Is salmon fattening or good for weight loss?

Salmon is not only delicious, it is nutritious too, being an excellent source of vitamin B12, selenium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and various antioxidants. It can also be prepared in lots of different ways. But what about when you are trying to manage your weight – should you still be eating salmon? The short answer…

Is cabbage fattening or good for weight loss?

Cabbage is not only delicious, it is very nutritious too, being an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, manganese and calcium. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used when preparing soups, salads and a whole load of other tasty recipes. But what about when you are trying to lose weight –…

Are strawberries fattening or good for weight loss?

It is almost summer time, also known as strawberry season. Strawberries are so succulent and delicious, I enjoy eating them on their own, adding them to smoothies like this one or using them to make a tasty fruit salad. They are a very nutrient dense fruit and bring with them a lot of health benefits. With…

Healthy foods to have for breakfast

Breakfast – “the most important meal of the day”. When I was in high school and university, the above phrase did not mean much to me. I usually skipped breakfast and if I did have it, it would usually be something like tea with biscuits or a bar of chocolate. But as I got older…

Lose weight in 2 weeks

How much weight can you lose in 2 weeks?

There are a number of factors that determine how much weight you lose in a given period of time, but out of all of them, what you eat is the most important. Your diet can be the difference between success and failure. All foods have calories, which are units of energy, but the number of…

Are cashew nuts fattening or good for weight loss?

Cashew nuts are very nutritious, being an excellent source of a variety of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese and selenium. They taste delicious on their own, but can also be incorporated into lots of recipes. At the same time however, they are a fat rich food, so you may…

Is yogurt fattening or good for weight loss?

Not only is yogurt delicious, it is also a great source of a variety of different nutrients such as protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. Yogurt can be eaten on its own, used to make salad dressings or added to smoothies. Even though it is a great food to eat, you may be wondering…

Is coffee fattening

Is coffee fattening?

Thanks to its delicious taste and distinct aroma, coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, enjoyed by millions of people everyday. I have a cup of black coffee every morning because it helps to energize me. But what if you are trying to manage your weight? Does coffee make you fat? The…

How many calories do you burn walking a mile?

If you are just starting out, walking is one of the best forms of exercise there is. It is easy to do, doesn’t require any equipment (apart from a good pair of shoes) and is low impact. It is generally recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise 4 times a week, which…

Is it possible to lose 30 pounds in a month?

A healthy amount of weight to lose per week is 1 to 2 pounds, which equates to 4 to 8 pounds in a month. Losing 30 pounds in a month means you would have to lose 1 pound per day, which would not be considered healthy. You need to consume a certain number of calories…

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