Vital diet mistakes to avoid when trying to lose weight

Individuals when trying to lose weight do face a lot of confusion when choosing the right weight loss plan and especially the right diet and nutrition that is effective. The internet is filled with a lot of dos and don’ts that can make you feel totally confused.  According to Ronnie Coleman, a professional body builder, the 3 major diet mistakes to avoid when losing weight are as follows: Insufficient protein – Protein is very essential for the body and if this is not sufficient in the body, it means that your body is being robbed of its potential strength and size. If your training is for good muscles then a minimum of 1g protein per pound of body weight is essential. This protein can be got from lean meat (fish, chicken, lean beef) eggs.   Eating bad carbs – it is not how many carbs to eat per day instead it is important to check what type of carbs you eat. Mostly these carbs can be got from whole grains, veggies, legumes and certain fruits. Keep simple ca…
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The Zone Diet

The Zone Diet exemplifies the saying that “We are what we eat.” What we put into our body greatly contributes to our overall health. For those people who finally decided to lose weight, or for those people who want to keep a healthy body, or for those active athletes who need to maintain their muscles’ rigidity; this type of diet may work for you. The Zone Diet craze was developed by Dr. Barry Sears, a biochemist. It is in the midway continuum of the recommended USDA food pyramid which promotes eating fruits and vegetables, meat, grains, low carbs, reduced fat intake, with the high-fat Atkins Diet. A good healthy diet gives a boost of energy and a sense of well-being. It also helps in flensing fat and packing on muscle. (more…)
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What is a Gluten-Free Diet?

Most of us may have heard of a gluten-free diet but many of us are not very clear as to what it really means. The dictionary meaning for 'gluten' is, a tough substance that remains when any grain (e.g. wheat) is washed to remove the starch. Gluten is a protein made up of two protein groups - glutelin and gliadin and is present in cereal grains like wheat, rye and barley and products based on them. Also, food like bread, pasta, noodles, pizza, crackers are gluten containing as also junk food like desserts (cakes, cookies, brownies), and biscuits, waffles, candies, etc. Processed foods containing malt / malt flavoring, salad dressings, mayonnaise, etc. too are said to contain gluten. Sauces and gravies using wheat flour as a thickener also contain gluten.   Foods that fall in the 'safe' or gluten-free category are cereals like rice, millet, quinoa, sorghum and flours of rice, soy, corn, potatoes, etc. Naturally available food like meat, fish and poultry products, fruit…
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