Portion Control Helps Weight Control

Posted: August 27, 2013

What is it with restaurants? Maybe they get too many complaints about small portions, but it’s like they’re in a contest to see how much food they can fit on a plate. The problem is no better when we get to fill our own plate at a buffet. The idea of “all-you-can-eat” might sound good economically, but overeating is never good. You can give your weight loss efforts a huge boost by simply reducing the size of the portions of read more…

Herbal One You Choose the Prize Sweepstakes 2013

Posted: August 22, 2013

Full Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations Please read these Sweepstakes rules (“Sweepstakes Rules”) in their entirety before entering the Sweepstakes. Do not enter the Sweepstakes unless you agree to these Sweepstakes Rules. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Sweepstakes Rules which are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. By entering this Sweepstakes you agree to be bound by the decisions of Sweepstakes judges which are final and binding in all respects. 1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: read more…

Why Your Diet is a Balancing Act

Posted: August 22, 2013

Those who’ve battled to manage their weight will be familiar with low fat and low carb diet plans that promise to help you lose more and keep it off longer. Of course, if you’ve consumed too much of them, reducing fats and/or carbs can help you lose weight. But changing the “balance” in the sources of the calories you consume can upset the balance in your nutrition too. While fats and carbs are often made out to be bad guys, read more…

Nutrition & Weight Loss Part Seven: Learn to Love Nutrition Labels

Posted: August 20, 2013

You’ve seen them. Usually every day. But have you ever really read a Nutrition Label? If so, did you understand it? Intended to give consumers a quick, easy way to understand the nutritional content of food, Nutrition Labels are mandatory on pre-packaged foods in Canada. Even those who regularly read nutrition labels have different reasons for doing so, which can limit the information they get from the label. Bodybuilders may focus on the protein content, while anyone trying to lose read more…

Nutrition & Weight Loss Part Six: Fibre – Your Body’s Cleaning Service

Posted: August 15, 2013

You absolutely need fibre. It does wonders for your body, your digestive system and your weight management efforts. But you probably don’t get as much of it as you should. Fibre works because your body can’t digest it. That means it helps keep your entire digestive system clean as it passes through. And that’s just one of its many benefits: Absorbs fatty substances Slows down digestion to keep you feeling fuller longer Gets rid of cholesterol Reduces constipation Contains no read more…

Nutrition & Weight Loss Part Five: Protein – The Nutrition Fan Favourite

Posted: August 1, 2013

If the macronutrients our bodies need were a rock band, protein would be “the cute one”. Everyone thinks protein is cool. Why? Because we use it to build muscles (and every other cell in our body) Unlike fats and carbs, a balanced diet generally gives us all the protein we need Protein breaks down in our body, so there’s much less chance of consuming too much Protein is not a major contributor to weight gain But, keep in mind, you read more…