Miranda Kerr. Jason Lee. Demi Moore. These are just a few of the celebrities who’ve credited their svelte bodies or good health to something called the ‘blood type diet,’ where dieters follow one of four food regimens depending on their blood type. Unlike some fad diets, the blood type diet is pretty nutritionally sound—no lemon water and hot sauce cleanses, no red meat bonanzas. Regardless of which blood type’s plan you follow, you’ll be eating lots of healthy stuff. And that’s why the diet ‘works’—not because there’s any merit to the idea that different blood types have different dietary needs. More
Topic: dieting advice
Good news for those who like it hot: A Purdue University study found eating red pepper can help both decrease hunger and speed up metabolism. Adding just one gram, or half a teaspoon, of ordinary dried, ground cayenne pepper to a meal will do.
Red pepper capsules, however, won’t produce the same results, because you don’t get that “burn in your mouth,” researcher Richard Mattes, a Purdue foods and nutrition professor, said. And it’s the burn that contributes to “a rise in body temperature, energy expenditure and appetite control.” More
There’s no getting around it – diet really is a four letter word. It’s a word that frequently conjours up feelings of frustration, impatience, disappointment, sadness, and even failure. Which is probably why Christine Lakatos describes her book My Diva … More