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Lower Blood Sugar With These 6 Foods

By Sima Cohen

June 12, 2013 | 7:02 pm

1. Fiber
According to a study performed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, increasing your fiber intake might lead to lower glucose levels. These... read on

  • 4 Best Detoxing Smoothies

    By Sima Cohen

    June 10, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    When summer comes, our bodies naturally crave light cleansing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and drinks. At this time of year, detox is the buzz word! Each of these green smoothie recipes have unique nourishing and cleansing properties. Cleansing is all about giving our bodies a... read on

  • How to Read Food Labels

    By Sima Cohen

    June 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    Low-fat
    A 1600 calorie diet should contain between 36-62 grams of dietary fat. Low fat foods contain 3 grams of fat or less per serving.

    Fat free
    Non fat or fat free foods are not carb free foods. Often fat free foods are much higher in carbs than regular foods. Fat free also... read on

  • Ask Sima - Part III, Is Spot Reduction A Myth?

    By Sima Cohen

    June 7, 2013 | 11:59 am

    “Is spot reduction a myth?”

    First, let’s define spot reduction. Spot reduction is the idea that if you work a specific muscle group, you will significantly decrease the amount of fat in that area. The most common example is the idea that doing crunches will help you get a six... read on

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  • The Most Evil Sweetener of Them All!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 3, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    America is the wealthiest and the fattest country in the world. We invented Google, we put a man on the moon, yet we can’t lose weight.

    In the late 1970′s, less than 15% of Americans were obese. Here we are, thirty years later and that number has more than doubled. So, what... read on

  • 10 Protein Power Foods for Rapid Weight Loss

    By Sima Cohen

    May 31, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    So many people turn to crazy fad diets to shed the pounds, because they promise dramatic (and dare I say unrealistic) results. Not only are these diets proven to be ineffective, they can also be very dangerous to your health. Losing weight is quite simple, really: exercise... read on

  • You Must Eat These Foods to Lose Weight

    By Sima Cohen

    May 29, 2013 | 6:56 pm

    Some people perceive food as our worst enemy. But the truth is, it can help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, stroke, liver disease… and of course, it keeps us from dying of starvation. The health of your body is in direct proportion to your... read on

  • Ask Sima: Part II, Drinking Alcohol and Losing Weight

    By Sima Cohen

    May 27, 2013 | 6:56 pm

    “Can I drink alcohol and still lose weight?”

    I get this question a lot and the answer, of course, is YES! We all love to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail now and again. But you do have to be smart about it! The impact that alcohol has on weight loss can be classified by two... read on

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