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Using Portion Control = Feeling Full while Losing Weight
Portion control is often associated with plans such as Weight Watchers, and with being constantly hungry while eating "2 crackers only". When done properly, portion control can have you quite full and losing weight too.
Using Ketone Strips and KetoStix
If you´re on a low carb diet, you often track your progress using ketone strips. What are ketone strips, what is ketosis, and how do they work?
Using a Low Carb Count Chart
One of the confusing things for newcomers to the low carb world is the carb count of foods. How do you know which foods are good and which are bad? This is where a carb count chart comes into use.
USDA RDA Vitamin Recommendations
In 1997, the USDA updated its recommendations for the daily vitamin intake known as the RDA. The new set of guidelines are called the DRI - Dietary Reference Intakes.
USDA Proposes New Food Pyramid
Realizing that their current food pyramid has led to 2/3rds of all US residents being overweight, the USDA is looking into creating a new, more healthy food pyramid.
USDA Carbohydrates vs Low Carb
Low carb diets tend to keep you under 80g of carbs a day. The USDA websites recommend you get 45% of your calories from carbs. How do these compare?
US Government Recommended Carbs
As we know, the government changes its stance on nutrition frequently - and is heavily influenced by lobbying groups. What is their stance on carbohydrates?
Uric Acid Crystals - Joint Pain
Low carb dieters are often interested in easing joint pain. Sometimes joint pain is caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals. What is this, and how do you remove them?
Unsweetened Juice Health
Many people drink unsweetened juice with the thought that it is healthy. However, usually making a fruit or vegetable into juice means they strip out all the fiber and many of the nutrients, leaving behind the natural sugars.
Tzatziki - Greek Yogurt Dip
Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt dip that is fresh, cucumber based, and very healthy. It is the perfect way to introduce more vegetables into your diet. It is also very low in sugar, naturally!
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