Author Archives: Louise Denny

About Louise Denny

Louise is a health and fitness writer, with a keen interest in seeking out natural health and beauty remedies to keep herself looking her best! As a journalism graduate with a specific background in online media, Louise writes for numerous online publications covering topics such as management skills, sales techniques, digital marketing strategies, health and fitness and fashion trends to name but a few.

Four Ways To Prevent The Metabolic Drop Associated With Dieting

As you go about your diet program plan, one thing that you need to be especially careful about is the metabolic drop that can sometimes occur. On any diet plan, it is very normal to see a decline in your metabolic rate as you progress along because this is the body’s natural way to protect against starving to death. Unfortunately though, for you the dieter who wants to lose weight, it’s anything but beneficial. Let’s take a quick peek at the main ways that you can prevent a metabolic drop so that you can carry on getting the results that you desire. Don’t Crash Diet The first and smartest way … Continue reading

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What To Know About The GI Index

Many people get into the habit of using the GI index to dictate the foods that they eat in their diet as they know that those that rank lower on the GI index scale tend to be superior choices for controlling hunger levels and managing blood sugar. This said, before you strictly rely on just the GI index alone, there are some important points that you must consider. Don’t Overlook Calories                                                       First, make sure that you aren’t overlooking the calorie value of the foods you eat simply because they rank low on the GI index scale. For instance, oatmeal is a lower GI food, but this does not mean … Continue reading

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Are Detox Diets Safe?

Detox diets are ‘all the rage’ right now as more and more people are diving onto them thinking they are an excellent way to kick start their results. But, is a detox diet really a wise move?  If you take a look at some of the detox approaches out there, you are going to come to see that many of these programs are quite harsh and definitely don’t have you eating much food. Let’s have a look at a few of the main points to consider about detox diets. Why Do A Detox? So why should you consider a detox diet in the first place? Detox diets are going to … Continue reading

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What To Look For When Selecting A Heart Rate Monitor

One great tool that you may want to get yourself as you go about your workout program plan to see optimal results is a heart rate monitor. Many people get into the habit of using these at first to make sure they are working in their target heart rate zone and then after seeing the benefits that they offer, choose to keep using them from that point forward. The nice thing about a heart rate monitor is that it makes it much easier to keep tabs on the total intensity that your workouts are being done at. Since not all heart rate monitors are created equally however, it helps to … Continue reading

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Best And Worst Breakfast Cereals

If you’re someone who loves to start your day off with a bowl of cereal, it’s going to be imperative that you are making a wise decision here. With so many different cereal varieties to choose from, it can get pretty easy to make a wrong move. And if you do, you definitely will not be seeing the results that you had hoped for from your diet plan. Let’s go over some of the top breakfast cereal choices and some of the worst. The Good When it comes to a cereal, you can’t beat oatmeal. As long as you choose an unsweetened variety, this breakfast cereal will provide fiber, long … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At The Fat Burning Supplements

If you’re in the market for some fat burning support, you may be looking at the various supplements that are open to you.  There is definitely no shortage of fat burning products out there – all you need to do is walk into any supplement store and you will be greeted by hundreds of different options available. That said, which will work and which should you turn away from? Let’s take a closer look at the fat burning supplements that you may want to consider. Hunger Suppressants The first type of fat loss supplements you’ll come across are the hunger suppressants. If you often find yourself falling off your diet … Continue reading

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Healthy Vegetable Lasagne Recipe

Traditional lasagne made with minced beef, béchamel sauce and sheets of fresh pasta is delicious, but fattening. So if you are trying to control your calorie intake it is a far better idea to make a tasty vegetable lasagne instead. The good news is that you don’t need to sacrifice taste and flavour when making the following dish. Thanks to a perfect combination of ingredients, you can enjoy a healthy, low fat meal that is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 8 x courgettes 2 x cloves of garlic 1 x red onion 4 x sun dried tomatoes 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt … Continue reading

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Rebecca Adlington’s Tips Can Help Make Your Swim Training More Interesting

Swimming is a great form of low-impact exercise, but it has to be said that swimming endless laps of the local pool is hardly inspiring. Yes, you might end up with a streamlined and trim body, but you may also end up bored rigid. So how can you make swim training more fun? Luckily for us, Olympic middle-distance swimming legend, Rebecca Adlington, has a few helpful tips. Plan Your Swim Session Swimming twenty lengths of the pool, three times per week, might keep you in reasonable shape, but it won’t help you reach a higher level of fitness. To do this you need to follow a training programme with achievable … Continue reading

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Warm Muesli Muffins

American muffins are pretty irresistible. Unfortunately, most varieties of muffin are packed full of calories and laden with unhealthy fat. So if you are watching your weight, they are not exactly the best choice for breakfast. Sometimes, however, we all deserve a little treat from time to time. The following muffin recipe may not fat-free, but it is a lot lower in calories than most other types of sweet muffin and the fat content is not quite as disastrous. It is also suitable for the lactose intolerant and vegans. Ingredients 75g wholemeal plain flour 50g of self-raising white flour 2tsp baking powder 75g soft brown sugar 150g fruit muesli 100 … Continue reading

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Spicy Pork Goulash

Hungarian goulash is a tasty winter warming dish. It is guaranteed to fill you up on a cold winter’s night, and thanks to the chilli element, your metabolism will enjoy an extra boost. This dish only contains 305kcal and 11g of fat per serving so is ideal for anyone on a low calorie diet. Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 600g pork fillet 2tbs smoked paprika 2 tbsp plain flour Large onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 red and 1 green pepper 1 long chilli 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp crushed caraway seeds 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 200ml beef stock 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp chopped parsley … Continue reading

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