Diet and Nutrition
Most kids eat more sugar than their parents recognize. Like most moms, I would never feed my children a plate of candy for breakfast. Not even on Halloween. I would, however feed them yogurt. I would feel good about the yogurt. I would smile as I placed it in front of them, confident about their healthy start to the day. Well guess what?
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As summer activities start to line up, many people begin to reengage with their exercise program and get serious about getting back into shape. When it comes to healthy habits, this “off and on again” cycle is very common and nothing to feel bad about. It is very difficult, if not impossible, for most people to be intensely focused on being their absolute healthiest year round.
“Fat” is one of those words in our jargon that’s gotten a really bad stigma over the decades. Understandably so – as a society we have become so fat that heart disease is now the leading cause of death in the United States, far surpassing all other causes.
When you’re trying to count your calories, it might be tempting to focus on the numbers instead of the nutrients. After all, if losing weight (or maintaining a healthy weight) is just a numbers game, then it shouldn’t matter WHAT you eat, so long as you meet your caloric goals, right? Not quite. Though calories are certainly important, the quality of your food is essential to your overall h
Does food affect your mood? You betcha! And here to prove it is a list of the top good mood foods. Try them out, add them to your diet and let me know what you think. Chocolate: Well this is obvious isn't it? But besides tasty delicious, the caffeine triggers the release of serontins and endorphins in the body.
Time and time again, you might wonder why you don’t lose weight, even though you think you’re doing everything right. While no one wants to hear they’re doing something wrong, even if they didn’t realize it was wrong, you may very well be making some mistakes or you may be hanging onto habits that are making you fat.
Sometimes, you just want to eat something that tastes like something you ‘shouldn’t’ be eating. After all, if you’ve committed to a healthy eating plan and a regular exercise routine, you can fit in some sweet splurges. Moderation is the key to success, and while sometimes you may choose chocolate over apples, there are healthy desserts that will please your palate while also keeping your bo
Every day is a new day and it’s a chance to start over with a clean the slate. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t exercised in five months or five years. If you feel like you’re over an extra few pounds, don’t let anything keep you from starting a new lifestyle. Success doesn’t come by taking things on all at once on a large scale but by making small, real changes that stick.