How to Get Flatter Abs by Eating Fiber

Losing weight can be a challenging prospect for people of all ages. While diet and exercise can help some people shed those extra pounds, there can be times when weight just won’t disappear. Since no one likes the appearance of a “muffin top,” it’s important to find effective ways to lose weight and improve one’s health. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on how to get flatter abs by eating fiber.

Understanding the Role of Fiber

Fiber plays an important role in maintaining proper digestive health. While the body doesn’t directly absorb fiber, it helps promote food mobility in both the large and small intestine.

When an individual eats dense foods, they digestive system is put under a lot of stress. Heavy foods like meats, cheeses, nuts and other proteins can take up to 18 hours to move through the entire digestive system.

Understanding Food Mobility

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The Secrets of Spaghetti Sauce Italian Grandmothers Will Not Tell You

Nothing makes for a fantastic Italian dish the way a good spaghetti sauce does. While you can make a competent spaghetti sauce by following a recipe, have you noticed that there’s something just a little different about the way an expert does it? If you are curious about how to give your tomato sauce that extra bit of zing that Italian grandmothers brag about, there are some secrets that you need to be aware of!

Start With Whole Tomatoes

Despite the fact that tomatoes are a New World fruit, they have been a staple of Italian cuisine for countless years. If you want to make a really wonderful tomato sauce, always start with whole tomatoes. Chop them roughly and place them in a pot filled with water. While some people love the texture offered by tomato skin, others prefer to remove the skin before cooking. Tomato sauce made without […]

The Five Best Healthy Cooking Shows

Healthy eating is incredibly important, but I think many of us forget to do what’s right for our bodies and give it the fuel it needs without all of the bad stuff. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have something tasty and delicious just because we’re eating right. These five shows prove that you can eat healthily, and still get plenty of flavors.

Not My Mama’s Meals

A Cooking Channel original, host Bobby Deen (Paula’s son) takes his mother’s delicious Southern recipes and transforms them into leaner but still delicious meals. Using substitutions for some of the unhealthier ingredients, Bobby is able to keep the flavor while trimming down the calories. If you love Paula but can’t stand the calories, give Bobby’s show a shot. It’s definitely not his mama’s meals.

Some of Bobby’s meals include Beer Battered Fish and Roasted Fries and Bobby’s Light Banana Pudding.

Christina Cooks

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Don’t Bring “The Outside World” With You

Many people we’ve met who claim they want the survivalist lifestyle are in complete shock when they come to realize that this isn’t suburbia with different scenery. It requires a complete change from most peoples’ current lifestyle and mindset.

Life in the wilderness is closely aligned with nature, the direct opposite of what we have been conditioned to accept as urban/suburban life. If you live in an air conditioned home, work in an air-conditioned office, drive in an air conditioned car, with artificial lights all around…it would be hard to more disconnected from nature than you are right now.

Living in your survivalist retreat doesn’t mean you just pick up your whole suburban life and move it to a different location. If you need to hang on to having a supermarket down the block, don’t move from where you are. If your retreat is in the desert and you really […]

Best Fitness Machines for Losing Weight

Think of when you first walk into a gym: fitness machines scatter the area. Bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, weights, and more are separated into their own sections, and here you stand. Do you head to a treadmill? Do you concentrate on cardiovascular exercises, or focus more on strength training? Your workout depends entirely on what your fitness goals are. Every piece of equipment targets a certain muscle group in your body, but some machines may work up more of a sweat than others. And if you need to lose weight, choosing the right fitness equipment can be a complicated decision. Should you pick a calorie-burning monster, or stick to something else? Here’s what you can expect out of your workout by using these common weight loss equipments.

1. Treadmills

As one of the most versatile machines in the industry, fitness experts say this machine can burn about 100 calories per […]

Organic Foods You Can Grow on Your Windowsill

When you think about growing your own food, you typically picture a large garden or plot of land. However, there are many foods that you can grow in small spaces with little light or even dirt required. Here are some ideas for foods you can grow organically at home on your windowsill:

1. Wheatgrass – Wheatgrass is a traditional supplement found in many health drinks. But not only is it good for you but it is super easy to grow your own. All you need is a container (even a yogurt cup will do) a bit of dirt and some seeds. Wheatgrass grows quickly and you harvest it by snipping off the tops as it grows. Easy and so yummy.

2. Sprouts – Things like bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts can easily be grown in your home. They even have specially made containers to grow sprouts in. For a simple […]