Why You Crave Sweets after Eating a Meal

Cravings Sugar cravings often strike after a meal, despite feelings of fullness. Habits, brain chemistry and your diet’s makeup cause you to crave sweets. You can learn to fight the cravings, but only after you understand why they occur.  Significance Adam Drewnowski and Allen S. Levine write in the “Journal of Nutrition” in March 2003…

Steak, corn & red bean salad

Want your dinner to be both fast and healthy? Look no further than this tasty salad. Ingredients 500g piece sirloin steak 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbs olive oil 1 cup frozen corn kernels 800g canned red kidney beans, rinsed, drained Juice of 1 lemon 2 spring onions, sliced on the…

Candida and Weight Loss

Candida and your diet Candida albicans is yeast-like bacteria that live in your digestive system. Candida thrive on sugar – the more simple carbohydrates in your diet, the more likely it is that you may have a candida overgrowth, which can cause different types of yeast infections. Athlete’s foot, jock itch, vaginitis, diaper rash and…

Signs of Low Testosterone in Men

Low Testosterone in Men  Testosterone is a male sex hormone. This hormone is what makes males appear male. The responsibilities of testosterone include producing sperm, growing facial and body hair, building muscle and maintaining a man’s libido. The testes in the scrotum produce testosterone and the brain and the pituitary tumor control the amount produced.…

4 Tips to lose Arm & Belly Fat

Arm & Belly Fat You can’t spot train any part of the body, including the arms and belly. However, you can focus on shedding fat all over – resulting in belly and arm fat loss. Accomplish your fat loss goals with healthy lifestyle changes, like cardio activity and strength training. You also need to cut…

How much Exercise to reduce Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is a disorder of the body’s endocrine system. Treatment primarily involves lifestyle changes, including exercise. You don’t have to run marathons to decrease or reverse insulin resistance – it’s just important that you engage in some form of physical activity. Identification If you have insulin resistance, your body’s muscle, fat and liver cells don’t…

Reverse Insulin Resistance

  What is Insulin Resistance? Insulin resistance develops when your body does not process insulin correctly, whereas some diabetics do not produce insulin at all. If you have insulin resistance, you are at increased risk of developing diabetes in the future. Your body does produce insulin but it doesn’t use it appropriately. Symptoms of insulin…

Menopause can Increase Blood Sugar Levels

Did you know that if you are going through menopause it could be impacting your diabetes blood sugar levels? Yes, it’s true! Your female hormones, estrogens and progesterone affect your cells’ sensitivity to insulin. So as your menopausal symptoms have gotten worse, your blood sugar levels have also become less predictable. Why does one of…

Why am I not Burning Fat?

Foods That Prevent Fat Burning Carrying too much fat is a health risk, not only a cosmetic problem. Though they may not be the only cause, poor food choices contribute to high levels of body fat. The bottom line is burning more calories than you consume. However, certain foods may be holding you back more…