Best Diets for Weight Loss – The Fruit and Vegetable Diet

James Blind   March 11, 2016   Comments Off on Best Diets for Weight Loss – The Fruit and Vegetable Diet

Weight loss is certainly among the most extensively talked about matters on TV programs and between buddies and colleagues. Folks are interested in reducing their weight–and reducing it rapidly. A popular weight loss technique is the fruit and vegetable diet plan. While this encourages fast weight loss, it might position you for fat gain without the appropriate measures.

The Way It Works

The fruit and vegetable diet plan encourages quick weight loss by stuffing you with lower calorie choices. The objective would be to achieve nine portions of vegetables and fruits every day within two weeks or so, with five from the vegetable grouping and four from the fresh fruit grouping. Over seven to fourteen days you slowly exchange the foods you usually consume with the fresh fruit and vegetable choices. You keep eating the nine portions of vegetables and fruit every day until the wanted weight loss is accomplished.


Consuming low-calorie vegetables and fruits enables you to eat more frequently and stay away from crashes and temptations between daily meals. Prevent food cravings by crunching on carrot sticks or fruit slices or defeat the heat by gulping down frozen blueberries. You can

How to Lose Weight Fast With the Cabbage Soup Diet

James Blind   March 1, 2016   Comments Off on How to Lose Weight Fast With the Cabbage Soup Diet

For many people today weight is a major problem. This is because we get many more calories from the foods we eat, even from ordinary meals, than we need. Unlike our ancestors who labored in the fields all day long, today our lifestyles are much more sedentary. Needless to say, many people are now trying to find an answer to a very pressing question: how to lose weight fast? Introducing the cabbage soup diet.

So many diets have gained prominence in recent years, the Atkins diet, the Dukan diet, etc, but one diet that has stood the test time in terms of popularity is the cabbage soup diet, aka, Weight Watchers diet, or Mayo clinic diet. This is because it works fast and with no side effects.

Most diets that work fast tend to have a darker side to them, for example ketosis in the case of the Atkins diet. With the cabbage soup diet the major complaint some people have is feelings of intense hunger. The upside is that the cabbage soup recipe diet is fairly flexible in the food choices and the snacks you can take, and it typically lasts only seven days.

The Need for A Nutritionist

James Blind   February 20, 2016   Comments Off on The Need for A Nutritionist

An expert in nutrition works as a nutritionist consultant and together with a registered diet professional, they make use of food items as well as nutrition science to deal with health and overall diet problems. Typically, the primary benefit of being an expert in nutrition is the capability to be connected to and encourage individuals on their nutritional needs. Nowadays, they’ve also been connected with different health-related conditions which include eating problems, skin conditions, allergic reactions, stress and fatigue, weight reduction, and an increase in weight.

Becoming a qualified nutritional expert isn’t really a simple task. Government entities offer structured and demanding academic requirements for those who would like to be a registered nutritionist consultant and dietitian. Getting a permit requires finishing a college degree with particular courses authorized by accredited organizations just like the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).

Additionally, soon to be nutritionist consultants also need to go through the closely watched internship program from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). On completing the application, an extensive examination is provided, which an aspiring health expert should successfully pass to become a registered dietician. Last but not

The Dietitian Vs Nutritionist Verdict

James Blind   February 13, 2016   Comments Off on The Dietitian Vs Nutritionist Verdict

The differences between a nutritionist and a dietitian can be rather superficial. Both these words have the tendency to sound alike and hold no difference between them. The subject of dietitian vs nutritionist is an omnipresent concern. There is but a significant difference between them and they also differ when pertaining to the laws of different nations.

A dietitian is a registered practitioner holding at least a Bachelor’s degree whereas a nutritionist is not required to hold any qualifications and is registered to a state-recognized authority. This, of course is according to the United States law. In other countries like Britain, you can find that even a nutritionist needs to be registered and should strictly possess specific credentials.

The roles of a dietitian vs nutritionist and their approach to clinical problems is what distinguishes them; although both deal with solving medical and health problems and fulfilling nutritional needs. A dietitian mostly concentrates on your eating habits – they device plans to integrate nutritional foods as a part of your daily diet. They help you gain the necessary nutrition when having a health condition or as a means to better your health. They have a knowledge set

5 Ways To Get You Motivated About A Healthy Lifestyle

James Blind   January 24, 2016   Comments Off on 5 Ways To Get You Motivated About A Healthy Lifestyle

It’s that time of the year when people vow to make changes. Maybe it’s time to quit smoking, learn another language or take that kickboxing class you’ve been putting off all of last year. Regardless of what it is, you want to improve yourself in one way or another. One of the most common resolutions that people make is to get in better shape. It’s no coincidence that January is the month when gyms rack up the most enrollments. How many of these new members will you see still see there in April? If you really want to make changes, do it in a way that will set you up for long term success. Don’t flip a switch and decide that you’re all of a sudden a fitness enthusiast. That’s a recipe for failure. Here are five ways that you can make your new venture a successful one.

Create a Plan

Plan your day from beginning to end. From the time you wake up to the time you plan to retire for the night. Plan the day and times for laundry, grocery shopping and so on. Once you’ve done that, pick three days that you cleared

Understanding The Benefits And Challenges Of Physiotherapy

James Blind   January 17, 2016   Comments Off on Understanding The Benefits And Challenges Of Physiotherapy

What is physiotherapy in layman understanding? It is a diagnostic treat used in treating injured muscles and joints of the patients; more so, it helps the elderly to repress chances of disability. In this piece of information, we are going to look into benefits as well as challenges inhibiting this exercise.


In the contemporary society, physiotherapy plays a critical role in lots of people’s life ranging from the elderly, athletics to the injured. Without much undo, here are some of the benefits;

Enhance flexibility

It helps in flexing the joints or injured places to reduce chances of joint stiffness. It also helps in reducing pain as well as soothes broken muscles. The physiotherapy process enhances the flow of blood as well as oxygen to all the parts of the body, thus triggering quick recovery.

Easy stroke and paralysis effects

People suffering from stroke or paralysis have high chances of suffering permanent disability. However, with the help of this treatment, a patient can breathe a sigh of relief. Research indicates that stroke might lead to permanent paralysis of any part of your body when you do not get the necessary medical attention

I Really Enjoy The Medifast Bars And Eat Them Often, Could This Be Ruining My Results?

James Blind   December 28, 2015   Comments Off on I Really Enjoy The Medifast Bars And Eat Them Often, Could This Be Ruining My Results?

I sometimes hear from people who have noticed a change in their medifast weight loss and they are worried that perhaps they are doing something wrong or making the wrong food choices. One example of the type of food that I am talking about are the medifast bars.

Someone might share this scenario: “the first month of medifast was fabulous. I got a favorites package and I found that my favorite food on the package was the bars. For my next order, I made sure that I got some extra bars because I enjoy them so much. But my weight loss has slowed. I just read an article about how some ‘protein bars’ are really nothing more than glorified candy bars. I’m wondering if I am sabotaging myself by eating too many of these bars. Should I stop eating them or limit them?”

I’m not a medifast counselor, but I will tell you my take on this. I would suggest that if you still have questions, you reach out to someone on the company website as they would be more qualified to answer. With that said, it really does depend on which type of bars you

Eating Healthy – An Examination of Popular Diets

James Blind   December 10, 2015   Comments Off on Eating Healthy – An Examination of Popular Diets

In a randomized trial conducted, the participants assigned to the Ornish diet for one year ( and who showed adherence), had marked decreases in weight, HDL cholesterol levels and C-reactive protein (Danson et al, 2005).

Pros: Addresses both physical and emotional/mental health. While the Ornish diet encourages cardio and categorization of foods, it also encourages meditation to reduce stress and improve overall mental health. Proven to help reduce risk of heart disease and has been successful in helping individuals achieve weight loss.

Cons: An Omega-3 supplement is required to maintain cardiovascular health. Adults who adhered to the Ornish diet for the year were found to have lowered levels of Vitamin D, increasing their risk of bone fractures.

Mayo Clinic Diet

The Mayo Clinic diet encourages heart healthy practices such as active living and healthy eating. They encourage portion size control (, vegetables and fruits over carbohydrates and simple sugars, whole grains over white bread, and lean meats and good fats.

Pros: Helps individuals achieve and maintain weight loss, lowers cholesterol levels, decreases abdominal fat (which can be a risk factor for heart disease). Allows flexibility so that it can adapt to anyone’s lifestyle.

Latest Federal Dietary Guidelines: Still a Nutrition Minefield

James Blind   November 16, 2015   Comments Off on Latest Federal Dietary Guidelines: Still a Nutrition Minefield


Mainstream thinking about calories is so dogmatic that the idiotic concept about food calories is all over the new guidelines. No surprise there. Any little bit of clear thinking, however, could have reflected actual human physiology in the guidelines.

In a nutshell, food is about hormones and electrons (i.e., reducing power), not calories. I suppose understanding the complexity of this concept is too much for the powers that be, which is almost everybody.


Certain of the guidelines point toward good advice. The best might be a reduction in sugar consumption. However, naming our greatest source of dietary sugar – i.e., sodas – is absent. The sugar and/or beverage industry clearly had input into that decision.

The recent controversy about whether to require how much ‘added sugars’ a food or beverage contains confuses the picture. Here is what you should know when looking for where you can cut back on sugar consumption:


The main food sources for these sugars include fruit, sodas, candy, ice cream, baked goods, etc. You will also see them

The Worst Diet in Human History

James Blind   November 9, 2015   Comments Off on The Worst Diet in Human History

It was a pleasant surprise to see Nina Teicholz’s new book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, reviewed in the Wall Street Journal. This book is the culmination of a nine year research project by the author. It was not surprising, however, to see what she discovered. Indeed, it follows the same path of another research tome, Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, by Gary Taubes.

The bottom line in both books is this:

The low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.

If you are still worried about eating meat, cheese, and eggs because of what your doctor told you, then it is time to get a more well-informed doctor.

Low-fat foods abound in grocery stores. Avoid them like the plague, unless you want to support the low-fat food industry. That would be very kind of you.

Dietary cholesterol has almost no impact on your own cholesterol levels. Labeling any food as cholesterol-free or low in cholesterol is