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All-Natural Health Solution: The ‘Miracle Tree’

We spend hours pacing up and down the beauty section eyeballing products, ointments and every other type of solution that’s supposed to help us maintain a radiant appearance and clear skin. Although we’ve tried a handful of products (and spent a pretty-penny doing so), nothing seems to do the trick. Maybe we’re not meant to be attractive, or maybe we’re just going about it the … Continue reading All-Natural Health Solution: The ‘Miracle Tree’

Healthy fruit salad with avocado, eggs, tomatoes, zucchini and spinach

Good Nutrition Can’t Be Replaced By Supplements and Vitamins

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best source of vitamins and minerals you can get is from food itself. Most of the problems your body experiences have to do with your nutritional habits. No capsule, pill, remedy or prescription is going to give you the health benefits of a good diet. “Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding … Continue reading Good Nutrition Can’t Be Replaced By Supplements and Vitamins

Meal of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, asparagus, celery and beacon.

What is the Ketogenic Diet? Is It Right For You?

Throughout time, the idea that athletes need to rely on a high-carb diet to maintain muscle glycogen to be able to perform high intensity and endurance exercises has been common-knowledge. However, most of the diets that are currently gaining momentum proclaim the opposite. As new evidence points to the benefits of a LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) diet, many are unsure about which method to follow. The … Continue reading What is the Ketogenic Diet? Is It Right For You?

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Two Categories of Vegetables That Can Help You Lose Weight

Vegetables are an acquired taste.

If you’re not used to eating them, you’ll find them tasteless and rather unappealing. Let’s be honest, if you had to choose between a side of french fries and broccoli, you’d probably go with the french fries. In terms of taste, the french fries seem like a much better choice. However, if your goal is to lose weight, you shouldn’t concern yourself with taste but rather with effectiveness.

Don’t get me wrong, vegetables are delicious. Personally, I’ve come to appreciate their taste, and they’re a staple food in every single one of my meals. What I mean by ‘effectiveness’ is that certain vegetables are low-calorie and high-fiber foods that keep your hunger at bay for a long period of time. Due to their nutritional value, they’re a great way to add volume to your meals without worrying about the additional calories.

The term ‘vegetable’ is quite broad, and it incorporates several foods that aren’t necessarily the best for your weight-loss journey. As a result, I wanted to list some of my favorite veggies that are extremely useful when  I’m trying to shed a few extra pounds.

The vegetables that I’m going to mention belong to two categories:

  1. Leafy greens
  2. Cruciferous veggies

*Please note that some vegetables that I’m going to mention may belong to both categories*

Leafy greens

When I talk about leafy greens, I’m referring to the plant leaves that are usually eaten as a salad. That being said, leafy greens serve your weight-loss purpose best when you avoid pouring sauce and seasoning that counteracts their benefits.

Leafy greens are great because they are….

  • Low in calories
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • Loaded with fiber
  • Filled with nutrients & vitamins

In my case, the best thing about them is that you can eat a whole bunch of them without worrying too much about your caloric intake.

Some of my favorites are:

  1. Kale
  2. Spinach
  3. Cabbage
  4. Arugula

Kale and spinach salad

Cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are simply vegetables of the family Brassicaceae, which include foods like brussels sprouts and bok choy.

They’re an amazing food to eat because they are…

  • high in fiber
  • possess a decent amount of protein
  • loaded with nutrients
  • fulling

Some of the ones that I definitely recommend are:

  1. Broccoli
  2. Cauliflower
  3. Arugula

broccoli in a bowl for a salad


Through personal experience, I’ve discovered that leafy greens and cruciferous veggies are wonderful at keeping me fed and happy. I can eat a lot of them without worrying about eating more than I should. Most importantly, I feel full for HOURS!

Honestly, next time you’re at the supermarket just go straight to the veggie section and fill up your cart. Try eating one or two servings of those veggies every meal and then share your experience with me.

How do you feel?

Are you hungry?

Have you lost some weight?

Always,

Manuela

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Are You Addicted To… Sugar?

Addiction: Compulsive need for and use of habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and well-defined psychological symptoms upon withdrawal You’ve probably heard about people being addicted to hard-core drugs, like cocaine and heroine, or alcohol. Rarely, however, do you hear about people being addicted to sugar. After all, we all need a certain amount of sugar to survive, unlike other drugs. Furthermore, sugar comes from the … Continue reading Are You Addicted To… Sugar?