diet

To help African Americans improve their health and eating habits, Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization along with an advisory team of experts, recently unveiled The African Heritage Diet Pyramid. Read: Yolanda Adams Shares Family Fitness Tips The pyramid draws from the culinary traditions of the American South, the Caribbean, South America and […]

Apparently, joining the corporate weight loss challenge, or announcing on your Facebook and Twitter feeds that you’re trying to drop a few pounds will sabotage your sexy. It’s an interesting revelation, as I myself tend to be a doer. Running a site like this, I probably should let folks in on the daily process, but […]

If you’re one of those people who makes a nightly pledge to start a diet tomorrow . . . tonight, just relax and forget about it until the weekend. A new poll found that diets that start in the middle of the week are MUCH more likely to fail.  Tuesday is the absolute worst day […]

“Food desert” is a term commonly used to describe communities with little or no access to healthy food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and diary products. Millions of Americans — mostly poor, many African-Americans — live in these areas. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans currently live […]

A new study indicates that genes may explain about fifty percent of weight gain that begins in middle age. Researchers studied sets of twins who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Some of the twins were identical and shared the same genes, and the others were non-identical twins.After twenty years of follow-up, the […]

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about eating healthy and getting in shape. One way to get on the right track is by organizing your kitchen, which will help you to save time, money and eat wisely. When you stock up on healthy foods and they are easy to find, […]

Everyone has their theory on how to lose weight and be healthy.  We all have tried some sort of diet or made an attempt to test out a new way to living… right?  The debate of meat vs no meat will continue to grace the eyes and ears of many who are interested on what’s […]

Tis the season for shedding those unwanted pounds we may have packed on during the winter months.  Instead of starving yourself and doing something to harm your body, why not do it the right way?  The Diet Channel expert , Dr. Kathleen Goodwin give us 10 tips on how to lose the weight and be […]

Your favorite shampoo and conditioner can help you regain healthy hair but they don’t act alone. To give your hair a boost look at what you’re putting in your body. Similar to your skin and nails, your hair reaps the benefits of a better diet. 7 Foods Men Should Eat Weekly I witnessed this firsthand […]

Ever wonder what is the key to creamy soup without the cream? Fat-free milk and yogurt! Once you’ve mastered this recipe, mix it up with chicken breast or swap out the shrimp with another type of seafood. Prep Time: 20 min Start to Finish: 45 min Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 […]

Was losing weight on your resolution list for 2011?  How have you been doing this first month of the new year?  Is your routine working?  If you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with losing the pounds, you may need to re-evaluate what you’re doing? AOL BV Wellness shares 5 Diets that don’t really work and 5 […]

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s smart to make healthy food choices. A balanced breakfast fuels you up and preps your mind and body for the day. Here are four common breakfast foods that you should try to avoid: 1) Carrot Cake Muffins: Don’t let the word “carrot” fool you! […]