Tag Archives: Weight loss

Linguini With Oven Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic

Are you enjoying carbs at dinner or are you steering clear?  Research shows that if you’re practicing girth control,  having carbs at night can offer an assortment of health perks. And here’s a very tasty way to have them. This simple recipe is adapted from my book The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide (Viking Canada). […]

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Waist watching? Don’t forego your carbs at dinner

In my last post, How to put a stop to your nighttime nibbling, I presented research showing that having a higher protein breakfast can be the route to  stopping mindless munching at night. Including an adequate amount of protein at lunch, though,  is also key to maintaining high energy levels and decreasing cravings and overeating […]

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The top five strategies for keeping your body’s detox system in shape

You might think that detoxifying your body can be a daunting task. If you search  “detox diets” on the internet, you’ll only get about four million hits but if you go for “detox supplements”, the results skyrocket up to over seven million. Instead of wasting hard earned dollars on cleanses and supplements to rid your […]

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How to detox: We’ve got a built in system

Everywhere you turn nowadays, you hear about cleansing diets and the best way to detox.  At the same time, we’re constantly bombarded about just how fat we’re becoming and the toll on health this excess weight can take. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers are among the well known maladies linked […]

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If a healthy weight is on your 2013 agenda, don’t neglect your shut-eye

If hearing yet again that a lack of sleep can affect your weight and health feels like a bit of a yawn, shake off those cobwebs and take a listen:  A German study  found that just one night without sufficient shut-eye can reduce your metabolism enough to make a difference in your weight. And chronic […]

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More on soup and waist management plus a recipe: Corn, Tomato and Lime Soup

Earlier this week, I pointed to the research showing a bevy of health perks provided by soup but in case, you aren’t convinced, here’s yet another study on the advantages offered by eating soup. In an investigation of Japanese men, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association,  researchers assessed the impact of  regular […]

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Soup tidbits- how to make them in a flash while boosting your nutrition

While making soup from scratch used to be nothing out of the ordinary for most cooks, nowadays the thought of it can be very intimidating to many. In reality, though, cooking up a pot of soup doesn’t require much in the way of culinary skills.  But the real deal does require some good ingredients and […]

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Soup- an essential holiday appetite tamer

Chances are you’ve already come across countless strategies on how to survive the holiday season in roughly the same shape as you started.  But there’s one weapon against overeating that’s far superior to others: eating a steaming hot bowl of soup, particularly one chock full of chunky veggies,  before you hit the party circuit or […]

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