5 Tasty Substitutes for High Fat Foods

In order to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. There are several ways to do this, but one quick way is to substitute healthy low calorie or low fat foods for the high calorie or high fat foods that you eat. This article was originally posted on...

10 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze

10 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze You already know that the freezer is a good place to stow steak and chicken. But it works equally well for some far less obvious items. Try freezing the following (you’ll find more detailed instructions by clicking on each...

Foods With More Saturated Fat Than a Cheeseburger

The Huffington Post wrote a great article on common foods that are just as bad, if not worse for your body than a cheeseburger.  Click to read more on these foods. By now, we know there are both "good" fats and "bad" fats. But what's the difference? First, the good....

3 Unhealthy Food Substitutes

When creating a healthy diet plan, it is possible to indulge in a variety of food substitutes that can result in risky weight loss and harm to your body. Often used to ward off hunger and help you to eat less, substitutions in food can frequently promise lower...

Want to lose weight? Try a Gluten Free Diet

Weight loss weighs heavily on many people's minds. The good news is that the gluten-free diet may be the key to losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Unfortunately, gorging on gluten-free brownies and cookies isn’t part of this weight-loss plan; the key to weight...

Alcohol’s Effects on Weight-loss

Shape-Fit.com did a great article recently on the effects drinking alcoholic beverages on the body, and the results may surprise you... In the never-never land of diet hype, something new is on the scene. Alcoholic beverages labeled for carbohydrate and calorie...

Low-Fat Diet: Why Fat-Free Isn’t Trouble Free

WebMD did a fantastic article on the risks of eating "Fat-Free" foods. Supermarket shelves are full of "fat-free" products these days -- everything from cookies to bread, from juices (which didn't have fat in the first place) to half-and-half for your coffee. But if...

Can You Get Hooked on Diet Soda

First thing every morning, Ellen Talles starts her day by draining a supersize Styrofoam cup filled with Diet Coke and crushed ice. The 61-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., drinks another Diet Coke in the car on the way to work and keeps a glass nearby "at all times" at...

Want to Lose Weight, Swap Water for Sugary Drinks

Swapping your soda for water -- or at least diet soda -- really can help you shed a few pounds, a new clinical trial finds. A common piece of advice in the battle of the bulge is to replace sugar-sweetened drinks with water or other calorie-free thirst quenchers. But...

Diet Soda May Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Diet soda may benefit the waistline, but people who drink it every day may have a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new U.S. study. Although the researchers, whose work appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found that older...

Drink Diet Soda, Gain Weight?

This article from webMD is a few years old, but its a fantastic example of how people are misled into thinking just because a product is labeld as "diet" its completely safe and healthy to eat.  People who drink diet soft drinks don't lose weight. In fact, they gain...

Ultimate Cardio Burn

Here is a cardio routine I used when I was in college.  It gave me some great results, while greatly improving my endurance and speed during my weightlifting sessions.  This cardio routine is quite an intense workout, and I would not recommend it to anyone who is not...