Soda, whether it is diet or regular, is comparable to candy. In many circles it is called “liquid candy”.

Many people mistakenly drink diet soda thinking that since they are drinking less calories, it won’t be as bad for you as a regular soda . Some people mistakenly take it to the next step thinking that diet soda is actually good for you. Continue reading Soda

Thin Does Not Equal Healthy

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I have worked in the health care industry going on 14 years now. There are many myths floating around concerning health.

As many myths as there are surrounding health care, there are even more that surround the weight loss, diet and physical fitness industries.

A major myth associated with the dietary industry is that you can lose a lot of weight quickly through a few major changes to your diet, and it will stay off. Continue reading Thin Does Not Equal Healthy

Dieting Mistakes

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It is very tough to lose weight.

The diet and exercise industries have become huge. This is an industry that preys upon people who don’t know how to lose weight or even know what works to aid in losing weight.

There are many tricks and tips that can make losing weight a little easier. Even with these tips and tricks it will still take hard work, dedication and time to lose weight. Don’t sabotage yourself by working against all of the hard work and effort you put into losing weight and getting into shape.

Here are a few tricks and tips that will make losing weight a little bit easier. And with how hard it is to lose weight, any benefit goes along way. Continue reading Dieting Mistakes

A Diet That Works?

Health and diet trends come and go like the wind. What is popular today will be debunked tomorrow.

For many years the low carbohydrate diet was popular. And how could it not be? If you strictly stick with the Atkins Diet, you will lose weight. The problem is keeping the weight off.

Once you go back to eating the way you are used to, and once you started eating some of those foods that you aren’t allowed to eat on the diet, all of the weight you lost, and usually more, will come back. Also not to mention the fact that low carbohydrate diets are now linked to increased risk of breast cancer in middle aged women. Continue reading A Diet That Works?

Atkins Diet, Is It For You?

A study recently released in the British Medical Journal concludes that women who regularly eat high amounts of protein and cut back on their carbohydrates are at increased risk for heart disease.

Researchers in Greece looked at the data from a food survey taken in Sweden by women who were between the ages of 30 and 49 during a 6 month period in 1991-1992. The women’s foods habits were not tracked long term, but they did look at the women’s health 15 years after the survey was taken. Continue reading Atkins Diet, Is It For You?

Diets Don’t Work, So What Does?

There are as many different diets out there as there are people. Most of these diets make outrageous claims and target people who are desperate to lose weight and don’t know how. The problem is, that diets don’t work. You just can’t maintain a drastic change to your eating routine consistently enough to lose weight and to keep it off. It is not realistic to eat cabbage soup for the rest of your life, or to never eat bread and carbohydrates again. Continue reading Diets Don’t Work, So What Does?