The term Paleo (pronounced "Pwo-l") is an abbreviation for the word "Primal" as it was first used by Loren Cordain in his classic text, The Paleo Diet. This is the diet that many people have taken to heart and have been successful with. But not all Paleo diets are created equal. There are several ways to follow a Paleo diet, and the variations between the different diets can be a bit confusing. One of the first challenges of using the Paleo diet is deciding on the exact foods that you should eat. To begin with, most Paleo followers eat mainly meat and fruits, and vegetables. All other foods should be strictly avoided, including grains, dairy products, and most of the…

The changes that take place in the human body as a result of a change in food consumption can be remarkably slow, especially when it comes to the weight loss process. There are a few foods that actually stimulate the process of fat loss, but there are some that help you speed up this process by stimulating your appetite. If you look at it objectively, there are many tasty foods that help make the process of losing weight quicker and more effective. In order to be able to enjoy your food, you need to be willing to eat healthy and fast. In order to create a healthy weight loss diet, you must take control of the foods that you eat.…

When the average person embarks on a diet or fitness regimen with the aim of losing weight or building muscle mass, what they are usually instructed to do is to eat lots of protein and go on a low carbohydrate diet to accomplish either of the goals. Right there, an observer should see a red-flag: How is it that the same dietetic suggestion for weight loss remains applicable for building muscle mass?! We all know we need a certain amount of protein every day to remain healthy. Based on misinformation to this effect, several people view the daily consumption of a high-protein diet as beneficial. But have you really seen anyone lose the desired weight on such popular diets as…

Keep a food diary, have diet food prepared and delivered to you, use smaller plates, eat healthy snacks, and drink plenty of water to help with weight loss. I think you will be very surprised if before you start your diet you keep a journal of what you eat and at what times. Do this for about a week. Then study your journal and see where you can cut back and find out at what times are you eating that could cause problems. If you find you are having a snack at 10 pm. Try bringing the time in. You never what to eat too soon before you go to bed. Buy Diet Food Prepared What can make dieting hard…

Is there a painless way to lower cholesterol and lose weight? Can you eat your way there? Oh sure, you might say; but wait, consider the merits of the Mediterranean Diet. Virgin olive oil may be the perfect replacement for butter and margarine. If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. -- Elbert Hubbard. There are so many approaches to optimum wellness. Infomercials tell us about a variety of diet plans from pills and native plants to the benefits of liquid diets over conventional weight loss methods. What should you believe? One of the clarion calls of…

While the most popular weight-loss diets today are the so-called fad-diets, the more traditional high fiber diet does still have a good following. The high fiber weight loss diet is easier to follow weight loss system than the more extreme fad diets such as the Atkins diet or the South Beach diet. More importantly than that, many dieticians and nutritional consultants favor high fiber diets as they are generally considered to be a safer option that can have a positive effect on health in addition to weight loss. There are two different kinds of fiber, soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is found in many foods such as fruits, vegetables, and beans. Soluble fiber is thought to help in keeping…

The Paleo diet has become very popular these days. The reason for this is that you can eat the foods you love and still lose weight. This means you don't have to stick to bland food anymore. But what is the Paleo diet? It is basically a diet that is based on eating meat, fish, and vegetables. You need to eat some fruit and vegetables as well. The Paleo diet eliminates all grains, legumes, and processed foods. You also need to be sure that you are getting plenty of good fats from olive oil, avocados, and coconut oil. There are many health benefits of the Paleo diet. Here are just a few of them. First, the Paleo diet is very…

There seems to be one universal truth when it comes to dieting. No one really enjoys the process though we all eagerly await and anticipate the results. The problem is that far too many men and women around the world focus so much on dieting and perfecting their external beauty that they forget the beautiful people they are inside along the way. Our culture is becoming obsessive about the perfect body and the perfect body image. If there was one message that should make it out to everyone dieting it is this: dieting should be more about health than beauty. You should not need to conform to some preconceived notion of what is or should be beautiful. If we create…

The premise of an alkaline diet is that the nutrients found in supplements, alkalizing foods, and water can bring the body back to balance. These vitamins, minerals, and herbs infuse the body with new energy, vitality, and better health. Alkaline foods and water must be consumed in order to provide nutrients the body needs to neutralize acids and toxins in the blood, lymph, tissues, and cells. When pH balance inside the body is "out of balance" the body tries to correct that sensitive pH balance. That process shows up as uncomfortable symptoms, including colds, flues, allergies, diseases, viruses, and bacteria. When the pH level in our body is unbalanced, almost any area of the body can be affected. For example,…

Many of us have grown up drinking caffeinated diet sodas as an alternative to sugary regular sodas. We figure this is a better choice rather than loading our bodies and our children's bodies with large quantities of sugar. Whilst diet sodas do help us avoid a sugar overload (which can lead to weight gain) we should also be aware of the effects of caffeine contained in many cola-flavored diet sodas. Caffeine is a diuretic causing the body to excrete water. The net result of drinking several caffeinated drinks during the day is to deplete, rather than replenish the body's fluids. Where such drinks are the primary source of daily fluid intake, the net result may be a loss of water…