Add Peanut Butter to Your Diet the Right Way

Peanut butter and jelly go hand in hand, everyone knows that. But did you know peanut butter is good for you and has weight loss benefits? Before you start using peanut butter, understand that the type of peanut butter you use in your diet does make a difference. Regular peanut butter contains additives, preservatives, salt and added sugar. If you read the label, most will say that regular peanut butter contains no trans fats even though it does have it. When you look at the label, you'll see that it has 'partially hydrogenated oil' listed. How can these peanut butters list no trans fat when it's an ingredient? The FDA allows it because it's less than a certain amount. What's the big deal with trans fats? They increase your risk of developing heart disease. These types of fats begin as a liquid but are changed to a solid form within the peanut butter.
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4 Healthier Choices for Salad Dressings

You're sabotaging your weight loss efforts by using processed salad dressing.  Check out these four healthy substitutes to unhealthy salad dressings that are delicious, too!
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Change Your Relationship with Food

Often people become overweight because they use food as a way to relax, celebrate, deal with sadness, enjoy happiness, and get through stressful situations. But food is really innocent in all of this. It’s just there to give you the energy you need to get through life.
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Discover The Smart Way to Add Dairy to Your Diet

If you're trying to eat healthy, you might worry about adding too much dairy to your diet, since dairy products are generally considered high fat foods. But if you add the right kind of dairy to your meal plan, it doesn't have to have a negative impact on your calorie count. Here are some smart ways to add dairy to your diet!
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Eat Clean and Lose Weight

Chemicals, preservatives, toxins, artificial sweeteners and food coloring, even pesticide residues are consumed every day by the average person. The more processed food consumed, the more fast food consumed, the higher the level of these irritants. Unfortunately, the human body becomes overloaded and can't remove these substances effectively and they start to build up. When that happens it's difficult to lose weight because the metabolism slows down.

So, what can you do? Eat clean and lose weight!
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Flush the Fat With Fish Oil

It seems counter intuitive, get rid of fat with fat but it works. Omega 3 fatty acids are nature's miracle aid for weight loss. A study in Australia, completed in 2006, showed that taking Omega 3 fish oil every day resulted in weight loss without any changes in diet. One group of the participants were asked to exercise moderately while they took the Omega 3 oil. Another group exercised and took sunflower seed oil. A third group took the Omega 3 oil but didn't exercise and finally a fourth group took no oil, either sunflower or Omega 3, but just did the exercises.
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