What are Healthy Cooking Alternatives?

Eating healthy and making good food choices will help you maintain your ideal weight as well as ensure that you receive all the nutrients that your body needs. There are many healthy alternatives to some of your favorite foods that may have a high calorie count or contain too much saturated or trans fats and sodium.


Oil, Butter or Sugar


According to natural health clinics in Atlanta, there are several ways to reduce the amount of fats, calories and sugars in your diet. When baking, try to replace butter and oil with applesauce. Applesauce has less calories than oil or butter and also adds fiber to your diet. Also, when cooking, try to substitute butter with olive oil, you still get the same great taste, just without the added fats.



Truth about Fad Diets

In your local bookstore or online you will find oodles and oodles of information on the newest fad diets as well as some golden oldies. But do they really work? Of course, some diets can be very difficult to follow, requiring an enormous amount of planning. Others may be simple with a limited and easy-to-follow menu. But what effect do these diets have on your overall health? Here are a few of the problems you may run into, but for more comprehensive information on the effects of fad diets talk to the professionals at Southern Environmental Medicine Center, an environmental clinic in Atlanta.

Food Deprivation

Here’s the key to healthy eating…eat healthy. Eating healthy requires giving your body the multiple and varied nutrients for doing its job properly. If you are limiting your food choices drastically you may lose some weight in the beginning, but it will not be a diet that you can maintain for a long period of time, and your body will suffer. Some examples of limiting diets are “The Grapefruit Diet”, “The Master Cleanse Diet” and “The Fruitarian Diet”.


Weight Loss Failure

Weight Loss Failure... Sometimes it IS a glandular problem!!
One problem that seems to accompany so many other conditions is the issue of weight gain. Patients feel that they are eating less, yet gaining more and more weight. Their best efforts thwarted, they begin to feel more frustrated and depressed as they fail to drop pounds.
There are many different culprits that may be sabotaging these...