The BRAT Diet Food List Applesauce Bananas Boiled Potatoes Broth Crackers Cooked Cereals (Oatmeal and […]0
Alternative Diet Programs

Alternative Diet Programs

Most alternative diet programs center on the belief that you can improve your health by eating or avoiding certain foods. Alternative approaches to nutrition vary widely. Some alternative diets have been developed as a way to stay healthy. Others have been suggested as therapies for specific illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease. Most programs emphasize dietary changes plus lifestyle changes, such as routine exercise and stress reduction. Some examples of alternative diet programs include: The Pritikin diet. This diet is intended to prevent or reverse heart disease. The diet is nearly vegetarian. People who follow this diet are allowed to have several ounces of fish or chicken and small amounts of low-fat dairy products each day. The […]0
Beautiful with Green Tea

Beautiful with Green Tea

Due to green tea’s amazing healing abilities it is also been known to be used for skin, hair and dental care. It is used in making face masks, creams, lotions, hair conditioners and even make-up. Due to the diuretic effect of the plant it helps to remove excess moisture from the body, if you brew it you can use the tea bags to reduce swelling under your eyes or any other problem areas. The researchers recommend the use of green tea for face and body care. It has excellent moisturizing properties because of polyphenols contained in the makeup of the plant (Green tea comes from a plant called Camellia Sinensis). Dermatologists say that it can act as an […]0
5 Important Things To Remember After a Meal

5 Important Things To Remember After a Meal

It is fair to say that majority of people love food around the world. We like fast food, comfort food, desserts, and some people even love healthy food. Food is how we survive, but an overabundance of it is how our bodies slowly die. We all have heard the facts about how many calories come in, is essentially how many calories in turn have to come out to see any type of weight loss. If you don't burn the calories you have consumed, it will be stored as fat. If you burn more than you have ingested you will see a drop in the numbers on the scale. I will tell you a few simple facts that will […]0
Weight Loss Tip #10: Express Love Without Food

Weight Loss Tip #10: Express Love Without Food

When there is a will, there is a way. Eating healthy is a lifestyle, not an occasion. This is especially hard to do when you are trying to be social with the people you love the most. Eating has a way to our hearts, and souls, but it doesn’t always have to be unhealthy eating. When your family is getting together (or friends) bring something unique that everyone will appreciate. A small photo album that everyone can take home with them, instead of that rich dessert will serve all parties better in the long run. Or simply a healthy appetizer option like veggies and hummus. There is an even better way to avoid social eating at every gathering. […]0

Weight Loss Tip #41: Non Food Alternatives for Stress

How many times have you found yourself at the last bite of a package of double stuffed Oreos, due to stress that had you feeling less than your best? You may have enjoyed each sweet and crunchy bite, but by the time you are on your last cookie a feeling of guilt and remorse may wash over you. Did consuming thousands of extra empty calories really make you day that much better? There are many different times of the year that bring on emotional eating, and the holidays are one of those times. These binges are not only during the holidays either, as many women and men binge on random days based on their life circumstances and stress […]0
What’s The Point of Dieting?

What’s The Point of Dieting?

Why Is Diet Important? We have all been there—sitting at a red stoplight only to look up at a billboard and see the tape measure with the attractive female holding it to her stomach to show off all of the weight she’s lost on the “xyz” diet. This is a familiar photo that nearly every American has been shown at one point or another in their lifetime, whether they’re looking to lose weight, gain weight, or just become healthier overall. But before you start to take that journey—for whatever reason—it’s important to truly understand what dieting actually is. Navigating the journey of diet pills, plans, and supplements can be discouraging if you do not understand the foundation of […]0