Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Beyonce's Fitness Secret


Growing up, BeyoncĂ©, 23, was "kind of a chubby kid," says mom Tina Knowles. These days, the Grammy winner tries to eat mostly chicken and vegetables and avoids most carbs. Once in a while, she'll sneak in her favorite treats – fries and popcorn shrimp. To keep her curvy body bootylicious, she "runs for miles and miles" on a treadmill or outside, says Destiny's Child pal Kelly Rowland.


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Gwen Stefani's Healthy Demands

Drinking lots of fluids especially water is the most heard and used advice on keeping healthy that I know of. But reading Gwen's Stefani's health demand overwhelmed me.


Last week it was made widely public when Gwen Stefani confessed to People magazine that she has always been on a diet. Now, TMZ.com has gotten their hands on her tour rider (requests from the performer) list for this summer’s “The Sweet Escape” Tour. I am always very skeptical when I hear what celebrities eat and do for exercise. How honest are they really being?However, this rider proves she really is a healthy rocker chick. The list includes 30 bottles of water, and quite the assortment of organic produce, nuts, tea and soy products.

Diet Programs

I am only familiar with few diet programs such as SBD and Atkins before. Now no more! Thanks to WeightLossDietTips.


Types of Diet Programs

There are different types of diet programs that get help you to reduce weight. Diet programs are of different kinds like the Atkins Diet Program, South Beach Diet Program, Zone Diet Program, Low carb Diet Program, Diabetic Diet Program, Cabbage Soup Diet Program, Mediterranean diet program.

Atkins Diet Program:
Atkins Diet programs starts with restricting carbohydrates and eating more protein. It then gradually reintroduces carbohydrates, although it distinguishes between "good" and "bad" carbohydrates.

South Beach Diet Program:
This nutritional program allows eating protein and pure fats but restricts processed and refined carbohydrates.The primary goal of this diet is weight loss.

Zone Diet Program:
The Zone diet Programs stresses that food is more than energy (calories); it also influences body functions, especially the hormone insulin. It attempts to stabilize insulin levels by reducing calories and eating the appropriate balance of proper sources of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. This results in overall better health.

Low Carb Diet Program:
Low Carb Diet Programs are food diet programs for weight loss and dietary health that advocate restricted carbohydrate consumption, based on research that ties carbohydrate consumption with increased blood insulin levels, and increased insulin with obesity.

Diabetic Diet Program:
Diabetic diet programs help the diabetic patients who want to lose weight. The best diabetic diet vegetables will supply you with carbohydrates, protein and dietary fiber as well as vitamins and minerals. One half cup of vegetables (cooked) or one cup of raw vegetables with your meals will help you maintain control.

Cabbage Soup Diet Program:
The Cabbage Soup Diet programs claim that the more you cabbage soup you eat, the more weight you'll lose. The Cabbage soup diet's so-called fat burning soup contains negligible calories so you don't have to worry about gaining weight.

Mediterranean Diet Program:
Mediterranean diet program is a nutritional model inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of the countries of the Mediterranean basin, particularly Greece, Spain and Italy. The Mediterranean diet patterns include a high consumption of fruit and vegetables, olive oil and fish, bread and other cereals.

South Beach Heart Program


Heart disease is the leading killer of adults (both men and women) in the United States. But you can avoid a deadly heart attack with Dr. Agatston’s revolutionary aggressive prevention strategy, which has kept his patients nearly free from heart attacks and strokes. His advice, outlined in his latest book, The South Beach Heart Program, includes: embracing an active lifestyle and eating the South Beach Diet way; partnering with your doctor for advanced diagnostic testing (to detect heart disease in its early, treatable stages); and taking the right medications if necessary.
Read what the press is saying:
"The author of the 'South Beach Diet' books is urging the public and doctors to rethink treatment for heart disease—focusing more on prevention than stents." --Newsweek.com

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Onions: Food of the Week

April 16, 2007

Onions are in the peak of their season.

This week we celebrate onions, a kitchen staple used in more recipes than any other ingredient. Onions add extra flavor to your dish and are also a source of many health-promoting nutrients, including their unique sulfur-containing compounds, which help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. It's these sulfurous compounds that are responsible for onions' pungent smell and their eye-watering effects. So, the next time you cut onions, you can appreciate that the stronger their smell and the more your eyes tear, the more health benefits you will be gaining!

Nutritional Value
One cup of raw onions provides 21% of the daily value (DV) for chromium, 17% DV for vitamin C and 12% DV for dietary fiber and contains just 60 calories.