Are carrots fattening or good for weight loss?

Did you know that carrots are so well loved, there is a whole day dedicated to appreciating them? April 4th is International Carrot Day and is celebrated by carrot lovers. Some of the health benefits associated with this root vegetable include its ability to help improve your vision, fight off cancer and protect your liver. Carrots are bursting…

Is soup fattening or good for weight loss?

Soup is enjoyed worldwide, with different cultures having their own unique recipes. It is also usually very straightforward to prepare, making it a great meal option if you don’t like to spend a lot of time cooking. When you are trying to lose weight, it is important to restrict certain types of foods and eat more…

Are dates fattening or good for weight loss?

Because of their extremely sweet taste, dates are considered to be nature’s candy. Not only are they very delicious, they are also a rich of source of various nutrients, including potassium & magnesium. Dates promote digestion, boost energy and might even be able to improve heart health. In fact, this study even claimed that dates may be considered…

Is pasta fattening or good for weight loss?

Pasta is a staple dish in Italy and there are many different varieties available, including spaghetti, vermicelli, fusilli, tagliatelle, penne and macaroni, with each one having a specific shape and size. They all taste delicious and are enjoyed throughout the world. Pasta is very versatile and can be used in a large number of recipes….

Is feta cheese good or bad for you?

Feta is a cheese that is made from sheep’s or goat’s milk (or a combination of the two) and is perhaps best well known for being an ingredient that is used to prepare Greek salad. It is made in a similar way to other types of cheese, by allowing milk to curdle. Feta is super delicious…

Why are you losing inches but not weight?

You’ve been following a strict diet and exercise plan for a few weeks now and have noticed that whilst your waist is definitely getting slimmer and your clothes fit looser, you’re not seeing a difference when you step on the scale. This may make you question whether your lifestyle changes are indeed working positively. The short…

How long does it take to lose 30 pounds?

In order to lose weight, you need to stay in a calorie deficit. This means you need to consume fewer calories than what you burn on a daily basis. By doing this, your body will be forced to use its fat stores as a source of energy and fat from all over the body will…

Do protein shakes make you fat?

Protein shakes used to be associated with body builders, but nowadays they are consumed by all types of athletes and also by people who simply want to have a fitter body. They provide a convenient way to increase ones protein intake, taste delicious and are cost effective. However you might be confused about drinking them if you…

Does eating chocolate make you fat?

I LOVE chocolate. If chocolate were a person, I would marry it. Seriously. Chocolate is enjoyed the world over and for good reason. It is just so delicious, whether eaten on its own or when used as an ingredient for desserts and drinks. In fact it is so popular that chocolate sales in the US…

Is peanut butter fattening or good for weight loss?

There is no denying it, peanut butter is super delicious and hard not to love. It can be eaten on its own by the spoonful, buttered on toast and apples, or used in smoothie recipes such as this one. And if you eat the correct type, peanut butter can be beneficial to your health. However peanut…

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