Losing Weight

What is the difference between a serving and a portion?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition Facts label appears on most packaged foods (see Figure 1). It tells you how many calories and servings are in a box or can. The serving size varies from product to product.

A portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package, or at home. Sometimes the serving size and portion size match; sometimes they do not.… Read More What is the difference between a serving and a portion?

Losing Weight

Diet Myth Busters: Fast foods are always an unhealthy choice. You should not eat them when dieting.

Truth: Many fast foods are unhealthy and over indulging in them will likely cause you to gain weight. However, you can eat fast food on occasion and simply choose menu options with care. Whether your are eating out, on-the-run, or at home the basic rules are the same: choose healthy foods that are nutrient rich, low in calories, and small in portion size.… Read More Diet Myth Busters: Fast foods are always an unhealthy choice. You should not eat them when dieting.

Losing Weight

Health Benefits of Losing Weight – Do it for the Right Reason (You)

Instead of thinking “if I was only skinny I would be happier” or “people would like me more” focus on what losing weight can really do for you and for your health. Here are just a few wonderful ways that losing weight can help improve the quality of your life that has nothing to do with what people see on the outside.… Read More Health Benefits of Losing Weight – Do it for the Right Reason (You)

Lifestyle

Counting your carbs? Miss bread? Try this sweet potato toast recipe!

When you think of sweet potatoes and yams you probably think “CARBS! NO THANK YOU!” but even Dr. Atkins allowed them on his low-carb diet plan so before you rule them out, check your own diet because you may be surprised to find that because they are a “superfood” you can have them on your own plan. Sweet potatoes are delicious by themselves, or when served as part of a meal and can also be substituted in virtually any recipe that calls for apples, squash or white potatoes.… Read More Counting your carbs? Miss bread? Try this sweet potato toast recipe!

Diet Reviews

Diet Overviews: ITG Diet

Average Weight Loss: Varies Type of Diet: Low-carb (“light” ketogenic), low-calorie (must buy their protein powder and supplements) This diet may be unsafe for many individuals.* List of All Diet Overviews About The Diet Follow a three-step plan to lose weight on this low-carb, (“light” ketogenic), low-calorie diet plan. Step 1: Weight Loss. In this… Read More Diet Overviews: ITG Diet

Diet Reviews

Diet Overview: Hypnodiet

Average Weight Loss: Varies based on diet chosen Type of Diet: This program is not really a diet, but purports to help you lose weight by learning how to change your behavior through self-hypnosis. If you have an eating disorder, suffer from binge eating, or emotional eating, seek the advice of a licensed clinical therapist… Read More Diet Overview: Hypnodiet