Logical Weight Loss

Healthy Weight Loss Ideas

The number of diet plans in our culture grows every day. The number of people at risk from obesity is also growing. Healthy weight loss ideas are in critical demand. Not every diet plan is helpful to the average person. Some diets are really only beneficial to someone, who is already in good physical condition. There are diets with stringent guidelines that are necessary for the morbidly obese person. Such stringent guidelines are not needed for the person looking to lose ten to twenty pounds. It is important to avoid bad choices. Pursuing weight loss by the wrong methods can be a waste of time, effort and money.

Severe Insulin Resistance

Inability to lose weight is a danger to an increasing number of health challenged people. Obesity taxes the major organs and is often detrimental to heart health. Glucose is simple sugar which provides energy to the body. It is a large element of many carbohydrates. Insulin is a hormone which manages the amount of glucose in a person’s blood. Insulin Resistance occurs, when a person’s body reacts improperly to insulin, resulting in high levels of glucose in the blood. Severe insulin resistance is dangerous and merits immediate attention. Keeping insulin levels low gives a person valuable weight loss advantages. Insulin resistance causes weight gain and leads to diabetes. With healthy eating habits, insulin resistance can be overcome.

Low Fat Diet Plans

There are good components in a low fat diet. However, the formula leads to more than enough carbohydrates and is not a very satisfying eating regimen. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables are recommended. Lean meats and dairy are allowed in moderation. Beans, Leafy greens, sweet potatoes and omega-3 fatty acids from salmon, walnuts, and flax seed round out the main list of what is allowable. The focus is generally on a daily intake of no more than three teaspoons of fat, daily. This seems like an eating plan best suited for healthy, highly athletic people. Some plans sound good but merit careful scrutiny.

Low Carb Low Fat Diet Plan

Restrictions are expected with the concept of weight loss. Cutting down on starches and sweets are key components to trimming fat off the waistline. A low carb low fat diet plan cuts out nearly all sugar. Pasta and bread are not allowed. Processed foods from boxes, cans and most plastic packing are restricted. Severe warnings against high fructose corn syrup are given. Low carb low fat foods include lean meats, fish, fresh and frozen vegetables, cottage cheese and lower carb fruits. I have personally lost weight with this diet. It is not terrible punishment and yet, not easily maintained.

High Protein High Fat Low Carb Diet Plans

The term healthy fats used to be rarely heard. With the onset of plans cutting out processed foods, there can be side effects from diet. Some people experience headaches, fatigue, constipation, leg cramps and more. High protein high fat low carb diets recommend meat, cheese, eggs and above ground growing vegetables. Fish and seafood along with natural fats, including real butter and olive oil are permitted. This sounds like leniency, while red wine tea and coffee are considered good. Foods not allowed include Potatoes, Pasta, Bread and Rice. Easily understood restrictions are on fruit, donuts, chocolate bars, candy and drinks of juice, soda and beer. There are variations of this diet. It is entirely possible to determine the best for yourself!

In Conclusion

There are pros and cons to diet plans. The practice of counting calories works for some people. I would never recommend calorie counting. Keeping accurate count is very easily strayed from. Good ideas can be taken from most diet plans. There is no diet plan that is perfect for everyone. Taking every word as the absolute perfect truth and best advice, from me or anyone else, is not the best. Decide for yourself, what is best for your weight loss goals. Consider all available information, weigh your best options and start eating in the way best for you!

How To Cook Tender Meat

People enjoy talking about meat. Often, the subject is tenderness of the meat. Many of us build our meal around that, much anticipated, portion of meat. This is our main source of protein and most delicious course of the meal. How to cook tender meat should be common knowledge for every cook.

Seasoning Cuts of Meat

Black pepper is a must for meats. I season meat cuts heavily with black pepper. When cooking for people, who are heat and spice sensitive, using some moderation is good. I like to salt meat with sea salt. Salt amounts are subject to preference, to a large degree. I keep watch on salt intake. Still, it is an undeniable fact that good meat flavor requires salt. Consider how and what with, the meat is being cooked. Be always mindful of flavor interactions. We can be sure that onions and celery will always have an impact on the flavor of meats they are cooked with. Liquid gravy seasoning is a flavor option that can enhance meat and give a delicious aroma. It is a favorite with beef roast and performs well with fast or slow cooking!

Searing Meat in a Skillet

Meat baked in the oven or made tender in a pressure cooker, should first be seared. Unsalted butter is great for meat searing. Meat tongs are good for holding the cut of meat, while searing the edges. Deeply searing meat results in better texture and flavor. The butter develops a rich nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with meat. It is fine to sear meat in olive oil. Recent reports from doctors have stated that lard increases the good cholesterol. Lard does sear meat beautifully!

Pressure Cooking Meats

Cheap cuts of meat can be tough to get tender. Tenderizing meat manually is time-consuming and hard work! The most impressive device is the electric pressure cooker. They do a great job using the meat settings and results are good from pressure-cooking meat. Pressure cooking frozen meat is best started out on the saute setting. Choices to cook with meat are important. Potatoes, onions, and carrots are best. Pressure cooking meats always delivers extra tender servings. Even the most deeply seared meat will be perfectly tender!

In Conclusion

Properly cooked meat is usually a treat for anyone, who is pursuing weight loss. There are more good seasonings besides, the ones I have mentioned. For instance, paprika can be amazing on beef. Flavor transformation can happen in a pressure-cooking that you need to avoid. You should never pressure-cook broccoli, with your meats. It is best to coat meat with olive oil, before baking. Last, but not least, always cut your meat across the grain, for tenderness.

Healthy Salad Dressings Homemade, Easy Recipe Ideas

bowlEating salad is an important part of improving eating habits. The preparation of an excellent salad is quite an effort. Pouring an unhealthy dressing on a really nutritious salad can be troubling. Healthy salad dressings homemade, are the best solution. The taste of healthy dressing seems cleaner and light, on my salad. I really enjoy my salad more without the heavy combination of high fructose corn syrup and soybean oil. Easy recipe ideas are encouraging and readily accessible. We can develop our own insights into flavors and textures of quality dressings, that are beneficial to our pursuit of better eating!

Clear Glass Mixing Bowls

Making homemade salad dressing can be very interesting. I find it helpful to start with my ingredients all out in my work space. As I add an ingredient to my bowl, I put that product away, wherever it belongs. This keeps me better organized. Clear glass mixing bowls are my favorite. It is easy to see the mixing process, as the ingredients are blended. Glass bowls clean up very well. After running a glass bowl, through the dishwasher cycle, it is certainly sterilized. For me, it just feels right to mix my dressing in a glass bowl.

Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe



  • 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of Raw Honey
  • 1/3 cup of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon of Yellow Prepared Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • ( optional ) Black Pepper to taste

Combine ingredients and mix well.


Homemade Western Dressing Recipe

  • 1 cup of Raw Honey
  • 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of White Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Yellow Prepared Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

Combine ingredients and mix well

Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Raw Honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1&1/8 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper and Sea Salt to taste

Blend all ingredients except olive oil, in blender on high to a creamy texture. Slowly blend in oil on low speed. Dressing can be made thinner by adding milk. Dressing can be made thicker by chilling in your refrigerator. Shake well in jar before using.

Better Ranch Dressing Homemade

  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons of Ranch Seasoning Mix Powder

Combine ingredients and mix well. Chill in refrigerator for about an hour.

Honey Mustard Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 2 cups of Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup of Water
  • 1/3 cup of Yellow Prepared Mustard
  • 1/4 cup of Raw Honey
  • 1&1/2 teaspoons of Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon of liquid amino

Combine ingredients and mix well.

Olive Oil Based Dressings

There is general knowledge that olive oil is beneficial to good health. It is rich in antioxidants and is a good defense against heart disease. Olive oil based dressings are delicious. The great taste is my main focus. Sure, it’s a sub conscience comfort to know I am eating a good and beneficial food. I am also encouraged by the great taste and textures, enjoyed without guilt. Some commercial dressings are less harmful than others. Better yet, we can avoid soybean oil and enjoy the salad dressings that are the best!

In Conclusion, we can see many similarities of different salad dressing recipes. Never be afraid to make adjustments to your dressing. You may prefer sweeter honey mustard. You could add honey, use less vinegar or less mustard. Consider doing the opposite of those suggestions, if you like. It is safer to make small adjustments, to successfully achieve the flavor you want. The more you do this, the faster you will be able to whip up a batch of dressing. It really can be fun!

Kitchen Tools

Homemade foods of higher quality, often require mixing and blending.

An immersion blender can be a cook’s best friend. My salad dressings need thorough mixing, because of the particular ingredients in healthier dressing blends . Mixing dressings by hand requires quite a lot of effort. I would never attempt whipping egg whites, for keto recipes, by hand. Keto bread is  the first recipe using whipped egg whites, that I have tried. I tried the cloud bread and found it to be good. However, the texture was extremely light.  Pureed soups can be enjoyable to make, with an immersion blender, because the process can be done in a single pot. Homemade mayonnaise is a good alternative to conventional ingredients. It’s good to skip the soybean oil and still have mayo!

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