In the old days, if someone said they were on a weight-loss diet, everyone knew where they stood. It meant cutting out treats, sugar or fat-laden things and eating more fruit and vegetables.
Now, if you want to drop a few pounds, there’s a whole world of options out there. And that’s what seems so complicated! Which diet is the one that lets you eat unlimited protein again? And isn’t there a diet where you only eat at a certain time of day?
We’ve cut through the excess to give you a speed-dating style low-down on diet plans and trends to help get you back to your fabulous best!
Intermittent Fasting – Incorporating the 5:2 and 16:8 diets, this …
The statistics are mind-boggling. While officials and politicians attempt to oscillate between publicly minimizing the risk and attempting to deal with it, more Americans carry on drinking contaminated water.
With its finger firmly on the pulse, Todd Haynes’ film Dark Waters opened just before Thanksgiving. It lays bare the story of a lawyer representing a cattle farmer from Parkersburg, West Virginia; who …
It used to be cool to eschew sleep. ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ and ‘sleep is for losers’ were phrases that people actually once said to each other; probably while trying to emulate the rumored 4-hours-per-night sleep habits of Martha Stewart and that lazy so-and-so Tom Ford, who snoozes in his self-designed sheets for an indulgent three hours every night.
By and large, the sea of change has happened (probably while we were sleeping), and many of us now value sleep a lot more.
How We Learned to Love Sleeping
It’s no longer just that thing we do when we’re not being awake: our entire physiology depends on …
Hydrate Yourself With Alkaline Water For Happier Days
Alkaline Water as a Mood Booster
As the old saying goes, you don’t find happiness at the bottom of an empty glass, but in fairness, it’s referring to alcoholic drinks and the rueful hope that “the next drink” will cheer you up. Of course, it never works like that.
So, we know that greens are good for us and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious?
Sunny and Scrumptious!
So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset. From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great!
What’s in Them?
So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us?
Did you know that there is a really easy way to find out whether your body is properly hydrated or not?
Give Yourself a Pinch!
Your skin’s elasticity is a brilliant indicator of how well hydrated you really are. To test, pinch the skin on the back of your hand and let go. If it snaps back into place and returns to normal immediately, then congratulations, you’re hydrated!
If it doesn’t and your skin maintains the “pinched” shape for a couple of seconds, then don’t ignore it; you need to drink more water. If your skin – your body’s biggest organ – isn’t properly hydrated, then what about the vital internal organs that you can’t see?