Why dieting is bad for losing weight
Gaining weight often happens over a long period of time and we don’t notice. Some who do notice don't care, but for many, it means going on a diet. This is what we've been led to believe is the answer to our weight problems.
But dieting isn’t always be the best solution for losing weight. In fact for some, dieting spells disaster from the word go, where instead of losing pounds, they pile on even more weight. Given that the average women is likely to embark on 10 weight loss diets during her lifetime, it would appear that dieting isn’t always the best choice for losing weight.
I discovered this recipe in the weekend magazine from the Daily Mail and thought it would be a good way of introducing a new vegetable to my family – the Jerusalem artichoke. Cauliflowers are a staple ingredient in my fridge, but I have to admit, I’d never knowingly eaten a Jerusalem artichoke, and wouldn’t know what to do with it if I bought one!
This is such a simple and quick recipe to make and it’s surprisingly filling. It makes a great Sunday night soup if you’re after something to fill everyone up but you don’t feel like spending ages preparing a meal. The cooking time is only 15-20 minutes with another 10 minutes for preparing the veg. Serve with slices of sourdough or rye bread if you’re really hungry.
Coleslaw is a dish that sounds really healthy but can be high in calories and fat, especially those that are sold with takeaways and in supermarkets. They often have lots of unwelcome ingredients such as thickeners and stabilisers.
But you can easily make a coleslaw yourself with simple fresh ingredients and a fraction of the calories.