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Thai Cucumber Steak Salad

Ingredients:  100g steak 1 tsp sambal oelek or red pepper flakes 2-3 cloves minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic paste 1/4 tsp ground white pepper 2-3 Tbsp water 100g cucumber half a lemon chopped cilantro Instructions 1. In a small dish, combine cucumber, juice of 1/2 lemon and chopped cilantro. Toss. 2. Cover & refrigerate

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At 72 Years Young, Else Overcame Tragedy to Lose 70 Pounds

On the edge of the lake in Provo, Utah, there’s a farm where yellowed stacks of hay lay, and Else Morgan and her husband, a cowboy, ride and rope horses, living out their golden years with their children and grandchildren. It was at this idyllic setting

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MD Diet's Spooky Tips For Scaring The Pounds Away

1) Start your day with a high protein breakfast. Why? Protein is more filling and starting your day with protein will keep you fuller so you don’t crave sugar and carbs. If you eat carbs first, you will crave carbs the rest of the day.  Protein is also calorie negative and takes more calories to burn than it provides.

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Success Story: Jean

“I have been a client for over 2 years and I am so grateful for the concern, care and patience shown to me while I have struggled to get down to a weight, and then maintain it, where I feel good about myself. (Besides the compliments of others of how much younger and healthier I

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Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Loss

A central part of any weight loss plan is to consume fewer calories than you expend in a day, and artificial sugar seems like an easy way to cut back on the calories. But before you decide to start using Splenda and Equal, there are some things to consider. Artificial sugars are generally hundreds of

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Why Losing Weight is Harder for Some Than Others

Ever feel like you just weren’t built for exercise? Sometimes we step out the door for a run or onto the treadmill, and it is just pure torture. And then we look over and see someone with sweat pouring down their body with an enormous smile on their face. Why can’t some of us seem

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A Guide to High Protein Dieting

Research shows that a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates can be an effective weight loss tool. But going about it the wrong way can be bad for your health, causing you to miss out on important nutrients. Carbohydrates are what the body usually uses for fuel. When a person consumes fewer carbohydrates,

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How to Eat Healthy Fats

Low-fat crackers, no-fat snacks or “light” yogurt and all of their many cousins have bombarded grocery stores across the nation in the past decade, but now the anti-fat craze may be evaporating, and our bellies aren’t getting bigger because of it. There are three macronutrients that we need to survive: proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Carbohydrates

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Dealing with Depression while on a Diet

Most dieters are unhappy about having to diet, but few are genuinely depressed.  Depression can manifest itself in the form of sadness, emptiness, anger, irritability, and/or an overall inability to control one’s emotions.  Many women who experience premenstrual syndrome also experience depression, irritability, and weight gain that is not necessarily connected to dieting. That said, if

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Cold Sensitivity while on a Diet

Ever sit at your desk at work and feel like your in the middle of the arctic?  Do you wrap up while others are stripping down? One possible side effect while dieting is cold sensitivity.  Cold sensitivity can leave you feeling cold even when your environment feels comfortable to everyone else.  There are a lot