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Posts tagged "diet" within Fit Life

To Tube or Not To Tube? How Far Should One Go To Lose Weight Fast?

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, April 19, 2012


How far will some brides go to have the perfect wedding? A New York Times article that ran last week found they’re willing to go pretty far if it means they can drop as many as 20 pounds in 10 days, a promise one Florida clinic is making. The K-E diet has only one catch – you can’t eat. At least not with your hands.




What is a raw food diet?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The raw food diet emphasizes intake of foods in their natural, unprocessed, uncooked form. Raw fruits and vegetables top the list of food options. But a closer looks reveals a more complicated, expensive, and questionable eating plan.




I’m sick of eating the same foods. What are some “superfoods” that I’ve probably never tried?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Even the most inventive cooks sometimes find themselves in a food rut, eating the same few tried-and-true foods time and again. Here’s a list of five late summer “superfoods” that you may have never tried, but should definitely check out!




How do I avoid GI upset during a competitive endurance race?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, July 20, 2011


If you've ever participated in a long-distance endurance workout, you've likely experienced some gastrointestinal (GI) distress, such as cramping, bloating or severe stomach pain. Find out what causes GI upset and learn what you can do to avoid repeat episodes.




What are some tips for a healthier Fourth of July?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Planning your Fourth of July backyard bash? Check out these five tips for spicing up your barbeque while still being kind to your waistline.




Will Eating More Protein Help Me Get Stronger?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, May 25, 2011


From athletes to dieters, high protein diets and their promises of muscle gain, weight loss and improved health appeal to a wide diversity of people. But how much and what kind of protein is best, and does the macronutrient fulfill its promises?




What are the best ways to pick fresh spring produce?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Spring has finally arrived and Farmer’s Markets and grocery stores across the country are blossoming with flowers and fresh spring produce. Here we highlight some of the season’s most nutrient-dense and tasty fruits and vegetables and how you can pick for maximum flavor and nutrition.




Can I Eat Healthy on $7 a Day?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, April 20, 2011


One of the most commonly cited reasons people give for not eating healthy is that healthy food “costs too much.” With a little bit of planning, a family of four can get by on about $28 per day ($7 each) including a wholesome breakfast, lunch and dinner and even a few snacks along the way.




Why is it so hard to lose the last 10 pounds?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Weight loss is tricky in that multiple factors play into how much weight is lost, how quickly it comes off and for how long the weight loss is maintained. To successfully lose a sizeable amount of weight, a person needs to be committed to significant long-term lifestyle changes.




Does a Gluten-Free Diet Improve Athletic Performance?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Friday, February 18, 2011


A strenuous endurance workout demands careful nutrition planning to optimize athletic performance and minimize the gastrointestinal (GI) distress – cramps, bloating, abdominal pain, and generalized fatigue – that plagues many recreational and elite athletes. In an effort to avoid these unpleasant GI symptoms, many athletes have experimented with adopting a gluten-free diet.




What should I eat when I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, January 26, 2011


What you eat plays a big role in your health and the health of your growing baby. Learn what you need to know to ensure a healthy prenatal and postpartum nutrition plan.




How do I keep a food log?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, January 04, 2011


For anyone on a mission to lose some weight, or even just to adopt a healthier diet, assessing your current nutrition habits is essential. Here we describe five steps to keeping the type of food log that give you maximum benefit.




How can I satisfy my sweet tooth without all the calories?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, December 22, 2010


If you’re like most people, you’re probably going to have a bit of a sugar-binge this holiday season. From the frosting-decorated sugar cookies at the office party to the block of fudge from the next door neighbor, fatty desserts are hard to avoid.




How can I have a healthier Thanksgiving?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Ah, Thanksgiving — a day that is famous for its indulgences and, for many, an annual ritual to overeat and then lounge lazily for the rest of the day watching football games, napping, and spending time with family and friends. This holiday is a little bit of a challenge for highly health conscious individuals, however there are some simple changes you can make to your Thanksgiving plans this year that will save you some calories and add some fun to your holiday.




What popular diets do you recommend for weight loss, and which is right for me?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Thursday, November 18, 2010


Holiday season is just gearing up. Maybe you haven’t yet thought about your January strategy to drop off the holiday weight gain and any of those other extra pounds that seem to accumulate over the years. Let us help you make smart choices to successfully adopt a healthier lifestyle and drop a few pounds that you will permanently keep off.




How can I avoid Halloween weight gain without missing out on the fun?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It’s hard for even the most disciplined “dieter” to avoid Halloween weight gain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow our 10 steps below, you might just make it through the month without budging the bathroom scale.




For camping and hiking trips, what are the best foods to pack for proper nutrition?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Putting a little thought into how you’re going to fuel your body for your planned hiking venture will go a long way into optimizing your camping experience.




What are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The health benefits of omega-3s have caught fire among consumers, and savvy food manufacturers and marketers have taken note and managed to add the fatty acids to a wide variety of foods. But what exactly are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and what do they mean to your health? Find out here.




What are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The health benefits of omega-3s have caught fire among consumers, and savvy food manufacturers and marketers have taken note and managed to add the fatty acids to a wide variety of foods. But what exactly are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and what do they mean to your health? Find out here.




Are eggs unhealthy for my diet?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, September 01, 2010


At just about 15 cents each, eggs contain a load of nutrients at a very cheap price. But is it safe and healthy to eat them? Let’s weigh the benefits and risks.




Do negative calorie foods really exist?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Forever in search of the perfect calorie-burning, fat-melting, do-it-in-two-weeks diet – “health gurus” seem to have come up with a million different concoctions of how to get thin quickly and easily.




Are vegetarian diets safe?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Uncover what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to vegetarianism.




What can you tell me about the FDA approved over-the-counter diet pill "Alli"?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Take a pill and lose weight - is that it?