Healthy Weight Loss
How to happily and healthily diet with satisfying super foods using safe, research based methods. Use this board to reach your healthy weight loss goals!
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"However, for the summer months, keep it simple by shortening your eating window to the mid-day hours. For instance, break your overnight fast with your daily salad at 11 am and finish dinner by 7 pm. To make skipping dessert easier, use a Stopper..."
"A couple of squirts of ketchup on a burger can easily creep your carb intake up to a point that impacts the effectiveness of your low carb diet. Unfortunately, the only way to ensure that a condiment does not contain hidden sugar is to read the label..."
"Two things almonds have going for them are the fact that fat is the most prominent nutrient and the snack has a good fiber-to-carb ratio. Specifically, this snack has 4.3g fiber and 7.5g carbs. That’s about a 1:2 fiber-to-carb ratio. Due to that fat and fiber content, I expected this snack to digest slowly, giving me a nice steady rise in my blood sugar over a two-hour period..."
"There are many temptations at a cookout, but filling your stomach with low-carb protein choices will keep hunger under control. When hunger is satisfied, it is much easier to say no thank you to dessert. However,.."
"Therefore, even when your stomach is full, your brain will tell you to keep eating. To overcome this desire, you can use a Stopper. A Stopper is a food, drink, or activity that separates you from the act of eating so you can prevent overeating..."
Is this you? “I hate cooking. This is why I can't ever stick to a healthy diet because a lot requires some type of cooking. ugh” I have heard this many times. I want to show you that cooking does not need to be time-consuming, difficult, or include a bunch of ingredients that you’ve never heard of before. In fact, if you can smoosh ingredients together and stick them in the oven, you can be eating a healthy meal in less than 30 minutes that is keto and kid-friendly. Here we go!
"One obvious advantage is that there is no cooking involved, so there is no hot oven or stove to contend with. You can have your salad at lunch or dinner time. Either way, you’ll get a lot of hunger satisfaction when you look at a salad as a complete meal rather than a side dish..."
Summer! It is a wonderful time of year with more activity, more daylight, and more picnics and social events. This change of pace is welcome but can throw your diet into a tailspin. This blog post shares a few tricks that I use, and you can use to keep your weight loss progress going strong throughout the warm months of summer.
"The problem is not that all carbs are evil. Foods classified as carbohydrates run the gamut from ultra-unhealthy to superfood-greatness. It is as unfair to say that carbs alone are the problem when it comes to weight loss as it is to say that calories alone are the problem..."
"Examples of ultra-processed foods include sweetened cereal, cookies, cakes, candies, fries, chips, and soda. These foods and drinks are typically refined carbohydrates that can be made cheaply thanks to subsidized grains and other inexpensive ingredients like sugar and fructose. Unfortunately, it is those cheap ingredients that make these foods so addictive..."
"Yes, gram for gram, carbs contain less than half the calories of fat. But, they cause a much higher rise in levels of the fat-storing hormone insulin. And not only do carbs..."
"That calorie difference is why low-fat diets became all the rage. After all, calories don’t add up as fast when you cut out calorie-dense fat. Low-fat diets made a lot of sense – on paper. However, we have been trying to follow that logical equation for 60+ years, and obesity rates have skyrocketed..."
Low-carb diets work for weight loss. Low-calorie diets also work for weight loss. So, with these two successful strategies available to us, why isn’t obesity a thing of the past? This blog post looks at how weight loss happens – via the Calorie Model and the Carbohydrate Model – and the one thing that destroys them both.
Snacks that keep your blood sugar low, limit the fat-storing hormone insulin and control hunger. I pitted four seemingly healthy snacks against each other and used this non-prescription CGM from Levels to see how each one impacted my blood sugar. This video shares the best and worst snack results and how Levels is making it possible for you to get this blood sugar monitoring tool for yourself.
"When I say that the next thing to do in order to get fat-adapted is to avoid temptation, I hear you saying, easier said than done. The reality is that we can’t control everything around us, but we can control the environments in which we spend the most time by setting up temptation-free zones..."