5 Best Eating Habits For 2017

Dec 30, 2016 by

Figuring and adopting the best eating habits is the basis of building a healthy life.  Many people who struggle with their health have tried everything the dieting market has to offer to no avail.  Because the changes they make are typically short term, the effects never last very long.  Real change requires augmenting one’s habits and building a whole new lifestyle.  Check out a few of the best eating habits recommended for a healthy body.   Cut out processed foods. If it comes in a box and takes 15 minutes to prepare, then it is probably not a healthy choice for a meal.  These types of foods are often riddled with sodium and other preservatives that can cause significant damage to the body over time.   Instead of Hamburger Helper, cook fresh vegetables and...

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Fit Bit or Fake Bit – Why a Fitness Tracker Might Not Be Right For You...

Dec 21, 2016 by

This is the time of year when I get super excited about food.  There are recipes in my family that only come out at Christmas or Hanukkah that have been handed down for generations.  Cakes, pies, candies and cookies, mom’s special fudge recipe, all are just waiting to tempt the palate and expand the waist.  It’s no better at work or play with all the office parties, fundraisers and potluck invitations that roll in.  My fitness tracker won’t be able to keep up with all the steps I’ll have to take to work it off.  In fact, I’m thinking of giving the thing a break until after the new year. It’s interesting that this year there was a class action suit against makers of those fitness trackers.  Users complained that even though they were...

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Reasons To Take A Nutrition Class...

Dec 15, 2016 by

You have been reminded since childhood to eat your fruits and vegetables and probably know the basics about what constitutes a healthy and nutritious diet.  However, you may be surprised at many of the benefits taking a nutrition class as an adult has to offer.  Almost every community college or adult education center has nutrition classes that are offered in any area of the country.  Here are a few reasons to take a nutrition class that could benefit you down the road. Being More Informed It is important to be well informed about the foods that you consume.  More and more studies are being conducted that show many nutritional benefits from curbing your diet to add more vegetables and fruit and consuming less meat.  Many nutrition courses focus on teaching students about the drawbacks...

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Tips For Losing Weight After The Holidays...

Dec 15, 2016 by

The holidays tend to be a time of gluttonous indulgence.  When the plate of cookies always seems near, and there’s never a glass of wine or slice of cake you can’t resist.  Parties, social meetings, and eating out are all common themes of the holidays.  It’s no wonder that on average people tend to gain 5-10 pounds during this season. However, indulgence is a part of the tradition of this season and it’s meant to be enjoyed once a year.  Instead of holding yourself back and not allowing yourself to enjoy the tastes and customs of the holiday season, just prepare yourself for how to lose the weight efficiently once it’s over. Here are the most effective ways to gradually and effectively get rid of those extra pounds. Go On a Diet Try going...

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Nutritional Tips For Breastfeeding Moms...

Dec 9, 2016 by

You just welcomed a healthy baby into the family, and have made the decision that you are going to breastfeed your new addition.  Many moms, even military parents, choose to breastfeed their baby because of all of the health and nutritional perks it provides to their child, but breastfeeding also requires the mom to take a look at what she is eating too.  Here are few nutritional tips for nursing moms to take into consideration when planning their daily meals. Make Sure You Are Hydrated Extra water intake is key if you choose to breastfeed your baby.  Breastfeeding classes and birthing courses will usually put a strong emphasis that if you want to nurse your baby for any significant amount of time that you should always take in extra water.  Hydration is important for...

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3 Way Cooking Relieves Stress

Dec 5, 2016 by

Cooking doesn’t have to be a task that is dreaded every night.  In fact, cooking is seen by many people as one of the most cathartic activities that you can do.  It’s all about how you go about it. Obviously, if you don’t know what you’re doing and have to cook a 5-course meal for 15 people in a limited amount of time, it’s not going to be a very soothing experience.   Cooking should be a gradual learning process which is enjoyed and done with intent and joy.  Your food will taste as good as the energy you put into it! Here are some reasons why cooking can be so good for your state of mind and encourages stress relief. It Actives The Same Part of The Brain as Meditation When you meditate...

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