Food Cravings

Whoever has experienced a food craving knows that food craving and hunger are not the same sensations. When we are hungry, our blood sugar and insulin level drop and our brain receives a signal that it is time to eat. But food cravings are like an uninvited guest; they just show up. And when they do, we do crazy things like visiting a gas station at 10 p.m. just to find our favorite ice cream.

Zucchini Fritters (gluten-free)

Zucchini Fritters are a great way to get your veggies and proteins in one dish as they are usually prepared with combination of vegetables, eggs and cheese. In this recipe, all-purpose flour and hard cheese are replaced with cottage cheese and buckwheat flour so the fritters are a bit easier to digest. Zucchini fritters are quick and easy to make. You can even prepare the mixture on Sunday and keep it in the fridge for an upcoming week or you can freeze it.

Why a calorie IS NOT “just a calorie”

Everyone who has ever tried to count the calories in order to lose some weight knows how messy and difficult that can be. Things can go pretty well during the morning when counting the calories of two fried eggs and a slice of bread, but as soon as you start to prepare a dinner or want to eat outside, things get pretty fussy. Even a simple meal like a tomato soup can become difficult when you realize your soup is cooked with a homemade pasta.

It seems artificial sweeteners will not help you lose weight

There is a lot of controversy around the consumption of artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners have been associated with an occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Numerous observational studies have been performed to establish the association between consumption of artificial sweeteners and disease risk, but for every study that has linked artificial sweetener consumption with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, or cancer there’s another that has found no association.

Cottage Cheese with Nuts

This is one of my favourite meal for breakfast. It contains a quite amount of calories (410 kcal) which gives me enough energy for the morning. But it also contains a significant amount of proteins and good fats. Peanuts are an excellent source of B vitamins, vitamin E, dietary minerals, such as manganese, magnesium and phosphorus, and dietary fiber. Pistachios are also a rich source of dietary fiber and vitamin B and a good source of calcium, vitamin E and vitamin K.

Do You Know Your Body Type?

Do you find long distance running extremely difficult? Do you prefer weight lifting over running? Or maybe vice versa? And when it comes to diet, maybe you gain weight just by eating one extra slice of bread in a week? It is probably connected to your body type or “somatotype”.