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The real benefits of the Mediterranean diet

Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:15 Comments Off on The real benefits of the Mediterranean diet

It is a common claim that people in the Mediterranean live longer and are stronger and healthier. Is it true or is it a claim to help sale olive oil? The Mediterranean dietary pattern has been linked with weight loss and positive health outcomes. Studies seem to be supportive of following a Mediterranean dietary pattern as a solution for weight loss and obesity. We already nominated the Mediterranean diet as the best diet in our previous post 5 best weight loss programs for women and […]

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Chef Silvia’s Advice “Change the recipe – in life and in the Kitchen!

Friday, October 21, 2011 12:48 Comments Off on Chef Silvia’s Advice “Change the recipe – in life and in the Kitchen!

Our resident chef, Silvia, has a important words of wisdom for your life and when dealing with recipes in the kitchen…… In order to change anything in your life, change the recipe you’re using. The recipe always involves what you think, believe and do. Examine the ingredients that go into these three areas and continue […]

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Lose weight with the combination diet

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:59 Comments Off on Lose weight with the combination diet

When I was writing the ‘Combination Diet’ book someone asked me if writing a diet book was a wise decision. Their argument was that there are so many diet books out there written by big ‘celebrity status’ names and so called diet gurus, backed up by big companies and advertising campaigns. So they quite rightly asked ‘What makes you think that your book can compete with all these?’ I say a fair enough question and here is my answer. First I am not writing a […]

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13 Healthy snack ideas for weight loss

Friday, September 30, 2011 6:22 Comments Off on 13 Healthy snack ideas for weight loss

To help you stay within your weight loss goals we have gathered 13 healthy snacks for weight loss you can safely try out without the risk of gaining extra weight. The usual source of those extra and often unhealthy calories is the ‘snack time’. I like to say that healthy or not if you can […]

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Q & A with our Resident Chef : Homemade Mayo

Friday, September 9, 2011 15:40 Comments Off on Q & A with our Resident Chef : Homemade Mayo

Recent question from our “Ask Chef Silvia” feature: Name: tom Email: XXXXXXXXXX Message: My mayo won’t emulsify. Any thoughts? I’m using a blender. State: FL Submitted On: 2011-09-06 15:00:13 Hi Tom, Yes. Usually when something won’t emulsify it’s because you are adding the oil too quickly. Try adding the oil in drips, especially in the […]

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5 Best weight loss programs for women

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 13:23 Comments Off on 5 Best weight loss programs for women

Wondering which are the best weight loss programs for women? Which diets or weight loss solutions can generate the best, the healthiest, the safest and the faster results?  The majority of our readers are women and very often we get comments asking the same questions. For the last couple of weeks we started a research […]

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Our beloved Tomato!

Thursday, August 18, 2011 21:55 Comments Off on Our beloved Tomato!

One of our monthly emails a few years ago was all about the tomato (click here to read) – while it was very informative, our resident Chef (Silvia) has a way of expressing her feelings about foods that is quite unique. Here our her thoughts on our beloved tomato…..and a few recipes! “I think there’s […]

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Easy tips to cut 200 calories per day from your diet

Sunday, August 14, 2011 14:53 Comments Off on Easy tips to cut 200 calories per day from your diet

There is often a misconception that if someone wants to lose weight they have to go on a diet. This usually translates in people’s minds with following a specific popular weight loss diet regime, usually a quite rigid one. It does kind of make sense as it is the way people eat which is most […]

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How to prepare your healthy weight loss plan

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 13:56 Comments Off on How to prepare your healthy weight loss plan

Pre-designed diet regimes do not suit everybody. In addition, not every diet circulating in the market is healthy or returns weight loss results. Understandably many people just want to follow a simple healthy balanced diet which will help them lose weight. This is what most experts profess anyway, as the right way forward. At the […]

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The Scents of Summer (& recipes!) by Chef Silvia

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 2:05 Comments Off on The Scents of Summer (& recipes!) by Chef Silvia

The scents of summer are all around…in full bloom, ready to greet me: the smell of freshly cut grass or sliced watermelon; smoke from the barbeque or nearby fireworks; Coppertone and salt air; strawberries and peaches; tomato plants and roses. These are the smells of my childhood and they’re still with me. All summer long […]

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