Improve Your Digestion for Weight Loss – 5 Easy Steps

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If you feel like your digestive system is not quite doing it’s job then it could be affecting your body’s ability to stay nourished and to shed unwanted weight. So it might be time for a bit of a revamp. Here are 6 simple steps to help improve your digestion: Hydrate Depending on your age and your gender, your body is 65% to 90% water. That is a lot of water! So when we are dehydrated, all sorts of things can start to go wrong. Digestion being one of them. When our digestive system becomes affected our whole body is affected and our body’s ability to eliminate waste and release fat is affected. So make sure that drinking water is a priority when you’re trying to lose weight. You may have heard the recommendation to drink 2 litres of water a day. Well this is not entirely true. It varies from person to person, obviously. […]

Taking Apple Cider Vinegar to Assist Weight Loss when Intermittent Fasting

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You may have heard about the health benefits apple cider vinegar (ACV) already. It’s pretty well known as a ‘miracle cure’ for everything from skin blemishes, cleaning tough stains and whitening teeth. But what it’s most renowned for, is helping the body to alkalise and to detox which is needed for healthy weight loss. How does it do this?   Regulates pH levels You wouldn’t think it, but drinking the acidic tasting ACV actually helps to keep your body to become more alkaline. Like drinking water with some lemon, ACV-water encourages alkalinity once digested. It also helps to stimulate stomach acid, which helps with the digestion process. If our body’s pH levels are out of balance, it can cause an array of modern diseases as well as weight gain as a protective mechanism. So proper pH balance is extremely important. Balances blood sugar levels ACV is high in acetic acid, which has been shown to […]

How High Fructose Corn Syrup affects Weight Loss

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If you live in the United States high-fructose corn syrup can be found everywhere, but do you really know what it is and why it’s so bad for you? High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a human-engineered sweetener derived from corn. It is a cheap sweetener and can be found in processed foods like cookies, crackers, condiments, sliced breads and beverages. If it is a processed food, it could very well have have HFCS within it, so check the label. Why is this bad? Well if anything goes in to your body that is not natural, or was natural and then has been tampred with an in lab, then your body won’t know how to digest it and and it will most likely be treated as a toxin. HFCS triggers body-wide inflammation on a more serious scale than traditional white sugar, which can then lead to bodily disease of many sorts. HFCS and cane sugar ARE […]

8 Low-Calorie Condiments to Make Fasting Meals More Fun

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There exists an entire world of condiments and spices beyond salt and pepper. What’s more, many of them have no or negligible calories and a whole lot of health benefits. Check out 10 fun choices below. Dijon mustard Mustard seeds are hugely anti-inflammatory and can really spice up a boring meal. Plus, a teaspoon only has about 3 calories. Rub and marinate meat with it, use it on sandwiches, or add some to homemade vinaigrette. It will make your meal far more exciting without going over your calorie allowance if you’re a 5:2 Method faster. Stevia This sweet tasting leaf has absolutely no calories and is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It won’t spike your blood sugar at all. Buy the least refined form you can find (some brands are processed chemically) to add to baked goods or drinks like lemonade and tea or coffee (great for fasting days). Even though stevia has no calories, it […]

6 Weight Loss Myths We Should all Ignore

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The internet is inundated with weight loss ‘quick fixes’ which promise to get you to your dream body if you just follow a set of golden rules. Unfortunately, losing weight is not achieved by following some simple, universal rules. There’s a lot more to it than that. Here are 6 of the most common ones that we would all do well to ignore.   1) Calories in equals calories out. The more calories you consume, and the less you burn off, the more weight gained right? Not so fast. There are so many reasons that your body will decide to store fat or to not store it. It’s not because of the calories in the food it’s due to the decision your body makes in order to keep you healthy and to do what it thinks it needs to do to survive. What are these decisions based on? Many things, your emotional state, stress levels, […]