Most women know about stubborn belly fat. It's that little bit (or a lot of) flab surrounding your stomach that never seems to go away. You've followed the latest fad diet to a T but still have that seemingly permanent spare tire around your middle. Take heart. Stomach fat--although stubborn--can be reduced by following some common sense guidelines. Some women have more stomach fat than others because of genetic predisposition. If you're one of these people, you may never completely rid yourself of your belly, but you can certainly reduce it. The first step is to eat right. Don't go on a diet, though. Develop healthy eating habits you can sustain for life. If you want to burn more fat, you'll have to add in some exercise routines. A healthy diet plus regular exercise is a sure way to see a reduction in flab.
When you eat certain foods or drink alcohol in excess your liver is being taxed. If this type of stress is placed on the liver for a long period of time it is possible to develop liver disease or cirrhosis. Traditionally when someone is diagnosed with liver disease they are placed on a special diet. However, it is possible to cleanse your liver by dieting before things get to this point. The U.S. Institutes of Health suggest this simple and easy to follow diet to cleanse your liver naturally by reducing the strain placed on the liver.
Diet delivery programs offer busy people a way to jump start a diet. The diet delivery programs need to be combined with a regular exercise program of moderate exercise for 30 minutes, four times a week. People on these diets also need to drink eight glasses of water a day and reduce or eliminate empty calorie beverages. These prepared food programs vary greatly in menu offerings, customization options, delivery locations and price. Some meals claim to be gourmet and combine the benefits of a dietitian with a personal chef, while other services focus on low-fat meals, high-protein foods or other diet approaches.
Losing weight is always a challenge, but you can create your own healthy diet plan that fits your lifestyle and keeps you strong and energetic while dieting. Consider calorie counts, types of food and portions when planning your diet. Make a lifestyle change, not just a short-term starvation plan, to succeed at losing weight and keeping it off.
The raw food diet has moved from the fringe to become a major trend. Its proponents rave about how it boosts metabolism, builds immunity, relieves chronic health problems and burns away the the fat. Making the shift to an all-raw diet, however, is a major stumbling block for people accustomed to convenience foods and restaurants. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to start implementing a raw food diet that makes the transition easier.
A lot of people are jumping on the raw food diet bandwagon--to boost metabolism, build immunity, improve digestion, fight chronic health problems or keep weight down. However, it can be difficult to adjust to the quantity of food you must eat when on a raw food diet, and even more difficult to modify a restaurant habit. Yet there are several strategies you can adopt to start a raw food diet.
The test results are in, and they're not pleasant. It seems your cholesterol numbers have been sneaking up when you weren't paying attention! While high cholesterol doesn't necessarily mean you have to go on a strict diet, a few important changes in the way you eat will help you get those numbers back in the normal range. According to a May 2008 study by the Mayo Clinic, the most important move is to immediately eliminate the bad fats from your diet and then concentrate on other foods.
Those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity have difficulty digesting the gluten contained in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, over 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, which is a lifelong autoimmune disorder that can have debilitating symptoms for both children and adults. For those diagnosed with celiac or a gluten sensitivity, switching to the gluten-free diet is worth the challenge. It can make the sufferer feel notably better, sometimes in as little as two weeks.
To build muscles through a daily diet, your body needs a balance of protein and complex carbohydrates. It also needs fiber and plenty of vitamins and minerals. The keys are incorporating lean sources of protein in combination with good sources of complex carbohydrates and nutrients; think whole grains, vegetables and fruits.
Imagine adding bacteria to your food. It may sound a little dangerous. At the least, it seems unappealing. The probiotic diet introduces "good" bacteria back into your daily eating habits. Research indicates that probiotic foods and supplements can help restore a natural balance to your body, fight infections, promote good digestion and even clear skin in children.