As someone who's gone up-and-down in weight her whole life, I know now that eating healthy is ALL about keeping the weight off and I am absolutely determined to make sure that I do the same with my family. That's why I think it's very important to eat real food, instead of processed junk--and even teaching the kids to eat real food, too! Why? Well, good habits start early. If you constantly fight with your kids about eating their veggies and opting for healthier choices, I have a few suggestions on how you can teach them and make it easier for everyone involved. Read on and find out how!Continue Reading >
By making small alterations to your daily diet and fitness routine, you'll be well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals. The premise is simple: managing your weight is about the amount of calories you take in versus burn off. Cutting calories doesn't have to be challenging. Here are eight changes you can make to your routine and get you started down the path to success.Continue Reading >
When you're dairy-free, getting in your daily dosages of calcium can be difficult. You're not getting animal milk, you're not consuming cheese, and all those typically known sources of calcium are gone to you. So what do you do? You find alternatives, that's what!
While dairy might be the most obvious choice for calcium, it's certainly not the only one--and it's not the healthiest either. In fact, there are dozens of other foods that are extremely high in calcium, and they don't contain a trace of dairy anywhere!Continue Reading >
Think quinoa is the ultimate nutritional superfood? Think again. While quinoa definitely has its merits, there's a new food emerging that can give that little grain a run for its money.
It's called teff, and it's a unique, grain-like seed that hails from Ethiopia. It's tiny, packed full of fiber and calcium, acts as a complete protein and is totally gluten- and grain-free. It even has Vitamin C, magnesium, Vitamin B6 and iron.
For years, Ethopians have made teff one of their most-consumed foods – and not just because of its nutritional benefits. Teff provides their bodies with long-lasting sustenance, staves off hunger and grows incredibly quickly (more than 2 times the speed of wheat!) What more could you ask for?
Sticking to a healthy diet often seems to be an exercise in masochism as you're forced to forego all the things you'd rather be eating in favor of bland steamed chicken, broccoli and brown rice. Eating healthy foods is crucial though, not only for weight loss and your appearance generally but also for our overall good health.
Wouldn't it be useful then if we could just learn to love the healthy stuff? Well the good news is that it's actually completely possible. Here's how you can do it.
"What's done is done and may not be undone," says the dicho, and it's true! As much as you might try to be well behaved on your diet, no one is perfect and there are always going to be times when you slip up and make mistakes. So when you're sitting there wallowing in guilt because you ate an entire tub of ice cream to yourself… what do you do about it?
One thing that you should NOT do, is to beat yourself up over it and to then proceed to starve yourself for the following weeks. This is only going to make you want to cheat again and you can't "take it back" so you might as well let yourself enjoy it. Instead you need to keep a level head and following the steps below. This will let you run damage limitation and while you can't turn back time, you may just be able to prevent some of what you ate from making a permanent home on your hips.
The cherimoya is one of those rare finds--a health food that also happens to be completely delicious. And it's not just healthy either: this fruit is actually one of those real superfoods that's absolutely packed with nutrients and can help with your weight loss goals. Read on and prepare to be impressed…
Sesame seeds and their nutty flavor have won the hearts of many in the kitchen. It is said that the tiny seeds were one of the first condiments ever used. Sesame seeds are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals; they contain two unique compounds, sesamin and sesamolin, powerful lignans that haven been proven to lower cholesterol, prevent high blood pressure and even act as an antidepressants. These tiny little semillas contribute to our overall good health and can help you in your efforts of losing weight.
Check out four great benefits of sesame seeds and how they can promote your weight loss.
Like it or not, we have to learn to mind our tongues--literally. There's a reason why most doctors ask you to open wide during annual check-ups. The tongue's pigmentation and color indicates a lot about our general health and diet. As part of the body's digestive system, the tongue reveals the toxin levels in our bodies and could point to illnesses before they strike hard. Here are five specific warning signs your tongue could be trying to tell you.
Winter is a beautiful time of year, a time of holidays and sharing with family and loved ones. Unfortunately winter also has its downs sides, especially after the holidays have passed. The average person gains between 5 to 10 pounds during the holidays! With spring around the corner, there is no time to waste to get back to your healthy routine so that you can enjoy the spring weather with confidence!
Here are some tips that can help you get back to your healthy tracks in no time: