Protein. But seriously . . . While eating more protein can curb your cravings for sugar, you would be kidding yourself to say it is a good substitute for the sweet taste of sugar. The truth is that most of us need to minimize our desire for that sweet taste altogether. For many people who have been addicted to sugar for years, simply eating something sweet — sugar substitutes included “â can cause the same harmful metabolic response as sugar … Read More
Which exercise is best for getting rid of the flab around the midsection?
All of them. What I mean is performing any exercise that requires your body to use energy and burn calories will help you in your effort to trim that midsection. Contrary to popular belief, you cannot spot reduce. In other words, you cannot burn fat from a specific area of your body by performing exercises that target that area of your body (i.e., ab crunches for a flabby midsection). Ab crunches will make your abs stronger and more muscular, but … Read More
I am a female who wants to lose weight but doesn’t want that muscle-bound look. Should I avoid weights?
No, you should not. In fact, weight training or resistance training is absolutely essential to your losing weight and keeping it off. There are many ways to lose weight or body fat. Generally, making lifestyle changes and improving your state of health will help your body to burn fat. While doing just cardiovascular exercise or aerobic activity or reducing your daily caloric intake (two very popular weight loss methods) may help you to lose weight, they will also deplete your … Read More
Should I be eating more soy for better health?
For years now, the wholistic health world has been promoting soy-based products as a good source of protein. Various health benefits, such as cancer prevention and hormonal support, have also been associated with soy. These claims have been predominately attributed to the isoflavones or phytoestrogens found in soy. In fact, the general recommendation has been to consume at least 30 grams of soy per day. We at In Good Health promoted soy protein powders, which have since become hugely popular. … Read More
What is the best diet for losing weight?
First of all, let”â¢s assume you want to decrease your body fat percentage as opposed to just losing weight. Next, I do not believe in “dieting” to lose weight. Dieting is not only ineffective against lifetime weight management, it is detrimental to your health. Any nutritional approach should be incorporated as part of your lifestyle. That being said, there is no one diet that is right for everyone. If there was, we would all be on it. Everyone is … Read More