Six Superfoods for Weight Loss and Health

Superfoods for weight loss and health

These six simple ingredients not only taste good, but are good for your health

I used the six superfoods shown here to make a very simple, but very luscious and low calorie dessert., Mocha Spice Strawberries. In this post, I want to describe some of the reasons why these six ingredients are superfoods. Some of them will help your weight loss, but they will also all have very beneficial effects on your health.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mocha Spice Strawberries

An easy healthy dessert recipe

Mocha Spice Strawberries superfood dessert

A luscious and healthy dessert that is full of goodness yet low in calories

Once seen as a villain, coffee is now increasingly recognized as having many health benefits. This extremely simple and quick dessert uses coffee and five other superfoods to make a yummy and sophisticated dish that will take pride of place in your super healthy dinner recipes collection. Read the rest of this entry »

Yoga for menopause and weight loss (with videos) Part 2

Five asanas to relieve menopause symptoms and help weight loss

In addition to the Salutation to the Sun described in the previous post, here are 5 more yoga asanas, which will help anyone struggling with the menopause or wishing to use yoga to help burn fat and lose inches. Read the rest of this entry »

Yoga for menopause and weight loss (with video) Part 1

Yoga is fantastic for slimming

Yoga is a fantastic method of exercise for weight loss and can be highly beneficial during menopause. It is ideal if you prefer a gentle, meditative approach rather than high-octane gym routines. The essential aim of Yoga is to bring the whole body into balance. Different asanas (postures) target different physiological functions and health conditions, and these are combined into a routine to suit individual needs.

I’ve done a bit of research and found that a number of asanas can be beneficial during menopause and at the same time help weight loss. Read the rest of this entry »

My top Slimming World recipe books

I used the Slimming World program successfully for my first really big weight loss campaign nearly twenty years ago. Since then, I have continued to use Slimming World recipes a lot, because they fit in well with a healthy, low-fat approach to eating. Over the years, I have collected a number of Slimming World cookbooks. I want to share with you my three best Slimming World recipe books. Read the rest of this entry »

Nordic walking for post-menopausal weight loss and fitness

Nordic walking, which uses specially designed walking poles, is a fantastic, low-impact way to lose weight and keep fit and is particularly appropriate for people who find strenuous exercise methods difficult or for whom such methods are not advisable. Read on to find out results of research on how it can benefit you and learn  what you need to start Nordic walking. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten ways to add cinnamon to your diet for weight loss and health

Cinnamon is healthy

Here are ten weight loss-friendly ways to use cinnamon: beverages, soups, side dishes, entrées and desserts.

You want to include cinnamon in your diet because: Read the rest of this entry »

Vegan Moroccan tagine

This is a highly versatile recipe. Other vegetables can be added as desired. The name of the dish comes from the clay pot in which it is cooked. However, tagines are also very suited to slow cookers (crockpots), but can also be made on the stove top, which is the method used here. Tagine is traditionally served with couscous, but I sometimes eat it with a jacket potato for change. Toasted almond flakes or toasted pine nuts scattered over the top add an authentic touch.

Stifado, rich Greek meat stew with herbs and cinnamon

This rich Greek stew was originally made with rabbit meat, but is most commonly prepared with beef today. The aim is to cook it gently so that the onions stay whole. Lovely as a special treat with crusty bread, potatoes or rice and a side salad, but good with just the salad if you want to save on carbs.

Butternut squash soup with apple and spices

In addition to cinnamon, this contains ginger and cayenne or chilli pepper, which speed up metabolism and help burn fat. I find microwaving the squash for a few minutes makes it easier to peel and chop. Pre-roasting the squash and apples in the oven will give a more intense, sweeter flavor.

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