Weight Loss for Insulin Resistant People

A waist larger than 102 cm for men and larger than 88 cm for women is a major risk factor for insulin resistance. As your waist circumference increase, the prevalence of insulin resistance is also on the rise. Insulin resistance develops when your body no longer reacts to normal concentrations of insulin, and your pancreas…

Control you blood sugar to lose weight

Many popular diets rely on the idea that controlling your blood sugar level can help you lose weight. Diets based on eating foods low on the glycemic index prevent rapid spikes in your glucose levels which may help prevent obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Step 1 Eat foods low on the glycemic index. The glycemic…

Veggie breakfast bakes

Ingredients 4 large field mushrooms 8 tomatoes , halved 1 garlic clove , thinly sliced 2 tsp olive oil 200g bag spinach 4 eggs Method Heat oven to 200°C. Put the mushrooms and tomatoes into 4 ovenproof dishes. Divide garlic between the dishes, drizzle over the oil and some seasoning, then bake for 10 mins.…

Spicy chicken salad with broccoli

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 broccoli heads, cut into florets 2 tbsp olive oil 5 shallots, finely sliced Handful pitted black olives 4 roast chicken breasts, sliced 4 tbsp soy sauce 2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced Method Steam the broccoli for 4 mins until just tender, tip into a large bowl,…

Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 seedless cucumber, sliced ½ small onion, thinly sliced 2 cups small, tomatoes, cut into quarters ¼ cup olive oil-and-vinegar dressing ½ teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Preparation Stir together cucumber, onion, and tomatoes. Add oil-and-vinegar dressing, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and pepper…

Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

Ingredients (serves 2) ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 teaspoons water 1 cup chopped skinless, boneless Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken ¾ cup chopped apple (about 1 small) 1/3 cup diced celery 3 tablespoons raisins 1/8 teaspoon salt Preparation Combine mayonnaise, curry powder, and water in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add the Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken, chopped…

Signs of low testosterone in men

Ever wondered what makes men different than women? The master male hormone, testosterone, is the answer. While testosterone is essential to women’s health as well, it is crucial for many functions in the development and maintenance of the male body. It is considered an anabolic (building) and androgenic (male) sex hormone. Women produce testosterone in…

5 Things You Need to Know About High Cholesterol

1. Not all Cholesterol is Bad HDL, or high-density lipoprotein, is considered “good cholesterol.” The higher your HDL level, the better. LDL is the “bad cholesterol.” Know your cholesterol levels and try to keep them healthy. Total Cholesterol – Below 5.2mmol/L –    Desirable                              5.2 – 6.2mmol/L –     Borderline Above 6.2mmol/L –   High…

12 Diet Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Diet Mistakes Can Influence Weight Simple diet mistakes can derail your best efforts to get back into that favorite pair of jeans. If the scale seems stuck, or your weight drops off only to bounce back up, there’s a chance you could be making one of these 12 weight loss blunders. 1.    Relying on Crash…

Mexican chicken and guacamole wraps

Ingredients 1 large country-style roast chicken 2 ripe avocados, halved, stone removed, peeled 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce 6 wheat wraps 100g baby spinach leaves 6 small ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced Method Remove the chicken meat from the bones. Discard the bones, skin and seasoning. Coarsely shred the chicken and place…