June 18, 2013

The Military Diet

Yesterday my friend and I were hanging out when she began telling me about this diet she was going to try out. I immediately thought to myself, “Oh great, another diet where you can only eat carrots for 5 days.” But when she began reading off the meal plan for The Military Diet, I was shocked that the list actually included real food and meals. I mean, you actually get to eat ice cream on this diet. I was highly intrigued and after doing some research about the diet, I’m going to try it too!

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June 11, 2013

5 Benefits to a Gluten-Free Diet

I have horrible eczema on my hands and when I was searching the web for a way to treat it (something I wouldn’t usually recommend if you’re a hypochondriac like me) I found some interesting information about how eczema can sometimes be treated by following a gluten-free diet. Now, the idea originally sounded horrible to me — I mean how can I possibly live without my fried foods? However, after some research, it seems that living a gluten-free lifestyle can provide more than just skin benefits.

For those of you that don’t know, gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, grains and some cereals. One of gluten’s main roles is to keep certain food’s elasticity undamaged during the fermentation process of food production. A gluten-free diet is usually associated with celiac disease, which is a condition where the small intestine is sensitive to gluten. Recently, people not even suffering from celiac disease are turning to a gluten free diet to reap its advantages.

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June 4, 2013

My 5 Favorite Low-Calorie Summer Treats

After a long, hot summer day I like to treat myself to a delicious dessert after dinner. I’m often on a health kick during the summer months, so I try and stick to low-calorie sweets. I used to think there wasn’t anything out there that was yummy enough for my taste buds and didn’t go over 400 calories, but boy I was wrong. Over the years I’ve discovered which low-calorie treats beat the rest, so naturally, I had to share them with you!

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May 5, 2013

Helpful Cooking Guides from Pinterest

The beauty of Pinterest is that if you don’t know how to do something, someone out there does. For example, should I keep apples in the fridge? How do I know if an egg is fresh? Thankfully, some crafty people created these handy little guides for me to reference. Read the rest of this entry »

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