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Healthy Food Pyramid

Healthy food pyramid
Keep the pyramid of healthy foods in mind

You should read them whether or not you are interested in a weight loss program. You don't have to abandon delicous food to stay healthy, and even to lose weight. And for a change of pace, visit the Take A Break section that contains Paris travel articles featuring French wine and food. You won't gain any weight reading them. Remember the French Paradox; the French eat delicious food, drink great wine, and yet have a relatively low rate of death from heart disease.

A Detailed Comparison Of The Mediterranean Diet And The South Beach Diet
By Chris Robertson

You've heard of the Mediterranean Diet And The South Beach Diet. Do you know which one, if either, is right for you? Robertson's detailed comparison can help you make that decision.

" The South Beach Diet has only been around a few years while the Mediterranean Diet has been around for thousands of years. Studies have shown that those eating a Mediterranean Diet have less ... "
A Detailed Comparison Of The Mediterranean Diet And The South Beach Diet

Eating Habits - Now Is The Time To Develop Healthy Ones By Anne Clarke

Which foods meet which of your dietary needs? If you don't know you should read this article and start following Clarke's expert advice. It's later than you think.

" ...I have become sceptical of the amounts and portions of these food groups that are suggested that you eat, because they change all the time. Many people adhere to the pre-announced idea that clinical trials discovered that three servings of dairy (non-fat or full of fat) per day will help you lose weight. Well, the FDA has recently declared that this is not an accurate clinical fact, that the studies were incorrect and invalid... "
Eating Habits - Now Is The Time To Develop Healthy Ones
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Nothing beats a Greek meal

A Fantastic List Of 25 High Fiber Foods Along With Their Calorific Values
By Nick Burke

You've heard a lot about the importance of fiber in your diet. Burke spells out the benefits. Then he provides a detailed list of twenty-five high fiber foods with their calories and their percentage of the recommended daily amount per serving. There's no more excuse for missing your daily fiber intake.

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...lead to..."
A Fantastic List Of 25 High Fiber Foods Along With Their Calorific Values

Five Mediterranean Diet Recipes By Ray Darken

Are you tempted by the Mediterranean Diet but want to do a test run before committing to it? Try Darken's easy, tasty recipes and you'll be almost ready to start. Why almost? Please check with your doctor before starting any weight-control program.

"In the Mediterranean diet:...
-Butter is...
-There are no...
-Processed foods are...
-Red meat and dairy products are...
-Cheese is most often..."
Five Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Healthy Cooking Tips For Weight Loss By Jill Fleming

Do you want to cut your fat intake without rendering your food tasteless? Fleming gives you lots and lots of specific tips.

" By making just a few simple substitutes in your recipes, you can dramatically reduce your overall fat intake. Fad diets will come and go, but a low-fat diet that is full of fruits and vegetables continues to be the best-proven method of weight loss and disease prevention."
Healthy Cooking Tips For Weight Loss

How Many Calories Are Right For You? By James Penn

One of the things to know before engaging in a weight-management program is how many calories you need per day. It is easy to calculate your personal value, depending on your sex, weight, height, age, and level of physical activity. Penn shows you in detail how to perform this calculation.

"...However, when it comes to counting calories many people on or starting a diet have very little idea as to how many calories is the right amount. So how do you calculate how many calories are needed in your daily diet in order for you to stick to a sensible diet that allows you to lose weight?
How Many Calories Are Right For You?

The Mediterranean Diet - How Does It Work? By Dean Iggo

You've heard so much about the Mediterranean Diet. But do you really know what it's all about? Read Iggo's article and you'll answer yes. And you'll have a good idea whether it's for you.

" The Mediterranean Diet is surprisingly high in fat. Again, though, we're talking about the right fats. Monosaturated fat like..."
The Mediterranean Diet - How Does It Work?

The Top Ten Myths About Fat Burning By Josh Stone

Everywhere we turn we run into myths. The field of weight loss is hardly an exception. Stone presents ten popular and wasteful, if not dangerous myths about burning fat. How many of them did you believe?

"#2. Doing aerobic exercise is the best way to burn fat.
Of course, doing aerobics, like doing any exercise, is a good way to stay fit and burn fat. But, there is no particular benefit of aerobics that is substantially better at fat reducing than any other type of exercise. In fact, weight training and resistance training..."
The Top Ten Myths About Fat Burning

The Traditional Greek Diet - Live Longer, Be Healthy And Increase Your Vitality
By Sacha Tarkovsky

So many diets make you feel like you're missing out on the goodies. Such is not the case with the traditional Greek diet as Tarkovsky describes so well. As always, check with your doctor before starting it.

"Greece, land of the 12 Olympian gods may be a great deal different today than it was in classical times.
Yet, if you wish, you can follow a diet that the ancients followed, live longer, feel healthier, protect yourself against illness and best of all it's tasty and easy to do even today. So here is the traditional Greek diet."
The Traditional Greek Diet - Live Longer, Be Healthy And Increase Your Vitality

20 Ways To Lose Weight By Sheila Dicks

Short and sweet. Dicks offers twenty tips for losing weight. The more of them that you follow the greater your chance for success.

" 10. Give yourself a treat. When you tell yourself that you can't have something you want it more. Give yourself a treat one a day (ie. ..."
20 Ways To Lose Weight