Articles Tagged “diet”

  • Losing Weight Diet vs. Lifestyle Diet

      A few days ago a friend that started a new diet said if I started this diet, I couldn’t eat bananas or pineapple. “That’s bullcrap,” I thought, “it’s fruit! How can I be on a diet that won’t allow me to eat something as simple and healthy as fruit?!” So I wrote the diet […]

  • Does Your Diet Affect Gallstones?

    I like to entertain thoughts in my head regarding diet and disease.  Recently, I was talking to an acquaintance about gallstones.  Gallstones form in the gallbladder and cause severe pain.  Usually removal of the gallbladder is required, especially if a stone is blocking the release of bile. The gallbladder is an organ located right up […]

  • 3 Tips for Healthy Meal Plans

    It is a known fact that eating a healthy meal is key to living a healthy life.  Sooner or later, you will have to stop indulging in fatty foods because this will lead to heart complications, high blood pressure, and will eventually bog down your system. Despite this,  it’s difficult to stick to a healthy […]

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    100 Free (or Cheap) Ways to Exercise

    I look at the gym like I look at diets: I hate them both. They’re good to do if you need it (and I do), but I would much rather live an active lifestyle. Exercise doesn’t have to mean spending $50 a month at the gym or half of your day on the treadmill. For […]

  • 6 Lessons From Recent Diet Research

    Diet Blog posted a nice article about recent studies about diets and foods we should/shouldn’t eat. I particularly like some of the results, like how olive oil really IS good for you. The study on how eating fries makes you gain weight was real shocker! Sarcasm. Anyway, here’s the article. Thanks Diet Blog!  

  • How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?

    Multiple factors influence how much vitamin D you need to take.  While vitamin D is made in your skin during exposure to sun, if you have dark skin, are a senior, or live in a higher latitude your skin is not able to synthesize vitamin D adequately. The best way to find out if you […]

  • 6 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis (literally porous bone) is a disease that affects 10 million Americans. An estimated 35 million Americans are at risk for developing osteoporosis in their lifetime.  It is estimated that half of all women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  This disease is not limited to only females. About 20 percent of […]

  • Desperate Times Call for P90X: Part 2

    From a Nalgene-toting, salad-eating outdoor sports nut, to a suburban-living, “Lost”-watching wife at a desk job, Rachel’s life has changed quite a bit. But her and her husband have decided to get back to the way they used to feel with some big goals and a small budget.

  • Desperate Times Call for P90X: Part 1

    From a Nalgene-toting, salad-eating outdoor sports nut, to a suburban-living, “Lost”-watching wife at a desk job, Rachel’s life has changed quite a bit. But her and her husband have decided to get back to the way they used to feel with some big goals and a small budget.

  • 4 Dietary Supplements Everyone Should be Taking

    What dietary supplements should you REALLY be taking? No one likes to waste money- so before you start poppin’ useless pills, let Dr. Jason Brown breaks it down for us. Learn about 4 basic supplements that should form the basis of all of our dietary supplementation.

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    9 Weight Loss Tips from Someone Who’s Never Lost Weight…Till Now

    Recently, over the past 6 months, I’ve lost about 30 pounds. I’ve never lost a substantial amount of weight at one time. It’s always been a slow growth over the years due to a sedentary lifestyle. This, as you can imagine was incredibly discouraging. I’m sure some of you can relate. I’ve compiled some of […]

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    Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sauteed Pork Chops and Apple – $1.15

    So the other night I asked one of my roommates, “What kind of pasta can you make without a pasta roller?” since I had like NO food left. I thought, well hey, gnocchi is done by hand but I don’t have any potatoes. Oh yes I do! Sweet potatoes! After asking her, “I wonder if […]