Tag Archives: Food

Sometimes You Have To Think Small

Often getting a healthier diet is not just about what you are eating, but how much of it. For example, there is no real reason to stop eating foods like pasta or cheese – but a mound that fills the plate is always going to be unhealthy. Many of us make the mistake of eating until it is uncomfortable to eat more. This is never going to work out well because we go on eating after we […]

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Surprise Yourself By Taking Chances

How many times have you had the following conversation? You’re trying to persuade someone to do something, and they say “No, I don’t like that”. You ask them how many times they have actually done that thing and they eventually admit they never have, but still maintain that they know they wouldn’t like it. That is the way that many of us behave when it comes to food, and especially healthy food. The bare fact about eating […]

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Why Do We Crave What Is Bad For Us?

The old cliché that if something is delicious it must be fattening has a lot to answer for. Take any list of favorite foods, and there is little doubt that the majority will be things that are bad for us. We instinctively crave foods that, on balance, are not the best option for us – they are unhealthy, lack nutrition and often they don’t really fill our stomachs very well – but we keep going back, for […]

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Can Food Be Healthy And Fast?

Fast food is, and will no doubt continue to be, one of the most secure industries in the world. The simple truth of the matter is that sometimes, we look for the quickest option when we are on the move. So it does not appear that fast food will disappear from the high street any time soon. From a healthy eating point of view, the question has to be whether we turn a blind eye to it […]

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Eating Disorders – The Horrifying Truth

Although it is generally accepted that the only truly reliable way to avoid weight gain is to eat healthily and exercise, the truth is that for many people, this seems like a hell of a grind. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be a while before you see substantial results from it – so taking a short cut becomes more attractive. The most disturbing “alternative” to eating healthily is eating disorders. Most commonly, anorexia […]

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A Global Solution To The Healthy Eating Question

Many people feel that the problem with healthy eating is simply that it is not interesting enough – while salads and vegetables are all well and good, there is little sparkle to them. And while this is a view that is easy to sympathise with, the honest truth is that there are plenty of interesting options if you know where to look. Sometimes all you need is something a little bit different. Geography, weirdly, is something that […]

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Common Diet Misconceptions: No More Snacking

When people go on a diet they often make the mistake of assuming that because they are having to limit what they eat, they will necessarily have to cut out everything that doesn’t conform to the “no fat, no frills, no fun” stereotype. This extends to thinking that there can be no more snacking – just three meals a day which must be made out of green stuff. And it could not be further from the truth. […]

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The Fruits Of Your Labor

It is impossible to talk for long about healthy eating without calling to mind fruit and vegetables. These are the cornerstone of any healthy diet and are a low-preparation option for a snack on the go. What is more, there is almost infinite variety in the fruit and veg aisle at your supermarket, so there is always something new to try. One of the more popular options for any dieter trying to break the stranglehold that chocolate […]

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The Egg – So Small, Yet So Versatile

It may seem odd to talk about eggs as being a healthy food, considering that they are used in some of the least healthy meals imaginable, but the fact is that they are an excellent food to include in a healthy eating plan. Not least of the reasons for this is that the egg is an incredibly versatile food, and depending on how you prepare it may well be one of the keys to a healthy diet. […]

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Fresh Veg In A Healthy Diet

It is generally accepted that vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, although in our childhood we are frequently of a frame of mind that seems to suggest that they are the most boring part of our diet. Childhood memories of being told that we can’t have dessert until we finish our vegetables are hard to shake off. Of course, early in our lives we are almost all likely to witness someone saying that they […]

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