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Fats for Dieters: The Essential Fats

May 22, 2009

The essential fatty acid’s are described in another article here entitled “Fats for Your Performance”, that gives a brief overview of various types of fat that are most beneficial for energizing you and helping you recover through your athletic events. This would be a recommended quick read. Briefly, there are 2 distinct types of EFA’s, … Continue Reading

Fats for Your Performance

May 21, 2009

Typically, athletes are suggested to keep their fat intake low for their athletic performance. Unfortunately, some athletes interpret this advice as a total avoidance of fat intake or they try to keep it at a bare minimum. This cannot only be detrimental to performance, but also to overall health. Just like carbohydrates and protein, not … Continue Reading

Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy

May 18, 2009

The following is a list of what to do as a daily regimen. * Eat approximately every three to four hours to maintain steady blood sugar and aid in physical and mental recovery. * Eat complex carbohydrates (starches). Starchy foods such as pasta, wheat bread, whole grain cereals, brown rice, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, and … Continue Reading

A Calorie is Not a Calorie

May 16, 2009

When we go on a diet we often watch our food intake by ‘counting’ calories. But new evidence has shown that all calories are not created equal. 3500 calories = one pound…always? Among nutritionists it is commonly taught that a calorie is a calorie. This is the cornerstone dogma that has established a number of … Continue Reading

Celebrity diet that’s worth following

May 15, 2009

Eminem loses two stone thanks to booze-free diet – mirror.co.uk. Slim Shady lives up to his name . . .at least one part of it – Slim.  Eminem has lost nearly 30 lbs by eating sensibly, cutting out booze and exercising.  Every month there are periodicals listing how this celeb lost 20 lbs in 2 … Continue Reading

FDA Cracking Down

May 13, 2009

Once in a while the FDA catches deceitful claims made by food manufactures.  But for every slap on the hand by the FDA, dozens of other product makers use sleight of hand techniques and carefully constructed language to lead consumers to a single conclusion: this product is magic!  Caveat emptor.   Or do you have a sense that … Continue Reading