2nd step of clean eating is to shop clean-part II

Okay, now that we know what red flags to avoid in our groceries, let's talk about the second half of the issue, what do all the labels represent? If you go grocery shopping, you probably have found yourself confused about what every label such as Organic, non GMO, cage free, grass fed, free range, vegetarian fed, and … Continue reading 2nd step of clean eating is to shop clean-part II

2nd step of clean eating is to shop clean- Part I

Okay, if you are at this step, I am assuming that you have already taken care of the first step in clean eating, which is a clean environment. To summarize, There are 5 substeps in step 1, clean environment,:  1. Create a supportive environment, 2. Get rid of temptations, 3. Keep your environment clean, 4. Plan … Continue reading 2nd step of clean eating is to shop clean- Part I

1st step to clean eating is a clean environment

What does clean eating, mean?  At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or "real" foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. Please note the key here is whole foods and minimally processed. I know that It is … Continue reading 1st step to clean eating is a clean environment

What is the deal with Coconut oil? Is it healthy or not?

In recent weeks, there has been tons of controversy regarding coconut oil. A recent headline on USA Today claims that coconut oil is not healthy.  In an effort to clarify this matter for myself, I started reading all the research available on coconut oil and started to list what both sides are claiming.   The … Continue reading What is the deal with Coconut oil? Is it healthy or not?

Healthy granola recipe

In one of my earlier posts I talk about the health benefits of oats. One of the many ways to enjoy this healthy whole grain is consuming it as granola. Unfortunately the granolas available in the market are loaded with sugar, vegetable oils, and preservatives. Therefore, I decided to create my own simple and healthy … Continue reading Healthy granola recipe

Reasons behind weight loss resistance-part IV. Hyperphagia

The last reason for weight gain and obesity, that we are going to cover in the series of "Reasons for weight loss resistance", is Hyperphagia. Let's start with defining what hyperphagia really means. According to Merriam Webster dictionary hyperphagia means: "abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus". One of the … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance-part IV. Hyperphagia

Reasons behind weight loss resistance- part III. Low fat oxidation rate

The third factor that effects weight is fat metabolism. Reduced fat oxidation levels have shown an effect on obesity and weight gain. Since we tend to consume more fat than our body needs at any given time, our body stores the extra fat to be used at times of need. The fat stored in the body is … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- part III. Low fat oxidation rate

Amazing health benefits of beets/ detox recipe

Beets, known botanically as Beta vulgaris, are native to the Mediterranean region. Beets are most commonly a dark red color, however they also come in other hues ranging from white to yellow to a red-and-white variety known as Chioggia. They are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. Beets have many health benefits, one of which … Continue reading Amazing health benefits of beets/ detox recipe

Reasons behind weight loss resistance- Part II. Low metabolic rate

As mentioned in my previous post, Studies suggest that there are four main reasons behind obesity and weight gain,   Hperphagia, a low metabolic rate, low rates of fat oxidation and an impaired sympathetic nervous activity. We talked about the Sympathetic Nervous system fully in my previous post. Today our focus is going to be on Metabolic … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- Part II. Low metabolic rate

Inflammation in our body and how to address it. Answering questions regarding food-part III

By now, you are probably tired of me saying listen to your body and adjust your diet based on your body's needs. You are probably frustrated and asking, how should I listen to my body, and what are you talking about?!! Therefore, I have decided to dedicate this post on the language that your body tends … Continue reading Inflammation in our body and how to address it. Answering questions regarding food-part III