What weight loss method have you tried the most?
I exercise and eat healthy
Fat burning pills or supplements
Structured diets (e.g. low fat, low carb)
Fad diets (e.g. Hollywood Diet)
Weight Watchers or similar
Total votes: 4614

There are 7 tips to speed up your metabolism. Calories do count, but it's also about how efficiently your body burns those calories. Your metabolism plays a big part in regulating your weight. Metabolism is the way your body uses up calories from the food you eat and turns them into energy.

More Weight Loss Tips...

Okroshka, a Low Carb Recipe

by Tanya Zilberter, PhD

"Okroshkas" are Russian cold soups. The name originates from the Russian "kroshit" which means to chop. The classic one is a mix of mostly raw vegetableswith very special bread beverage - " kvas" that can be used separately as a healthy drink. I?ll post the recipe later. This one is perhaps the simplest.

For liquid:

  • 2 cups of very fresh, "young" kefir or yogurt
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste

  • For solid part:

  • 1/2 bunch of redishes
  • 1 small raw red beet, finely shredded (or boiled and julienned)
  • 2 boiled eggs cut into cubes
  • 1 medium cucumber, julienned
  • 2 medium green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat parsley, chopped

  • Instruction:

  • Use all parts cooled well and mixed.

  • See the full list of articles on this site.


    The information provided on DietandBody.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute the practice of medicine. We encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician or nutritionist if they have any concerns regarding health issues related to diet, personal image and any other topics discussed on this site. Neither the owners or employees of DietandBody.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.