Want Fries With That Mister

Written by Jenny Mathers

Yes, my healthy diet has at times suffered atrepparttar hands of fast food, I admit it Ė I am addicted to fast food Ė it makes me feel good, it makes us all feel good, thatís why its everywhere and thats whyrepparttar 131430 fast food chains make millions.

But letís face it, itís not that simple to be disciplined and no oneís going to go to a restaurant with friends and tellrepparttar 131431 restaurant that they canít eat that rice because its white rice and itíll send my blood sugar levels sky high and release insulin into my body, can I have basmati instead ? Ė well, maybe justrepparttar 131432 hardcore diet enthusiasts.

So what to do about fast food nutrition Ė well, I am going to give you my five most important principles for choosing food generally, but also quick things to look for when youíre out in order to complement your healthy diet:

1. Find Out How The Food Was Cooked. Itís notrepparttar 131433 actual food that matters, itísrepparttar 131434 way it was cooked. Little things like this can make a world of difference.

2. Drink Lots Of Water. When youíre out, have a water bottle close by Ė youíd be surprised what a difference it makes.

3. If it doesnít look natural, then it probably wonít do your diet much good. Generallyrepparttar 131435 more processed a food is,repparttar 131436 more likely that it will be absorbed into your body very quickly and will not give you sustained energy. If it looks like itís gone through a lot of processes before reaching you, then give it a miss.

Low-Carb Diets - An Introduction

Written by Priya Shah

by Priya Shah http://www.priyashah.com

According to a recent survey byrepparttar National Health Institute, about a third of overweight Americans who are trying to lose weight, are doing so by eating less carbohydrates (carbs) largely because ofrepparttar 131429 increased popularity of fad diets like Atkins Diet andrepparttar 131430 South Beach Diet.

Who Invented Low-Carb Diets?

The term "low-carb" was coined around 1992 whenrepparttar 131431 USDA recommended that Americans include six to eleven servings daily of grains and starches in their diet.

In fact, low-carb dieting dates back more than 100 years to 1864, beforerepparttar 131432 trendy Atkins diet, when a pamphlet titled "Letter on Corpulence" was written by William Banting. This was as close torepparttar 131433 first commercial low-carb diet as you could get.

Banting's diet eventually fell out of favor, but low-carb diets began appearing again inrepparttar 131434 20th century. The most famous of these arerepparttar 131435 Atkins and Scarsdale diets that came to popularity inrepparttar 131436 1970s.

While Scarsdale has a set 14-day meal plan that must be followed and greatly restricts calories,repparttar 131437 Atkins diet allows for unlimited calorie consumption as long as those calories are from protein, fat and vegetables and carbohydrate intake is kept low.

Atkins and Scarsdale fell out of favor inrepparttar 131438 1980's whenrepparttar 131439 USDA encouragedrepparttar 131440 consumption of grains and grain products.

It was only inrepparttar 131441 1990's that we began to see a return to low-carb dieting that seems to be more than a fad. Low-carb is now a lifestyle!

As more and more people realizerepparttar 131442 weight loss and other health benefits that are available to people who eat low-carb,repparttar 131443 number of diets and stores that sell specialty low-carb products continue to rise.

In a nutshell, most low-carb diets carryrepparttar 131444 same basic premise: that too much of simple, refined carbohydrates leads to over overproduction of insulin, which leads torepparttar 131445 storage of too much fat inrepparttar 131446 body. This fat storage is especially prominent aroundrepparttar 131447 middle.

While there are degrees of difference amongrepparttar 131448 many diets, they all agree onrepparttar 131449 negative effects that excess insulin production have on our systems.

While it might be great to lowerrepparttar 131450 body's sugar content and be healthier, wouldn't it be great to learn how to do so while being part of this fast-paced world?

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