What is the difference between cutting weight and losing weight?

Losing weight and cutting weight are two terms that are often used in combat sports. Non-athletes might think they mean the same, but when it comes to combat sports they serve a different goal and have a very different approach. Confusing the two bring much misunderstanding to discussions about weight management. Let’s put some structure […]

5 nutrition tips for female athletes for that time of that month

Every woman knows what I’m talking about: There is a competition coming up at the wrong date, and you know it is going to be more difficult than usual. All of a sudden your weight jumps, your body is swelling up and you can tell that you’re holding a lot of liquid by the marks […]

“Starvation mode” how to detect it and what to do about it?

A few weeks ago I received a message asking to write a blog post about metabolic damage (AKA starvation mode). The term “metabolic damage” is a bit misleading and it would be more correct to use the term “metabolic adaptation”. Nature gave us the ability to adapt to difficult situations. In this case, the body […]

Fighting food cravings – part 2

Food cravings are dieters worst enemy. All day you followed your diet up to the letter and in the evening it goes wrong. “Fighting food cravings” suggest ways to prevent these cravings and minimize the damage. Last week we published part 1, this is part 2 with more tips.   Tip #1: Go for quality, […]

Fighting food cravings – part 1

Food cravings are dieters worst enemy. All day you followed your diet up to the letter and in the evening it goes wrong. Hunger is the main cause of food cravings, but there are other elements that can make it worse. Because prevention is better than cure this article suggest ways to prevent these cravings. […]

Fasting for weight loss

A few days “Yom Kipur” was observed. It is a day when Jewish people traditionally fast and refrain from working, driving, and using electronic devices. Almost everyone in Israel respects this day- during Yom Kipur you can take a walk on the high way and not see any car driving. I’m not Jewish but since […]

5 Golden rules to a healthy diet

People from different cultures follow different diet patterns that are affected by habits, availability and local industry. There are many very different eating patterns, and none is superior to the others. What seems to be in common to all healthy diets is not the “what”, but the “how”. It is not the content of a […]

9 actions to take to lose weight without starving yourself

Losing weight requires you to take action. Don’t postpone it and start today! After the two previous posts about losing weight without a diet here are some more tips. One of the easiest ways to become aware of what it is exactly that you eat is starting a food diary. Write down everything you eat and drink. […]

Why do dogs need a gluten free diet?

Recently I see a lot of gluten free products appearing in the supermarkets: Gluten free popcorn, gluten free rice crackers, gluten free meat, gluten free water and yes even gluten free dog food. Why is this upsetting and funny at the same time? Those products never had any gluten to begin with and the industry […]

10 tips to lose weight without crazy dieting

You don’t need to go on crazy diets to achieve the weight you dream of. Crazy diets almost always work, but they almost never keep the weight off. These diets are usually really sever. It’s obvious that when you eat almost nothing you’ll lose weight. The problem is that, even if you are strong enough to keep […]