Eating Healthy and Its Benefits!
Giving your body the right type of food is paramount to your overall health. Healthy eating is not about sticking to strict nutrition facts or depriving yourself totally from the food you love. Rather, it is about feeling mentally and physically great and having good energy levels, all of which be achieved by learning nutrition basics and making better food choices.
You don’t have to have a guilt complex when you have that morning cup of coffee! Not only does it help wake you up and give you a quick-energy boost, it actually provides you with some real health benefits, too!
The very basics of weight loss come down to calories in vs. calories out. How much you each, and how much you burn. But your body composition and health are dependent on what macronutrients you are eating, not the overall calories being consumed.Nutritional Strategies for Fitness Success
The importance of nutrition, rest and recovery to fitness. Nutritional strategies and concepts that fit your lifestyle and will help you reach your fitness goals faster.Should Americans Stop Eating Fat?
This article discusses the increase in fat consumption that’s taken place in the U.S. over the past forty years. The subject of good fats and bad fats is examined.Effects of Soft Drinks on Your Body
What are the effects of soft drinks on your body? Soft drinks have been around for over 100 years with the formula changing very little in the past few decades. They have created other variations like “Diet” and flavoured versions. According to Wikipedia, the main ingredients include high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or sucrose, caramel color, caffeine, phosphoric acid, coca extract, lime extract, vanilla, and glycerin. Do you know what this cocktail does to your body?Eating Healthy During the Holidays
With cancer comes a new awareness of food and its impact on our health. This is not about weight loss. This is about ensuring that our immune system is functioning at full capacity so our body can begin healing. The holidays seem to present a challenge in this regard. The excess, not to mention the sugary treats, wine and other temptations that under normal circumstances would not be so available are now at every event and/or family dinner.
As I was pouring myself a packet of instant oats a few months back, topping it with scalding water and then other condiments, I got to thinking of a headline I’d read somewhere online about how seriously unhealthy instant oats were for you. I didn’t actually read the article, but the message stuck with me: somehow instant oats are bad. Bad like doughnuts? Bad like high fructose corn syrup? Bad like TV dinners? I wasn’t sure. I just knew that someone (and in fact many) had deemed it unhealthy. I bookmarked it in my brain to loop back around to that topic sometime in the future.Is Pasta Fattening? Is There Any Room For Spaghetti on a Diet?
Most diets are all about what you can’t eat. Unless there is a medical reason that may not be the best approach.Forget the Energy Drink
Energy drinks and tablets are big business. They are also frequently misused. The problem with misuse could result in death.Waist-Watching? Add Soup, Whole Grains and Citrus
As we start the New Year, I’ve had a ton of questions from my clients focusing on their interest in giving a jumpstart to their healthy lifestyle goals. I’ve had questions on the Green cleanse, shapely shakes, citrus cleanse, green tea diet, food lovers cleanse, and more. My response to those inquiries is consistent with my mantra-“for better health all things in moderation; there is not one food that is all good or all bad for you.”Lifestyle Changes for a Happy Healthy Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are many lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart disease. Start with slow changes and build over time.