• I’ve just started dieting and I’m feeling bloated. Why is this?

    A bloated stomach is often caused by a sudden increase in fiber from vegetables, fruits and beans. If this is the cause of your bloating, you might ease up on these foods and reintroduce them more gradually into your diet. Alternatively, persevere and the bloated feeling should pass within a matter of days. If it

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  • When is the best time to weigh myself?

    The best time to weigh yourself on the weighing scales is when you get up in the morning. As the day progresses, your weight can rise several pounds. But don’t weigh yourself more than once a week. This is asking for trouble! More Weight Loss Questions Help to Lose Weight What is a Healthy Weight?

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  • Do Artificial Sweeteners Assist Weight Loss?

    Yes, but… Yes, consuming products sweetened by chemicals instead of sugar will save calories. So, strictly speaking artificial sweeteners are helpful for weight loss and dieting. But… whether sweeteners assist LONG TERM weight loss is a different matter. Problems of Artificial Sweeteners 1. Sweeteners Increase Our Sweet Tooth Saccharin is 300 times sweeter than sugar.

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  • Are Carbs or Starches Fattening?

    No! Starches are not fattening and need not be limited when you are dieting or trying to lose weight. Potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, beans, and vegetables (like squash, yams, sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, and carrots) are rich in complex carbohydrates (also called starch). Starch is an important source of energy for your body. Foods high

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  • Will exercise make me more hungry?

    Yes and No. Yes, exercise may increase your appetite to begin with but this is perfectly natural – after all, you are burning a lot more calories. However, as your body adjusts you should experience a decrease in appetite. Research shows that exercise actually lowers appetite for up to several hours afterwards. In addition, exercise

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