Fun With GF/LG Food! is an ebook cookbook by Debbie Johnson, former owner and executive chef of The Golden Chalice Restaurant & Gallery, a 100% gluten-free, sugar-free, low-glycemic, organic, allergy-friendly establishment. (An ebook is an electronic book that downloads to your computer)
Every single recipe in this book covers all three issues at the same time and are still incredibly yummy, satisfying, and fulfilling. None of the recipes use corn, soy – except for one special, safe, non-GMO, very easy-to-digest liquid form – or even rice (high-glycemic), or flour of any kind. Delicious dairy-free alternatives are also given. Very few allergens are used, and alternatives given for most known allergens, including certain recipes that give alternatives to tree nuts. Read more…
The race to fitness is on and a lot of people are getting into the band wagon. Some people do it to achieve a sexy body, some people just do it because they are embarrassed with the body they have now, while others do it simply to remain fit and heatlthy. As such, many fitness programs are out in the internet, in gyms, spas and fitness centers all over. Some are too expensive to afford that one may even lose weight just by trying to work out the money needed to pursue these fitness programs.
One may not have to go to the gym or the spa or any fitness center and spend much just to slim down to obtain that longed for sexy body. There are many books available in the bookstore which offer weightloss programs which are convenient and for free, of course the books are not though. These weight loss programs, or diet plans are gaining immense popularity with so much publicity, testimonials and reviews that one may be confused which exactly to follow. So before choosing which weight loss plan to follow, try reading these summaries about the most popular diet programs out today.
Atkins’ New Diet Revolution by Dr. Atkins. This weight loss program encourages high protein diet and a trim down on the carbs. One can feast on vegetables and meat but should fast on bread and pasta. One is also not restricted against fat intake so it is okay to pour in the salad dressing and freely spread on the butter. However, after the diet, one may find himself lacking on fiber and calcium yet high in fat. Intake of grains and fruits are also limited.
Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet by Drs. Heller. This diet plan advocates low carbohyrate eating. Approves on eating meats, vegetables and fruits, dairy and grain products. however, warns against taking in too much carb. “Reward” meal can be too high on fats and saturated fats.
Choose to Lose by Dr. Goor. Restrains fat intake. One is given a “fat” budget and he is given the liberty on how to spend it. It does not pressure the individual to watch his carbohydrate intake. Eating meat and poultry as well as low-fat dairy and seafoods is okay. A go signal is also given on eating vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread and pasta. This weight loss plan is fairly healthy, good amounts of fruits and vegetables as well as saturated fats. Watch triglyceride levels though; if high, trim down the carbohydrates and tuck in more of the unsaturated fats.
The DASH Diet. Advocates moderate amounts of fat and protein intake and high on carbs. Primarily designed to lower blood pressure, the diet plan follows the pyramid food guide and encourages high intake of whole wheat grains as well as fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy. Some dieters think it advocates too much eating to procure significant weight loss.
Eat More, Weigh Less by Dr. Ornish. Primarily vegetarian fare and strictly low-fat. Gives the go signal ...Read More
If you lead a busy life, with kids, work, and weeknight activities, you might have fallen into the habit of not taking care of yourself. If you look in the mirror and do not like the extra weight that you are now carrying as a result of a busy lifestyle, you still may be perplexed because you do not know how to start putting together a weight-loss program that is right for you. weight loss programs abound in book form and online, and some offer rapid weight loss, but that might not be the best weight loss for you. How can you determine what type of weight loss program will help you drop those extra pounds and gain extra energy and vitality?
All healthy weight loss programs focus on the food you eat and the exercise in which you participate. The bottom line is that if you eat more than your body needs, you will start to gain weight, but if you eat a little less than your body requires, you will drop weight. Although you can lose weight quickly by following stringent diets, once you stop the diet the pounds often return. Healthy weight loss begins with making a few lifestyle changes that you can stick with over the course of time.
In terms of diet, you can start by substituting healthier food choices for lower nutrition ones. First is to rid your diet of sugar. This often takes the form of corn syrup, which finds its way into several foods, notably soda. Eat fewer fast foods, which tend to be high in fat and calories. Add vegetables and fruits, whole-wheat breads and grains, and healthy proteins found in soy, egg whites, and lean chicken. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is another easy to implement healthy choice as well.
Now that your diet is taking a turn for the healthier, why not add a bit of exercise to the mix? There are three basic areas that you want a comprehensive exercise program to cover, and they are cardiovascular exercise, weight training, and stretching. If you have not exercised on a regular basis in a while, it is best to start small and easy. Taking a walk is a great way to get in a cardiovascular workout, and you can break a longer workout into several short ones held throughout the day, so it is possible to fit it into your schedule. At first, you can simply use your own body to provide the resistance needed for weight training exercises. As you can progress, you can begin to add in hand weights or weight machines. Stretching is safest after you have participated in some form of cardio activity first, so that you muscles are warmed up a bit and ready for the lengthening they will receive from the stretches.
Workout journals and food diaries help you stay on track and record your progress, which will motivate your continued journey to health and fitness.