Weight loss can be a simple and even enjoyable process if you approach it from the right perspective. Start by setting a realistic target (any weight loss is to be celebrated), and follow that up by making relatively minor tweaks to your eating habits in order to encourage the pounds to drop off, slowly but surely.
With that process in mind, today’s guest on Healthy Enough recently suggested one simple minor tweak to me that alone could be enough to grant you the weight loss you desire.
Continue reading Steve Kamb on Perhaps the Easiest and Most Sustainable Way to Lose Weight
Many people view herbs as more trouble than they’re worth, but they’re missing out on a world of flavour. While dried herbs are okay (and certainly better than nothing), you cannot beat fresh herbs.
With that in mind, in this brief article I want to reveal the easiest way to chop fresh herbs. I hope that by doing so, you are encouraged to incorporate them into your cooking more often.
Continue reading How to Chop Fresh Herbs
This quick and easy meal is a regular at lunchtime for me, but with one simple addition it is versatile enough to enjoy for dinner too.
Speaking of versatile, although I have included my preferred list of vegetables below, you can chuck practically anything (within reason) in this and still produce a delicious meal. While the ingredients list may look imposing, don’t worry – it is really easy to make.
Continue reading Simple, Healthy, and Tasty Chicken Stir-Fry
When it comes to diet and weight loss, failure can often be caused by just one repeated misdemeanour. You may be able to get through most of the day eating healthily, only to let yourself down with an afternoon donut run or an evening chocolate binge. If that sounds familiar, this article is for you.
Below I have outlined the three-step process I followed to relieve myself of my own chocolate bingeing habit. Although I still eat and enjoy chocolate these days, I do so now in relative moderation yet enjoy it just as much.
Note: Food addiction can be a very serious issue that is often fuelled by serious underlying psychological issues. I’m not a doctor, nor do I claim to be qualified to help people dealing with serious cases of food addiction, nor is it my intention to do so in this article. This article is for people who recognise that they eat too much of a particular food (or group of foods) and want to do something about it. It is not for people who feel that they are completely out of control with their eating. If you are part of the latter group, I recommend that you speak to your doctor.
Continue reading How to Beat Food Addiction (In 3 Steps)
The US Department of Health & Human Services recommends a bare minimum of two and a half hours of “moderate-intensity aerobic activity” and two sessions of “muscle-strengthening activities” per week.
These guidelines would appear to be unrealistic for most of the population, as suggested by the evidence that just one in five Americans meets the prescribed amount. However, even if you don’t feel capable (physically or mentally) of completing that much exercise in a given week, one health expert I recently spoke to claims that there are a myriad of benefits to moving just a little more than you are now.
Continue reading Paul Ingraham on the Most Beneficial 20 Minutes of Your Week
I know of only a few meals that are easy to make, truly healthy, and absolutely delicious. That’s why I tend to make my sausage and lentil one-pot casserole once or twice per week without fail – it has all three bases covered. I have to stop myself from eating it more often so that I don’t grow bored of it.
Continue reading Sausage and Lentil One-Pot Casserole
It is a sad truth that many of us have been conditioned to accept a certain false reality when it comes to health and fitness. That false reality is a construct of the health and fitness industry, or more specifically, unscrupulous types who have a commercial interest in misleading us.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Healthy Enough is a destination for anyone who believes that there is a better way to live healthily than what fad diets and outrageous exercise regimes demand. Read my manifesto and discover if Healthy Enough is for you.
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According to a recent NPD Group survey, the number of Americans dieting has dropped by eleven percentage points since 1991 (from 31% to 20%). Harry Balzer, the Vice President of the NPD Group, was quoted as saying, “Our data suggests that dieters are giving up on diets more quickly than in the past.” It wouldn’t be too far of a leap to say that the proliferation of fad diets over the past couple of decades has something to do with that, and one fitness expert has told me that a line should be drawn.
Continue reading Alan Aragon on Fad Diets: “Garbage”
At the time of writing, a typical day’s eating for me is lunch at 1pm, dinner at 7pm, and a dessert afterwards (I skip breakfast). I will typically feel a little peckish at around 5pm, but I know that I do not need food at that time. After all, dinner is only a couple of hours away. However, my brain often needs reminding of that fact, which is why I sometimes turn to my strategy of ‘sensory overload’. I’m going to reveal that strategy in this article.
Continue reading How to Stop Hunger Pangs With ‘Sensory Overload’
I’ll soon be featuring my favourite recipes on Healthy Enough. Each one will be damned good for you without any compromises on flavour. No bland Weight Watchers crap – I’m talking about easy-to-make food that tastes great and makes your body happy. I can say this with confidence, as each meal I feature will be one I eat on a regular basis.
But before I get started with the recipes, I want to run a few things by you in this article – my principles for cooking, if you will. My reasons for doing so are twofold:
- To give you the freedom to cook as you please (not necessarily as my recipes dictate).
- To persuade you that cooking can actually be enjoyable if you’re not currently a fan (or think you don’t have the ability to cook).
If you’re already on board with the notion that cooking is fun, read on so you know how to tackle the upcoming recipes here on Healthy Enough. On the other hand, if you’re skeptical about the idea of cooking for yourself, it’s about time you learned just how much fun and rewarding it can be.
Continue reading The Healthy Enough Guide to Cooking